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Marriott Three-Year Growth Plan Includes Opening 1,700 New Hotels

Marriott Three-Year Growth Plan Includes Opening 1,700 New Hotels

Marriott International outlined its three-year growth plan at a meeting on Monday with investors and analysts at the New York Marriott Marquis.
The plan calls for Marriott to add some 1,700 new hotels and between 275,000 to 295,000 rooms by 2021. Approximately 214,000 of those rooms are already under construction.
The company attributes much of its growth to its merger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
“Starwood has made us a more formidable …

Westin Hotels to Recognize World Sleep Day by Combating FOMO with ‘JOMO’ and Offering 250 Bonvoy Points

Westin Hotels to Recognize World Sleep Day by Combating FOMO with ‘JOMO’ and Offering 250 Bonvoy Points

Westin Hotels & Resorts is vowing to help travelers sleep better by calling awareness to what it calls the “joy of missing out,” a play on FOMO or the fear of missing out, in recognition of World Sleep Day, which takes place March 15.
The hotelier will distribute #JOMO door tags at over a dozen properties that include hotels in Cape Town, Doha, Hamburg, Lima, New York, Mexico City, and Singapore.
Guests using …

Sheraton Marks Transformation with New, Modernized Logo

Sheraton Marks Transformation with New, Modernized Logo

Marriott’s Sheraton unit is getting an updated logo as part of the hotelier’s transformation of the Sheraton brand.
The new design modernizes Sheraton’s signature crest, replacing the recognizable laurel wreath with more modern look that nonetheless is instantly recognizable. The vintage 1960s Zahrah Boldserif font in the current logo is being replaced with a sans serif font, similar to Futura Light, and the name “Sheraton” will be all in upper case.
Marriott says …

Marriott to Add 30 Luxury Hotels to Its Portfolio in 2019

Marriott to Add 30 Luxury Hotels to Its Portfolio in 2019

Marriott International said it plans to open more than 30 new luxury properties in the course of 2019.
The new hotels will include those under the Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, W, Luxury Collection, Bulgari, and JW Marriott brands.
The list of new hotels will include the St. Regis Venice and the St. Regis Hong Kong, and eight new W hotels, including the W Aspen, W Melbourne, and the W San Francisco. The …

Marriott Bonvoy to Offer ‘Double Take’ Promotion

Marriott Bonvoy to Offer ‘Double Take’ Promotion

Marriott’s newly-christened guest loyalty program, Bonvoy, will offer a new promotion, “Double Take,” starting in March.
The promotion, which will double the number of points earned will launch on March 19, 2019 and will run through early June.
Guests at Marriott properties who are members in Bonvoy currently earn ten points per dollar on eligible hotel spend, with the exception of Element, Residence Inn, and TownePlaceSuites properties, where they earn five points.
Under …

Lobby Bar – February 15: Lady Chablis, King of the Road, and ‘I’ll Take Salvador Dali Airplanes for $250, Alex!’

Lobby Bar: At 60 mph, the Loudest Noise Comes from the Electric Clock
Can’t take the heat.  American Airlines is effectively moving 700 flight attendants from Phoenix to Dallas/Fort Worth.  Rumors at the company say the reason is that too many of the company’s airliners were melting in the hot desert sun, but that’s only a rumor.  In a cost saving measure, American booked flights for the attendants on Southwest Airlines and said …

Marriott Bonvoy Guest Loyalty Program Makes Its Debut

Marriott Bonvoy Guest Loyalty Program Makes Its Debut

Marriott’s new guest loyalty program, Bonvoy, made its debut on Wednesday.
The new program actually went into effect in August although the pre-merger programs continued to use their old names, Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest and Ritz-Carlton Rewards.
The new Bonvoy name was not announced until mid January.
While there are no further changes to the program beyond those introduced last summer, there are two new elite status tier names.
Marriott Bonvoy Titanium Elite …