Reflecting Marriott International’s increasing focus on global markets, the company announced today the improvement of its Brazilian booking website, www.marriott.com.br, in a partnership with Booking.com, to allow guests in that country to make their reservations in local currency online or on their mobile devices (m.marriott.com.br).
Marriott International has announced the opening of the 155-unit The OCT Harbour, Shenzhen Marriott Executive Apartments. This is Marriott International’s first extended stay property in South China, showing its continued growth and commitment to China.
Marriott International has entered into a non-binding letter of intent for the sale of three Edition hotels subject to long-term management agreements. The three hotels - located in London, Miami Beach, and Manhattan - are currently owned by Marriott and are under construction.
Marriott Hotels, the signature brand of Marriott International, is “re-imagining” traditional meeting spaces to meet a growing demand for more inspiring and creative work environments. Marriott Hotels is re-thinking everything from boardrooms, breakouts and pre-function spaces, taking a holistic approach to meetings and seamlessly integrating service, technology and contemporary design.
Marriott International has launched a number of strategic energy saving initiatives in Europe to reduce carbon dioxide or C02 emissions versus annual targets by an additional seven per cent over the next three years. Forged in response to the company’s global goal of reducing energy and water consumption by 20 per cent by 2020, the initiatives will build on Marriott’s decades-long commitment to preserving and protecting the environment.
Stephen Garff Marriott, Executive Vice President for Culture at Marriott International, the global hotel company founded by his grandparents in 1927, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013, after a prolonged battle with a degenerative mitochondrial disease. He was 54 years old.
Marriott International has announced the 298-room Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel will join its portfolio of more than 3,800 properties worldwide on July 1st 2013 under a franchise agreement with WB AMBASSADOR. Located in the heart of the city, the historic property will become the most recent addition to Marriott International’s signature global brand, Marriott Hotels, and represents the company’s 12th property in Paris.
Reflecting the transformative change happening at its properties, the iconic Marriott Hotels, the signature brand of Marriott International has launched a new multi-year global marketing campaign. Called ‘Travel Brilliantly’, the campaign reflects the lifestyle of the next generation of travellers, who seamlessly blend work and play in a mobile and global world.
Beginning on May 19, Marriott Executive Apartments Manama Bahrain and Residence Inn by Marriott Manama Juffair celebrated “Associate Appreciation Week 2013.” Marriott properties around the world celebrated with a week’s worth of activities, community service opportunities and events.
A prominent hotel in downtown Little Rock, Ark. raised the flag of Marriott Hotels and Resorts for the first time on May 2, 2013 representing a significant change to city’s River Market district and convention center neighborhood.
Alex Kyriakidis, president, Middle East & Africa, Marriott Hotels, speaks to Breaking Travel News at AHIC 2013 in Dubai.