Articles tagged “marriott”

Marriott Pits Amazon Alexa Against Apple Siri for Voice-Controlled Hotel Rooms

Marriott Pits Amazon Alexa Against Apple Siri for Voice-Controlled Hotel Rooms

Spencer Soper and Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

So, what happened to Google Home?

6 days ago

6 Takeaways From Marriott Investor Day

6 Takeaways From Marriott Investor Day

Deanna Ting, Skift

It will be interesting to see if Marriott can really turn around Sheraton as it has before with other brands. We'll wait, and see what develops.

7 days ago

Marriott Expands Reach Into Tours and Activities With Its Latest Investment

Marriott Expands Reach Into Tours and Activities With Its Latest Investment

Deanna Ting, Skift

It seems like everyone in hospitality (and travel in general) is looking at the tours and activities space these days.

1 week ago

Marriott CEO Says More Hotel Mega-Mergers Are Likely

Marriott CEO Says More Hotel Mega-Mergers Are Likely

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Marriott's decision to buy Starwood does seem to make consolidation among the rest of the chasing pack seem very likely. The problem is nobody wants to get burned by doing a deal at the very top of the market.

2 weeks ago

These Are the Best Hospitality Companies to Work for in 2017

These Are the Best Hospitality Companies to Work for in 2017

Deanna Ting, Skift

When it comes to the biggest hospitality companies out there, these are some of the best to work for.

2 weeks ago

Marriott’s New European Push Puts Moxy at the Forefront

Marriott’s New European Push Puts Moxy at the Forefront

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Plenty of hotel companies have woken up to the benefits of offering good food and beverage options with an open and inviting lobby area. Even though Marriott is one of many in this space it does seem prudent to expand its own offering.

3 weeks ago

Marriott Turns to Starwood Vet to Run All Three of Its Loyalty Programs

Marriott Turns to Starwood Vet to Run All Three of Its Loyalty Programs

Deanna Ting, Skift

Marriott really, really, really wants SPG members to know it won't forsake them as it tries to combine all three of its loyalty programs into one by next year.

4 weeks ago

Hotel CEOs Aren’t Slowing Down Their Push for Direct Bookings

Hotel CEOs Aren’t Slowing Down Their Push for Direct Bookings

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hotel CEOs to investors: "Trust us, it was all worth it."

4 weeks ago

Hotel CEOs Are Now Less Optimistic About Business Travel Outlook This Year

Hotel CEOs Are Now Less Optimistic About Business Travel Outlook This Year

Deanna Ting, Skift

So, how about that travel ban?

4 weeks ago

Here’s What Hotel CEOs Think of Trump’s Travel Ban

Here’s What Hotel CEOs Think of Trump’s Travel Ban

Deanna Ting, Skift

We'll see what the hotel industry has to say (or doesn't say) when Trump issues his revised travel ban plans next week.

1 month ago

Marriott CEO Says U.S. Travel Ban Financial Impact Is Minor, But May Deter Groups

Marriott CEO Says U.S. Travel Ban Financial Impact Is Minor, But May Deter Groups

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Companies like Marriott International, with its strong global presence, are in a good position to capitalize on hotel demand that may shift away from the U.S. due to political concerns.

1 month ago

What Marriott Learned From Starwood’s Loyalty and Digital Expertise

What Marriott Learned From Starwood’s Loyalty and Digital Expertise

Deanna Ting, Skift

Big data, AI, and geo-fencing are coming together to reshape the hotel guest experience, and their combined influence will no doubt change the way hotel brands manage their loyalty programs.

1 month ago