Articles tagged “marriott”

Marriott Loses New Senator Mitt Romney From its Board

Marriott Loses New Senator Mitt Romney From its Board

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

Despite the presence of a significant political figure on its board, Marriott has consistently risen above politics and represented the interests of hotel chains and tourism as a whole quite well over the last few years.

2 days ago

Marriott CEO: Don’t Worry About Our Soft Third Quarter

Marriott CEO: Don’t Worry About Our Soft Third Quarter

Deanna Ting, Skift

Marriott may have had a relatively challenging third quarter, but it's not stopping the company from continuing to work on its Starwood integration — or scope out other companies to buy, even if the global economy seems uncertain.

6 days ago

Measuring the Value of Wellness to a Hotel Brand

Measuring the Value of Wellness to a Hotel Brand

Laura Powell, Skift

Every time you turn around these days, a major hotel company is announcing that it has hired a chief wellness officer. But will this wave of devotion to wellness be a phase or a long-lasting phenomenon? Look to the return on investment for that answer.

4 weeks ago

How Big a Problem Are the Growing Worker Strikes for Marriott?

How Big a Problem Are the Growing Worker Strikes for Marriott?

Deanna Ting, Skift

It's Marriott under fire now, but keep an eye on the broader hospitality and travel services industry in the U.S.

4 weeks ago

Video: Marriott’s New Reservations System Could Be Its Secret Weapon in Direct Booking Wars

Video: Marriott’s New Reservations System Could Be Its Secret Weapon in Direct Booking Wars

Deanna Ting, Skift

Expect all the other major hotel brands to be revamping their reservations systems just like IHG has, and Marriott soon will, too.

4 weeks ago

Marriott CEO to Unhappy Loyalty Members: ‘Hang With Us’

Marriott CEO to Unhappy Loyalty Members: ‘Hang With Us’

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson knows that not everyone is thrilled with the merged Marriott-Starwood loyalty program. But at Skift Global Forum, he made the case for why they should be — and said he hopes they'll come around.

2 months ago

Hilton Commits to Growing Its Portfolio of All-Inclusive Resorts

Hilton Commits to Growing Its Portfolio of All-Inclusive Resorts

Deanna Ting, Skift

And it won't be the only one. Expect Marriott and other global hotel brands to join Hyatt and Hilton in growing their respective all-inclusive resort portfolios, too.

2 months ago

U.S. Hotel Industry Commits to Giving Panic Buttons to Workers

U.S. Hotel Industry Commits to Giving Panic Buttons to Workers

Deanna Ting, Skift

Implementation of panic buttons, or employee safety devices, for hotel employees is a good start, but it should just be the beginning of the much broader measures the entire global hospitality industry should take to ensure the safety of every single person who walks through its doors.

2 months ago

Sheraton Revamp Could Bring Substantial Revenue Boost: Latest Skift Research

Sheraton Revamp Could Bring Substantial Revenue Boost: Latest Skift Research

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

Sheraton is now Marriott’s third largest brand, coming after only Marriott and Courtyard by Marriott, and the largest outside of North America. As a result, getting this turnaround right is critically important for the company in the eyes of investors, owners, consumers, and other stakeholders.

3 months ago

Early Stumbles for Marriott and Starwood Loyalty Merger

Early Stumbles for Marriott and Starwood Loyalty Merger

Grant Martin, Skift

The union of Marriott and Starwood's loyalty programs last week could have gone far worse based on mergers past. But it also could have gone better.

3 months ago

CNN’s Jake Tapper Talks Trump, Marriott and Family Travel

CNN’s Jake Tapper Talks Trump, Marriott and Family Travel

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The D.C. swamp is a little less swampy because Jake Tapper is there. Sometimes the interests of great journalism and the travel industry's desire to break down cultural barriers find themselves in harmony.

3 months ago

Power of the New Marriott: Latest Skift Research Report

Power of the New Marriott: Latest Skift Research Report

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

The monumental task of integrating Starwood continues almost two years later at Marriott, with all eyes on the Sheraton brand turnaround and the merging of the loyalty programs. Both could mean millions in incremental fee revenue, and efforts to reduce hotel-owner costs aren't going unnoticed.

3 months ago