Articles tagged “marriott”

The 10 Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2016

The 10 Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2016

Deanna Ting, Skift

Yet again, Steve Wynn keeps winning, as are his gaming counterparts. Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, who managed to win an all-out battle for Starwood last year, was the top-ranked non-gaming CEO.

2 weeks ago

Marriott CEO: Technology Is the Biggest Risk in the Starwood Merger

Marriott CEO: Technology Is the Biggest Risk in the Starwood Merger

Deanna Ting, Skift

We'll definitely be keeping our eye on what develops as far as Marriott's decisions for its reservations and loyalty platforms going forward. But we're still not so convinced they're keeping all 30 of those brands over the long term.

3 weeks ago

Freddie Awards Pick the Year’s Best Traveler Loyalty Programs

Freddie Awards Pick the Year’s Best Traveler Loyalty Programs

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Can 4.2 million flyers be wrong?

1 month ago

Marriott CEO: Travel Industry Must Respond to Growing Political Isolationism

Marriott CEO: Travel Industry Must Respond to Growing Political Isolationism

Dan Peltier, Skift

For an industry that's historically averse to conflict, Sorenson's advice may be hard to put into action. But the industry will be complacent at its own peril.

1 month ago

Hotel Podcasts Really Want to Be the Next Big Thing in Content Marketing

Hotel Podcasts Really Want to Be the Next Big Thing in Content Marketing

Deanna Ting, Skift

That podcasts are popular is undeniable. But will these hotel-produced and curated podcast playlists actually gain traction with listeners who eventually become paying guests? That's the tricky part and honestly, we're not so sure they will.

1 month ago

How Extended Stay Hotels Are Pivoting Towards a New Generation of Travelers

How Extended Stay Hotels Are Pivoting Towards a New Generation of Travelers

Deanna Ting, Skift

The extended stay portion of the lodging business continues to see strong demand. But are extended stay brands doing enough to keep up with travelers' evolving tastes and needs? And what about Airbnb?

1 month ago

Marriott CEO: New Digital Technologies, Not Walls, Are Key to the Future of Travel

Marriott CEO: New Digital Technologies, Not Walls, Are Key to the Future of Travel

Arne Sorenson, Marriott

Sorenson hasn't been afraid to speak up for more common sense approaches to travel safety and security, especially during an age where travel bans, and even bans on certain electronics, are taking place.

2 months ago

How Starwood Optimized Its Website Translation Speaks to an Industry Becoming Fluent in Data

How Starwood Optimized Its Website Translation Speaks to an Industry Becoming Fluent in Data

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Starwood recently changed its approach to the translation of websites for its 1,500 properties. Its move is a case study in how many hotel groups are getting savvier about using data to boost bottom line results.

2 months ago

Marriott Is Selling More Starwood Properties to Further Its Asset-Light Strategy

Marriott Is Selling More Starwood Properties to Further Its Asset-Light Strategy

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hotel by hotel, Marriott is transforming the Starwood legacy business into something more reflective of its own hospitality management style, meaning going asset light all the way.

2 months ago

Marriott Created Its Own Snapchat TV Show

Marriott Created Its Own Snapchat TV Show

Deanna Ting, Skift

But is the Snapchat audience willing to devote more than three seconds to watch it? This is something any travel brand attempting to experiment on this platform should ask themselves.

2 months ago

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?

2 months 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.

2 months ago