Articles tagged “marriott”

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.

6 days 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 week ago

Hotel CEOs Share Memories of Their Very First Jobs in Hospitality

Hotel CEOs Share Memories of Their Very First Jobs in Hospitality

Chris Taylor, Reuters

These interviews are proof that many of today's chief hotel executives literally worked their way to the top, and their first hospitality jobs weren't always very glamorous. Their experiences too, provide a perspective on a greater challenge facing the hospitality industry as a whole: that of recruiting new talent and training front desk agent or janitor to become tomorrow's CEO.

3 weeks ago

The Hotel Industry Thinks 2017 Could Be the Year Corporate Travel Bounces Back

The Hotel Industry Thinks 2017 Could Be the Year Corporate Travel Bounces Back

Deanna Ting, Skift

Even though every day with the new Trump administration seems unpredictable, early signs have convinced many in the hotel industry that this might just be the year that corporate travel rebounds from its 2016 slump. However, given the new executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, some executives throughout the travel industry may be rethinking their outlook on corporate travel.

3 weeks ago

Top Hotel Executives on the Importance of the U.S. Visa Waiver Program

Top Hotel Executives on the Importance of the U.S. Visa Waiver Program

Deanna Ting, Skift

You'd think having a hotelier in the White House would be a good thing for the hotel industry, but Trump's protectionist and xenophobic immigration and visa policies have the potential do much more harm than good, not only for his own hotel business but that of his peers, too.

3 weeks ago

Hilton and Marriott CEOs Urge Hoteliers to Hire More Millennials and Lobby to Ease Travel Barriers

Hilton and Marriott CEOs Urge Hoteliers to Hire More Millennials and Lobby to Ease Travel Barriers

Deanna Ting, Skift

Both CEOs made the case for their respective causes, which would ultimately benefit not only their respective businesses and customers, but the travel industry a whole.

4 weeks ago

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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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 month 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.

1 month 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.

2 months 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.

2 months ago