Hotel Wrap: Outrigger’s new agent newsletter, Marriott’s RevPAR plummets + MORE
This week’s Hotel Wrap is a bit like an Allen’s Party Mix, in that it’s got everything from new properties and wellness series, to agent-focused initiatives and some not-so-good quarterly results.
Marriott suffers data breach involving 5.2 million guests
What started as a headache for Marriott’s boss amid the COVID-19 crisis has turned into a migraine following this unfortunate news.
Hotel Wrap: Marriott sees signs of China recovery, Crown’s staff support + MORE!
Keen for some uplifting hospitality news? Take the elevator up to this week’s Hotel Wrap.
BUSHFIRES: US lowers travel warning, koalas appear in NYC and Jacinda Ardern boosts tourism
Companies and individuals continue to rally behind Australia in our time of need. Here’s our latest update on what’s being done.
Marriott to debut more than 30 luxe hotels in 2020
Much like the waistline of Travel Weekly’s editor (thanks to some early office Christmas gifts), Marriott’s presence is set to expand significantly.
Marriott to “jumpstart” all-inclusive offering with hotel group acquisition
The world’s biggest hotel group is set to get even bigger, thanks to a fresh acquisition.
Marriott employee arrested for threatening “mass casualty” shooting at hotel
A Marriott staffer’s planned mass shooting, which he told fellow employees about, has been foiled by local police thanks to the hotel’s general manager.
Flavour of the Week: Branson-owned island’s new GM, fresh cruise BDMs + MORE
This edition of FOTW is filled with appointments of GMs, BDMs, and ECPs, FYI.
Marriott lifestyle hotels’ growth “disproportionate” compared to classic, says global leader
by Ali Coulton
It looks like the hotel giant’s young and funky fresh brands are the new flavour of the week. And yes, we apologise profusely for using the term “funky fresh”.
Hotel fined after celebrity tweet exposes illegal charge on bananas
After venting his frustration, tongue-in-cheek via Twitter, an actor has inadvertently exposed a hotel giant of illegally charging GST at one of its properties.
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