Presented in partnership with Marriott International.
If you’re wondering if every hotel on earth is owned by Marriott International these days, you’re not far off. The company has been on a roll in recent years, launching the hot city hotel brand EDITION with Ian Schrager, the legend who invented the boutique hotel, as well as BVLGARI Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with the luxury fashion house. And, of course the company merged with Starwood Hotels, which brought St. Regis, Design Hotels, and The Luxury Collection into the fold, along with the beloved SPG rewards program, which the company re-introduced this year as the even better Marriott Bonvoy™ points. Whether your travel needs call for a gorgeous luxury resort, a funky city break, or a home-away-from-home for a short or long business trip, there’s a Marriott International hotel that fits the bill.
The Luxury Hotels
JW Marriott Luxury Hotels and Resorts
Elegant. Distinctive. Beautiful. Sophisticated. If that’s your style, JW Marriott is your hotel. The hotels and resorts in more than 25 countries — include such dreamy destinations as the Maldives, Phuket, and Los Cabos — want guests to “be mindful and present, be together, and be nourished,” a goal achieved through amenities and offerings (meditation, the Gather food festival in Venice, Spa by JW), decor and design, and, above all, attentive service.
When you want a hotel to be a scene — from the food to the decor, from the entertainment to the cultural programming, from the stylish crowd to the DJ in the lobby — the W is the choice for you. Designed to “redefine revelry for the modern jet set,” the trailblazing hotel collection incorporates art, fashion, music, and fitness in cutting-edge and innovative ways (like its Whatever/Whenever service and Living Rooms lobbies) in 59 hotels worldwide. If you want to be surrounded by luxury and action, you’re in the right place.
The Premium Hotels
It launched in 1972 as an extension of Air France as a home away from home for guests and crew. And Le Méridien has been a pioneer ever since, among the first hotels in its far-flung locations. Today, it continues that tradition of growth with developments throughout Asia, and of creativity and curiosity through innovative partnerships with playful talents. Gray Malin’s photographs line the walls, Nouvelle Vague curates the soundtrack, illy pours the coffee, and LEGO keeps the kids entertained.
Marriott International’s premiere luxury wellness hotel is committed to keeping guests healthy, balanced, and fit, through elements like the signature award-winning Heavenly Bed (which countless guests have purchased for home use) and healthy meals on the Eat Well Menu. The wellness program is extensive, with fresh juices from The Juicery, a Gear Lending Program that provides guests with New Balance sneakers and clothing (saving room in the carry-on), 24/7 fitness studios with the latest equipment and Peleton bikes, and even a special sleep balm when it’s time to unwind.
These independent hotels are known for their individual character and strong local ties. Launched in 2015 with the Royal Palm South Beach, the properties are located in such beloved destinations as Paris, Las Vegas, Bali, London, and Bariloche, with Charleston, Rome, and more on the way. Upscale in style and service and striking in design, these are hotels for travelers who want the spirit of an independent with the benefits and perks of a larger collection.
Does anyone not know the Sheraton? The hotel welcomed its first guests in 1937 and has been a worldwide leader in hospitality ever since. With nearly 450 hotels in 70+ countries around the world (132 in Asia), Sheraton is the most global brand in the Marriott International portfolio, serving millions of leisure and business travelers who value its reliability, consistency, and service.
When you need a have-it-all resort for a business meeting, convention, or large gathering of family and friends, Gaylord delivers at five prime US locations that are known for their heritage and settings — the Rockies, Opryland in Nashville, Palms outside Orlando, Texan near Dallas, and National in Washington, D.C.
“Simple made perfect” is the mantra a Delta, one of Marriott International’s fastest growing brands. There are currently more than 40 locations throughout Canada and almost as many in the United States. The hotel delivers on the small details that pack a big punch — and that smart travelers demand — like free bottled water, free WiFi, rooms with great beds and efficient work spaces, 24/7 fitness centers with yoga and Crossfit. (These should be no-brainers. All too often, they’re not.)
