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Hotel chains including Marriott, Hilton ramp up cleaning standards to calm travellers

Two of the biggest international hotel chains, as well as home-sharing companies like Airbnb, are boosting their cleaning efforts with an eye to changing traveller preferences in the wake of COVID-19.
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Marriott, Beaches Turks & Caicos and other hotels in the news this year

Seeing the success of Spain’s hotel companies in the Caribbean and Latin America, along with other competitors, U.S.-based hotel giant Marriott International announced in August 2019 that it plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in all-inclusive resort product.
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Marriott announces over 30 luxury hotels coming in 2020

There’s a lot more luxury coming Marriott’s way next year, with more than 30 upscale properties in the pipeline.
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Marriott makes headway into all-inclusive market with Elegant acquisition

Marriott International is buying Elegant Hotels Group in a cash agreement valued at US$130.1 million, further cementing its plans to stake its claim in the all-inclusive market.
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USVI’s The Frenchman’s Reef Marriott to reopen in 2020 next to new all-villa resort

The island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands is counting down the days until the opening of not one, but two highly anticipated resorts.
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Marriott announces plans for W Toronto, opening 2020

Marriott International has announced plans to transform its Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel into the W Toronto, marking the upscale brand’s debut in the city.
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D.C. sues Marriott, claims resort fees are deceptive

The attorney general for the District of Columbia is suing Marriott, saying it's misleading customers by advertising room rates without including mandatory resort fees.
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Turnabout is fair play: Marriott ready to take on Airbnb

Marriott, the world’s biggest hotel company, will soon start taking reservations through its website for 2,000 homes in 100 markets in the U.S., Europe and Latin America.
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30 more upscale Marriott properties are coming in 2019

You can expect to see a lot more of Marriott this year as it is projecting to open more than 30 luxury properties.
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‘150 Margaritas’ new at reno’d JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa has debuted its new-look accommodations, with multimillion dollar renovations to all 447 of the hotel’s ocean-facing guestrooms and suites.
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How will escorted tour specialists navigate post-pandemic travel? 5 companies weigh in
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More health and safety measures thanks to Safe with Sunwing 
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Silversea takes delivery of Silver Origin ahead of Galapagos debut
After conducting the cruise industry’s first-ever remote sea trials in April, the Silver Origin, Silversea’s very...
Antigua now open, first commercial flights coming in
Antigua & Barbuda is the latest destination to reopen its borders following months of lockdown measures due to the...
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