News & Articles - Marriott

  • World’s Largest Hotel Chain Ramps up Guidance for Meetings Professionals

    Marriott International has introduced a series of efforts to help event hosts and organizers plan and execute meetings so attendees can “connect with confidence.” The changes include enhanced sanitation guidelines, new operational training for associates and increased use of conference technologies to ensure customers are able to come together when they are ready. Marriott has also created more content on its digital platform about redefined processes and reimagined spaces to provide additional context and information for designing successful events in the…

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  • Major Hotel Chains Require Guests Wear Face Masks  

    Just days after the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) released a Safe Stay Guest Checklist, hotel giants have extended mask requirements to guests. Marriott International, Hyatt Hotel Corp., InterContinental Hotels Group and Hilton Hotels and Resorts, among others, now expect patrons to wear masks in all public spaces, including meeting areas, restaurants, bars and fitness centres. Previously, masks were required for employees only. “As part of our commitment to clean, we made it a brand standard that associates wear…

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  • Unifor members at Courtyard by Marriott achieve major job security gains

    Press Release Workers at the Courtyard by Marriott in Toronto are the fourth Local 7575 unit to negotiate significant improvements after joining Unifor. Unifor has achieved a guarantee that there will be no conversion of the hotel to condominiums for the duration of the collective agreement. “Like so many hotel workers in Toronto, Courtyard members were staring down the barrel of imminent condominium conversion,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Winning job security for the duration of this collective agreement is such a critical…

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  • Marriott’s commission reduction: Don’t say you weren’t warned!

    By Shimon Avish Six months ago, in a prescient article by the GBTA Meetings Committee, the specter of a reduction or elimination of hotel commissions was explored. And as of last month, that possibility is now a reality, thanks to the folks at Marriott reducing commissions from 10 to seven per cent in North America. Do we believe this is the final reduction in commissions, or only the first step? Let the chaos begin! The only question that matters now…

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  • Marriott acquisition of Starwood set to change travel buying forever

    Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood is set to change the hotel industry significantly. Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s (CWT) latest white paper shows corporate travel buyers need to start thinking about the implications now and start planning how it will change their travel programs. Scott Brennan, CWT EVP and Head of Global Supplier Management, said, “Consolidation in the hotel industry isn’t new but the Marriott/Starwood tie-up is likely to change the way corporate travel is bought and sold. Everyone has to think very carefully…

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  • Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Steelcase, and IDEO collaborate to innovate on the future of meetings and work

    The nature of work is changing: it’s mobile, fast-paced and global. While most people demand choice and control to work when and how they want, wherever they are, working remotely doesn’t always offer consistent options when it comes to access, comforts and convenience. Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Marriott International (NYSE:MAR); Steelcase, the world’s leading workplace experience provider; and global design and innovation consultancy, IDEO, recently announced a collaboration to design, create and test innovative concepts and solutions for the future of work and meetings in hotels. The collaboration comes to life this week as a showcase of these potential solutions is unveiled at the Marriott Hotels & Resorts Global General Manager Conference in Los Angeles.

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