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New AC Hotel by Marriott to Open in Miami

New AC Hotel by Marriott to Open in Miami

Marriott Hotels and Resorts announced plans to open a new AC Hotel in Miami next month.
The AC Hotel Miami Aventura by Marriott will feature 233 guestrooms, each with a complimentary minibar. The hotel will also offer 24-hour rom service and laundry service.
Current AC Hotels feature lobbies with a curated collection of furnishings, modern patterns and textures, and a palette of warm greys and soft charcoal accents.  The AC Lounge is …

W Bellevue to Open in Washington State

W Bellevue to Open in Washington State

Marriott Hotels and Resorts announced that it will open a new W Hotel in Bellevue, Washington on June 15. The W Bellevue will be the first newly-built W Hotel in North America since 2010.
The property, currently under construction, will have 220 guestrooms and 25 suites once completed. The hotel will also have 10,00 square feet (929 square meters) of meeting and event space.
In addition, three restaurants will be located on the …

Marriott Invests in PlacePass, Will Offer Over 100,000 New Local Experiences to Guests

Marriott Invests in PlacePass, Will Offer Over 100,000 New Local Experiences to Guests

Marriott International announced that it invested in PlacePass, a travel technology company.
The partnership will allow travelers to choose from over 100,000 local experiences in 800 destinations worldwide.
Experiences will include exploring filming locations for the series “Downton Abbey,” in the United Kingdom, taking on a retired sumo wrestler in Tokyo in a bout, taking a sunrise mountain biking tour of Cambodian temples, and joining a pasta-making class at a Tuscan farmhouse …

Marriott Rewards to Offer United Airlines Elite Status to Its Top Members

Marriott Rewards to Offer United Airlines Elite Status to Its Top Members

Marriott International and United Airlines announced a new partnership under which the hotel chain’s top-level loyalty program members will be able to obtain complimentary elite status with the airline.
Members of Marriott Rewards, the hotelier’s guest loyalty program, with Platinum Premier Elite status will be eligible for United MileagePlus Premier Gold benefits, while Platinum Elite members will be eligible for Silver status on United.
Premier Gold includes complimentary upgrades up to 48 …

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Opens in Vietnam

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Opens in Vietnam

Marriott International announced the opening of a new JW Marriott hotel on Phu Quoc, the largest of Vietnam’s islands. The JW Marriott Phu Quoc, Emerald Bay is the second of the brand’s properties in the country.
The hotel has 244 guestrooms, suites, and villas. It also has a private beach and three outdoor pools.
The property has five restaurants and bars, including Tempus Fugit, which offers Vietnamese cuisine; French and Co, which …

Marriott Unveils European Roadmap for 2020

Marriott Unveils European Roadmap for 2020

Marriott International announced plans to expand its portfolio in Europe by 2020.
The hotelier plans to triple the number of signed deals for W Hotels on the Continent. Currently it has eight and another eight are set to open between July 2017 and 2021. It also plans to double the number of rooms opened or signed for such brands as AC Hotels, Aloft, and Four Points by Sheraton, for which it …

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