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Holiday Hotels: The 9 Hottest Right Now

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 12.22.2014 | 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 12.04.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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.

Marriott Skewered For Asking Guests To Help Pay Its Hotel Maids

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business

Hotel behemoth Marriott -- which raked in nearly $13 billion in revenue last year -- wants guests to cough up a little more cash to help pay its hotel...

New Hotel Envelopes Remind Us It's Custom To Tip The Maid

AP | By BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 11.15.2014 | Travel

NEW YORK (AP) — Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel roo...

Deal or No Deal: Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Hotel Loyalty Programs

U.S. News Travel | Posted 10.05.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

It may seem like it makes sense to enroll -- after all, it only takes a few minutes to sign up -- but the truth is, depending on whether you're seeking the best price or the best perks, you may find that a traditional hotel loyalty program is not the best fit for you.

Farewell to Murphy

Bill Marriott | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Bill Marriott

Our beloved golden retriever, Murphy, recently passed away. He had been a wonderful member of our family for 13 years.

A Tale of Two Graduations

Bill Marriott | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Bill Marriott

I recently attended the graduation ceremonies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Our grandson, Matthew, was receiving his masters in hotel administration. It was a great thrill to see him walk across the stage and receive his diploma.

Why Social Media Requires Being Human

Ian Altman | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Ian Altman

While on a trip to California to speak at an event last month, I took the opportunity to see how hospitality and travel companies respond (or don't respond) using Twitter.

All You Need Is Love

Bill Marriott | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Bill Marriott

On June 29, Donna and I marked 59 years together. You can't be married as long as we have without developing some sure-fire ways to the keep the love alive. I thought I'd share a few ways that work for us.

10 Companies With The Least Valuable Workers

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess and Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business

Revenue per employee is one measure of a company’s productivity. Some companies generate significant revenue per employee that runs into the million...

The 9/11 Museum Dedication -- A Profile of Two Unsung Heroes of 9/11

Natalie Pace | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Natalie Pace

This week, President Obama spoke at the dedication of the 911 Museum, which opens to the public on May 21, 2014. What you won't see or hear about at the museum are the stories of Stu and George -- two heroes who saved as many lives as were lost on 9.11.01.

8 Ways to Really Travel Better

Gene Marks | Posted 06.26.2014 | Travel
Gene Marks

Carry a spare battery. Let's face it, no matter what your laptop manufacturer says, your battery is going to go on you mid trip, right? Fork over the extra bucks and buy another one. They usually weigh around a pound.

Future Travel: Hot Technology Will Change Your Hotel Stay

Mark Chesnut | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

The way we travel is changing. And hotels are upping the ante, with technology that's as forward-thinking as your favorite airline -- and, in some cases, your favorite video game.

Companies That Care: How to Turn Customer Service Into a Compelling Competitive Advantage

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business
Brian Whetten

The true test of customer service is not what happens when things are going well. And it's not about meeting expectations. Those are just the ante to get in the game.

Finding Adventure (and Food) in Southern Florida

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 03.30.2014 | Travel
Emily Elyse Miller

There is no shortage of white sand covering these expansive shores -- and trust me after gazing at the pearly shoreline and crystal-blue Ocean, you will be compelled to dive right in.

How Miracles Work

Gerit Quealy | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Gerit Quealy

I couldn't tell if it was the rain or the tears. That's not true, it was clearly the rain -- because the windshield wipers weren't working! Again. Te...