Articles tagged “marriott”

Marriott’s New Two Bellmen Film Is Targeted Squarely at Asian Consumers

Marriott’s New Two Bellmen Film Is Targeted Squarely at Asian Consumers

Greg Oates, Skift

For the "Two Bellmen Three" film set in Seoul, Marriott's Content Studio developed a storyline around a young Korean wedding couple, no-nonsense parents, parkour, and K-pop to engage the Asian romance travel market.

6 days ago

Marriott CEO Doesn’t See Powerful Evidence of a Trump Effect on Business Travel

Marriott CEO Doesn’t See Powerful Evidence of a Trump Effect on Business Travel

Deanna Ting, Skift

Judging by Sorenson's open letter to President-Elect Trump in November, it does seem the Marriott CEO is open to working with the new administration, but he's also very concerned about Trump's more xenophobic policies and the harm they could do to the travel industry overall.

7 days ago

J.P. Morgan’s Healthcare Conference Is a Case Study in Hotel Compression Nights

J.P. Morgan’s Healthcare Conference Is a Case Study in Hotel Compression Nights

Jared S. Hopkins, Robert Langreth, and Caroline Chen, Bloomberg

Those of us who work with the hotel industry shouldn't be surprised by this tale, which demonstrates the pricing power properties can have when major events come to town.

1 week ago

Future of Hotel Fitness: More On Demand, Tech-Driven and Branded

Future of Hotel Fitness: More On Demand, Tech-Driven and Branded

Deanna Ting, Skift

New year, new you — at least that's what a lot of us are telling ourselves this week now that the holidays are over, and so are our days of gluttony (or so we believe). And since we're all collectively tackling that perennial New Year's resolution to get healthier, now is as good a time as any to take a closer look at how hotel fitness and wellness is evolving.

2 weeks ago

Marriott Now Has 8 Luxury Hotel Brands It Needs to Somehow Define Individually

Marriott Now Has 8 Luxury Hotel Brands It Needs to Somehow Define Individually

Greg Oates, Skift

Marriott is promoting the fact that its eight luxury brands answer to the demands from different segments of luxury travelers, but it needs to make sure consumers understand what makes each brand unique.

1 month ago

Marriott and Starwood Launch Promotions Aimed at Retaining Elite Ranks

Marriott and Starwood Launch Promotions Aimed at Retaining Elite Ranks

Grant Martin, Skift

Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest members have another reason to stick around to see the merged product.

1 month ago

Expedia and Priceline Can Expect Tougher Negotiations With Marriott the Next Time They Meet

Expedia and Priceline Can Expect Tougher Negotiations With Marriott the Next Time They Meet

Deanna Ting, Skift

Sometimes, being bigger really can be better. Or at least that's what Marriott is telling itself.

1 month ago

Delta Opens Upgrades to Top-Tier Starwood and Marriott Elites

Delta Opens Upgrades to Top-Tier Starwood and Marriott Elites

Grant Martin, Skift

Delta and Starwood's crossover program got even better last week for hotel elites with no airline status. Low-tier Delta elites however, may now face more competition for their premium seats.

1 month ago

This Is What Next Year Will Be Like for the U.S. Hotel Industry

This Is What Next Year Will Be Like for the U.S. Hotel Industry

Deanna Ting, Skift

What will 2017 bring to the hospitality industry? Read on for a few predictions.

2 months ago

Marriott Officially Debuts New Luxury Group for Eight of Its 30 Brands

Marriott Officially Debuts New Luxury Group for Eight of Its 30 Brands

Deanna Ting, Skift

With so many brands that fall under the luxury space, this makes sense but we wonder: what will happen to the other 20+ brands? How will Marriott contend with differentiating them, too?

2 months ago

Netflix and Streaming Video Are Replacing Hotel Pay-Per-View Entertainment

Netflix and Streaming Video Are Replacing Hotel Pay-Per-View Entertainment

Deanna Ting, Skift

If the advent of artificial-intelligence-driven smart speakers like Google Home and Amazon Echo is any indication, the Internet of Things is that much closer to becoming a reality, even when we check into our hotel rooms.

2 months ago

Marriott Divides Its 30 Brands Into Two Categories: Classic or Distinctive

Marriott Divides Its 30 Brands Into Two Categories: Classic or Distinctive

Deanna Ting, Skift

We're getting a bit more insight into exactly how Marriott is positioning all those 30 brands but it remains to be seen how any differences among those 30 will actually play out. All we can say is we certainly don't envy Tina Edmundson's Herculean task to distinguish each and every one of those brands going forward.

2 months ago