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Hilton has a fanime waiver
« on: May 27, 2010, 04:15:11 PM »

Just checked into the Hilton. This year they have a waiver for Fanime guests. From what I understand they've had problems with our con in the past. The waiver explains extra costs associated with extremely messy rooms, use of hair dye in the room, elevator service fees and general hallway rowdiness.
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Re: Hilton has a fanime waiver
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010, 05:21:39 PM »

How do they communicate that to guests?  I was thinkng of going to check on parking for the weekend after I get out of the reg cue.
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Re: Hilton has a fanime waiver
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2010, 05:25:01 PM »

Elevator service fees? xD
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Re: Hilton has a fanime waiver
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2010, 05:30:24 PM »

Elevator service fees? xD


i know! i thought the same thing.  Did they have issues with late late night joy riding on the elevators or something? XD
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Re: Hilton has a fanime waiver
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2010, 05:34:48 PM »

I guess people were hitting the e stop, and they'll charge the person who hit it almost $400. When I checked in I was aaked to sign it. I didn't know anything about it before hand
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Re: Hilton has a fanime waiver
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2010, 05:39:00 PM »

I'm honestly not surprised, and I'm mildly surprised that they haven't had this sooner.


For the elevators, they can break when overstuffed, people jump in them, etc.
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Re: Hilton has a fanime waiver
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2010, 08:47:33 PM »

This is really interesting. I'm curious to see if the Marriott will have something similar, anyone know?
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Re: Hilton has a fanime waiver
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2010, 09:12:39 PM »

No waviers at the Marriott

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Re: Hilton has a fanime waiver
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2010, 09:27:09 PM »

Makes sense. Two years back I was charged 250.00 for my messy hotel room, which I got the charges removed because I had photos of the room when I left, they actually meant to charge the room NEXT to mine. It took like six months to clear it out. I never stay at the hilton anymore because of it.
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Re: Hilton has a fanime waiver
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2010, 09:29:50 PM »

I signed the waiver.  It roughly translated to "please don't act like a total animal in our hotel.  If you do act like an animal we will charge you for the cost of fixing the damage you cause".  I feel bad that they had to create this kind of form at all. 
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Re: Hilton has a fanime waiver
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2010, 09:35:08 PM »

I hope it helps with the elevator situation. Last year was horrid.
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Re: Hilton has a fanime waiver
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2010, 10:58:37 PM »

I remember last year they posted signs asking that Fanime guests not sleep in the lobby. I thought that was rather sad that they had to post that. Seriously.
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Re: Hilton has a fanime waiver
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2010, 11:03:04 PM »

They had to service the Elevators Saturday Night in the hilton due to over stuffing and horse play. It was ludicrous how some people acted in those things.
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Re: Hilton has a fanime waiver
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2010, 02:07:49 AM »

At the marriott. No waiver. Helpful little flier that answers a lot of questions though!
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Re: Hilton has a fanime waiver
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2010, 01:38:52 AM »

Worst thing, IMO, is that it might not even stop some people.  I mean, most of the acts people are talking about here aren't exactly trackable unless they have a guard in the elevators and/or in the hallways.  It's pretty dreadful behavior on the part of the congoers responsible.  Hopefully it doesn't risk us being able to return to this locale or get discounts at the hotels in the future. :/  The employees back at Santa Clara used to always look at us ugly, even though we didn't do anything- I'd hate for it to happen again for an actual reason.
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Re: Hilton has a fanime waiver
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2010, 08:43:51 AM »

Worst thing, IMO, is that it might not even stop some people.  I mean, most of the acts people are talking about here aren't exactly trackable unless they have a guard in the elevators and/or in the hallways.
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It's pretty dreadful behavior on the part of the congoers responsible.  Hopefully it doesn't risk us being able to return to this locale or get discounts at the hotels in the future. :/  The employees back at Santa Clara used to always look at us ugly, even though we didn't do anything- I'd hate for it to happen again for an actual reason.
Sadly, it's a risk we run. The best we can do is to be friendly and respectful - and 99% of attendees are - so that everyone - hotel staff included - can enjoy the show.
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Re: Hilton has a fanime waiver
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2010, 08:58:29 PM »

Overall I'd have to say that the waiver did work. There were alot less elevator games (ie pushing all the buttons and getting off on the first floor up, jumping when the elevator stops, over crowding) and not nearly as much noise in the hallways.

The messy room fine had me a bit worried, so I bagged up all my trash myself. By the time we checked out, all the cleaning staff had to do was vacuum and change the linens.
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Re: Hilton has a fanime waiver
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2010, 09:09:52 PM »

The waiver seems to make sense, that way it's a warning to people.

In my hotel rooms my group always does a thorough job of doing most of the cleaning on our own, having the trash all in one bag, and additionally leaving a hearty tip for the maids.

There's no reason for con-goers to be held in bad regard by the hotel staff that takes care of us so well.
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Re: Hilton has a fanime waiver
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2010, 10:05:57 PM »

I specifically asked the guy at check in whether the waiver was new this year because I didn't remember signing one for the past two years. He told me that they've always had it. lol that liar. Although I can't really be mad at that. Covering your bases is always okay with me.

I had to leave to catch a flight at 4am and the elevator I took had 2-3 people just sitting on the floor chillin', riding it up and down the floors. I would have been more WTF if I had been more awake at the time, but seriously, a 2-days too late WTF guys?
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Re: Hilton has a fanime waiver
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2010, 10:53:16 PM »

Nah, this was definitely new. The woman that checked me in was new to this particular hotel so she wasn't able to tell me if there were alot of problems last year. However, she did say they had a bit of a meeting before the con to inform all the employees about it.

I gave a tip on Friday, and our maid was a bit hesitant to take it.  Maybe because I gave it to her in person? The only way she would take it was if I told her I wouldn't leave another one.
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