Marriott International

Some of Australia’s best hotels now have gourmet hampers for your post-iso picnic

June 22, 2020

While some Australian hotels are running ambitious competitions, others are responding to the recent loosening of COVID-19 restrictions by putting together gourmet hampers for those looking to explore more of their backyard. Between Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, the following Marriott International hotels are drawing upon their considerable reach in the local culinary scene to […]

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W Melbourne locks in December 2020 opening date

May 22, 2020

Hugely anticipated lifestyle hotel W Melbourne has confirmed a new opening date, pushing back their originally stated mid-2020 debut to the end of the year. Come December 2020, the second property as part of W’s triumphant return to Australia – the first was W Brisbane – will be flinging doors open for guests ready to […]

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Marriott’s Moxy brand brings its trendy design to New York’s East Village

October 2, 2019

It was only a matter of time before millennial-focused Moxy brand landed a spot in New York City’s forever trendy East Village, making it the third Moxy in the Big Apple overall. As the neighbourhood of many movements, this was always a hub of American counter-culture which has given the design-driven hotel brand plenty of […]

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Marriott announce new luxury Autograph Collection hotel for Tokyo

August 27, 2019

Marriott International are about to welcome a second Japanese property into their coveted Autograph Collection, announcing the signing of mesm Tokyo. Located at the exciting Takeshiba Waterfront Development Project, the hotel will occupy 10 floors of the multipurpose WATERS takeshiba building, offering guests a highly personal, individualised experience befitting the storied collection of unique hotels […]

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Marriott International take on Airbnb with the launch of “Homes & Villas”

May 2, 2019

Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel group with over 6500 properties worldwide, are officially about to leap into the home rental market that has been dominated by Airbnb for the past decade. Easily one of the biggest and most surprising recent evolutions in the lodging industry, the new upscale rental property platform, simply called “Homes […]

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Hotel Review: The Press Hotel flows with history in Portland, Maine

March 27, 2019

As part of Marriott’s highly regarded “Autograph Collection”, the one of a kind Press Hotel in Portland, Maine is a shining example of the kind of magic one can spark when channeling a building’s history into something new and exciting. In this case, it’s the site of the old Portland Press Herald newspaper, the state’s […]

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Marriott International’s hipster Moxy Hotels opens in Washington, D.C

December 17, 2018

Marriott International have taken a big step with their trendy millennial brand Moxy, opening up a brand new hotel in Washington, D.C with aims to boldly reinvent the typical lifestyle hotel experience in the nation’s capital. Built within a historic building which dates back to 1870, Moxy D.C represents a modernisation of the city’s hospitality […]

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Wake Up Call: W Hotels’ bold rewrite of what a music festival can be

October 29, 2018

You have to be careful when promised a luxury festival experience nowadays. One minute you’re proudly uploading Instagram stories and living your #bestlife, the next minute you’re stranded in The Bahamas being chased by rabid dogs, desperately downing questionable ham sandwiches, and watching through tears as your tent is used as fire fuel. Okay, maybe […]

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Hotel Review: Marriott sticks to classic hospitality in Melbourne’s CBD

September 17, 2018

It’s hard to surpass the classic beats of good old fashioned hospitality. While Melbourne Marriott Hotel may play it extremely safe in a city that’s dotted with interesting boutiques and creative accommodations, there’s enough charm throughout this 10 floor property to sit nicely beside the luxury amenities often expected from one of the hotel group’s […]

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Queensland’s High Tropics to represent Australia for Project: Aloft Star in Seoul

September 5, 2018

Marriott’s millennial brand Aloft hotels is once again kicking into high gear for their annual Project: Aloft Star, a good ol’ fashioned band comp that, for the past few years, has been uncovering and amplifying unsigned musicians from across the Asia-Pacific region. Fashioned as an “artist discovery competition”, the program is nearing its grand final […]

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Hotel Review: Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Station gets by with a perfect location

August 14, 2018

The value of staying near Tokyo Station cannot be overstated, particularly for those relatively unfamiliar with the heaving, at times overwhelming capital city. Much has been written about the exceptional transport system of Tokyo, and this station is most certainly its beating heart, which is why a hotel like Courtyard By Marriott Tokyo Station is […]

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Review: MOXY Tokyo Kinshicho – a creative, colourful and playful hotel in Sumida Ward

June 26, 2018

Tokyo’s iteration of Marriott International’s energetic and youthful Moxy brand has done well to distinguish itself among the many traditional hotels that lie across the sprawling city. Located in the Sumida Ward, just five minutes on foot from JR Kinshicho Station, the property is a creative and playful entry to a neighbourhood most tourists wouldn’t […]

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Marriott have launched their own online marketplace for activities and local knowledge

June 8, 2018

In an ambitious attempt to zone in on enriching, local experiences for their guests, Marriott’s considerable network of properties around the world have been tied together by the roll out of an online platform dubbed “Marriott Moments”, seeking to offer local-area expert recommendations, bespoke categories and hand-curated lists of things to do across various destinations. […]

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Marriott Hotel makes Indonesian debut with 347-room hotel in Yogyakarta

February 19, 2018

Indonesia’s first ever internationally branded Marriott Hotel has made its debut with the opening Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel. Referencing the country’s rapidly growing market for both domestic and international travel, the renowned hotel brand is strategically positioned in an area of Yogyakarta where guests are able to immerse themselves in local culture and explore the city’s […]

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Aloft Hotels call on budding Australian musicians for fourth annual Project Aloft Star competition

July 10, 2017

The After drawing 600,000 public votes last year, Aloft Hotels have brought back their successful “Project Aloft Star” program for the fourth year in a row. At it’s core, the program is a far-reaching band competition, amplified by partners MTV to give budding musicians and bands the chance to really kick start their career, shooting […]

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Review: W Retreat & Spa Bali balances style and substance in Seminyak

January 30, 2017

I would be very surprised if any frequent traveller had never heard of W Hotels & Resorts. Though down here in Australia the luxury chain no longer has much of a presence (that’ll all change with W Brisbane in 2018 and W Sydney in 2019), there are around 47 W properties in over 20 different […]

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