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Marriott Phoenix Airport Completes Top-to-Bottom Renovation

Marriott Phoenix Airport Completes Top-to-Bottom Renovation

Marriott International announced the completion of a major renovation project at the Marriott Phoenix Airport.  The work included guest rooms, meeting rooms, public spaces, the restaurant and bar, the lounge, and the pool area.
The project is in keeping with new Marriott’s design standards and the design was inspired by the myth of the phoenix, a long-lived bird that cyclically regenerates or is otherwise born again, and features rich desert tones …

Frankfurt Airport Welcomes New Marriott and Refurbished Sheraton Hotel

Frankfurt Airport Welcomes New Marriott and Refurbished Sheraton Hotel

Marriott International announced the opening of a new Marriott hotel and a refurbished Sheraton hotel at Frankfurt Airport that is located directly in Terminal 1.
The Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel and Conference Center previously occupied three interconnected buildings with a total of 1,008 rooms.  The renovated Sheraton has 779 rooms and the new Marriott has 233.
The move brings together two brands that were arch rivals prior to the Starwood-Marriott merger. The two …

American, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental, Marriott, Southwest, United Earn Top Rating in LGBT Workplace Equality Index

American, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental, Marriott, Southwest, United Earn Top Rating in LGBT Workplace Equality Index

American Airlines, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels, InterContinental Hotels Group, Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, Marriott International, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines all earned the top rating of 100% from the Human Rights Campaign’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index, which was announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The index rates companies on their non-discrimination policies, employment benefits, their public commitment to LGBTQ equality, and what the HRC calls “responsible citizenship.”
Alaska Airlines …

News Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the Past Decade’s Headlines

Now that 2020 has arrived, it’s time to look back at the travel news from the past ten years.  After you read The Decade’s Biggest Travel News Stories, see how knowledgeable you are by taking our travel news quiz covering this period. You could win a piece of airline and travel history including items from Pan Am, Cunard, and TWA.
In our December 2019 quiz, the question about which city decided not …

Great Moments in Travel History – January 2020

Although many believe that January is named after Janus, the god of beginnings and time, scholars believe that January is named after janua, the Latin word for door, given that January is the start of the year and hence an opening to new things.
The month of January was created around 450 B.C.E. when the original ten-month Roman calendar was replaced by a 12-month calendar with January at the start.
January is …

The Decade’s Biggest Travel News Stories

Frequent Business Traveler and The Travelist reporters produced over 20,000 news stories and features in the 2010s, fulfilling our mission to be the most trusted source in travel journalism.
Whether you agree that the decade will end in a matter of days or has one more year to go, here are ten stories that nonetheless had a significant impact on travel during the past ten years.

 
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Marriott Acquires Elegant Hotels Group in All-Cash Deal

Marriott Acquires Elegant Hotels Group in All-Cash Deal

Marriott International that has acquired the Barbados-based Elegant Hotels Group.  The acquisition was made through a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Marriott, International Hotel Licensing Company as an all-cash deal.
“Elegant and Marriott are pleased to announce that the Court Order has been delivered to the Registrar of Companies today and accordingly the Scheme has now become effective, in accordance with its terms,” Marriott said in a statement.  “Elegant is now a …