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Kathleen Matthews Made An Awkward Donation For A Future Democratic Candidate

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former D.C. news anchor Kathleen Matthews is expected to enter the race for Maryland’s open 8th District seat soon. As a Democratic co...

Free in NYC: Enjoy These Rare Moments

Erik Seide | Posted 05.15.2015 | New York
Erik Seide

New York City is a place where most of its residents spend at least half of their paychecks just on rent and a night on the town could cost as much a plane ticket to Europe.

Turning Complaints Into Closer Relationships to Improve Your Business

Ira Kalb | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Just about every comprehensive study done on this subject points to greater success for companies that turn the negatives represented by complaints into positives.

Family First

Bill Marriott | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Bill Marriott

Family has always been number one in my life. As a father, I made it a point to be home for dinner every night I was in town. Over my career, I arrived at the office at 8:00 a.m. and I was home for dinner at 6:15 p.m. SHARP!

Where's the Color?

Bill Marriott | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Bill Marriott

There's a famous 1980s hamburger TV commercial where a little old lady opens the bun of a hamburger only to find a dime-sized paddy and says, "Where's the beef?" I recently opened the door to our test room and asked, "Where's the color?"

The Hubble Travels Brilliantly

Bill Marriott | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Bill Marriott

Last week I received an invitation from an associate at Marriott's headquarters to the 25th Anniversary of the Hubble Telescope. I was really interested in this. His wife works for NASA and when he did some digging, he found many references to Marriott and NASA.

Hoosier Hostility: Not the American Way

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Like the USW, the United States is a union. It is a collection of diverse states and diverse people. Standing together, they are stronger.

THIS Turned a Hotel Lobby Into an Epic Dance Party

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.02.2015 | Travel
Shira Lazar

In the immortal words of R. Kelly, "After the show its the after party and after the party its the hotel lobby." But what if the hotel lobby turns o...

Guide to Las Vegas... With the Kids

Amy Whitley | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Amy Whitley

Las Vegas may be the go-to weekend getaway hotspot for couples and singles, but what if you have kids in tow? Is there any way to navigate Sin City with children? Yes... and no.

5 Places To Visit On The Gold Coast Of Florida

Leigh Blickley | Posted 04.17.2015 | Travel
Leigh Blickley

I recently hopped on a two and a half hour flight from New York City to Palm Beach for a three-day trip to celebrate my fiance's 30th birthday. The thing is, we whipped together this vacation in a matter of weeks.

How Hotels are Capitalizing on What Business Travelers Value Most

U.S. News Travel | Posted 04.14.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

If you're not a business traveler, why should you care? Because this group of globe-trotters is changing the hospitality industry in a way that affects leisure travelers, too.

Marriott Will Stop Blocking Your Wi-Fi Devices

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 01.15.2015 | Business

Marriott announced Wednesday it will stop blocking guests' personal Wi-Fi devices, after a flood of complaints about the practice.

8 Best-Run Companies In America

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business

This story was originally published by 24/7 Wall St. The stocks of many public companies have soared in the past year, even with a larger number of...

Marriott Is Still Fighting To Block Personal Wi-Fi Access At Hotels

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 01.06.2015 | Business

"To set the record straight it has never been nor will it ever be Marriott's policy to limit our guests' ability to access the Internet by all available means."

Holiday Hotels: The 9 Hottest Right Now

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 02.21.2015 | Travel
Abby Tegnelia

These fun and festive hotels are just the places to ensure you have a holly, jolly holiday -- from enormous edible wonderlands, caroling, and the Mouse King, to little trees you can decorate and bring up to your room.

How Technology Can Ease the Stress of Holiday Travel

Cassie Slane | Posted 02.03.2015 | Technology
Cassie Slane

If you are heading out of town during the busiest travel season of the year, you may want to take advantage of what technology has to offer to ease the holiday stress.

7 Experts Spill Their Go-To Travel Hacks For Better Trips

Posted 11.24.2014 | Travel

Traveling for the holiday season? We thought so. Guess who else will be, too?! Annoying armrest hoggers, loud cell phone talkers, and that guy who...

Major Hotels Are Amping Up Cancellation Fees

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.20.2014 | Travel

The era of carefree hotel booking is officially over. Both Hilton and Marriott have announced plans to charge a fee of one night's stay to guests w...

8,000 People Gather on National Mall to Raise $1.9M for Heart Disease Research

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 04.15.2015 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

Last Saturday the Greater Washington Region of the American Heart Association hosted its 11th Annual DC Heart Walk on the National Mall.

Into the Details

Bill Marriott | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Bill Marriott

Years ago, business professors would often state that if you have executive skills, you can run any business. I never agreed with this and remain an advocate that the more you know about your particular business, the more successful you'll become.

Marriott Illegally Blocked People's Internet Access And Charged Them Up To $1,000 Instead

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 10.03.2014 | Business

Hotels, beware: Blocking guests' access to Wi-Fi in order to force them to pay for your own costly Internet service is not a very nice thing to do. An...

The End of an Era

Bill Marriott | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Bill Marriott

My father, who founded our company with a nine-stool root beer stand in 1927, came from a family of eight children. His widow, Judy Cannon Marriott, passed away on August 24. She would have been 98 on September 20. She was the last surviving member of my dad's family -- thus, the end of an era.

No Time For A Vacation? Try This Oculus Rift Teleportation

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 09.29.2014 | Technology

Marriott Hotels just took “armchair tourism” to a whole new level. As part of its “Travel Brilliantly” campaign, the hospitality company co...

Travel Tipping: Don't Forget the Housekeeper

Diane Gottsman | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

Holiday travel is right around the corner and I'm offering a few of my travel and hotel tipping suggestions.

My Rules for Tipping

Bill Marriott | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Bill Marriott

It's not old fashioned to leave a gratuity. It's the right thing to do.