The spectacular 1,614-room JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai is set to become one of the region's most desirable destinations, offering a spectrum of business facilities for discerning travelers. Opening in 2012, its first 807 rooms will soar above Dubai's business district, on Sheikh Zayed Road, and will reside in the city's Business Bay area. Carrying a title bestowed only on the finest properties in the Marriott portfolio, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai will encompass two iconic towers and will feature an enticing array of 13 distinctive restaurants, bars and lounges; a luxurious Saray Spa; 4,015 square meters of conference and event space including two ballrooms and 22 breakout rooms; exclusive executive floors and six Presidential suites.
The Marriott International portfolio in the Middle East & Africa currently consists of 31 hotels and resorts in nine countries representing six lodging brands and offering 8,822 rooms.
According to STR, the U.S. hotel industry experienced increases in all three key performance metrics during the first week of December. In year-over-year comparisons for the week, occupancy rose 2.7 percent to 51.0 percent, average daily rate increased 2.7 percent to US$99.42 and revenue per available room finished the week with an increase of 5.4 percent to US$50.71.
The U.S. Travel Association is commended the new agreement that will speed the border process for Canadian travelers visiting the United States while enhancing security. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced highlights of joint action plan at a White House ceremony on December 7.
(MIAMI BEACH, FL) -- As the world's art aficionados, celebrities and super wealthy converge on the shores of South Beach this week to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Art Basel Miami Beach, the real celebrating should be done by the business proprietors in the local economy who will enjoy a multi-hundred million dollar economic windfall left in their wake.
Hospitality giant Marriott International has completed the spin-off of its fractional ownership and timeshare division, with equity shares of the new company, Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation, being distributed tax-free to Marriott International shareholders.
Based on new hotel data compiled by STR Global, hotel markets across the world reported mostly positive performance gains in October 2011. The Americas region recorded positive results in the three key performance metrics when reported in U.S. dollars for October 2011.
(MARCO ISLAND, FL) -- Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort recently announced the expansion of its resort golf amenities with the addition of the 18-hole Hammock Bay Golf Course. The off-site facility, located only 10 minutes from the resort, is available exclusively to members and resort guests.