AC Hotel Washington D.C. at National Harbor

New AC Hotel by Marriott to Open in D.C.

In March, Marriott will introduce its third U.S. property with AC Hotels. The new resort will open in Washington D.C. and become the brand’s first location in the Northeast.

As a brand, AC Hotels offers a European approach to resort accommodations. The new AC Hotel Washington D.C. at National Harbor will be no exception. Created with the classic, yet modern design elements of Milan, the resort offers clean architecture with sophisticated decor. [Read more…]

Marriott Vacation Club

Marriott Estimates to Reach 1 Million Rooms in 2015

Marriott International,Inc. expects their portfolio to reach one million rooms, either open or in development, by the end of 2015. This portfolio includes the Marriott Hotels, affiliated brands, and the Marriott Vacation Club.

Not only will the increased availability of Marriott rooms expand travel options, but it will also boost the economy. The company shares that once the newly developed resorts are open, they will create an additional 150,000 jobs and more than $50 billion in real estate investment. [Read more…]

AC Hotel Bourbon for Millennials

New Resort Brands for Millennials

As the timeshare and hotel industries continue to expand, resorts are focusing on a younger demographic — Millennials.

Recent studies have shown that the average timeshare buyer is younger and more tech savvy than in the past. Resorts are responding by making an effort to attract this target market.

Marriott is one of the first hospitality groups to focus on the younger generation. Their newest resort, the AC Hotel New Orleans Bourbon was built with the intention of attracting Millennials. The new 220-guest room hotel is the first in a series of 100 resorts Marriott plans to open in the U.S. over the next year. All 100 resorts are planned to open in urban cities that Millennials frequent such as Washington, D.C. and Miami. [Read more…]

clubTHRIVE by Marriott Vacation Club

Marriott Vacation Club Introduces clubTHRIVE

Last week, Marriott Vacation Club (MVC) introduced clubTHRIVE by Marriott Vacation Club. The timeshare group’s newest experience was unveiled at a launch event held at Marriott’s Grande Ocean resort.

The new, innovative program was created to help owners and guests break away from the stress of daily life. Vacation is a time to let go of your worries and simply enjoy yourself for a week. The clubTHRIVE program will help guests improve both their mental and physical health throughout their stay. [Read more…]