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Please see Wikitravel's guidelines for hotel marketers. In particular, be sure that hotel descriptions are about the property (not the nearby destinations) and that they don't read like marketing material. If you have questions please ask on this page or in the Pub. Thanks. -- Ryan • (talk) • 19:16, 19 July 2011 (EDT)

Could you please respond on this talk page when you have read the guideline referenced above? Thus far all of your edits have unfortunately been removed as they read as if they were copied directly out of marketing brochures, and you have also replaced what appeared to be an honest (albeit not entirely flattering) hotel description with a flowery description that was clearly meant to promote the hotel rather than educate travelers about their choices. -- Ryan • (talk) • 19:58, 19 July 2011 (EDT)
Hi Ryan, My apologies for violating the guidelines above. I was copying lines from the hotel websites which seemed similar to what a lot of the other hotels had but I can definitely fix them. If i see other properties with marketing style descriptions, would you like me to notify you? If so, how should i go about doing so?
Thanks for responding. If you see a questionable listing feel free to note it on the article's talk page and someone can take a look. Since you are working for hotels it would be better if you didn't change listings yourself since that could be seen as an anti-competitive act, but bringing attention to bad listings via a talk page is fine. -- Ryan • (talk) • 22:53, 20 July 2011 (EDT)
Your recent additions have been much better, but as noted in the guidelines for hotel marketers, unless a hotel is directly across the street or otherwise so close to an attraction as to be notable, please don't include proximity in listings. "Near famous attractions" or "three miles from the airport" are highly discouraged as most companies include such info solely for SEO purposes. -- Ryan • (talk) • 18:55, 21 July 2011 (EDT)
Please stop using empty language like "and more." As long as listings are purely descriptive and include rates, they're fine, but "and more" doesn't really describe anything. Ikan Kekek 03:27, 22 July 2011 (EDT)

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