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Moxy Hotels opens Frankfurt property

Moxy Hotels opens Frankfurt property

14th Aug 2016 in Hotel News

Marriott has opened the second German hotel under its Moxy lifestyle brand, located in the Eschborn suburb of Frankfurt. The 176 room hotel features a bright, airy and buzzing lobby, a gym, The Living Room which also features ‘abundant power and USB outlets’ as well as and ‘furiously fast and free Wi-Fi’ for ultimate connectivity, The Moxy dining area with plentiful options for food and drink including fresh juices and a coffee bar and a meeting room. → Read More

Chinese Ministry of Commerce delays Marriott-Starwood merger

Chinese Ministry of Commerce delays Marriott-Starwood merger

8th Aug 2016 in Hotel News

Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts have agreed to a request from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce to extend the time period allowed for the organisation to complete its review of the Marriott-Starwood merger transaction. This additional review period, known as phase three, could last up to 60 days. → Read More

Marriott opens second hotel in Belarus

Marriott opens second hotel in Belarus

6th Aug 2016 in Hotel News

Marriott International opens its second hotel in Belarus with the addition of Minsk Marriott Hotel, the capital’s first five-star internationally rated hotel. The deluxe Minsk Marriott Hotel sits within a new compound located on the Svisloch riverside offering an exceptional range of services under one roof including a sports and entertainment complex, which comprises a state-of-the-art sports arena for 3,000 people complete with cafes and bars, a modern gym, a wellness centre with spa services, a tennis and squash academy and a cinema. → Read More

Marriott debuts AC brand in Brazil

Marriott debuts AC brand in Brazil

31st Jul 2016 in Hotel News

The 225-room AC Hotel Rio de Janeiro Porto Maravilha and the 378-room AC Hotel Rio de Janeiro Barra da Tijuca, have opened their doors, inviting guests to experience Brazil’s newest class of lifestyle hotels. → Read More

Marriott International sees increase in profits during second quarter

Marriott International sees increase in profits during second quarter

28th Jul 2016 in Hotel NewsOrganisations & Operators

Marriott International has reported net income of $247 million for the second quarter of 2016, compared to $240 million in the year-ago quarter. The reported diluted earnings per share was $0.96 over the period, compared to $0.87 in the second quarter of 2015. Arne Sorenson, president and chief executive officer of Marriott International, said: “Marriott’s second quarter results demonstrate the company’s strength.” → Read More

Marriott launches M Live Studio in London

Marriott launches M Live Studio in London

26th Jul 2016 in Hotel NewsTravel Technology News

Marriott International continues to lead the way in digital and social marketing innovation with the launch of the company’s fourth M Live Studio. Located at Marriott’s European headquarters in London, the newest studio will serve as the epicentre for creating real-time content and generating social engagement with travellers in Europe. → Read More

Marriott International extends NBA partnership

Marriott International extends NBA partnership

22nd Jul 2016 in Hotel NewsOrganisations & Operators

Marriott International and the National Basketball Association have announced a partnership extension that will make the global hotel company a partner of several league events, including NBA House Rio, NBA All-Star, and select NBA Global Games. In addition, Marriott International will become an official partner of USA Basketball. → Read More

Breaking Travel News investigates: Punch Room, London Edition

Breaking Travel News investigates: Punch Room, London Edition

20th Jul 2016 in Focus

Situated within the London Edition, Punch Room is a sophisticated establishment designed to rehabilitate the idea of punch in the mind of the modern British drinker. Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole here visits to see how this classic drink has been reinvigorated for the urban elite. → Read More

Courtyard by Marriott expands in Mexico

Courtyard by Marriott expands in Mexico

17th Jul 2016 in Hotel News

Marriott International has signed as agreement to bring the group’s rapidly growing Courtyard brand to Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico. Construction of the 200-room Courtyard property is set to begin in late 2016 and it is expected to open in 2019 → Read More

Marriott to open triple-branded property in Nashville

Marriott to open triple-branded property in Nashville

14th Jul 2016 in Hotel News

Marriott International has broken ground on its first-ever hotel to contain three of its brands in a single building. The landmark project will rise in Nashville’s SoBro neighbourhood, which over the last few years has been transforming into a bustling area filled with restaurants, shopping and entertainment. The 470-room, $137 million hotel is expected to open mid-year in 2018. → Read More

AC Hotel by Marriott breaks ground in San Juan, Puerto Rico

AC Hotel by Marriott breaks ground in San Juan, Puerto Rico

5th Jul 2016 in Hotel News

The ground-breaking ceremony for the first AC Hotel by Marriott in San Juan took place earlier at 1369 Ashford Avenue, a privileged location within the active and progressive Condado Area. Ashford 1369 Hospitality, an affiliate of Interlink, acquired the former Radisson Ambassador Plaza & Casino. A comprehensive renovation of the property will take place to convert it into the sophisticated and contemporary Marriott International brand. → Read More

Xiangshui Bay Marriott Resort & Spa set for Hainan opening

Xiangshui Bay Marriott Resort & Spa set for Hainan opening

4th Jul 2016 in Hotel NewsSpa News

Marriott International is set to open Xiangshui Bay Marriott Resort & Spa, a new beach resort under the flagship Marriott Hotels brand on Southern China’s tropical holiday island of Hainan. The property will add to Marriott Hotel’s growing portfolio of resorts in major leisure destinations around the world. → Read More

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