I'm not seeing any either. Must be a function of rating. I looked in all the states in wales' area and didn't see a single shop. I've never seen standard hotels with them though. Only the hotel bar and breakfast visits and sometimes the 2-3 night cash integrity audits.
There are reasons that a body stays in motion
At the moment only demons come to mind
When I do a "search outside your area" for MD, VA and DC, I get responses saying that I am not eligible for any shops. BUT, when I look for shops "in" my designated area, I see shops from all 3 of those. So, it may be the way that you are searching. You may need to go to your profile and adjust that area.
I just signed up for an April shop and as back-up for 2 more in my area.
Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel
Update: I called Regal and asked about this. They said it is only because they don't have any shops in those states. She explained it is not based on ratings or location. If you go to any state outside of your area, you'll see the same as the locals. Adding the additional locations to your profile page simply puts them on your home page. BTW they are really nice
On a separate note...I wish they had tutorials in addition to the sample report. I got the B because I didn't realize the management check sentence was part of their format. Rest of the comments were glowing. Grr. I will redeem myself.