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Marriott to Open 100 Hotels in Asia-Pacific in 2021

Marriott to Open 100 Hotels in Asia-Pacific in 2021

Marriott International said it plans to open approximately 100 hotels in the Asia-Pacific region in 2021.
The hotelier will add hotels under multiple brands, including JW Marriott, W hotels, and the Ritz-Carlton Reserve.
“The strength of our pipeline is testament to the long-term growth prospects in Asia Pacific,” said Paul Foskey, the chain’s chief development officer for the Asia-Pacific region.
The opening of the Ritz-Carlton Reserve Jiuzhaigo this spring in China will make …

Marriott Opens First Moxy Hotel in Texas

Marriott Opens First Moxy Hotel in Texas

Marriott International announced the opening of the Moxy Austin-University, the first Moxy-branded hotel in Texas.
The hotel is located next to the University of Texas at Austin campus in the city of Austin.
The concept of the hotel draws inspiration from the university setting. The 162 guestrooms feature industrial design elements such as platform beds and peg walls in lieu of closets.
Bar Moxy, a 150-seat indoor and outdoor lounge space, doubles as …

Marriott to Offer Covid-19 Testing and Health Screening Options for Meetings and Events

Marriott to Offer Covid-19 Testing and Health Screening Options for Meetings and Events

Marriott International said it will begin to offer Covid-19 testing as well as procedures to stem the potential spread of the coronavirus at a meeting at some of its properties hotels.
The move will expand upon the hotelier’s Connect with Confidence initiative, which helps meeting professionals design and execute events that will keep their attendees safe.
In addition to coronavirus testing, Marriott will also offer optional daily temperature checks as well as …

Marriott Returns to Profitability in Q3

Marriott Returns to Profitability in Q3

Marriott International announced financial results for the third quarter of 2020.
The world’s largest hotel operator posted a $100 million profit for the period on revenue of $252 million after posting its second-largest quarterly loss in second quarter amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
“While COVID-19 is still significantly impacting our business, our results for the third quarter showed continued improvement in demand trends around the world,” said Arne Sorensen, the company’s CEO.
The hotelier …

Marriott Intros Day Pass and Stay Pass as Work-from-Home Alternatives

Marriott Intros Day Pass and Stay Pass as Work-from-Home Alternatives

Marriott International announced two programs for telecommuters, Day Pass and Stay Pass, as well as a third program, Play Pass, for those workers who just need a break amidst the pandemic-induced changes in work patterns.
“Working remotely doesn’t necessarily have to mean working from home, where blurred lines between personal and professional lives can create distractions and stress,” said Stephanie Linnartz, who leads consumer strategy at the hotelier.
The Day Pass offering …

Marriott to Open Tokyo Edition Hotel Later This Month

Marriott to Open Tokyo Edition Hotel Later This Month

Marriott International announced the opening of the Tokyo Edition, Toranomon, which will take place on October 20, 2020.
The Tokyo Edition, Toranomon is the result of collaboration between Marriott, hotelier Ian Schrager, and the Mori Trust.  It is located in the Tokyo World Gate building, a 38-story mixed-use skyscraper, and occupies floors 31-36.
“We wanted to do something that embodies the traditions of Japan, but also looks forward with design and visuals,” …

Marriott ‘Week of Wonders’ Promotion Promises Guests Discovery and Inspiration

Marriott ‘Week of Wonders’ Promotion Promises Guests Discovery and Inspiration

Marriott International’s guest loyalty program, Bonvoy, announced its “Week of Wonders” promotion.
Each day, the program will feature a different “Wonder,” the hotelier said.  The themes that the wonders will cover will include rejuvenation, comfort, discovery, inspiration, and delights, it said.
“We are all yearning for the time when we can again freely travel and explore the world,” said David Flueck, the company’s senior vice president for loyalty, noting the impact the coronavirus pandemic …