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On World Children’s Day, Marriott International and UNICEF Expand “Check Out for Children”

In recognition of World Children’s Day, Marriott International announced it is working together with UNICEF to relaunch and expand its donation program “Check Out for Children.” The program—which invites guests to make a voluntary donation for each night of their stay—is now live in over 500 properties across 40 countries in Marriott’s Caribbean, Latin America (CALA), Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific excluding China (APEC) regions.

SPOTLIGHT ON Bruce Wardinski, Chairman, CEO & Director, Playa Hotels & Resorts

In this exclusive interview, we sit down with Bruce Wardinski, CEO of Playa Hotels and Resorts, a leading hospitality company renowned for its exceptional luxury all-inclusive offerings. As a pioneer in partnering with major internationally recognized brands, Wardinski provides valuable insights into Playa Resorts’ unique positioning in the market, their commitment to delivering an extraordinary guest experience, the integration of sustainability initiatives, and their strategic vision for the future of the all-inclusive segment within the luxury travel industry. 

The Power of Artificial Intelligence in Luxury Hospitality: A Real Estate Revolution

According to JLL’s report titled “Artificial Intelligence: Real Estate Revolution or Evolution?,” the rapid expansion of the AI ecosystem and its supporting infrastructure will drive real estate demand in different markets worldwide. As the luxury hospitality industry embraces AI, it is essential to harness its potential strategically and ethically to deliver value and enhance guest experiences.

High-tech hospitality: The new wellness tools changing how travelers rest and recover

A big, luxurious hotel bed has long been synonymous with rest and relaxation—but as more and more travelers prioritize their wellness, hotels and resorts are going above and beyond to help guests recharge. Exercise and recovery tech make it easier for travelers to support their health through self-care and personalization, especially on the go.