Tag: Marriott Hotels

View All Tags

/ / / / / / / / / /

5 New Hotels for Boston

June 24, 2015 at 9:27 AM | by | Comments (0)

Every month, we tell you which hotel openings you need to know about (and which, inevitably, miss their deadlines). While we have a healthy list of arrivals around the world, there are a few places that are either consistently popular or having a bit of a hotel moment, so “new hotels for…” gives you a rundown of the openings you will want to know about for a particular destination.

Hey Boston! We probably don’t need to tell you this, but you have a major construction boom going on. Offices, (expensive) condominiums – the number of high-rises either in progress or being planned are set to change the city’s skyline dramatically. Among all those developments are a number of hotels; here are five of them that are headed your way.

more ›

/ / / / /

TripAdvisor Teaming Up With Marriott To Make Booking That Much Easier

June 19, 2015 at 9:25 AM | by | Comments (0)

Booking your next stay at a Marriott property just got that much easier, so maybe you’ll be enjoying one of those new social hour things before you know it.

It’s all because of a new partnership between Marriott and TripAdvisor, as per Bloomberg Business the two will now kind of be joining forces when it comes to making a room reservation or two. Through the use of TripAdvisor, one will be able to book rooms within the Marriott portfolio of brands. We can only imagine the thinking here is that someone would be so enamored with all those traveler photos that in only a few clicks he or she would be counting down the days until check-in.

more ›

/ / / /

Residence Inn Mixing Things Up With New Social Hour Events

June 12, 2015 at 8:55 AM | by | Comments (0)

Staying at a Residence Inn is more often than not about business or a similar mission. That means your hotel stay is probably not focused on interacting with the other guests and hanging about the property. Well the folks over at Marriott are trying to change that, as they’re introducing something they’re calling The Residence Inn Mix.

Think of it as kind of an updated take on happy hour, as Residence Inn by Marriott looks to spice up its evening offerings. Events are planned for three nights each and every week, and with the different days come a different theme. Offerings will include things like food trucks, small bites and samples from local restaurants, or maybe just an outdoor grilling experience.

more ›

/ / / /

Marriott Hotels to Let Guests Stream Netflix Through the In-Room TV

June 10, 2015 at 4:08 PM | by | Comments (0)

You won't have to pay for premium internet access to watch episodes of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schdmit" when staying at a Marriott Hotel.

The hotel company has just announced that its flagship Marriott brand will allow guests access to Netflix via the in-room television. Guests will need a Netflix account to sign into the app or they can sign-up for a plan during their stay. The sign-on information will then be cleared away from the TV after they checkout.

Several other Marriott brands have already been offering Netflix through the TVs such as AC Hotels and Edition Hotels. The snapshot above is how Netflix looks on the Edition Hotels.

Currently, the Netflix service is available at New York Marriott East Side, San Jose Marriott, Princeton Marriott, Newport Marriott, Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Solana and Bethesda Marriott Suites. It should be available in 100 Marriott hotels by the end of the year and in all 300+ Marriotts by the end of 2016.

[Photo: HotelChatter]

/ / / / / /

Marriott Now Checking You in Right from Your Apple Watch

June 1, 2015 at 8:55 AM | by | Comments (0)

The IT folks over at Marriott have been working overtime. First there was that ability to chat and make requests right from their app, and now it looks like they’re enabling you to check-in to your room right from your Apple Watch.

Hit up the App Store to ensure you have the most up-to-date version of the software, as you’re going to want to test this out on your next stay. In short, the Marriott Apple Watch app will allow you to check-in at the front desk with all your reservation information right on your wrist.

more ›

/ / / / /

Along with New Rooms, Roofnic This Summer at Marriott Park Lane

Go To The Hotel's Web 
  Site Where: 140 Park Lane, London, United Kingdom, W1K 7AA
June 1, 2015 at 8:25 AM | by | Comments (0)

London doesn’t have as many hotel rooftops as, say, New York, but the Marriott Park Lane is adding one to the short list of options – if only for this summer. Called Roofnic (and inspired by the idea of picnicking on the roof), the rooftop has taken over a formerly disused space at the hotel on the corner of Park Lane and Oxford Street.

The 100-seat pop-up is the result of an internal competition among hotel employees on what to do with the space. It’s first-come, first-serve and will run every day 10am-10pm until September, when a winter alternative should arrive. Meanwhile, remember that GM getting hands-on with the hotel’s renovations? They’re being wrapped up this month – a few renderings below.

more ›

/ / /

An Inside Look at the Kauai Marriott on Kalapaki Beach

May 20, 2015 at 7:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

The 356-room Kauai Marriott in Lihue starts out on the right foot: with a free shuttle right from the airport, not a service many resorts on the island offer. Within six minutes, guests are beachfront on Kalapaki Beach, widely considered the most swimmable resort beach in Kauai.

