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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.
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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. …

W Bellevue Opens in Washington State

W Bellevue Opens in Washington State

Marriott Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of the W Bellevue in Washington. The hotel is located approximately 12 miles (19 kilometers) from downtown Seattle, across Lake Washington.
The property has 220 guestrooms and 25 suites. Design elements include artworks from several international artists including Gaia, Lady Aiko, and Zio Ziegler.
Dining options include the Lakehouse, which offers seasonal and local dishes in a farmhouse-inspired setting, and Civility and Unrest, a speakeasy-inspired …

Marriott to Merge Guest Loyalty Programs in 2018

Marriott to Merge Guest Loyalty Programs in 2018

Marriott Hotels and Resorts announced it plans to combine its two guest loyalty programs, Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest, in late 2018.
The plans were announced on Tuesday by the hotelier’s CFO, Leeny Oberg, speaking at the Goldman Sachs Lodging, Gaming, Restaurant, & Leisure conference.
Oberg said that the goal is to have a single guest loyalty program “by the end of ’18,” although that date could be delayed should the …

Marriott Expanding SPG Keyless Mobile Check-In Availability

Marriott Expanding SPG Keyless Mobile Check-In Availability

Marriott Hotels and Resorts announced that it is expanding the SPG Keyless mobile check-in feature to an additional 22 properties that were formerly under the Starwood umbrella prior to the merger.
To use mobile check-in, the SPG member must answer affirmatively to a notification sent two to three days prior to arrival asking if he would like to use the feature. On the day of arrival, once the room is ready …

New Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel Opens in Chicago

New Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel Opens in Chicago

Marriott Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new Autograph Collection property in downtown Chicago. The Hotel EMC2 is located at 228 East Ontario Street.
Guests are greeting with the words of Leonardo da Vinci: “Study the science of art. Study the art of science” and the theme of art and science are reflected throughout the hotel.
The 21-story property has 195 guestrooms, each with designs influenced by 1920 laboratories, including …

New Renaissance Hotel Opens at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport

New Renaissance Hotel Opens at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport

Marriott announced the opening of a new Renaissance hotel at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel is connected to the airport via the SkyTrain.
The hotel has 204 guestrooms, including eight suites. The property also has installations from local artists displayed throughout the hotel, as well as digital art projections and 11 original murals.
Guests can dine at the property’s restaurant, Hickory and Hazel Southern Table and Bar, …