Articles tagged “marriott bonvoy”

The Most Important Story in Hotels in 2019

The Most Important Story in Hotels in 2019

Nancy Trejos, Skift

The tug-of-war between hotels and short-term rentals intensified in 2019, with both sides making strategic moves to display their strength. There were wins and losses for everyone, and the result so far has been a deeper blurring of the lines between the two sectors.

4 weeks ago

Check In, Check Out Anytime You’d Like at These Hotels

Check In, Check Out Anytime You’d Like at These Hotels

Nancy Trejos, Skift

The latest perk hotels are offering guests: flexible check-in and checkout. Some charge a fee. But some are granting it for free. It's an interesting play to attract more loyal customers who will book directly with the hotels and not with online travel agencies.

2 months ago

Marriott Drives Deeper Into Luxury Short-Term Rentals as a Loyalty Play

Marriott Drives Deeper Into Luxury Short-Term Rentals as a Loyalty Play

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Airbnb has nothing to worry about. Marriott is mainly interested in using rentals as a tool to build brand loyalty. So the Bethesda, Maryland-based hotel giant won't threaten the established players in short-term rental booking.

3 months ago

Marriott Continues Bonvoy Push Through Tech Hiccups and Growth

Marriott Continues Bonvoy Push Through Tech Hiccups and Growth

Grant Martin, Skift

If anyone was hoping to see change on the horizon for Marriott's Bonvoy program, which has suffered its fair share of integration and IT issues, it doesn't seem to be on the road map. At Skift Global Forum in New York City, Marriott's chief financial officer practically doubled down on its future.

4 months ago

Marriott Continues to Bang the Bonvoy Drum Ahead of Planned Brand Expansion

Marriott Continues to Bang the Bonvoy Drum Ahead of Planned Brand Expansion

Danni Santana, Skift

Can a loyalty program outlast the ups and downs of economic uncertainty in key markets? That's what Marriott is banking on by making sure Bonvoy offers everything customers want.

4 months ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Marriott’s Loyalty Program Key to Competing With Airbnb and All-Inclusive Players

Skift Global Forum Preview: Marriott’s Loyalty Program Key to Competing With Airbnb and All-Inclusive Players

Danni Santana, Skift

Marriott believes it has a responsibility to make every type of lodging accommodation available to travelers. That, in a nutshell, explains the company's activity — and challenge — so far in 2019.

5 months ago

Why Marriott’s New Dynamic Pricing May Not Leave Bonvoy Members Joyous

Why Marriott’s New Dynamic Pricing May Not Leave Bonvoy Members Joyous

Grant Martin, Skift

Marriott's new pricing structure will help it better control inventory during high and low seasons — but as a result, some travelers may find it harder to find deals on their favorite vacation properties.

5 months ago

Marriott to Introduce Dynamic Pricing for Bonvoy Award Bookings

Marriott to Introduce Dynamic Pricing for Bonvoy Award Bookings

Grant Martin, Skift

Marriott's new dynamic pricing will make award nights more expensive for those who can only travel during peak season. Those with some flexibility in their schedules, however, may be in for a treat.

5 months ago

Marriott’s Growth in China Helps Buck New Industry Trend

Marriott’s Growth in China Helps Buck New Industry Trend

Danni Santana, Skift

Alibaba does not deserve all of the credit for Marriott's sustained performance in China over the past year, but the partnership with the e-commerce company shows just how mutually beneficial these kinds of agreements can be.

6 months ago

Marriott Executive Takes on New Challenge of Growing Design Hotels Brand

Marriott Executive Takes on New Challenge of Growing Design Hotels Brand

Danni Santana, Skift

While Design Hotels is not solely dependent on its loyalty agreement with Marriott to bolster its brand, our bet is that growing the number of hoteliers leveraging the partnership will help substantially.

8 months ago

Marriott Still Dominant Over Loyalty Peers Despite Activist Campaigns

Marriott Still Dominant Over Loyalty Peers Despite Activist Campaigns

Grant Martin, Skift

Despite a vocal minority of unhappy loyalty program members, Marriott still appears to be dominating loyalty rankings. Perhaps this squeaky wheel doesn't need any grease.

9 months ago

Co-Branded Credit Cards from Mega Hotel Companies Woo Travelers

Co-Branded Credit Cards from Mega Hotel Companies Woo Travelers

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Playing the points game has never been more popular — or lucrative — for travelers and hotel companies alike.

10 months ago