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Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Begins Renovations on Event Space

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Begins Renovations on Event Space

Marriott announced that it began construction on new meeting and event space at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.  When the project is completed in summer 2016, the hotel will have over 240,000 square feet (22,296 square meters) of event space, one of the largest spaces on the West Coast.
The property currently has 80,000 square feet (7,432 square meters) of space, including 47 meeting rooms.  The expansion will create two …

New Autograph Collection Hotel Opens in Zurich

New Autograph Collection Hotel Opens in Zurich

Marriott announced the opening of the Kameha Grand Zurich in Switzerland.  Designed by Marcel Wanders, the hotel is the first Autograph Collection hotel in the country and one of the first newly constructed hotels to join the Autograph Collection.
The property has 245 rooms, including 11 individually themed suites.  Among the suites are the poker-themed Poker Face Suite and the yoga-themed Serenity Suite.
The hotel also has two restaurants, including L’Unico, which …

Lobby Bar – March 13: Angels Drive Taxis, Consuming Light, and the Little Mermaid’s Favorite Hotel

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Lobby Bar – An Indiscreetly Augmented Summary of FBT News and Views
Tough luck. Paul Riegler is leaving on a jet plane (don’t know if he’ll be back again) from Austin, Texas to New York in Delta’s first class cabin. At first, Riegler was concerned that his beef was a little tough, but he soon realized that he had accidentally placed his entree on his left foot and was attempting to …

Marriott ‘Two Bellmen’ Film Makes its Debut Online and in Guest Rooms

Marriott ‘Two Bellmen’ Film Makes its Debut Online and in Guest Rooms

Marriott announced the premiere of an original short film, “Two Bellmen,” a hotel-set thriller shot entirely at a JW Marriott.
The movie tells the story of two bellmen at the JW Marriott Los Angeles who team up to thwart an art heist at a private event at the hotel.
It stars two Hollywood stuntmen, Caine Sinclair and William Spencer and features Miles Brown and Henry Simmons. It was directed by Daniel “Malakai” …

Lobby Bar – March 6: The Son of a Virgin, Standing is the New Sitting, and a Marriott on Mars

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Lobby Bar – A Highly Suspect Summary of FBT News and Views 
Please stand by. Jesse Sokolow stays at the Row NYC in Times Square. A business center in the lobby of the hotel is outfitted with eight Apple computers, but the hotel seems to have forgotten the chairs, leaving guests literally standing by.
Guest entrance. Did you know Birthday Girl and Dream Girl are both Virgin’s? And if that wasn’t suggestive …

Marriott Launches Travel Well Fitness Program, Adds Hotel Fitness Concierges in Bay Area

Marriott Launches Travel Well Fitness Program, Adds Hotel Fitness Concierges in Bay Area

Marriott announced the launch of its new Travel Well hotel fitness program at properties in San Francisco.  The new offering consists of new fitness options, an online support community, and on-property fitness concierges.
Participating properties include the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, San Francisco Marriott Airport Waterfront, San Jose Marriott, and Santa Clara Marriott.
Guests will be encouraged to hashtag their workouts with #MarriottTravelWell, and can tweet each of the individual properties at …

Marriott Sets Expiration Rules to Rewards Program

Marriott Sets Expiration Rules to Rewards Program

Marriott announced significant changes to its rewards program and how long points will be retained.
Members of its Marriott Rewards program who have no qualifying activity in a 24-month period will forfeit all of their accumulated points.  The new policy goes into effect on February 1, 2016
Qualifying activities include: making a stay at any of the over 3,800 participating Marriott properties worldwide; making a purchase through a Marriott Rewards credit card; …