The FCC has fined Smart City Holdings $750,000 and ordered it to stop blocking visitors’ mobile hot-spot Wi-Fi at the 30 convention centers it serves nationwide.
Do modern meetings demand more than four walls (tastefully painted in a muted color, of course), a table, chairs, bright fluorescent lighting and a speakerphone? Yes, they do.
Through its partnerships with food banks worldwide, Marriott has donated over $500,000 since 1992. And the brand annually contributes more than $200,000 to Habitat for Humanity. More than 150,000 volunteers from corporate and franchise hotels have rolled up their sleeves to go to work for those in need.
India seems the place to be if you’re a major hotel brand. Several recently announced plans to increase their presence in the country. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide predicts it will have 100 hotels in India by 2015. InterContinental and Duet India hotels are partnering to open nearly 20 Holiday Inn Express properties over the next few years. […]
If a value-added tax (VAT) is enacted to pay for universal health care initiatives, it will destroy the nascent growth the meetings industry is seeing, warned Marriott International Chairman and CEO J. W. “Bill” Marriott and President Arne Sorenson on the June 2 episode of “Your World with Neil Cavuto.” The VAT, which is common […]
Marriott Atlanta Marquis General Manager Erica Qualls is excited about a lot of things. She’s excited MPI’s MeetDifferent conference is in town, she’s excited about the completion of her hotel’s $138 million renovation, and she’s excited about being the host venue for MeetDifferent’s Closing Night Reception. At your service is an occasional series PYM does […]