Tag Archives: Marriott

Ritz-Carlton plans to put its brand on luxury cruise ships

Ritz-Carlton is a brand that defined luxury in the lodging industry. Now, that name will be emblazoned on a new cruising and yachting venture aimed at upscale vacationers.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co., a subsidiary of the hospitality giant Marriott International Inc., announced Thursday that it is launching the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, a high-end yachting and cruising endeavor that will take to the seas in 2019.

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Marriott Now Requires 48 Hours for Cancellations

Back in 2015, TravelPulse’s Pat Clarke reported that Marriott Hotels, along with Hilton International, were toughening their cancellation policies.

At the time, the two global hoteliers were making the revolutionary move to dial back travelers’ ability to make same-day cancellations with no penalty. Starting Jan. 1, 2016, customers who couldn’t give at least 24-hours notice for a room cancellation would be charged the equivalent of one night’s room rate.

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Marriott Marquis Chicago will open this fall

The 1,205-room Marriott Marquis Chicago will open adjacent to the city’s McCormick Place this fall.

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So far, so good under Marriott for new Starwood hotels

REPORT FROM THE U.S.—Operators of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide-branded properties that opened just after the company’s acquisition by Marriott International have so far found the transition rather smooth.

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Marriott and Starwood Reveal the Future of Their Luxury Brands

It’s been more than a year since Marriott International entered talks to buy Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and the speculation—about which brands will survive, what the loyalty program will look like, timing, and more—has been constant.

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