Benchmark and Gemstone unveil new company, four distinct brands

The launch of the combined companies, to be known as “BENCHMARK”, will include over 70 hotels, resorts and conference centers, 8,000 guestrooms, 10,000 employees and a combined management team of hospitality executives from both companies.

By |September 26th, 2016|

Marriott completes Starwood acquisition to create world’s largest hotel company

The new company will operate or franchise more than 5,700 properties and 1.1 million rooms, representing 30 brands from the moderate-tier to luxury in over 110 countries. Customers will now see their Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards & SPG Status matched across all loyalty programs.

By |September 23rd, 2016|

T’ang Court at The Langham, Shanghai, only restaurant in Mainland China to be awarded three Michelin stars

The three Michelin-star winner will be featured in the inaugural 2017 Shanghai Michelin Guide.

By |September 23rd, 2016|

Marriott Rewards launches program catering to Chinese travelers

'Li Yu' makes overseas feel just like home with one-to-one service over WeChat, Mandarin-speaking staff, and specially prepared food and drink.

By |September 23rd, 2016|

Starwood growth propelled by Specialty Select brands

Aloft, Element and Four Points by Sheraton are all on track to sign an all-time high record number of new deals, with 132 hotel deals signed and 30 hotels opened so far in 2016.

By |September 22nd, 2016|

Dutch hotel market continues to increase; Belgium under pressure

In Belgium, the hotel market is suffering after the terrorist attacks in Brussels in March. The occupancies have dropped significantly this year, and the average room rates are also in decline.

By |September 22nd, 2016|

Marriott’s #MGravityRoom showcases brand transformation

Next month, the brand will officially launch M Beta at Charlotte Marriott City Center, a “live beta” hotel where guests are invited to test the newest and best product and services concepts first-hand and give feedback in real-time.

By |September 22nd, 2016|

Six Senses launches new enhanced sleep standard

The Sleep with Six Senses program starts with an online questionnaire that allows a dedicated Sleep Ambassador to prepare in advance of the guest arrival.

By |September 21st, 2016|

New UK hotel brand, Principal, launching from Starwood Capital

Principal is a collection of city-centre hotels based in landmark buildings in exceptional locations across the United Kingdom.

By |September 21st, 2016|

Marriott and Starwood merger date set for September 23

The merger transaction has received approval from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, the last regulatory approval required to complete the merger.

By |September 21st, 2016|