Marriott International and Tripadvisor Announce Instant Booking Partnership
Jun 18 15
Marriott International, Inc. and TripAdvisor announced they are expanding their partnership and will add Marriott's global hotel portfolio to the TripAdvisor Instant Booking platform. The agreement also signifies a strategic partnership between Marriott and TripAdvisor to introduce new customers to Marriott s broad portfolio of 19 brands. The result is mutually beneficial to both partners from a strategic and economic standpoint. Marriott's partnership with TripAdvisor will make it easy for consumers to book the hotels, and allows Marriott to build a direct relationship with these guests even before arrival. The agreement also maintains the ability to control where the rates and inventory for Marriott s hotels are displayed. The partnership will continue to enables to offer the best benefits, such as Marriott Rewards and Ritz-Carlton Rewards points to the customers who choose to book directly on channels, including Marriott.com.
Marriott International, Inc. Opens New Hotels in Poland and the Netherlands
Jun 11 15
Marriott International has opened two new properties in Europe; Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Gdynia, Poland. Both properties will operate under a franchise agreement with Scandinavian Hospitality Management and will showcase the brand s new European design, which focuses on blending technology and style To meet the needs of business travellers, the European Courtyard Hotel design combines business functionality with a spacious, uncluttered style. Travellers can enjoy appealing and convenient food and drink options 24 hours a day and the dynamic lobby spaces feature free Wifi, flexible seating and smart, inspiring interior design that welcomes and invigorates guests. An interactive GoBoard screen provides up to the minute news, weather and local information so guests are always in touch. Courtyard Amsterdam Arena Atlas is in the business district Amsterdam Zuidoost, just 13 minutes train journey from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and 10 minutes on the metro from the city centre. It is also close to some of the city s large venues, including Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam ArenA and Heineken Music Hall. The 175-room property comprises 21 Premium and 154 Standard rooms, all of which have 42-inch Smart LED TV and complimentary Wifi. Six meeting rooms have latest AV, high speed Wifi access and natural light. The large meeting room has capacity for 140 guests. Courtyard Gdynia Waterfront offers 200 rooms. 134 Premium, 54 Standard, 11 Business, and one suite with views over the sea. A large, moveable desk, ergonomic chair, 40-inch LCD HD TV and a laptop sized safe along with complimentary Wifi throughout the hotel allows guests to tailor their working environment to their requirements. The hotel has nine meeting rooms including a 491 sq. meter ballroom which can be divided into four areas with a foyer and adjacent terrace boasting a BBQ and picnic area Gdynia celebrates the great outdoors and there is a large choice of sporting activities, indoors and out, close to the hotel, including bike-riding, horse-riding, fly fishing, water sports, squash, volleyball and golf. GåRD Nordic Kitchen will serve freshly prepared food in both hotels, inspired by traditional Scandinavian recipes. The hotel s restaurants are designed to attract local business as well as hotel guests and ensure a lively and energising atmosphere. Guests will be able to earn points for their stay towards free holidays, flights, room nights and more through Marriott Rewards, a frequent traveller programme with 50 million members worldwide offering exclusive membership privileges across 3,800 hotels and 74 countries.
Marriott International, Inc. Opens the AC Hotel Miami Beach
Jun 8 15
Marriott International, Inc. officially opened the AC Hotel Miami Beach. The opening of AC Hotel Miami Beach furthers the AC brand's U.S. expansion in the lifestyle space, catering to the creativity and passions of travelers with a millennial mindset. AC Hotel Miami Beach is designed for those creative, well-traveled, entrepreneurial spirits who are constantly on the go and who appreciate the oasis of a well-designed hotel that allows them to welcome moments of tranquility, be present and connect with others. Everything at AC Hotels by Marriott is created with intention. It edits away what is unnecessary in order to provide guests with thoughtfully designed moments of elegance that elevate their stay. The brand's style features clean, simple and crisp lines, marrying sophisticated European style with a distinctly modern feel. Designed by Miami-based Kobi Karp Architecture, AC Hotel Miami Beach features the brand's signature open-concept spaces outfitted with modern furnishings and decor, and thoughtfully selected modern artifacts and treasures. The seven-story hotel includes communal spaces that offer technology and complimentary WIFI for guests and locals to work, connect, explore and socialize. A destination for hobnobbing, the vibrant rooftop pool with ocean views serves as the focal point of the hotel, inviting guests and locals to unwind and enjoy a cocktail or snack. The guest rooms are designed to provide an oasis of modern design, with sleek furnishings, open closet system and hardwood floors. The AC Kitchen is open daily for breakfast, offering sweet and savory tarts, freshly baked croissants and a selection of artisan cured meats and cheeses. On-site parking, a fitness center and 270 sq. ft. of meeting space round out the hotels offerings. Located at 2912 Collins Avenue, the 150-room hotel was developed in partnership with Miami's Robert Finvarb Companies.