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Alaska Air to Ask Customers to Bring Their Own Water Bottles on Board

Alaska Air to Ask Customers to Bring Their Own Water Bottles on Board

As part of its ongoing initiative to reduce the use of single-use plastics on flights, Alaska Airlines is asking passengers to bring their own water bottles with them under its #FillBeforeYouFly initiative.
The airline said it hopes to reduce inflight waste per passenger going to landfills by 70% by the year 2020.
“We’re passionate about working with our guests, employees, airports, and partners to reduce waste, protect habitats, and improve water health,” …

W Hotel Toronto to Open in 2020 on Site of Former Marriott Bloor Yorkville

W Hotel Toronto to Open in 2020 on Site of Former Marriott Bloor Yorkville

Marriott International announced plans to open a W Hotels property in Toronto next year.
Previously the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, the property will undergo a 40 million Canadian dollar ($30.2 million) refurbishment to become the W Toronto.
The hotel will offer guests what it termed “a modern biophilia and laboratory style experience including the promise of a place to view “spectacular sunsets.”  Biophilia refers to the hypothetical human tendency to interact …

Marriott to Replace Small Shampoo Bottles with Larger Ones at Hundreds of Hotels to Reduce Environmental Impact

Marriott to Replace Small Shampoo Bottles with Larger Ones at Hundreds of Hotels to Reduce Environmental Impact

Marriott International announced plans to replace small shampoo and conditioner bottles in some of its properties with larger in-shower dispensers.
The announcement on Wednesday covers five Marriott Brands: Courtyard by Marriott, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, Fairfield by Marriott, and TownePlace Suites. Four Marriott brands – Aloft Hotels, Element by Westin, Four Points, and Moxy Hotels – already implemented the policy.
The change “underscores how important we believe it is to continuously find ways to …

Hotel Employee in Long Beach Planned Mass Shooting

Hotel Employee in Long Beach Planned Mass Shooting

A disgruntled employee at the Long Beach Marriott in California was arrested on charges of planning a mass shooting that would have included coworkers and guests at the property, city police said.
The employee, Rodolfo Montoya, was turned in by colleagues at the hotel after he told one coworker of his unhappiness with a human-resources issue and related his plans to retaliate by shooting guests and other employees at the hotel.
Montoya …

Marriott Plans Moxy Hotel for South Beach

Marriott Plans Moxy Hotel for South Beach

Marriott International announced plans to open a new Moxy hotel in Florida next year.
The 202-key Moxy South Beach – currently under construction – was designed by the architectural firm Kobi Karp and will have interiors designed by Rockwell Group. The lobby will feature an outdoor courtyard and a Cuban-themed bodega.
Marriott’s lifestyle brand was first launched in Italy in 2014.  The brand’s first U.S. property, located in New York City’s Flower …

Marriott to Roll Out Peak, Off-Peak Award Pricing in September

Marriott to Roll Out Peak, Off-Peak Award Pricing in September

Marriott International said its Bonvoy guest loyalty program will introduce multiple rate categories for awards in September.
Starting September 14, the hotelier will add peak and off-peak rates in addition to the standard rates that currently appear on the chart.
Under the new award chart, the standard redemption cost for a Category 1 room will be 7,500 points, while the off-peak price will be 5,000.  The peak pricewill be 10,000.  For a …

Serial Burglar Posing as Guest Targets Hotel Rooms in New York City

Serial Burglar Posing as Guest Targets Hotel Rooms in New York City

A man posing as a guest was able to trick housekeeping staff in at least five hotels in New York City into letting him into rooms that were being cleaned, which he then proceeded to clean out.
The spree of burglaries started at the Club Quarters hotel on William Street in the Financial District on July 23, 2019, where he stole an Apple MacBook Pro, a backpack, and a wallet. Police …