Category Archives for Hotels.

Why Is Marriott Bringing the Delta Brand to the US?

A WSJ item last month, Hotel Operators Ready to Rumble Over Upgrades, caught my attention for surprising plans by Marriott to bring recently-acquired Canada’s Delta Hotels to the US: Now, Marriott International Inc. wants a piece of this lucrative conversion market. In April, the company paid $135 million for Delta Hotels and Resorts, a Canadian…

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My FTU Hotels Talk: Everything But Hilton, Hyatt and Starwood

I had two conversations during Frequent Traveler University about my upcoming hotels talk. First was with Travel With Grant: “Don’t do elite status. I feel like it’s been done.” Indeed, it was being done in the next room. Second was just before my talk, one attendee, deciding between my talk and “Shortcuts to Elite Status,”…

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She Wasn’t Laughing at the Park Hyatt Toronto Carnival Mirrors

“Oh, look at your legs!” I blurted out in a stupid husband moment. “Ahhhhh!” We had been waiting for the elevator at the Park Hyatt Toronto and noticed a visual effect with the angled brass frames. Here’s the approach: Here’s me straight on heading down to the gym: Here’s the side panels: I don’t mind…

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