Posts tagged as: Marriott

Marriott Testing Apple Siri and Amazon Alexa for Hotel Use

Marriott is right now testing out both Alexa and Siri in the an Aloft hotel in Boston. The test are using Echo speakers for Alexa, and a mix of iPhones and iPads for Siri.  The hotel firm is seeing if either assistant will be their standards for letting guests control their rooms through voice commands. A […]

Marriott Starts Rollout of Custom Netflix App to Hotel Rooms

Guests of the Marriott hotel chain in the United States will soon be able to use their home Netflix accounts on the Internet-connected television in their rooms. Following tests earlier this year, the hotel has adapted the Netflix app so that users only have to log in once, with their account details wiped from the […]

Marriott Claims to Be First Hotel to Take Apple Pay

Marriott said it will begin accepting Apple Pay at some of its properties later this year. Guests will be able to check in with an Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus, or Apple Watch. They’ll need only tap their device against the terminal at the registration desk, and the necessary payment details will be transferred to […]

Marriott Fined $600,000 for Jamming Customer Wi-Fi Hotspots

Marriott International has agreed to settle with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over the blocking of Wi-Fi networks, by paying a $600,000 fine. The hotel chain was found to be actively blocking its customers from being able to access Wi-Fi networks from within a Nashville resort, except for the one the hotel provides. A complaint […]

Marriott App Adds Ability to Check Out from Phone

Marriott has updated its mobile application for Android and iOS devices and added one significant new feature: the ability to check out of hotel rooms directly from the phone. As long as users agree to receive push notifications, they’ll be alerted the day of check out that they can do so via the app. Marriott […]

Slate Releases iPad App

Slate  announced today the release of its iPad app, offering iPad users the opportunity to engage with  Slate  content in a way that’s best suited for the medium.  Slate’s iPad app is free to download, thanks to an exclusive launch sponsorship by Marriott Hotels & Resorts, which lasts through October 11. Developed internally by  Slate […]

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