Items tagged with Marriott International

It seems as though cooler heads have prevailed over at Marriott International. The hotel chain has decided to drop plans that would block customers from using their own personal Wi-Fi hotspots -- Internet services that they have already paid for -- and push them to use overpriced Marriott Internet services. Marriott posted the following message to its official site this week: Marriott International listens to its customers, and we will not block guests from using their personal Wi-Fi devices at any of our managed hotels.  Marriott remains committed to protecting the security of Wi-Fi access in meeting and conference areas at our hotels.  We will continue to look to the FCC to clarify... Read more...
Following in the footsteps of the airline industry, hotels are starting to incorporate new ways to help streamline the check-in process for travelers simply by using their smartphone. From checking in via smartphone or using the device to unlock your door, hotels are starting to adapt these new digital programs with Starwood Hotels and Resorts leading the way. On Monday, Starwood Hotels and Resorts became the first hotel chain that will allow guests to unlock doors with their smartphones. Currently limited to only 10 Aloft, Element, and W hotels, the feature, called SPG Keyless, will come to 140 additional locations sometime in the middle of 2015. SPG Keyless is an app-based system that utilizes... Read more...