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Aloft Dublin City to Open in Ireland

Aloft Dublin City to Open in Ireland

Marriott International announced that it plans to open a new Aloft hotel in Dublin, Ireland next spring. The Aloft Dublin City will be the first of the brand’s properties in the Irish capital.
The eight-story, 202-guestroom hotel will be located near the city center, close to attractions including the Guinness Storehouse Museum and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Dining options at the property will include the brand’s signature W XYZ Bar, as well as …

Aloft Louisville East Opens in Kentucky

Aloft Louisville East Opens in Kentucky

Marriott International announced the opening of a new Aloft hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. The Aloft Louisville East is the brand’s second property to open in the city.
The hotel has 126 guestrooms, and hosts an indoor pool. Dining options include the brand’s signature W XYZ Bar, which offers live music, and a grab-and-go food and beverage area.
The property provides over 3,500 square feet (325 square meters) of meeting and event space …

Aloft Taipei Beitou Opens in Taiwan

Aloft Taipei Beitou Opens in Taiwan

Marriott Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new Aloft hotel in Taipei, Taiwan. The Aloft Taipei Beitou is the second Aloft property in the Taiwanese capital.
The hotel has 292 guestrooms and suites, all with complimentary Wi-Fi and a 43” LCD TV. Rooms and spaces throughout the hotel highlight the work of local artists.
Guests can dine at the property’s restaurant, Nook, which offers a buffet breakfast, as well as …

Marriott Rewards and SPG Launch Coordinated Bonus Program

Marriott Rewards and SPG Launch Coordinated Bonus Program

Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest, and Ritz-Carlton Rewards announced their first coordinated bonus program since the Marriott-Starwood merger, which closed in September.
Members of all three guest loyalty programs will be able to earn double points on their first three stays at participating hotels in each program. This translates to two bonus Starpoints for every dollar spent on a member’s first SPG stays and ten bonus Marriott Rewards points per dollar …

New Marriott Hotel Opens in Ithaca, New York

New Marriott Hotel Opens in Ithaca, New York

Marriott Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new property in Ithaca, New York, near two major universities.
The Marriott Ithaca is located at the eastern entrance to the Ithaca Commons, a newly renovated indoor and outdoor mixed-use development and entertainment district.
The 10-story hotel offers 159 guestrooms, as well as a fitness center and provides approximately 3,000 square feet (278 square meters) of meeting and event space.
Guests may dine at …

Starwood Preferred Guest Elites Now Eligible for Additional Upgrades on Delta Flights

Starwood Preferred Guest Elites Now Eligible for Additional Upgrades on Delta Flights

Delta Air Lines announced a new benefit for Starwood Preferred Guest Platinum-level members as part of the Crossover Rewards program between SPG and Delta.
Henceforth, SPG Platinum-level elites traveling on Delta flights will be eligible for complimentary day-of-departure upgrades to Delta Comfort+, the airline’s premium economy light section, on paid tickets.
Previously, those members were only eligible for complimentary upgrades to first-class seats. Since the SPG elites only cleared on the day …

Marriott to Add Five Hotels to Luxury Collection in 2017

Marriott to Add Five Hotels to Luxury Collection in 2017

Marriott International announced the addition of five hotels to the Luxury Collection brand.
The additions are the Wellesley and the Westbury in London; the new Hôtel de Berri in Paris; Cristallo Resort & Spa in Cortina, Italy, the Luxury Collection’s first ski resort; and the Alexander in Yerevan, Armenia.
The Luxury Collection brand plans to add 12 new properties in 2017, according to Mitzi Gaskins, who heads the unit.
The Luxury Collection brand …