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Des Moines Marriott Completes Major Redesign and Renovation Project

Des Moines Marriott Completes Major Redesign and Renovation Project

Marriott International announced the completion of an extensive renovation project at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown.
The new look, “Modern Americana,” is intended to be symbolic of Iowa’s Midwestern roots and farming identity. The project included a new lobby, redesigned guest rooms, and a new concierge lounge.
The guest rooms feature new showers, new beds, and Keurig coffee makers. The hotel’s Wi-Fi was upgraded as well and will support video and movie …

Marriott Opens Abu Dhabi Edition Hotel

Marriott Opens Abu Dhabi Edition Hotel

Marriott International announced the opening of the Abu Dhabi Edition hotel.
The new property is the first to open in the Middle East and was conceptualized by hotelier Ian Schrager.
Edition Hotels is a collection created by Marriott in partnership with Schrager. Each hotel is different and is designed to reflect its location.
The Abu Dhabi Edition is on a waterfront oasis and offers 198 guest rooms and suites in addition to 57 …

Marriott Hotel Park Lane Completes Major Renovation

Marriott Hotel Park Lane Completes Major Renovation

Marriott International announced the completion of an extensive refurbishment project at the Marriott Hotel Park Lane in London.
The redesigned guest rooms feature a lighter and more airy décor with cream-colored accents, bathrooms with a walk-in shower and separate tub, and Floris toiletries.
The updated Executive Lounge features dark woods and offers guests a meeting room as well as multiple food presentations throughout the day.
The hotel, which has a 24-hour fitness center …

Marriott to Open 80 New Hotels in the UAE by 2023

Marriott to Open 80 New Hotels in the UAE by 2023

Marriott International announced plans to add 80 hotels in the United Arab Emirates in the next five years.
The hotelier said it will already opened six in the country and plans to open an additional five by year end, bringing the total number of Marriott hotels there to 59.
Among the new hotels is an Elements Hotel that opened earlier this year in Dubai and an Edition property that will open in …

Workers at 7 Marriott Properties in Downtown San Francisco On Strike

Workers at 7 Marriott Properties in Downtown San Francisco On Strike

One day after workers at seven Marriott hotels in Boston walked off the job, employees at seven Marriott properties in San Francisco followed suit.
Over 2,500 workers at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown, the Marriott Marquis, the Marriott Union Square, the Palace Hotel, the St. Regis, the W, and the Westin St. Francis picketed for higher wages, improved workplace safety, and better job security. With signs that read “One job should be …

Hilton and Marriott Plan Africa Expansion

Hilton and Marriott Plan Africa Expansion

At the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Nairobi, Kenya, both Hilton and Marriott International announced plans to significantly increase their presence on the African continent.
Africa presents hotel chains with tremendous opportunities for growth.
“The continent is still under capacity as far as branded hotel supply is concerned,” said Alex Kyriakidis, Marriott’s managing director for the EMEA region.
Hilton said it expects to open eight hotels across Africa this year, including the …

Sheraton Seattle in Seattle Reflagged as Sheraton Grand After Major Renovation

Sheraton Seattle in Seattle Reflagged as Sheraton Grand After Major Renovation

Marriott International announced the completion of the renovation of the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. The hotelier also announced that, as a result of the transformation, the hotel was being rebranded as the Sheraton Grand Seattle.
The extensive work included the remodeling of all 1,236 guest rooms, the lobby, the Sheraton Club Lounge, and the hotel’s meeting and event spaces.
The “Grand” designation “ensures that guests are receiving the best that Sheraton has to …