Marriott

London hotel inventory to jump by 41% in 2020

The London Convention Bureau says that 7,995 hotel rooms across 65 new hotels will open in 2020, adding to 158,956 existing rooms. This figure has risen from 3,222 in 2010, an increase of 41%. Total additions to the hotel market in the UK capital across 2019 and 2020 are expected to reach 121 hotels with 14,840 rooms, a record two-year period for increasing supply of hotel rooms. Of the new rooms ...

New JW Marriott Edmonton debut brings up the 250 in Canada

Located in the centre of Alberta’s Capital City, the newly opened JW Marriott Edmonton claims is now part of Canada’s largest mixed-use and entertainment district.

Marriott to be fined £100m for data breach

US hotel group Marriott International is to be fined £99.2m, reports the BBC.

Three hotel companies exceed the 500,000-room barrier in North America

Three hotel company portfolios now exceed 500,000 rooms in North America, according to census data from STR, provider of research for the global hospitality sector. Marriott International (886,308 hotel rooms), Hilton (703,238) and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (546,716) reported the largest room counts between the US, Canada and Mexico as of 28 May 2019. Using those same three countries and cut-of...

Marriott and Airbnb taking a leaf out of each other’s playbook

Airbnb has announced a move into apartment-style luxury hotel suites in New York City, at a time when Marriott International appears to be ready to launch its own home-rental business, albeit only in the top end for now. The Airbnb move was first reported by The Wall Street Journal and the Marriott riposte has now been confirmed, with their initiative to be named Homes & Villas by Marriott Int...

Marriot & Ritz Macau go dark for worldwide ‘Earth Hour’ movement

JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau will go dark for one hour on 30 March to shine a light on climate action, in support of Earth Hour 2019. Both hotels will join millions around the world in turning off their lights at 8:30pm local time, to illuminate a powerful message about environmental awareness and action. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) created the annual global environmental ...

Breaking: Marriott hit by hack that could affect 500 million users

The Marriott chain of hotels has been hit by a hack that could affect half a billion users, it has been revealed. The company says its database of customer information, used to book rooms at its Starwood properties, has been accessed by unauthorised users for the last four years. The information on the database included people’s credit card information. Marriott says the hackers may have stolen th...