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Marriott CEO: Puerto Rico Hotels to Be Closed for Extended Period, Trump Hurting US Travel Business & Jobs

Arne Sorenson, Marriott CEO, attended Yahoo Finance’s All Markets Summit last week. He answered a broad range of questions, though two of the more interesting takeaways concern Marriott properties in Puerto Rico and the health of the US travel business. The CEO notes that many Marriott properties in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean will be…

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Marriott Heir Sues Dad for Forcing Him out of Business and Cutting Him from $3B Trust After a Divorce

Bill Marriott, who is the Marriott Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, is being sued by his son John Marriott III who claims his father disowned him, forced him from the Marriott business, and wrote him out of the family’s $3B trust…all because he got a divorce.  The Marriott family are Mormons and divorce is…

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Marriott & SPG New Promos Are Out – Register Now for Both!

Marriott Rewards and SPG have shared their latest promo offers… Key Dates: Registration: September 6, 2017 – November 30, 2017 Earning Period: September 12, 2017 – January 15, 2018 Marriott Rewards Free Night MegaBonus: By registering for the promotion here, members who complete two paid stays at any participating hotel or resort worldwide within the earning period will earn…

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Marriott CEO “Keeping Sheraton, 30 Brands Not Enough…More Coming, Program Merge Still Good Year Away”

Arne Sorenson, Marriott CEO, spoke to Forbes yesterday and provided updates on the combined company. Believe it or not, the CEO feels that there does not need to be any combination of brands and that 30 brands is likely not enough. “More choice is always better for guests. The more options we can offer the less need…

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

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

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

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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