In an upsetting turn of events, Marriott has confirmed that its guest reservation database has suffered a massive data breach, potentially affecting hundreds of millions of customers. Here’s how to make sure your private information is protected.
Security December 1, 2018
Amazon is bringing Alexa exclusively to Marriott International hotels as part of the company’s Alexa for Hospitality program. Guests will have the opportunity to use Amazon’s digital assistant to enhance their visit.
Internet June 19, 2018
You could soon find Alexa or Siri in a hotel room as a digital assistant. Marriott is currently testing which technology it’ll use for many of its hotel rooms, hoping it could turn into a global platform down the line.
Gadgets March 23, 2017
Pokémon may be harder to catch following the latest update, but one 'Pokémon GO' power player proved it's possible. The New Yorker who caught all 142 pocket monsters in the U.S. headed overseas and caught all 145 Pokémon worldwide.
Video Games August 6, 2016
Pikachu wants to know where Nick Johnson is off to in his search for Pokémon! The 'Pokémon GO' player is heading outside of the United States to catch region-specific Pokémon and complete his Pokédex.
Video Games August 3, 2016
Anbang bows out of takeover talks with Starwood Hotels. The Chinese owned company initially offered the Sheraton operator $14 billion.
Business April 2, 2016
Marriott is set to purchase Starwood for $12.2 billion. The merger has been approved unanimously by the boards of both companies and the deal is anticipated to close by mid-2016.
Business November 17, 2015
Marriott Hotels in New York and London rolled out a new virtual reality experience in collaboration with Samsung that will allow guests to 'travel' to entirely different locations from the comfort of their hotel rooms.
Gadgets September 10, 2015
Marriott gives up the fight to force its guests to stop using their personal Wi-Fi hotspots following a blunt “No” from the FCC.
February 1, 2015
Marriott has petitioned the FCC to grant the hotel chain permission to block the personal Wi-Fi and Mi-Fi devices of hotel guests. The request cites security issues as its reason.
Business January 1, 2015
Top hotels are pleading with the FCC to allow them to block the personal Wi-Fi hotspots of guests to protect their business. If the appeal receives a go-ahead, then guests will have to bear the brunt of paying extra.
Business December 26, 2014
After being accused of blocking guests' Wi-Fi hotspots and charging them up to $1,000 to connect to its own service, Marriott International has settled the matter with the FCC. Marriott International agreed to pay a $600,000 fine and to improve its Wi-Fi monitoring practices.
Legal October 6, 2014
The Marriott hotel chain will be paying a $600,000 fine to the FCC following an investigation that found the hotel was using Wi-Fi jamming technology to slow down customer's personal hotspots.
Legal October 3, 2014
Marriott is hoping to connect business travelers by making matches based on LinkedIn data. The project is aptly titled Six Degrees. Who says business trips have to be all work and no play?
Internet Culture September 1, 2014