Marriott International announces that Alex Kyriakidis will transition from President of Middle East & Africa to executive advisor

Bethesda, MD, 2019-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today (09/12/2019) that Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director of the company’s Middle East & Africa division, will transition from the position effective 31 December 2019 to take up an executive advisory role for the company. “As Marriott’s head of Middle… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces an expanded toiletry program aimed at reducing single-use plastics

New, large amenity bottles reduce plastic waste while offering guests a convenient “pump” design Bethesda, MD, 2019-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today (08/28/2019) announced that it’s expanding an initiative to replace tiny, single-use toiletry bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel in guestroom showers with larger, pump-topped bottles. To date, the company… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces the appointment of Margaret M. McCarthy as independent director

Bethesda, MD, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Board of Directors of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) said today (03/20/2019) it has appointed Margaret M. McCarthy, Executive Vice President at CVS Health Corporation, as an independent director of the company, effective March 19, 2019. Ms. McCarthy will also be included in the company’s slate of… Read the full press release

Marriott International to open The Times Square EDITION

New York City, New York, 2019-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Times Square EDITION may just be the long overdue and best thing to hit Times Square in over a century. There simply has never been anything like it before in New York City’s famed cultural and entertainment mecca. Ian Schrager, in partnership with… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces the retirement of Amy McPherson, President and Managing Director of Europe

BETHESDA, Md., 2018-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today (10/31/2018) that Amy McPherson, President and Managing Director of Europe, which encompasses the United Kingdom, Ireland and Continental Europe, will retire from the position effective the end of March 2019.  McPherson, who has been with the company for 32 years,… Read the full press release

Marriott International ramps up the deployment of alert devices for housekeepers

Bethesda, MD, 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its ongoing focus on safety, Marriott International [NASDAQ: MAR] today (09/06/2018) announced it is ramping up the deployment of alert devices for housekeepers and other on-property associates allowing them to discretely summon help if they feel harassed in any way, need quick support or… Read the full press release

Marriott International acquires the 1,000-room Sheraton Grand Phoenix hotel for $255 million

BETHESDA, MD, 2018-Jun-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced that it has purchased the 1,000-room Sheraton Grand Phoenix hotel for $255 million. Marriott has plans for a significant renovation covering the downtown Phoenix hotel’s guest rooms and public space to transform the property into a cutting-edge model for the Sheraton… Read the full press release

Marriott International breaks ground on future headquarters and Marriott Hotel in downtown Bethesda, Maryland

Elected officials join The Bernstein Companies, Boston Properties and Marriott executives for milestone event Bethesda, MD, 2018-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Bernstein Companies and its joint venture partner Boston Properties marked a significant milestone today as they broke ground on the future Marriott International headquarters and Marriott Hotel in downtown Bethesda, Maryland. J.W…. Read the full press release

Marriott International announces the appointment of Rena Hozore Reiss as Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Bethesda, MD, 2017-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced the appointment of Rena Hozore Reiss as Executive Vice President and General Counsel, reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer Arne Sorenson and serving as a member of the company’s executive team. Ms. Reiss, who was most recently Executive Vice President,… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality and Marriott International launch Tahseen hospitality training programme

Marriott International Leadership Development Programme created in response to rising need for Qatari leaders and managers within the hospitality industry   Doha, Qatar, 2016-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Katara Hospitality, the leading hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, and Marriott International today announced the launch of Tahseen hospitality training programme, a unique initiative… Read the full press release

Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson announced the addition of four new hotels in Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico, 2016-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — As  part of a visit to Mexico, Arne Sorenson, President and CEO of Marriott International, Inc., announced the signing of four hotels in the country. Following an aggressive expansion strategy in one of the region’s key markets, Marriott expects to add the new properties to its… Read the full press release

Marriott International named one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE magazine for the 16th consecutive year

Marriott Selected as the #1 Lodging Company Bethesda Md., 2016-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) for the 16th consecutive year was named one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE magazine. The 2016 rankings, released today, lists Marriott as #29, up from #37 last year.  Marriott also takes the top rankings… Read the full press release

