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Marriott Hacker Confesses to Slashing Rates to “Screw His Boss”

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We previously blogged about a disgruntled former Marriott employee who was being called the Robin Hood of Hotels for hacking Marriott’s reservation system and slashing rates on about 3,000 rooms, some to as low as $10 a night. The incident happened last August when Juan Rodriguez  got into the backend reservation system and updated rates that were previously…

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Marriott & SPG Offering Luxury Safari Tents @ Coachella, Free Drinks/Ferris Wheel for Elite Members

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Coachella, the annual music festival held in the desert outside of Indio, California, is taking place this weekend and next. For the first time ever, Marriott has partnered with Coachella to create safari tents where guests can spend the night on the festival grounds. Eight air conditioned tents were built to embody hotel rooms in Marriott’s lifestyle…

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Disgruntled Marriott Employee Hacks Reservations – Slashes Rates to $12-$59

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A disgruntled former Marriott employee is being called the Robin Hood of Hotels for hacking Marriott’s reservation system and slashing rates on about 3,000 rooms. The incident happened last August when Juan Rodriguez  got into the backend reservation system and updated rates from $159-$499 a night down to $12-$59 a night. Marriott says the hack cost…

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Coming Soon: Control Your Room with Alexa or Siri at Marriott Hotels

Wynn Las Vegas is installing the Amazon Echo in all 4,748 rooms in their hotel. Source: Wynn Las Vegas

As technology advances, hotels are trying to incorporate features that might enhance guest experience. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Marriott is testing both Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa in hotel rooms, and may decide to install the platforms in all rooms on “one or more of its chains.” This could happen as early as mid-2017, so…

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Marriott Hotel Shames Air India for Packing Buffet Food into Empty Boxes

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“A buffet is not a takeaway” was the title of the memo that Air India officials sent to international crew earlier this week after Marriott’s Renaissance London Heathrow called out Air India crews for filling their lunch boxes with food from the buffet according to the Times of India. “We have received an unfortunate email from the management…

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Reminder: 1,500 Easy Marriott Rewards Points (500 Starpoints) Ending Soon!

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This offer was supposed to expire yesterday, but the page is still loading and a colleague linked her accounts this morning, with points already posting this afternoon. I’d take advantage of this ASAP if you haven’t yet. Back in August, Marriott was offering 500 points for linking your Instagram profile to your Marriott Rewards account. They brought back…

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Le Meridien is Changing Up Their Toiletries

Le Meridien will be offering Malin+Goetz products in their locations worldwide starting 2017.

Hotel toiletries is one of the topics that shouldn’t really matter that much, but does invoke strong feelings among frequent travelers. You may remember the hate surrounding Hyatt Regency’s old Portico products (ahem white ginger), or the Le Labo products used in selected Park Hyatt and Fairmont hotels, which many seem to love. Personally, I am…

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