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Understanding the FCC’s Marriott WiFi Ruling

Understanding the FCC’s Marriott WiFi Ruling

Earlier this month, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) imposed a $600,000 fine on Marriott International for allegedly blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots in the conference facilities of the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. In its judgment, ...

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Marriott Focused on Increasing Diverse Ownership

Marriott Focused on Increasing Diverse Ownership

During its Women Ownership Works (WOW) Summit, held at the Courtyard/Residence Inn Manhattan Central Park on Oct. 2, Marriott International announced plans to have 1,000 diverse- and women-owned hotels in its global portfolio by 2020. Of Marriott’s 4,000-plus properties, there ...

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Marriott Fined $600,000 for Blocking Consumer WiFi Networks

Marriott Fined $600,000 for Blocking Consumer WiFi Networks

Marriott International was fined $600,000 by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for allegedly blocking customers from using mobile hotspots at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., and charging for access to the hotel’s wireless network. According to ...

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Marriott Launches Global Creative and Content Marketing Studio

Marriott Launches Global Creative and Content Marketing Studio

Bethesda BETHESDA—Marriott International Inc. has announced the formation of a new global content studio—comprised of content development, production, and distribution teams—dedicated to publishing, distributing, and sharing digital and filmed content across film, television, online, digital, and print distribution platforms. To ...

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AC Hotels Intends to Stand Out in Crowded Segment

AC Hotels Intends to Stand Out in Crowded Segment

When Marriott International unveiled plans to franchise its AC by Marriott brand in the United States in June 2013, the company was trying to fill what it viewed as an unmet need in the marketplace. “We saw an opportunity we ...

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