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Lobby Bar – February 5: A Bloody Mess in London, On-Demand Underwear, and Why Scorpions Don’t Like Winter

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Lobby Bar – A Glittering Collection of FBT News and Views
Fight fire with fire. Despite what Punxsutawney Phil predicts, hazardous weather could carry on more months to come, so be sure to check out our ten tips for safe winter driving.  Try to avoid driving on icy roads, but carry a USB-powered flamethrower to help clear the path ahead of you just in case.
Cold-weather arachnida. The Blizzard of 2016 gave …

Hotel Chicago Downtown, Autograph Collection Unveils New Look

Hotel Chicago Downtown, Autograph Collection Unveils New Look

Marriott announced the completion of a multimillion-dollar renovation project at the Hotel Chicago Downtown, Autograph Collection.
As part of the refurbishment, all of the property’s guestrooms were outfitted with 55” HD TVs, as well as new curtains, lamps, headboard lights, pillows, vinyl accent walls, and LED lighting, while new sofas were installed in suites. Additionally, bathrooms had black granite vanities installed.
The hotel also renovated its entire ground floor, including the lobby, …

Marriott to Open New Moxy Hotel in Nation’s Capital

Marriott to Open New Moxy Hotel in Nation’s Capital

Marriott announced that it plans to open a new Moxy hotel in Washington, D.C. early next year. The Moxy DC Hotel will be located in the city’s downtown area, on the corner of 11th and K Streets.
The design of the 13-story property will feature what Marriott calls “an industrial chic look and aesthetic” that incorporates concrete floors and columns, and open ceilings.
The hotel will have 200 guestrooms, each with a …

Delta Hotels Becomes Part of Marriott Rewards

Delta Hotels Becomes Part of Marriott Rewards

Marriott International, which acquired Delta Hotels in April 2015, announced that the Canadian hotelier was joining the Marriott Rewards guest loyalty program.
Delta Hotels has properties in major Canadian cities and tourist destinations including Toronto, Ottawa, and Kelowna, the latter being the location of the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort. Effective immediately, Marriott Rewards members can earn points by staying at these and 18 other properties in Canada and one property in …

New Renaissance Hotel to Open in Manhattan

New Renaissance Hotel to Open in Manhattan

Marriott announced plans to open a new Renaissance hotel in Manhattan this spring. Located in the Garment District, the Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel will be the brand’s flagship property in New York.
The hotel will have what the brand calls a “living wall,” an interactive digital display on the property’s façade that respond to human motion and features specially curated digital imagery of local artists and neighborhood experiences.
The hotel will …

Lobby Bar – November 20: Eating Glass, Voice-Controlled Eurodance, and Never Drink Tea Alone

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Lobby Bar – A Slightly Squeaky Summary of FBT News and Views
Heavy lifting. Jonathan Spira checks out the Delta One private check-in experience at LAX. The staff at Delta One handled everything from taking care of Spira’s boarding pass to checking any luggage he had. We can’t wait for Delta Two, which is said to be staffed by bodybuilders who will literally carry you wherever you want to go and …

Marriott to Acquire Starwood, Forming World’s Largest Hotelier

Marriott to Acquire Starwood, Forming World’s Largest Hotelier

Marriott International announced a $12.2 billion deal to acquire Starwood Hotels and Resorts that will create the world’s largest hotel company on Monday. The combined company will have over 1.1 million rooms in more than 5,500 hotels in 100 countries.
The transaction, which has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies, will operate under the Marriott name with a total of 30 brands, although some brands may be …