Hotels/Resorts

June 2019

New Jersey will be the first state in the U.S. to require hotels to provide panic buttons for workers. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill June 11, 2019, that will require hotels with 100 guest rooms or more to equip hotel workers with wearable panic buttons, or employee safety devices (ESD), which can be pressed to get help in an emergency.

May 2019

Moves by Disney, IHG and Marriott International as well as a bill in the California State Assembly could result in the elimination of small plastic bathroom amenity bottles in the name of sustainability. Shampoo, conditioner and soap—the only personal care products that would fall under the mini toiletries restriction—would be offered from bulk dispensers.

May 2019

Majestic Las Vegas hotel gets approval from Clark County commissioners. The new, $850 million, 720-room nongaming hotel on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip is being developed by Lorenzo Doumani. The property will feature 10 floors of convention and meeting space, multiple dining outlets and a wellness medical spa.

May 2019

Taco Bell will welcome guests to The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort in Palm Springs beginning August 6, 2019, for five days. The hotel will offer a number of Taco Bell brand flourishes, including a Taco Bell gift shop and special menu items available nowhere else.

May 2019

Although the Four Seasons Orlando property is on the Walt Disney Resorts grounds, it still feels like an adult destination. Purposeful design creates a sense of seclusion, so your teams can still get work done.

May 2019

The Orlando World Center Marriott launched the HyCube in April 2018. A year later, the hydroponic vegetable production system continues to provide a “pick-to-plate” dining experience for meeting and event attendees.

April 2019

Marriott’s Convention & Resort Network (CRN) ventured decidedly out of the box with its recent 48-Hour Film Challenge, which pitted four teams of independent filmmakers against each other to produce short films on an extremely tight deadline. The competition also showed off the flexibility of the meeting space at Vancouver, British Columbia’s the DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection hotel and the convention facilities it shares with the attached JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.

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