Marriott Marquis

Here’s How Marriott’s CEO Defends Resort Fees

This past week, DC's Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Marriott regarding their resort fees. This is something that many consumers have been pleased about, given the frustration largely associated with the spread of these fees (known as resort…

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Review: TWA Hotel New York JFK

This past week I finally had the chance to stay at the TWA Hotel JFK. I don't think I've ever been this excited about staying at an airport hotel... or even about staying at any hotel, for that matter. Not only is this hotel an aviation geek's dream,…

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Tokyo Flight Simulator 4

AMAZING: Tokyo Hotel Will Have In-Room Flight Simulator

If I won a hundred million dollars in the lottery tomorrow, the first thing I'd do is buy one of those $6 million full motion flight simulators that airlines use. Okay, that might not actually be what I'd do with the money, but I'd sure be tempted to…

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Hotel Talisa 1

Marriott’s Hotel Talisa Rebrands As Grand Hyatt Vail

I always find it interesting when a hotel decides to leave one hotel group for another. In some cases these kinds of changes are justified, and a hotel could do much better with another hotel group. In other cases it sure seems to me like hotel owners…

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Attorney General Sues Marriott Over Resort Fees

One of the most annoying trends in the hotel industry is resort fees, destination fees, facility fees… whatever you’d like to call them. Essentially these are added mandatory charges that hotels tack on to the room rate. Hotels charge these fees for…

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Pullman Bucharest

Hotel Fined For Breakfast List Data Breach

In the past couple of days I've written about how both British Airways and Marriott are facing nine figure fines for GDPR violations related to their data breaches. These fines can be up to 4% of a company's annual revenue, so the fines have the potential…

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Motif Seattle Hotel

Destination Hotels Joining World Of Hyatt

One of Hyatt’s disadvantages is that they don’t have nearly the global footprint of Hilton, Marriott, or IHG. However, I’ve been impressed by the ways in which they’ve creatively tried to expand their portfolio, both through partnerships and through…

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Gritti Palace Hotel

13 Points Hotels I Hope To Stay At

Miles & points can let you have some pretty incredible experiences for pennies on the dollar. With airline miles you can fly almost any first or business class product in the world, as there are very few aspirational products that aren't bookable with…

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Grand Hyatt Baha Mar

Save $60 At Grand Hyatt With Amex Offers (Targeted)

For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on…

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Filed Under: American Express, Hotels
Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos 3

Resort At Pedregal Becoming Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos

This is super exciting. While Hilton has a huge global portfolio, historically one of the issues they've had is that they've been lagging in the luxury market. They don't have as many "aspirational" properties as Marriott and Hyatt, in my opinion. The…

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Fairmont Quebec

New Amex Offer For Fairmont & Sofitel Stays

For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on…

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Filed Under: American Express, Fairmont
Alila Fort Bishangarh

Alila Hotels Joining World Of Hyatt (Full Details)

I am so excited about this development! One of Hyatt’s disadvantages is that they don’t have nearly the global footprint of Hilton, Marriott, or IHG. However, I’ve been impressed by the ways in which they’ve creatively tried to expand their portfolio,…

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Ritz Carlton Portland

Portland Getting A Ritz-Carlton In 2023

While there are plenty of Ritz-Carlton properties in the pipeline, I find this development to be especially interesting. It has just been announced that Marriott has signed a contract with BPM Real Estate Group to open a Ritz-Carlton in Portland, Oregon.…

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Ritz Carlton Tokyo

Marriott’s New STARS & Luminous Programs

We've seen Marriott and Starwood align many aspects of their guest experience over the past year, including the formation of the Marriott Bonvoy program. Shortly Marriott will finally be aligning some of their major programs for select travel agents,…

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New JW Marriott Maldives: Book Overwater Villa With Points

The Maldives is a bucket list vacation destination for many, though historically there have been a limited number of options for redeeming points. Lately we've seen a significant improvement in the opportunities to redeem points for hotels in the Maldives:…

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Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

Labor Dispute Closes Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

There are some strange reasons that hotels might either have a delayed opening, or might be closed temporarily. For example, the St. Regis Cairo may never open because it's owned by a Qatari company. Meanwhile in Abu Dhabi, the Grand Hyatt mysteriously…

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Four Seasons New York

Awesome Amex Offer For Four Seasons Stays

For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on…

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Filed Under: American Express, Hotels
Hyatt Place St Petersburg

Save $75 At Hyatt With Amex Offers (Targeted)

For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Hotels
Grand Hyatt New York

Delusion: Hotels Think Guests Like Mandatory Fees

I'd say resort and destination fees are about as popular with consumers as loyalty program devaluations (commonly referred to by program leaders as "enhancements"). But not everyone thinks so, apparently. An organization representing New York City hotels…

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