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1 hr ago | Daily Kos

Marriott will encourage guests to tip housekeepers. Um, yay?

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.

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Related Topix: Marriott International

5 hrs ago | Travel World News

The Luxury Collection Celebrates 140th Anniversary of Hotel Imperial...

As part of a multi-million dollar investment to restore one of Europe's most iconic hotels under The Luxury Collection, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today unveiled the restored public spaces at Hotel Imperial, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna. The one-year, $14M restoration of the hotel's ground floor, which includes the landmark lobby, a signature restaurant, destination bar, Imperial Cafe and Imperial Torte shop, and private event venues, was led by British interior designer Alex Kravetz, in close collaboration with the Bundesdenkmalamt .

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Related Topix: World News, Austria, Starwood Hotel and Resorts Worldwide, Travel/Tourism, Vienna, Austria Travel, Austria Travel, Europe Travel, Arts, Interior Design

9 hrs ago | The Day

Massachusetts gaming panel wants to hear more from Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun and Wynn Resorts will get another chance to address the Massachusetts Gaming Commission this morning when the commission resumes deliberations that are expected to lead to the awarding of a casino license for the Greater Boston area. The commission adjourned Monday after discussing the casino operators' responses to tailored conditions the commission has proposed attaching to the license award.

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Related Topix: Destination Hotels and Resorts, Gaming, Wynn Resorts, Boston, MA, Charlestown (Boston, MA)

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Forbes.com

Let's Celebrate Global Tourism's Contributions on September 27 - World Tourism Day

I'm Ed Fuller, an internationally recognized hospitality industry leader, educator and author. I recently concluded a 40-year career with Marriott International where my experience included chief sales & marketing officer, global leadership in crisis management, future business assessment, top-level customer relationship management and long-term strategy development that applied corporate philosophies, delivered on brand promise and enabled ethical decisions.

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Related Topix: Marriott International, Marketing, UC Irvine, Boston University, Irvine, CA, Business News

Building Operating Management

Only open 6 years, San Francisco hotel still has potential for major water savings

"We went from zero occupancy to 100 percent in three days," says Harry Hobbs, the hotel's director of engineering. "InterContinental Hotels wrote us a letter telling us we were their most successful hotel opening in 60 years of the company."

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Related Topix: InterContinental Hotels Group

Canada NewsWire

Four Seasons Food Truck Kicks Off Tour Down America's East Coast

In each destination, the local Four Seasons culinary team will play host on the truck, serving up exclusive menus and culinary experiences to the local community and hotel guests, ranging from intimate farm dinners to charity events in partnership with local universities. "After a great run down the West Coast last year, we are thrilled to kick off our East Coast tour," said , Vice President of Food and Beverage, Americas.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, Four Seasons Hotels, Life, Food, Recipes, Dining

Hotel News Resource

DoubleTree Grand Key Resort Sold for $77 Million

RLJ Lodging Trust today announced that it has acquired the 215-room DoubleTree Grand Key Resort located in Key West, FL for a purchase price of $77.0 million, or approximately $358,000 per key. RLJ Lodging Trust today announced that it has acquired the 215-room DoubleTree Grand Key Resort located in Key West, FL for a purchase price of $77.0 million, or approximately $358,000 per key.

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Related Topix: Key West, FL

Business Journal

Up To Speed: Home Depot acted proactively to prevent a breach, but not in time

Alibaba has received enough demand for its initial public offering that it plans to stop taking orders for the record-breaking sale early, said people with knowledge of the matter. Betty Liu reports on "In The Loop."

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Related Topix: Home Depot, Retail, Household Products, Target, Home, Home Improvement, Marriott International

NewsOK.com

Gambling regulators resume Boston casino talks

State gambling regulators were to resume discussions on awarding the lucrative Boston-area casino license to either Wynn Resorts or Mohegan Sun. In a surprise move, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission suspended last week's deliberations in order to give the two casino giants time to respond to a series of terms and conditions the panel wants to impose on the projects.

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Related Topix: Boston, MA, Destination Hotels and Resorts, Gaming, Wynn Resorts

WAVE-TV Louisville

Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. The campaign, called "The Envelope Please," begins this week.

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Related Topix: Marriott International, DuBois, PA

KOLD-TV Tucson

Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

By BETH J. HARPAZ AP Travel Editor NEW YORK - Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. The campaign, called "The Envelope Please," begins this week.