Marriott International named to Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Travel for 2016

Bethesda, Md., 2016-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) was named to Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Travel for 2016.  The list honors leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in nimble business and impactful innovation.  Marriott ranked #8 among the top 10 companies in travel for using short… Read the full press release

Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide to create the world’s largest hotel company with merger agreement

Combined Company Will Have 1.1 Million Rooms in More Than 5,500 Hotels, Spanning the Globe in Over 100 Countries30 Leading Brands Will Provide Guests Unmatched Choices   Transaction Offers Substantial Economies of Scale   Combined Company Should Deliver Significant Capital Returns to Shareholders   Conference Call with Investment Community at 9:00 am ET, Today, November 16, with Simultaneous… Read the full press release

Marriott International outlines plans for 50 percent growth across the Middle East & Africa region by 2020

Marriott International expects 50 percent growth across the Middle East & Africa region, reaching over 240 hotels by 2020 Hotel company announces newest signing of 300-room Marriott Hotel in Ras Al Khaimah Marriott Hotels brand to lead company brand openings in Middle East & Africa this year Dubai, UAE, 2015-5-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International,… Read the full press release

Marriott International named Tim Sheldon as President of its Caribbean & Latin America (CALA) region

Tim Sheldon Tapped to Head Region as Company Expects to Have 150 Hotels Open or Under Development in the Region by 2017 Bethesda, Md., 2015-5-25 — /Travel PR News/ — With plans to expand to 100 hotels this year and add another 50 across nine new countries by 2017, Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) has named… Read the full press release

Marriott International, Inc. completes the sale of The New York EDITION hotel for net cash proceeds of approximately $343 million

Manhattan’s first EDITION in landmark Clock Tower Building Scheduled to Open in May Bethesda, Md., 2015-4-6 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced it has completed the previously contracted sale of The New York EDITION hotel for net cash proceeds of approximately $343 million.  Today’s transaction is the last in a… Read the full press release

Marriott now the largest full-service hotel company in Canada

Bethesda, Md., USA and Toronto, Canada, 2015-4-4 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced it has completed the acquisition of the Delta Hotels and Resorts brand and management and franchise business from Delta Hotels Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC).  The transaction increases Marriott’s distribution in Canada to more… Read the full press release

Marriott International, Inc. opens the AC Hotel New Orleans Bourbon celebrating the official entrée of AC Hotels by Marriott into North America

Boutique hotel brand celebrates U.S. debut in historic Cotton Exchange building in New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana, 2014-12-8 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today the opening of the AC Hotel New Orleans Bourbon, celebrating the official entrée of AC Hotels by Marriott into North America.  Originally founded in 1998 by renowned Spanish hotelier… Read the full press release

Marriott International’s EVP & Chief HR Officer David Rodriguez inducted into the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR) Fellows Class of 2014

Bethesda, Md., 2014-11-10 — /Travel PR News/ — David Rodriguez, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), was inducted into the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR) Fellows Class of 2014. Dr. Rodriguez and 2 other fellows were selected by their peers for contributions to their organizations, communities and the… Read the full press release

Marriott plans to add more than 200 luxury and lifestyle hotel projects over the next several years

Rapid Global Expansion Strategy Leads the Industry. New York, New York, 2014-6-2 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced plans to significantly grow its global portfolio of luxury and lifestyle brands.  Accounting for nearly 25 percent of the company’s system-wide pipeline, Marriott expects to add more than 200 luxury and lifestyle hotel projects… Read the full press release

Marriott International, Inc. president Arne Sorenson to present at the 2014 Goldman Sachs Conference on June 3

Remarks to be Webcast. Bethesda, Md., 2014-5-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Arne Sorenson, president and chief executive officer at Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), will speak at the 2014 Goldman Sachs Lodging, Gaming, Restaurant and Leisure Conference on Tuesday, June 3.  Mr. Sorenson’s presentation will be at approximately 9:15 a.m., Eastern Time, and will be… Read the full press release