I'm in a Mariott hotel now, in the single most posh motel room I've ever been in. It has two couches. It has a fridge- full size. It has a full kitchen, including stovetop.
Microsoft's either trying to show off, or they figure it's relatively little compared to the cost of travel.
I learned on the first flight that there is very little security on the runway when you have to climb the stairs into the plane because the jetway didn't work. And on the second flight, I learned that a small child can scream for three fucking hours without ever taking a breath.
My cab driver was cool, though, so not all the transportation went badly. But I need to sleep now, it still feels like nearly 11:00 PM even though all the clocks here say it's only almost 9:00...