The Select Hotels
One of the newest Marriott International brands also happens to be the most modern, with a strong sense of design, playfulness, and whimsy — at impressively reasonable rates. (Even in New York City and Tokyo.) Traveling with young kids? Book a room with bunk beds and get popcorn for a family movie night. Traveling with college roommates you haven’t seen in 25 years? Book the same bunk room and relive your dorm days. The hotel is strongest in Europe, followed by USA and Asia, and they’re growing fast. Moxy is what you make it, as long as what you want are great restaurants and bars, great design, and super comfy beds.
This is the hotel for the techie early adopter who is always on the go and needs a hotel that can keep pace. This is where Marriott International experiments with the innovations that will one day become industry standard, like keyless check-in, 24/7 dining (Re:fuel), 24/7 fitness (Re:charge), and all-day pools with free WiFi. Whether it’s music, design, or technology, Aloft is the choice for travelers who want to be the first to try everything new.
When business is tops of the agenda, this is the business traveler’s hotel. With more than 1,000 locations in just under 50 countries — at prices that will please the company controller — Courtyard has the world covered, with smart and dynamic spaces that are conducive for work (for that chunk of the day) and relaxing (when that part is done). You may be here for business, but you’re getting more than business as usual.
Another brand that’s great for business travelers — who want just as much attention paid to the leisure side of their trips. West Elm collaborated on the design, resulting in spacious suites with separate living and sleeping areas that are at once fresh and functional. There are more than 400 locations across North America, and all offer free breakfast, a lobby ideal for meetings and socializing, and a SaveArt! community service initiative.
Fairfield Inn & Suites
They’re simple and easy, and that’s the idea. There are more than 1,000 locations in North America (from Anchorage to Key West) and more in Central America (like Cabo and Cancun) and Asia (stretching from Goa to Seoul). Fairfeld’s rates are reasonable, and guest satisfaction is the guiding principle behind The Fairfield Guarantee.
Four Points by Sheraton
Let the other hotels do fussy. At Four Points, it’s all about a relaxed and easy-going vibe, delivering great service for honest value. In other words, modern but not trendy, cool but not pretentious. The lobby is accented with local art and culture; the hotel’s pub serves craft beers and food as part of its Best Brews and BBQ offering. Watch the game, make new friends, sink into the Signature Bed at the end of the day.
For Longer Stays
Marriott Executive Apartments
If you travel for the job and want to unwind at the end of a busy day in a space that feels like home, Marriott’s Executive Apartments will fit the bill with luxurious apartments of comfortable elegance in cosmopolitan cities. With fully-equipped kitchens, fitness centers, round-the-clock security, concierge, grocery delivery, laundry service, and housekeeping, you get the best of hotel meets home locations in 16 countries worldwide, including sixteen in Asia (half in China alone), and global capitals like London, Brussels, Sao Paolo, and Dubai.
Element is redefining the extended stay hotels through eco-minded and nature-inspired initiatives and innovations. Nature-inspired, stylish, and sustainable, the hotel has a soothing, balancing, and open vibe. Hotel amenities include a healthy RISE breakfast, RELAX evening programming, Bikes to Borrow, energy-efficient kitchens, and spa-inspired bathrooms, and Westin’s signature Heavenly Beds. It’s comfort with a conscience, in other words.
Marriott International’s original extended stay hotel has locations in more than 700 properties in ten countries around the world. The studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom suites are designed to be both spacious and functional, with full kitchens and a free grocery delivery service. Socializing is encouraged through RI Mix, after work events for guests and locals.
This is Marriott International’s version of a co-living space for modern, active travelers in need of short- or long-term stays. Every roomy studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom suite comes with a full kitchen, a dedicated home office and free WiFi, and elfa closets from The Container Store. Hot breakfast is served daily (it’s free, by the way), and, when it’s time to explore the neighborhood, the hotel’s TowneMap will guide you to spots where you can feel right at home.
Book for the Benefits
When it’s time to book, don’t forget the #1 rule that travel experts know: You should always (repeat: always, always) book directly with the hotel. That means you should not book through an online travel agency. For one thing, the hotel’s website will offer the best rates. For another, when you book through an OTA, you won’t earn Marriott Bonvoy™ points points. And you want to earn those points because they’ll translate into travel perks like free hotel room nights, free WiFi, mobile check-ins, special benefits and offers, and so much more.
Presented in partnership with Marriott International.