MARRIOTTS PLUG IN
In conjunction with its bi-annual confab of GMs from its full-service hotels, Marriott recently unveiled several initiatives, including an upgrade of televisions at its higher end properties. Marriott Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Renaissance Hotels & Resorts will become the first brands to offer high-definition, LCD televisions with a digital connectivity panel in all its guestrooms in North America.
Using the new plug-in panel, guests can connect a host of digital devices to view on the flat-panel, high-def screen, including laptops, camcorders, digital cameras, video games and more. The 32-inch TVs are also equipped with a 25-watt stereo speaker system so guests can listen to tunes on their MP3 players and iPods. No headphones are required.
In other Marriott news:
As part of the “New Look and Feel at Marriott,” hotels are undergoing renovations to “renovate, redesign and reinvent” public and lobby space. Guests will experience a great room concept — a mixed-use space that creates a lounge-like atmosphere with mood music, scents, flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi, tailored menus and more.
Marriott and JW Marriott spas are introducing two signature treatments created with spa companies Kerstin Florian and June Jacobs. The treatments will be available at all Revive Collection spas.
All Marriott hotels in North America are reducing the use of trans fats in their food offerings by switching to a trans fat-free frying oil and French fries. The hotels had previously eliminated trans fats from their artisanal breads, salad dressings, baking mixes, muffins, croissants and cookies.
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