Marriott is touting its soft brands to attendees of the International Hospitality Investment Conference in New York. Marriott created a pop-up gallery to showcase its Tribute Portfolio, Autograph Collection and Luxury Collection.
Online travel sales will reach $189.6 billion this year, and 40% of those bookings will be via mobile devices, research firm eMarketer projects. The mobile share would be four percentage points above last year's numbers.
London Marriott Hotel County Hall has hired Kirsty McCabe as its meteorologist in residence to help guests account for weather when making vacation plans and daily itineraries. She will be available 24/7 to provide weather-related advice to guests.
The Royal Suites by Palladium, which are all-adult resorts, is being rebranded as TRS Hotels and breaking off from Grand Palladium. The company is renovating properties in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.