Marriott International has reported fourth quarter 2016 results, the first since the completion of its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. In the quarter the combined company reported net income of $244 million, a 21 per cent increase over 2015 fourth quarter net income of $202 million.
Key International has announced a $15 million renovation plan for its Marriott Stanton South Beach property. This news follows the completion of initial upgrades – the January 2017 opening of Baja-inspired Mexican eatery Lolos Surf Cantina – and will succeed with a multitude of new amenities and enhancements.
Based on actual hands-on guest research and feedback, Marriott International will now offer Marriott Rewards members a dynamic mobile experience personalised for them. Today marks the launch of the newly redesigned and engaging Marriott Mobile app for iOS users in five languages, with Android coming soon.
Sandals Resorts International has announced a new partnership with Marriott International to bring AC Hotels by Marriott to the Caribbean. This is the first partnership between the hospitality companies and the first time SRI will manage a brand it did not create.
Marriott International has signed a letter of intent with a joint venture between The Bernstein Companies and Boston Properties to develop its new corporate headquarters and hotel project in downtown Bethesda. The selected site is located at 7750 Wisconsin Avenue, at the corner of Wisconsin and Norfolk Avenues and spans two-blocks to the south and one block west to Woodmont Avenue, just a short walk from the Bethesda Metro station.
W Hotels Worldwide is planning to debut the iconic W Hotels brand in Hungary with the opening of W Budapest. Located in the heart of the city at Andrassy Avenue, the hotel will be housed in the impressive Drechsler Palace which will be fully renovated to bring the brand’s cutting-edge, contemporary design to life.
The flagship of JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts in Vietnam, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa will open its doors to public later this month, making it the first international luxury hotel brand on Phu Quoc island. The resort offers a selection of 243 lavish rooms, suites, apartments and villas.
Marriott International has further expanded in Algeria with the opening of its seventh hotel in the country, Sheraton Annaba. The company already operates six hotels in Algeria including Constantine Marriott Hotel, Renaissance Tlemcen Hotel, Sheraton Club des Pins, Sheraton Oran, Le Meridien Oran and Four Points by Sheraton Oran amounting to 1,580 rooms.
Marriott International is opening its design-led Aloft Taipei Beitou Hotel, the second Aloft in Taipei, which brings a modern twist to the century-old hot spring destination of Beitou. Featuring vibrant design and innovative technology, the 292-room hotel is just steps from a multitude of hot springs, and a quick five-minute stroll to two Metro stations, enabling easy access to Taipei’s downtown area and attractions.
Edition Hotels, a brand collaboration between Marriott and hotelier Ian Schrager, has partnered with next-generation wellness collective Yoga for Bad People to produce a series of in-room fitness amenities for guests. Edition will be taking the next step into holistic wellness available at their guests’ fingertips to satisfy travellers checking in for leisure of business.
Govert Deketh has taken the helm of London Marriott Hotel County Hall just prior to the completion of its major refurbishment and relaunch. The 206 room London hotel recently re-opened and has been transformed during a year-long extensive renovation programme which has combined the historic beauty of the building and the very best in contemporary hotel design.
The Sanya EDITION celebrated its official launch earlier with a glamorous opening party. Over 200 socialites, celebrities and international media attended the grand opening of the beachfront property, the latest addition to EDITION hotels, the brand conceived by legendary hotel visionary Ian Schrager in a partnership with Marriott International.