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Mega merger means more choice

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Marriott International expansion means more brands, more choice and more rewards.

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Marriott International is the world’s largest hospitality company offering unprecedented choice and access to a variety of meeting and event destination programs, as well as a world class loyalty program. Having merged with Starwood Hotels and Resorts in 2016, Marriott International has expanded to include 30 additional hotel brands and now offers clients and guests nearly 6,000 hotels in 120 countries across the globe. Members of its award winning loyalty programs, including Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) can link their accounts to match their Elite status and transfer points between the programs, opening up more destinations to discover.

The company has experienced significant growth in the Australia Pacific region, with a focus on gateway cities and a greater presence in New Zealand, Fiji, New Caledonia and Samoa. The business events industry is a priority for Marriott, particularly with the introduction of Meetings Imagined – a set of tools to help planners design and manage the perfect meeting experience including the Marriott Mobile app. This app gives Marriott Reward Members an enhanced arrival experience, allowing them to plan and execute efficient meetings rather than focus on attendee requests. Using the app, they can check in before they arrive; receive room-ready notifications; make reservations at more than 4,000 hotels; and coordinate requests directly with the property via mobile.

From testing new designs for meeting spaces to re-designing menus, Marriott is consistently enhancing its engagement with clients, even looking at new ways to support the millions of mobile workers looking for great spaces to work. A recent innovation offering multiple benefits to clients is Marriott’s investment in PlacePass, a leading online meta-search platform with over 100,000 in-destination experiences powered by leading hospitality industry partners. Marriott has a long history of providing unrivalled experiences with prestigious partners including the NFL, US Open, Formula One and Universal Music.

Currently, Marriott is offering a Triple Choice Rewards for event bookings. Clients can reserve a meeting or event at a participating Marriott venue in Asia Pacific before 15 September 2017 and choose three benefits from the following: 5% off master-billed rooms, complimentary internet in the meeting room, triple points on eligible revenue, one complimentary room night for every 25 paid room nights* or one complimentary room upgrade for one night for every 25 paid room nights**. Plus, they can earn a signing bonus of 1,000 points for every event booked*** (subject to Terms and Conditions).

To learn more, visit www.marriottmeetings.com.au.

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