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Marriott Bonvoy Members Can Earn Points When Using Uber, Uber Eats

Marriott Bonvoy Members Can Earn Points When Using Uber, Uber Eats

Marriott International announced a new partnership with ride-hailing service Uber under which members of the hotel chain’s Bonvoy guest loyalty program will be able to earn points by using Uber and Uber Eats.
Members need only link their Bonvoy account number using the Uber app.
Once linked, Bonvoy members will earn three points per dollar spent on Uber XL, Uber Comfort, Uber Black, or Premium rides.  In addition, they will earn two …

Great Moments in Travel History – April 2021

One year ago, we predicted that the “Great Moments” monthly feature would include multiple mentions of the various shutdowns and, one can only hope, some of the restarts of the Coronavirus Age.  As of now, reports of reopenings after the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel will have to wait until the April 2022 edition, although reports of closings comprise the entirety of page three of this article.
Meanwhile, April, the fourth …

Jack DeBoer, Residence Inn Founder, Dies at 90

Jack DeBoer, the founder of the Residence Inn hotel chain and a pioneer of the extended-stay and all-suite hotel concepts, died on March 12 at the age of 90 after being treated for cancer.
Mr. DeBoer, who began his career at the age of ten selling pansies out of his wagon by going door to door, was born on January 15, 1931 and grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. His parents were in …

David Marriott Joins Marriott Board, Will Become Chairman in 2022

David Marriott Joins Marriott Board, Will Become Chairman in 2022

Marriott International announced the appointment of two people, David Marriott and Horacio Rozanski, to the company’s board of directors.
Mr. Marriott is president of the unit that manages full-service properties in the United States and Mr. Rozanski is CEO of Booz Allen Hamilton, a management consultancy.
Both appointments are effective as of March 15, 2021.
The news comes on the heels of the death of long-time CEO Arne Sorensen from pancreatic cancer in …

Dallas/Plano Marriott Unveils Newly Renovated Meeting Space

Dallas/Plano Marriott Unveils Newly Renovated Meeting Space

Marriott International announced that the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center in Texas completed a $3.6-million renovation of its meeting and event spaces.
Marriott said that the new designs pay homage to the history of Plano, with elements that evoke the city’s landscape, as “plano” is the Spanish word for flat.
The 35,000 square feet (3,251 square meters) of event space includes meeting rooms, a pre-function room, and various ballrooms. The hotel’s …

Austin Marriott Downtown Opens in Texas Capital

Austin Marriott Downtown Opens in Texas Capital

Marriott International announced the opening of the Austin Marriott Downtown on Friday.
The 31-story property is intended to represent a new look for Marriott Hotels, the company said. The design takes inspiration from materials endemic to Austin, including limestone and Texas Cedar, and it was designed to support the needs for social distancing when meeting friends and colleagues.
“Spaces and amenities are crafted to allow guests to achieve moments of creative brilliance,” Marriott …

Marriott to Offer Hotel Employees Incentive Pay for Getting Vaccinated

Marriott to Offer Hotel Employees Incentive Pay for Getting Vaccinated

Marriott International said Friday it would offer employees at hotels in the United States and Canada under Marriott management an incentive for getting inoculated against the coronavirus.
The Vaccination Care Program will give each employee the equivalent of four hours of pay after getting vaccinated.
In addition to the incentive, the hotelier is educating employees on the benefits of vaccination and allowing employees flexibility in work hours to schedule appointments for inoculations.
Marriott …