The pool is magnificent and is the largest single-level pool on the island. The keiki (kids) pool has a slide that lands in shallow water which is for children under 12. The renovated oceanfront king room we stayed in was pretty and comfy with a large balcony with views of both the massive pool and the gorgeous beach.

more ›

/ / /

Marriott Wants to Be App, Er At, Your Service

May 18, 2015 at 8:26 AM | by | Comments (0)

Good news for those who carry the Marriott Mobile App in their pocketsand we’re not talking about Apple Pay—as the hotel technology in your pocket is up for your questions and answers at any time.

Hotel guests, travelers, or whatever you want to call them now have a new way to interact with over 500 Marriott properties around the globe. Fire up the Marriott Mobile App, and from there select the 'Mobile Request' option. This allows one to request amenities, services, and other goodies right from your phone—think extra pillows, extra towels, or just some one-on-one hotel attention before your stay.

more ›

/ / / / / / /

Opening This Month: New Hotels for May 2015

May 5, 2015 at 1:24 PM | by | Comment (1)

Finding a hotel room is easy. Simply go on the Internet or use your smartphone and voila! You're booked. But if you are only interested in new hotels, then that's a different story. Luckily, you have us. And we're obsessed with new hotels. Here's a list of hotels that have opened or are opening this month (and a few that aren't going to make it.) Got a new hotel to add? Send it to us!

OPENINGS

· NEW YORK EDITION: As we told you last week, the latest edition of Edition Hotels will open on May 12 in New York's iconic Clocktower Building. Rooms right now are going for $675 a night, before taxes. Learn more about what's inside the hotel here.

· LEGOLAND HOTEL WINTER HAVEN: Another Legoland Hotel will open in the U.S. on May 15, this time in Winter Haven, Florida, adjacent to the Legoland theme park there. There will be 152 rooms with four different Lego themes to choose from--pirate, kingdom, adventure or Lego Friends from Heartlake City, which is a new category for the Legoland Hotels brand. Rooms are sold-out on opening weekend but rates on May 19 start at $199 a night. Read more about what's it like inside a Legoland Hotel here.

more ›

/ / / / / / / / /

HNB: Ritz-Carlton Drops Phoenix and Starwood is for Sale, as are Schrager's Tales

April 30, 2015 at 3:03 PM | by | Comments (0)

So much hotel news, so little time – here are a few snippets to keep you up to date with the latest news from around the world!>

· RITZ-CARLTON PHOENIX TO BECOME AN AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION HOTEL: There's one less Ritz-y place to stay in Phoenix as the Ritz-Carlton there will be rebranded into an Autograph Collection Hotel, run by Destination Hotels. Per this press release, the property will close in July and will reopen in early 2016 as an Autograph Collection hotel. Perhaps they took note of this commenter's observation on our OpenThread in October:

However, the Ritz Phoenix is startlingly dilapidated and dated. I'm surprised it still meets the chain's standards. The lobby is pleasant enough but the rooms and especially bathrooms are ancient and unpleasant.

So far, there's no message on the Ritz site about the closure and we were able to make reservations for July online so the exact closing date doesn't seem to be so set in stone. We're sure that will change soon though.

more ›

/ / / / / / / /

The New York Edition is Prepping for Guests and a Grand Opening 'Festival'

Go To The Hotel's Web 
  Site Where: 5 Madison Avenue [map], New York, NY, United States, 10010
April 30, 2015 at 1:24 PM | by | Comments (0)

We've only just recovered from the opening excitement of the Miami Beach Edition last November but now we're gearing up to do it all over again.

Ian Schrager and Marriott Hotels will open their fourth Edition Hotel--the New York Edition-- inside the iconic 1909 Clocktower Building on Madison Avenue on May 12. As Schrager himself told HotelChatter in February, the New York Edition plans on celebrating its opening with not just one day or night of festivities but rather, with a series of special events spread out over the next three months.

What those special events will be, we don't know yet, but we do know a little bit more about what will be inside this edition of Edition.

The modern luxury hotel will have 273 guest rooms that more closely resemble the cozy feel of the London Edition rather than the open plan of Miami Beach Edition. But since each Edition hotel is meant to be its own "custom-made-one-off", the New York Edition will certainly have its own defining look--one that blends the old and the new. And of course, the Schrager.

more ›

/ / / / / / /

Aside from Starwood Hotels, Who Else Has an App for Apple Watch?

April 27, 2015 at 4:44 PM | by | Comments (0)

We're highly doubtful that an Apple Watch will change the way you stay in a hotel (#googleglass #neverforget) but the watch will give travelers some new technology to try out during their hotel stay.

Starwood Hotels were the first out the gate with an Apple Watch app for their Starwood Preferred Guest program. This app will let guests check-in, check-out and open their room door--should they be staying at one of the 118 Aloft and W Hotels that are equipped with the right technology. On the heels of that announcement, Marriott Hotels said they too would have an Apple Watch app, one that would allow guests to use Apple Pay to book their hotel room at 12 participating Marriott Hotels (the Apple Pay roll-out will begin this summer.) However, you can use the Marriott app to book a room, manage reservations, check-in and check-out, and receive a "Room Ready Alert."

And now, here comes the OTAs.

Expedia and its subsidaries, Hotels.com and Hotwire and rival last-minute booking app, HotelTonight have all released Apple Watch apps. Here's what they claim to do:

more ›