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Marriott and Starwood Announce Promotions for Early 2018

Marriott and Starwood Announce Promotions for Early 2018

The Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty programs announced two special promotions.
The SPG Great Weeks, Great Weekends promotion will allow members to earn double Starpoints for each stay, plus a bonus of 500 Starpoints, without any cap on earnings. The Marriott Rewards MegaBonus allows members to earn 2,000 bonus points with their second stay, plus 1,000 bonus points for a stay over a weekend night, with a limit of …

Five Great Winter Getaways: Aspen, Honolulu, Japan’s Taketomi Island, Kona, and Palm Springs

The holidays are just around the corner but it’s never too early to start planning an escape from the winter doldrums for the New Year.
Whether you seek fun in the sun or easy access to winter sports, you’ll find the perfect spot to recharge.
Here are five of our favorites.
ASPEN
Hotel Jerome
Situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the Hotel Jerome is one of the nation’s premier ski lodges. The Jerome …

Marriott to Open 40 New Luxury Hotels in 2018

Marriott to Open 40 New Luxury Hotels in 2018

Marriott Hotels and Resorts announced plans to open approximately 40 new higher-end properties next year, in multiple countries including Australia, China, Germany, Mexico, and Israel.
Marriott will debut six new Ritz-Carlton properties including in locations that include China’s Jiuzhaigou Valley and Los Cabos, Mexico. In addition, the company plans to renovate several Ritz-Carlton properties, including The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin and the Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul.
New St. Regis hotels are set to open in Cairo …

Marriott to Continue Partnership with American Express and JPMorgan Chase

Marriott to Continue Partnership with American Express and JPMorgan Chase

Marriott International announced plans to continue its relationships with both American Express and JPMorgan Chase for co-branded credit cards associated with its three loyalty programs.
The hotelier said it has signed new agreements with the two credit card issuers covering Marriott Rewards and Ritz-Carlton Rewards with Visa credit cards from JPMorgan Chase and Starwood Preferred Guest credit cards from American Express.
The relationship between Marriott, Starwood, and American Express dates back over …

Marriott Unveils New ‘Splash of Brilliance’ Shower Door Collaboration Tool

Marriott Unveils New ‘Splash of Brilliance’ Shower Door Collaboration Tool

Marriott International announced a shower door with touch-sensitive technology that records whatever is drawn on it.
The high-tech collaboration tool will be available in what the hotelier is calling the Splash of Brilliance room at the recently renovated Marriott Hotels Irvine in California for several months while Marriott evaluates the technology.
Guests will be able to “scribe or sketch their brilliant ideas and send it to themselves before they get washed down …

Marriott to End SPG Pro, Announces Changes to SPG and Marriott Rewards for 2018

Marriott to End SPG Pro, Announces Changes to SPG and Marriott Rewards for 2018

Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts officially merged in September 2016, and the hotelier has since made changes to make two of its three guest loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott Rewards, more similar while providing reciprocity between the two,
Right before Thanksgiving, Marriott announced it would eliminate Starwood’s SPG program for travel agents, moving them over to Marriott’s Fam-Tastic program and discount rates.
The move, according to the hotelier, …

Marriott Debuts New Line of Bath Amenities for Sheraton Brand

Marriott Debuts New Line of Bath Amenities for Sheraton Brand

Marriott Hotels and Resorts announced a new line of bath amenities, le grand bain, for its Sheraton hotel brand.
The line of products includes conditioner, shampoo, body lotion, body wash, and bath and facial bars.
The new amenities were created by Ben Gorham, founder of Byredo Parfumes. Gorham said that the products are paraben-free, and incorporate ingredients from around the world.
The amenities will be available exclusively at Sheraton properties in the United …