Articles tagged “marwood”

What Marriott’s Data Breach Means for the Hotel Giant and Guests

What Marriott’s Data Breach Means for the Hotel Giant and Guests

Deanna Ting, Skift

Starwood Preferred Guest elite members thought that not getting full stay credits would be the absolute worst of this mega-merger.

2 weeks ago

The First W Hotel Is No Longer a W Hotel

The First W Hotel Is No Longer a W Hotel

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

It's particularly bittersweet that the hotel largely responsible for bringing boutique lodging into the mainstream no longer bears the "W" brand. Its fate also serves as a cautionary tale for hoteliers on maintaining relevancy in hospitality: Just because you were cool before doesn't mean you always will be.

7 months ago

Marriott Finally Reveals How It Will Combine All 3 of Its Loyalty Programs

Marriott Finally Reveals How It Will Combine All 3 of Its Loyalty Programs

Deanna Ting, Skift

How much do we want to bet that the new loyalty brand that debuts next year turns out to be Marriott Preferred Guest? Or better yet, just Marriott Rewards?

8 months ago

Marriott’s Revamp of Aloft and Element Points to the Future of Select Service Hotels

Marriott’s Revamp of Aloft and Element Points to the Future of Select Service Hotels

Deanna Ting, Skift

Everyone suspected the efficiency and consistency of the Marriott "machine" would be a perfect match up for Starwood's creative and innovative lifestyle brands. While it appears to be working for Aloft and Element, the true measure of success will be what Marriott can do with a brand like Sheraton.

11 months ago

Interview: Marriott CEO on Politics, Technology and Loyalty

Interview: Marriott CEO on Politics, Technology and Loyalty

Deanna Ting, Skift

Despite the challenges facing the industry, Sorenson remains optimistic and determined to make sure Marriott's $13.3 billion bet on loyalty pays off.

2 years ago

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 years 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.

2 years 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 years ago

Marriott Turns to Starwood Vet to Run All Three of Its Loyalty Programs

Marriott Turns to Starwood Vet to Run All Three of Its Loyalty Programs

Deanna Ting, Skift

Marriott really, really, really wants SPG members to know it won't forsake them as it tries to combine all three of its loyalty programs into one by next year.

2 years ago

Expedia and Priceline Can Expect Tougher Negotiations With Marriott the Next Time They Meet

Expedia and Priceline Can Expect Tougher Negotiations With Marriott the Next Time They Meet

Deanna Ting, Skift

Sometimes, being bigger really can be better. Or at least that's what Marriott is telling itself.

2 years ago

Marriott Officially Debuts New Luxury Group for Eight of Its 30 Brands

Marriott Officially Debuts New Luxury Group for Eight of Its 30 Brands

Deanna Ting, Skift

With so many brands that fall under the luxury space, this makes sense but we wonder: what will happen to the other 20+ brands? How will Marriott contend with differentiating them, too?

2 years 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.

2 years ago