Sending summer off with a breeze of new hotel openings, Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of brands welcomes fall travel
Train travelers, super commuters and shoulder season spenders are emerging as Types of Travelers in Cooler Weather
BETHESDA, MD., September 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — After a summer of unpredictable travel, Marriott Bonvoy® – Marriott International’s extraordinary portfolio of 30 hotel brands, an award-winning loyalty program and endless experiences – embraces the changing seasons as new types of cooler weather travelers present themselves. Train travelers, super commuters and shoulder season spenders will feel right at home this fall with a slew of new openings around the world.
Travelers take the rails
With airline cancellations and travel troubles making headlines this summer, jet-setters are hitting the rails for upcoming fall travel plans, avoiding airport headaches while enjoying every sun drop. According to Deloitte’s Global State of the Consumer Tracker, 40% of travelers plan to travel by train in the next three months, which has increased throughout 2022. Stress-free travel stays are one train ride away with these hotel openings in convenient locations.
Open in late August and just a five-minute drive from the tracks, Grand Bohemian Lodge Greenville, Autograph Collection offers guests an intimate way to experience the natural wonders of Caroline from the south outdoor refuge including Reedy River Falls and its famous Liberty Bridge. With an on-site spa, art gallery, fitness center, and hiking trails that span the grounds, travelers will feel rejuvenated and connected to the hotel’s southern charm. Along the Adirondack line, Grand Adirondack Hotel, Lake Placid, a Tribute Portfolio hotel serves as a “base camp” for adventure seekers seeking world-class hiking, lake and mountain adventures, downhill and cross-country skiing, and sporting events. A few minutes from the train station, this boutique hotel opened at the end August 2022 with two new restaurants offering carefully selected local dishes and cuisine, and offers rooms with stunning views of Mirror Lake. Heading south to New York City at the new epicenter of Flushing, Queens, the Renaissance New York Flushing Hotel at Tangram opened early August 2022, and gives travelers a new perspective on the Big Apple. 25 minutes by car from the New York one Moynihan Train Hall, the hotel features a clean aesthetic with vibrant details such as hand-drawn wall coverings in the lobby, a rooftop lounge with endless views as well as guest rooms with fridges, rain showers and 55-inch articulating LCD televisions.
Super commuters return to the office
The pandemic has seen a rise in remote workers seeking wide open spaces in the suburbs and beyond. Now, with the return of in-person business travel, long-distance commuters – or “super commuters” – will face longer trips to city offices, leading to an increased preference for overnight stays during the week. A recent social listening study, conducted on behalf of Marriott International, found a significant year-over-year increase rise in searches for “long distance” and “home-work journey”: +490%, and “night”, “home-work journey” and “hotel”: +85%.
In the center of Calgary’s vibrant downtown, the Courtyard by Marriott Calgary Downtown is conveniently located in the heart of the business district. Open in July 2022, modern state-of-the-art lobby, contemporary guest rooms, and Bistro Novelle for all-day dining options provide business travelers with everything they need to survive the IRL transition. In the United States, the AC Hotel Bethesda Downtown offers modern rooms with a clean, minimalist design, equipped with amenities suitable for a diverse set of visitors to the nation’s capital. Open in August 2022 and located just opposite the Bethesda metro station, guests are easily accessible by car washington d.c., national monuments, plus an easy drive to the National Institute of Health and Walter Reed Medical Center. In New York City booming hub, August 2022 opening of the Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad is a luxurious option for commuters. Soaring 50 stories above the city streets, guests can enjoy sweeping panoramic views of manhattanwhile those staying at the Club Level can access the Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, where they can relax or work while enjoying dedicated concierge service and a variety of culinary offerings throughout the day.
Shoulder season spending extends the holiday season
While September traditionally marks the end of summer, this year travelers are extending their vacations into the shoulder season, opting to visit with fewer crowds and lower temperatures for a more authentic experience. According to Deloitte’s Global State of the Consumer Tracker, 53% of consumers plan to stay in a hotel for leisure travel in the next three months, which hits a two-year high for fall travel.
As snowbirds flock south for the winter, travelers looking for an endless summer can escape the colder months of Colombia. The Barranquilla Marriott Hotel’s recent opening in August draws winter-to-spring travelers with great dry-season weather, fewer crowds, and local cultural attractions like the Museo Casa Carnaval. The hotel exemplifies the continued evolution of Marriott hotels, enticing guests with comfortable spaces and local touches such as a unique Colombian design narrative represented throughout the new hotel. For another tropical getaway, from Costa Rica the green season from May to December brings travelers to bustling paradise with a stay at Fairfield by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela, which also opened in August. There, vacationers can discover local treasures such as Poas Volcano National Park, local coffee plantations, various dining options and museums before heading further afield for a rainforest or coastal excursion.
Marriott Bonvoy® members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts across Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, including all-inclusive resorts and upscale home rentals, as well as through the everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem their points for experiences, including future stays, Marriott Bonvoy® Moments, or via partners for luxury products from Marriott Bonvoy® Shops.
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