Articles tagged “marriott”

Hilton and Marriott Turn to the Internet of Things to Transform the Hotel Room Experience

Hilton and Marriott Turn to the Internet of Things to Transform the Hotel Room Experience

Deanna Ting, Skift

It was only a matter of time before the big brands started rolling this smart-room technology. But what will be even more interesting is seeing which brand's approach works better in a hospitality setting, and is more appealing not only to guests but to hotel owners, too.

1 week ago

Marriott CEO: Don’t Expect Us to Play in the Midscale Space

Marriott CEO: Don’t Expect Us to Play in the Midscale Space

Deanna Ting, Skift

Are 30 brands enough for one hotel company to have? They might be, for now, but we wouldn't rule out the possibility of wanting to add more in a year or two, especially in that red-hot midscale space.

2 weeks ago

Hotel Industry Is Increasingly Impacted by Shifting Political Winds

Hotel Industry Is Increasingly Impacted by Shifting Political Winds

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

For those who think that politics and travel don't mix: think again.

2 weeks ago

Marriott CEO: Trump Is Driving Conference Business Out of U.S. to Canada

Marriott CEO: Trump Is Driving Conference Business Out of U.S. to Canada

Katia Dmitrieva, Bloomberg

The U.S. has already seen a Trump Slump in international tourist numbers so this shift in more meetings' groups heading to Canada shouldn't be at all surprising. I mean, why meet in a country where you or your attendees may not even be able to get in?

3 weeks ago

Marriott Rewards Debuts Tool to Preload Points Balances When Shopping at Retail Sites

Marriott Rewards Debuts Tool to Preload Points Balances When Shopping at Retail Sites

Grant Martin, Skift

Marriott More now allows shoppers in the U.S., UK, and Canada to earn and spend Rewards points on retail purchases. And while the value proposition for spending points is a bit fuzzy, it may be a good tool for some with stray point balances.

3 weeks ago

Marriott CEO Believes There Are Limits to What Hotels Can Do About Security After Las Vegas

Marriott CEO Believes There Are Limits to What Hotels Can Do About Security After Las Vegas

Deanna Ting, Skift

Sorenson didn't mince words talking about the negative impact the Trump administration's rhetoric and multiple travel bans are having on international visitation to the U.S. His comments about corporate tax reform may also not please proponents of raising the minimum wage for hospitality workers.

4 weeks ago

Marriott and Choice Take Varied Approaches to Reviving Classic Midscale Brands

Marriott and Choice Take Varied Approaches to Reviving Classic Midscale Brands

Deanna Ting, Skift

This makes a lot of sense, but can Marriott and Choice make their established midscale brands stand out among all of the more design-driven newcomers that others are unleashing? Or do consumers and developers not really care as long as they save or make money?

4 weeks ago

Wyndham Rewards Loyalty Program Provides the Most Payback on Guest Spending

Wyndham Rewards Loyalty Program Provides the Most Payback on Guest Spending

Deanna Ting, Skift

While it's fairly straightforward to quantify the value of a loyalty program in terms of "payback," that doesn't account for all the other special perks and experiences that travelers may value.

2 months ago

Marriott CEO Addresses Anti-Muslim Hate Group Meeting Controversy

Marriott CEO Addresses Anti-Muslim Hate Group Meeting Controversy

Deanna Ting, Skift

Sorenson makes a valid point: Hotels in the U.S., by law, can't discriminate who they will allow to stay with them. The hosting of meetings and events is more of a gray area, though. And a hotel could always decline to host a particular group for a variety of reasons. But the bigger question is: Should hotels and accommodations providers be able to say whose views are acceptable and whose are not?

2 months ago

Interview: Designing for Millennials and the Future of Hotels

Interview: Designing for Millennials and the Future of Hotels

Deanna Ting, Skift

The future of hotel design might be on a smaller scale, but Yabu Pushelberg knows the design aspirations and expectations will be even greater than they have been before.

2 months ago

Are Hotel-Fee Initiatives Inspired by What the Airlines Have Accomplished?

Are Hotel-Fee Initiatives Inspired by What the Airlines Have Accomplished?

Deanna Ting, Skift

In some ways, perhaps … but one big difference between hotels and airlines is that hotels want their consumers to actually like (maybe even love) them. While with airlines, that might be a different story as some recent events would demonstrate (we're looking at you, United).

3 months ago

10 Biggest Hotel Headlines of a Busy Summer 2017

10 Biggest Hotel Headlines of a Busy Summer 2017

Deanna Ting, Skift

So much for taking a summer vacation. This year, the hotel industry was busy making major moves and investments, as well as launching new brands, properties, and policies.

3 months ago