“At the front desk for check in there was a sign welcoming the elite Marriott members in the gold or silver tier.Under each tier was the guest’s first name and last initial. For anyone with an unusual name, that’s an announcement to everyone walking in the door that you’re staying there.I was curious if what happened to Andrews changed their approach about where they stay, what they do at hotels, or produced any new travel precautions for them.“I don’t have a lot of say in where I stay or what hotel chains my company uses,” said Burke.“I do remember feeling sad and scared after what happened to Erin. I prefer to join a coworker at the hotel restaurant or bar so strangers don’t approach me as much. Depending on the length of my stay, I don’t get maid service because I don’t want anyone in my room except me.” “I am very cautious,” said Rizzo.
I also try to minimize manual transactions and documents that leave personal information behind. But I do think it’s highly important to surround yourself with a trusted nucleus of individuals and to minimize any random interactions in the course of travel.” “I make sure when I open the hotel card, no one can see it,” said Okmin.“It really wasn’t until that happened that my mindset changed,” Kusnierek said.“Not that I would walk through my hotel room unclothed but given bathrooms are often next to the front door in hotels, I always walk along the inside wall to get changed.After returning from dinner with friends while covering the Brewers in Philadelphia, Kusnierek noticed a stranger had followed her from outside the Hilton Penn's Landing hotel, through the lobby, and on to her elevator.By chance, Prince Fielder and another Brewers player happened to be on the elevator with them.“Most people open it in the elevator to check their room number or get the key ready and anyone standing near you can read the room number.