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Lobby Bar – May 3: Somber Moments, Wet Bars, and ‘I’ll Take Airline Computer Crashes for $500 please, Alex!’

Lobby Bar – What Happens in Lobby Bar Stays in Lobby Bar
Achtung.  A more somber look at the new exhibit in New York, “Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away.,” is required.  It will open to the public on May 8, the day Germany surrendered in 1945, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City.
One moment please…Another delay, we know.  But Marriott’s CEO, Arne Sorensen, was just diagnosed …

W Atlanta – Midtown Completes Extensive Renovations

W Atlanta – Midtown Completes Extensive Renovations

Marriott International announced that the W Atlanta – Midtown completed a major renovation project.
The work encompassed all 466 guest rooms and all public space, as well as 40,000 square feet (3,716 square meters) of meeting space.
The redesigned guest rooms feature a “playful” music-inspired décor that the hotel said stems from its passion for music. The rooms feature Bluetooth speakers and flat screen televisions, and there are rain showerheads in the …

Marriott CEO Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer

Marriott CEO Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer

Marriott International said Friday that its chief executive officer has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and will undergo chemotherapy.
The hotelier said that Arne Sorenson, 60, was diagnosed with stage 2 pancreatic cancer by doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Mr. Sorensen intends to remain in his post while undergoing treatment.
“The cancer was discovered early,” Mr. Sorensen said in a message to Marriott employees. “It does not appear to have …

Marriott to Take On Airbnb in 100 High-End Markets

Marriott to Take On Airbnb in 100 High-End Markets

Marriott International said it is entering the home-rental business as it takes on companies such as Airbnb in what has become a very lucrative market.
The hotelier said it will begin to offer accommodations in 2,000 high-end residences in over 100 markets under the name Homes & Villas by Marriott International.
The homes will be located in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Choices available to travelers will include …

1,000th Fairfield by Marriott Opens in Denver

1,000th Fairfield by Marriott Opens in Denver

Marriott International announced the opening of its 1,000th Fairfield by Marriott hotel,.  The newest Fairfield property is located in Denver.
The Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites Denver Tech Center North’s guest rooms each have a microwave, mini fridge, and offer complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel also has a pool and 24-hour business center.
The property offers guests a complimentary breakfast buffet, with both hot and cold items.
The hotel is located close to …

Aloft Shanghai Zhangjiang Haike Opens in China

Aloft Shanghai Zhangjiang Haike Opens in China

Marriott International announced the opening of a new Aloft hotel in Shanghai. The Aloft Shanghai Zhangjiang Haike is the first of the brand’s property in the city.
The hotel is located near the New International Expo and Shanghai Disney Resort.
The property has 191 guest rooms, each with a 43” LCD TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a walk-in shower.
Dining options include Nook, the hotel’s signature restaurant, which offers a breakfast buffet and à …

Sheraton Dallas Completes Major Renovation Project, Adds High-Tech Art Experience

Sheraton Dallas Completes Major Renovation Project, Adds High-Tech Art Experience

Marriott announced the completion of a multi-million dollar renovation of the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, located in the city’s Arts and Financial district and near the Deep Ellum entertainment district.
Most of the property’s guest rooms, bathrooms, and hallways were redone as part of the renovation project,
The new guest rooms have a décor featuring a palette of greys and blues, as well as new furnishings.
The hotel created a new menu for its …