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Articles tagged “marriott”

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.

3 days 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.

5 days ago

Marriott Is the Latest Travel Brand to Launch Its Own Startup Accelerator

Marriott Is the Latest Travel Brand to Launch Its Own Startup Accelerator

Dan Peltier, Skift

Having an accelerator program lets a brand have more of a say in the future of startups that they're interested in rather than merely investing and stepping back. Especially now that Marriott is the world's largest hotel company, Marriott Hotels' accelerator program is an opportunity for it to glean all of the smart ideas it can get its hands on to help improve the guest experience.

2 weeks ago

Marriott CEO’s Open Letter To President-Elect Trump

Marriott CEO’s Open Letter To President-Elect Trump

Arne Sorenson, Marriott

From one hotelier to another, one leader to another, Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson has delivered a message we certainly hope Donald Trump will not only take to heart, but really act upon as the next President of the United States.

3 weeks ago

5 Travel Executives React to Muted 2017 Business Travel Outlook

5 Travel Executives React to Muted 2017 Business Travel Outlook

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

A lack of business travel demand generally means lower prices and less spend for businesses. It also means business travel could be waning, a bad sign for the overall economy.

3 weeks ago

Dissecting the Future of the Newly Combined Marriott and Starwood

Dissecting the Future of the Newly Combined Marriott and Starwood

Deanna Ting, Skift

It's still very early into the integration of these two massive hotel companies, but so far it's fairly clear what Marriott has in store for Starwood, even if the details have yet to be ironed out.

3 weeks ago

Marriott Has a Mixed Q3 After Costs of Starwood Acquisition

Marriott Has a Mixed Q3 After Costs of Starwood Acquisition

Associated Press

Results for the third quarter were mixed. Marriott's executive team seems a bit more conservative in their outlook, at least compared to some of their industry peers, but given they're only six or seven weeks into the biggest buy their company has made, that seems appropriate. Expect to see more impact from the Starwood acquisition when Marriott announces its fourth quarter earnings.

4 weeks ago

How Marriott’s Doing Things Differently and Digitally in China

How Marriott’s Doing Things Differently and Digitally in China

Deanna Ting, Skift

Smart travel companies already know that the Chinese travel market will be absolutely crucial to their future growth and success. But the way they approach that market is what counts, and to do so, they need to be well-informed and tech savvy.

4 weeks ago

Marriott Wants a Big Slice of Chinese Travel Growth With New Properties Across Asia

Marriott Wants a Big Slice of Chinese Travel Growth With New Properties Across Asia

Emily Cadman, Bloomberg

Marriott is the largest hotel company in the world and it's going after the soon-to-be largest leisure travel market in the world as well as Chinese outbound travelers in Asia. In doing so, Marriott must ensure it's able to localize for the Chinese market, in particular, as it will mostly be an outsider compared to other well-known Chinese and Asian hospitality brands.

1 month ago

Every One of Hilton’s 13 Hotel Brands, Explained

Every One of Hilton’s 13 Hotel Brands, Explained

Deanna Ting, Skift

Read on for our takes on all 13 of Hilton's brands.

1 month ago

Can Direct-Booking Campaigns End Up With Both Sides Declaring Victory?

Can Direct-Booking Campaigns End Up With Both Sides Declaring Victory?

Jared Wein, Skift

Direct booking is not really a war where one side must lose. Both the large hotel chains and online travel agencies could wind up better off if they act rationally on pricing.

1 month ago

Starwood Layoffs at Headquarters Are Set to Begin By Year’s End

Starwood Layoffs at Headquarters Are Set to Begin By Year’s End

Deanna Ting, Skift

We knew this was coming, but it's still tough to take the news in. What will be interesting to continue watching is how and when Marriott eventually moves to its new HQ building in Maryland, and how many Starwood employees will want to transfer to Maryland from Connecticut.

1 month ago