No where is that more true than at Marriott International. Its purchase of Starwood in 2016 helped make it the largest hotel operator in the world. Marriott jumped 46 spots on this year’s Global 2000 list at #421 as revenue, profit, assets and market value all increased year-over-year.
Earlier this week, Marriott announced the transformation of Sheraton Hotels, a Starwood brand whose worn hotels had fallen out of favor. At the annual New York University International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, Marriott unveiled a new, modern look for Sheraton around the idea of public space and open design.
The mock lobby setup near Times Square featured communal tables with wireless charging ports and desk compartments that can be locked by guests to store personal items. Telephone booth-sized, sound-proof “rooms” were also a main attraction with the idea of private and quiet work spaces. Renovation is under way at about 25 percent of Sheraton hotels….Click Here To Keep Reading