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What It's Like Being an Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott?

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August 4, 2010 at 4:10 PM | by | ()

We've been so wrapped up in the forthcoming Edition Hotels from Marriott that we've been neglecting their other brand---The Autograph Collection which is compromised of independent hotels rather than Marriott-branded properties.

Over the past few months Marriott has been slowly adding independent boutique hotels to this collection, including the Hotel Duval in Tallahassee, Florida, which is now the 11th hotel in the collection. The hotel is still rather new, having re-opened last October after a multi-million dollar renovation.

Obviously, Marriott benefits from these partnerships with independent hotels by looking "cool" in the eyes of loyal Marriott guests, who now have a wider choice when booking their next stay. And the independent hotels benefit from the partnership because they can tap into Marriott's extensive guest network.

But how do these partnerships really work? We recently spoke with the Hotel Duval's general manager, Marc Bauer about what being an Autograph Collection hotel means for the hotel and its guests.

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