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Marriott Opens Dual-Branded Le Méridien and AC Hotel in Denver

Marriott Opens Dual-Branded Le Méridien and AC Hotel in Denver

Marriott Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of the dual-branded Le Méridien Denver Downtown and AC Hotel by Marriott Denver Downtown in Colorado. The two hotels, although separate, are housed in the same 20-story building and share certain facilities including restaurants.
The AC property has 223 guestrooms, and is the first of the brand’s hotels to open in Denver. The hotel is designed to feel like a modern ski lodge, with …

St. Regis Astana Opens in Kazakhstan

St. Regis Astana Opens in Kazakhstan

Marriott Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new St. Regis hotel in Astana, Kazakhstan. The St. Regis Astana is the first of the brand’s properties to open in the country.
Located in Astana’s Central Park, the hotel offers 120 guestrooms, 23 of which are suites. A spa is located on the premises, and includes six treatment rooms, a beauty salon, a hammam, and an indoor pool.
Guests may dine at …

New Marriott Opens in Omaha

New Marriott Opens in Omaha

Marriott Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District in Omaha, Nebraska.
The 12-story property has 333 guestrooms and suites, each with floor-to-ceiling windows. It also has over 17,000 square feet (1,579 square meters) of meeting and event space, including an 11,000-square-foot (1,021-square-meter) ballroom.
Dining options include Society 1854, which is named for the year Omaha was founded, and offers American cuisine and regional specialties, …

Marriott to Partner with Alibaba to Attract Chinese Tourists

Marriott to Partner with Alibaba to Attract Chinese Tourists

Marriott International said on Monday it plans to work with China’s Alibaba Group to market the chain’s hotels to Chinese travelers.
The Bethesda-based hotelier said that the joint venture with Alibaba will allow Chinese citizens who plan to travel abroad to book rooms at Marriott hotels via the Fliggy travel service platform owned by Alibaba.
The world’s largest hotel chain said it hopes to leverage Alibaba’s digital travel platform, its expertise in …

New Westin Hotel Opens in Sarasota, Florida

New Westin Hotel Opens in Sarasota, Florida

Marriott International announced the opening of the Westin Sarasota hotel in Florida.
The property has 255 guestrooms and suites, as well as a rooftop pool and bar overlooking Sarasota Bay. The hotel offers 26,000 square feet (2,415 square meters) of meeting and event space, including a 5,515-square-foot (512-square-meter) ballroom.
Dining options include Evoq, which features classic comfort food, and the Roof Bar and Eats, which offers views of the bay, marina, and …

Raleigh Marriott City Center – Hotel Review

After purchasing a cup of coffee at the only Starbucks in downtown Raleigh, I strolled into the lobby of the Raleigh Marriott City Center without missing a step as it is directly connected to the coffee emporium. Guests were lounging on cushioned chairs and couches, some were watching TV.
The lobby offered tables facing floor-to-ceiling windows with views of downtown, a pleasant setting to take in a sunny late spring day.
Cup …

Marriott Introduces More Restrictive Cancellation Policy

Marriott Introduces More Restrictive Cancellation Policy

Marriott Hotels and Resorts made a dramatic change on Friday to its cancellation policy at all Marriott and former Starwood properties in the Americas.
Effective immediately, cancellations for all properties except for Design Hotels must be made by midnight 48 hours prior to arrival. The hotelier is making the change to allow it “to make rooms available to guests that would have otherwise gone unoccupied due” it said in a statement. …