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

AP | By BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 09.15.2014 | 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 08.05.2014 | 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...

These 13 Famous Companies Turned Out Way Differently Than They Started

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Like any superhero, a successful enterprise comes with its own origin story -- but these household names started off a bit differently than you might ...

Tasting Success With Roy Rogers

Bill Marriott | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Bill Marriott

In the 1960s, Marriott hotels were expanding and rapidly growing their restaurant business. But they didn't have a nationally recognized brand for these fast food units until a movie star cowboy agreed to rent his name.

10 Things to Do in Hotels Besides Sleep

Anneli Rufus | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
Anneli Rufus

How can we make the best of hotels? What can we do there? Sleeping is obvious, but here are 10 more things that I have either done in hotels or have fantasized about doing, and still might do.

Thanksgiving at Fairfield Farm

Bill Marriott | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Bill Marriott

For years, all during the 1940s, my father was searching for a place in the country where he could relive his early years, riding horses and tending sheep. Finally, in 1950, he found his dream place, Fairfield Farm in Hume, Virginia, not too far from Front Royal, Virginia.

Hampton Roads, Virginia: Navy, Coast Guard, Enlightenment

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Hampton Roads, Va., is that spit of East Coast USA where rivers empty into the Chesapeake Bay, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean. For 400 years, ...

12 Fab Hotel Deals: Black Friday Through Cyber Tuesday

MiniTime | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

(photo: Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort) Attention, vacation shoppers! The post-Thanksgiving shopping days aren't just for scoring deals on holid...

Will Hotel Giant Stop Hosting 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Events?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.05.2013 | Gay Voices

A petition from pro-gay organization All Out and SumOfUs is aiming to put pressure on Marriott about the international hotel chain's polarizing decisi...

Announcing A Winning Idea For The Future of Travel

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.22.2013 | Travel
Shira Lazar

I recently posted about 'Crowd Sourcing the Future of Travel' and my experience participating in the launch of Marriott Hotels' TravelBrilliantly.com ...

My Mother, the Driving Force

Bill Marriott | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Bill Marriott

October 19th is my Mother's birthday. She was born in 1907 and would have been 106. She was truly an amazing woman.

Bedtime Stories of Rattlesnakes, Coyotes, Mountain Lions

Bill Marriott | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Bill Marriott

Dad was not around the house very much when I was a kid, as he worked 16 hours a day building the business, but he would try to drop by my bed and excite me with these wonderful stories.

Summer Camp With the Marriott Family

Bill Marriott | Posted 11.16.2013 | Travel
Bill Marriott

We've been very blessed to spend our summers on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire for many years. It all started back in 1942 when I attended Camp Idlewild on Lake Winnipesaukee. I was 10 years old and anxious to get out of the hot summer heat.

St Kitts Sends the World a Musical Invitation

Richard Powell | Posted 09.10.2013 | Travel
Richard Powell

By turns sumptuous and seductively shabby, St Kitts - or Saint Christopher's Island - has seen a surge in global interest thanks to its increasingly popular annual music festival.