"Yeah, but we don't kill our black people." Sitting in the faux-Spanish décor of the over-air-conditioned Marriott Hotel near the Miami International Airport, that was, in the end, the only thing I could say. We had been hanging around on the clay-colored sofas, talking business, and during a lull the conversation moved to Ferguson. Show More Summary
Last week, the NY Times' Joe Sharkey discovered that both Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International have changed their cancellations policies for most of their hotels. Typically, guests would have until 6pm the day of arrival to cancel their reservation without charge. Show More Summary
Ever since we first heard about Marriott International's plans to import the AC Hotels brand from Europe into the United States, we've been incredibly curious to see the finished product. And now we have--at the AC Hotel New Orleans....Show More Summary
Federal regulators fined Marriott International $600,000 last month for using a jamming device to block a hotel visitor from using a personal hotspot device while the hotel charged to use its wireless Internet.
Free Wi-Fi will be available as a standard benefit at greater than 3,800 hotel properties worldwide to all 47 million members of Marriott Rewards who book reservations through the official booking channels offered by Marriott International,...Show More Summary
Africa is the next growth market for Marriott, and here's how the company is making an even smarter investment there.
What’s Happening — 2014 PRSA International Conference at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, all day — “Even This I Get to Experience” with Norman Lear at Sixth & I, 7 p.m. The Revolving Door Know someone starting or leaving a job?...Show More Summary
After a Courtyard by Marriott in Manhattan was embarrassingly outed for "code injecting" a few years back, we kinda thought that Marriott International would learn from this lesson and drop all their WiFi shenanigans, especially after telling us how much of a priority free and working WiFi are for them. Show More Summary
Marriott International will pay a $600,000 fine for jamming conference attendees' own Wi-Fi networks at its Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, forcing them to pay hefty prices to use the hotel's own connection. While jamming...Show More Summary
Marriott International Inc. must pay a $600,000 fine for using technology to block visitors at a Nashville hotel from using their personal hotspot devices, the Federal Communications Commission announced Friday.
Marriott International was fined $600,000 by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for blocking personal Wi-Fi Hot Spots using internet blocking technology at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Show More Summary
This will make your blood boil. Marriott International admitted that it de-authenticated visitor and exhibitor connections to their mobile hotspots at Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center, requiring them to pay as much as $1,000 per device to link to the hotel's Wi-Fi system, the FCC disclosed today. Show More Summary
Following the trend of marketers becoming publishers, Marriott International is launching a global creative and content marketing studio to handle internal work for its portfolio of 18 travel-related brands. "We view this as the opportunity...Show More Summary
How it started: Lester & Charlie got a call from Mark Felt this week and, predictably, he told us to “follow the money.” The money in question was a $1,000 campaign contribution from Marriott International to an incumbent RepublicanShow More Summary
In an attempt to bolster the wages of hotel housekeepers, Marriott International has partnered with Maria Shriver's A Woman's Nation to launch a new tipping initiative. They're calling it "The Envelope Please" (because cleaning rooms...Show More Summary
When you're staying at a hotel, tip your housekeeper! That's the message from Marriott International (MAR). It is placing envelopes in more than 160,000 rooms in the United States and Canada to encourage tipping the people who clean guest rooms. Show More Summary
Beginning today, upwards of a thousand Republican leaders and activists from California’s 58 counties will converge on the Marriott Hotel near Los Angeles International Airport for the biannual convention of the California Republican Party. Show More Summary
Here's a mixed blessing for you: Marriott International will be encouraging guests in its hotels to tip the housekeepers by leaving envelopes for that purpose in rooms. Which... on the one hand, anything that improves low levels of tipping for this group of overwhelmingly female, mostly low-paid workers is good. Show More Summary