Best Hotel Rewards Programs – 2018

If you travel often, then signing up for hotel rewards programs is a no brainer. Members receive special amenities such as free Wi-Fi, late check out and bar credits.

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Lawsuits Filed Against Marriott Over Data Breach

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Marriott over the recently discovered data breach. The hotel chain has already taken a few steps in notifying affected customers, setting up a website and even offering to cover passport renewal expenses for those whose numbers were stolen. But experts say that the breach, which started sometime…

Massive Data Breach at Marriott, 500 Million Customers Affected

If you have stayed at Marriott Hotels or any of their other brands then you might have had your personal information stolen. Marriott announced today that they suffered a major data breach affecting about 500 million customers. The breach came from the Starwood brand database. Apparently the hacking has been going on since 2014, but…

Marriott Workers Are on Strike In 7 Cities

Marriott hotel workers are still on strike in several cities and more of them are joining in. Nearly 3,000 Marriott employees went on strike in Hawaii on Monday, adding to a major multi-city work stoppage hitting the world’s largest hotel chain. There’s now a total of 7,700 workers in seven cities that are on strike after having…

Airbnb is No Longer the Only Option for Unique Stays

If you prefer staying in homes or apartments when you travel then your first go to place for bookings is probably Airbnb. I often book through Airbnb myself, since it gives you many more options and also a different experience. But what you might not know, is that you can also book the same properties…

Hyatt Backs Off Bid for Spain’s NH Hotel Group

Hyatt, which on Friday said it may launch a cash bid for 100 percent of NH Hotels, said it saw pursuing an offer as extremely challenging. “Based on the information we now have, we believe that the path to a successful tender offer by Hyatt under the terms expressed in our letter has narrowed to a…

Hyatt Looking to Acquire Spain’s NH Hotel Group

Hyatt is looking to expand. It has shown interest in acquiring NH Hotel Group SA. The company has sent a letter to the he Spanish hotel operator expressing interest in pursuing a potential acquisition. NH Hotel shareholders are already weighing a tender offer from Thailand’s Minor International Pcl. In fact Dillip Rajakarier, chief operating officer of the Thai bidder,…

Amazon’s Alexa Will Be Available at Marriott Hotels This Summer

Amazon has partnered with Marriott to help increase guest access to amenities with Alexa, through its voice-controlled device Echo, in an attempt to expand its presence in the hospitality industry. The partnership that was announced today will add Amazon Echo smart speakers into a select number of rooms. Guests can use the Alexa-enabled device to order room…