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Marriott Debuts Revamped App

Marriott Debuts Revamped App

Marriott Hotels and Resorts announced the launch of its redesigned mobile app for iOS.
Guests will be able to request room upgrades as well as late check-out times from the app. In addition, guests can chat with hotel staff before, during, and after their stay to request special services or amenities.
The revamped app will also support the rollout of Marriott’s mobile key at over 500 hotels this year. A guest can …

Marriott Debuts Pop-Up Innovation Lab for Aloft and Element Hotels

Marriott Debuts Pop-Up Innovation Lab for Aloft and Element Hotels

Marriot International announced the opening of a pop-up hotel innovation lab.
The new project, located in downtown Los Angeles, is intended to obtain feedback by allowing hotel guests, employees, and the general public see and experience some of the concepts that Marriott is considering for its Aloft and Element brands.
On the Element side, Marriott is trying a new guest room design with a communal space in the center of four guest …

Aloft Dublin City to Open in Ireland

Aloft Dublin City to Open in Ireland

Marriott International announced that it plans to open a new Aloft hotel in Dublin, Ireland next spring. The Aloft Dublin City will be the first of the brand’s properties in the Irish capital.
The eight-story, 202-guestroom hotel will be located near the city center, close to attractions including the Guinness Storehouse Museum and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Dining options at the property will include the brand’s signature W XYZ Bar, as well as …

Aloft Louisville East Opens in Kentucky

Aloft Louisville East Opens in Kentucky

Marriott International announced the opening of a new Aloft hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. The Aloft Louisville East is the brand’s second property to open in the city.
The hotel has 126 guestrooms, and hosts an indoor pool. Dining options include the brand’s signature W XYZ Bar, which offers live music, and a grab-and-go food and beverage area.
The property provides over 3,500 square feet (325 square meters) of meeting and event space …

Aloft Taipei Beitou Opens in Taiwan

Aloft Taipei Beitou Opens in Taiwan

Marriott Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new Aloft hotel in Taipei, Taiwan. The Aloft Taipei Beitou is the second Aloft property in the Taiwanese capital.
The hotel has 292 guestrooms and suites, all with complimentary Wi-Fi and a 43” LCD TV. Rooms and spaces throughout the hotel highlight the work of local artists.
Guests can dine at the property’s restaurant, Nook, which offers a buffet breakfast, as well as …

Marriott Rewards and SPG Launch Coordinated Bonus Program

Marriott Rewards and SPG Launch Coordinated Bonus Program

Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest, and Ritz-Carlton Rewards announced their first coordinated bonus program since the Marriott-Starwood merger, which closed in September.
Members of all three guest loyalty programs will be able to earn double points on their first three stays at participating hotels in each program. This translates to two bonus Starpoints for every dollar spent on a member’s first SPG stays and ten bonus Marriott Rewards points per dollar …