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Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco to Reopen Its Doors to Guests

Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco to Reopen Its Doors to Guests

Marriott International announced that the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco hotel it will reopen to the public on April 15. Like most hotels in the Golden State, the property was subject to state-wide Covid restrictions.
Built in 1909, the hotel was built has 336 guestrooms, including 60 suites. The décor is inspired by the city’s bay and fog, featuring steely blues and greys.
The property’s 24,000 square feet (2,229 square meters) of meeting and …

Marriott Bonvoy Members Can Earn Points When Using Uber, Uber Eats

Marriott Bonvoy Members Can Earn Points When Using Uber, Uber Eats

Marriott International announced a new partnership with ride-hailing service Uber under which members of the hotel chain’s Bonvoy guest loyalty program will be able to earn points by using Uber and Uber Eats.
Members need only link their Bonvoy account number using the Uber app.
Once linked, Bonvoy members will earn three points per dollar spent on Uber XL, Uber Comfort, Uber Black, or Premium rides.  In addition, they will earn two …

Great Moments in Travel History – April 2021

One year ago, we predicted that the “Great Moments” monthly feature would include multiple mentions of the various shutdowns and, one can only hope, some of the restarts of the Coronavirus Age.  As of now, reports of reopenings after the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel will have to wait until the April 2022 edition, although reports of closings comprise the entirety of page three of this article.
Meanwhile, April, the fourth …

Jack DeBoer, Residence Inn Founder, Dies at 90

Jack DeBoer, the founder of the Residence Inn hotel chain and a pioneer of the extended-stay and all-suite hotel concepts, died on March 12 at the age of 90 after being treated for cancer.
Mr. DeBoer, who began his career at the age of ten selling pansies out of his wagon by going door to door, was born on January 15, 1931 and grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. His parents were in …

David Marriott Joins Marriott Board, Will Become Chairman in 2022

David Marriott Joins Marriott Board, Will Become Chairman in 2022

Marriott International announced the appointment of two people, David Marriott and Horacio Rozanski, to the company’s board of directors.
Mr. Marriott is president of the unit that manages full-service properties in the United States and Mr. Rozanski is CEO of Booz Allen Hamilton, a management consultancy.
Both appointments are effective as of March 15, 2021.
The news comes on the heels of the death of long-time CEO Arne Sorensen from pancreatic cancer in …

Dallas/Plano Marriott Unveils Newly Renovated Meeting Space

Dallas/Plano Marriott Unveils Newly Renovated Meeting Space

Marriott International announced that the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center in Texas completed a $3.6-million renovation of its meeting and event spaces.
Marriott said that the new designs pay homage to the history of Plano, with elements that evoke the city’s landscape, as “plano” is the Spanish word for flat.
The 35,000 square feet (3,251 square meters) of event space includes meeting rooms, a pre-function room, and various ballrooms. The hotel’s …

Austin Marriott Downtown Opens in Texas Capital

Austin Marriott Downtown Opens in Texas Capital

Marriott International announced the opening of the Austin Marriott Downtown on Friday.
The 31-story property is intended to represent a new look for Marriott Hotels, the company said. The design takes inspiration from materials endemic to Austin, including limestone and Texas Cedar, and it was designed to support the needs for social distancing when meeting friends and colleagues.
“Spaces and amenities are crafted to allow guests to achieve moments of creative brilliance,” Marriott …