Hilton advances Connected Room Technology Reach

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27/4/2018

Hilton announced on Wednesday that is Hilton Honors app will now be able to turn guests’ mobile phones into an in-room remote for television entertainment, lighting, and temperature control as part of Hilton’s rollout of its Connected Room technology at hotels across the U.S. this year.

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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Announces Undersea Residence

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27/4/2018

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island announced today the submersion of what is believed to be the world's first undersea residence, which will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018. The result of a significant $15 million USD investment, this revolutionary concept will transform the Maldives experience for travelers who want to be truly immersed within the natural beauty of the Indian Ocean. As the first international hotel brand to enter the Maldivian market 20 years ago and home to the world's first undersea restaurant, Ithaa, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island continues to pioneer and innovate with the groundbreaking introduction of the undersea residence.

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Top Concerns Hotels Need to Know About the GDPR and How to Prepare Your Action Plan

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27/4/2018
By Margaret Mastrogiacomo, Vice President Strategy HeBS Digital
 

By now you’ve probably heard of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and should have started considering the effects of this regulation on your hotel website, data strategy, and hotel digital marketing. With the GDPR just around the corner, we’ve put together an overview that includes an explanation of the GDPR, the top misconceptions, and the most important considerations that will need to be implemented on your hotel website and included in your digital strategy.

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Amex & Marriott's New Credit Card Programs Beginning in August

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27/4/2018

American Express and Marriott revealed more details about the co-branded card agreement they signed in December. The new co-branded program, which includes a premium card and updated benefits for consumer and business cards, will become available in August. Marriott's unified loyalty programs also will launch in August, all part of the hotel company's path after acquiring Starwood in 2016.

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Marriott International Unveils Unified Loyalty Programs With One Set of Benefits

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17/4/2018

Today, Marriott International announced it will introduce one set of unified benefits across Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) for its members in August 2018. This will create an incredibly rich hospitality loyalty program in which members will earn more points faster than under the prior programs — on average 20% more points for every dollar spent.

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