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Related Topix: Marriott International, Cornell University, DuBois, PA

News9 Oklahoma City

Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

A Manhattan judge must decide whether to allow the videotaped confession of a man charged with murder in the death of a 1979 missing boy. The videotaped confession of a man who admitted killing a 6-year-old boy in 1979 is expected to be played in court as a Manhattan judge determines whether it is fair game for the suspect's murder trial.

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Related Topix: Marriott International, Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Weather, Lake Arrowhead, CA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Crain's New York Business

The BR Guest coup

When titans Barry Sternlicht and Stephen Hanson began clashing over how to run BR Guest Hospitality, Mr. Sternlicht quietly began casting around for a new chief executive for the restaurant company. In June 2013, the investment banker hired James Gersten, a veteran restaurateur, as a senior vice president overseeing hospitality for his growing hotel portfolio - but he had bigger plans for him.

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Related Topix: Restaurant Management, Travel/Tourism, Starwood Hotel and Resorts Worldwide, Home Listing, Home

Seeking Alpha

Intrawest Resorts Holdings' (SNOW) CEO Bill Jensen on Q4 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Greetings and welcome to Intrawest Resorts Holdings Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year-end Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode.

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Related Topix: Recreation, Intrawest Corporation

Sys-Con Media

Downtown Hotels in Columbia, South Carolina Feature Creative, Southern Cuisine

In Columbia, the dining scene is heating up, and among those downtown Columbia, SC restaurants that are part of the sizzle is Midlands' Modern Southern Food Arts at the Columbia Marriott. A contemporary restaurant in downtown Columbia, SC with its eye on the classics, Midlands' Modern Southern Food Arts features Southern cuisine with stylish twists, prepared using seasonal ingredients from local farms and the onsite garden.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Columbia, SC, Marriott International, Home Gardening, Home

Hotel News Resource

Rachel McKinney Named Vice President of Human Resources for The Marcus Corporation

McKinney joins the company with over 30 years of human resources experience. Prior to joining The Marcus Corporation, she served as executive vice president, chief human resources officer for School Specialty, Inc. based in Appleton, Wis., for five years.

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Related Topix: MCS, Office Equipment, Furniture, Retail, School Specialty, Appleton, WI, DENTSPLY International, Medicine, Medical Equipment, Healthcare Industry, Computers

BroadcastNewsroom

Courtyard Irvine Spectrum Goes Pro In New NFL-Themed Commercials

12,2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With football season underway, fans are looking for new ways to show their spirit. As the Official Hotel of the National Football League , Courtyard by Marriott kicked off the season with new NFL themed commercials featuring one of its most valuable players, Courtyard Irvine Spectrum .

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Related Topix: Marriott International, Irvine, CA

Fri Sep 12, 2014

4 Hoteliers

Marriott's Latin American hotels set to nearly double by 2017.

Latin America and the Caribbean will be a key driver of Marriott International's hotel and jobs growth over the next three years. At this week's World Travel & Tourism Conference , Craig S. Smith, president of the Caribbean and Latin America at Marriott International, Inc., announced that the company expects to reach the milestone of 5,000 hotels by 2017, planning to add 1,300 new hotels in the next three years at the rate of approximately 6 per week.

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Related Topix: Marriott International, Haiti, World News, Central America

4 Hoteliers

Autograph Collection to add new locations in Switzerland & Spain.

Marriott International plans to expand its Autograph Collection portfolio in Europe with exciting new additions in Zurich, Switzerland and Barcelona, Spain; Opening next year, the one-of-a-kind hotels will represent the debut of the exclusive portfolio of independent hotels in each city. 'We are delighted to announce these exciting new additions to our growing Autograph Collection portfolio in Europe,' said John Licence, brand leader for Autograph Collection in Europe.

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Related Topix: Travel, Switzerland Travel, Europe Travel, Marriott International, Switzerland, World News, Spain, Barcelona, Spain Travel, Spain Travel, Arts, Interior Design

Examiner.com

Fairmont Chicago announces Room Nights For Rascals program

This holiday season, Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, 200 North Columbus Drive, encourages meeting planners to put their meeting, gala or holiday party to work for their communities through the Room Nights for Rascals program. The hotel will donate one gift to a child in need for every $150 spent on rooms and catered events between November 5 and December 31, 2014.* The toys will be donated to the group's 501 charity of choice or Fairmont's preferred charity.

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Related Topix: Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Chicago, IL

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