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The JW Marriott Miami, one of 63 current representatives of the brand. Photo from JW Marriott Miami.

The JW Marriott Miami, one of 63 current representatives of the brand. Photo from JW Marriott Miami.

Like every other business these days, it seems, the hotel business is all about branding — the art of distinguishing your hotels from those of other brands.

Every lodging chain from Motel 6 to W Hotels has a brand, and a target customer they believe will respond to that brand. Motel 6 appeals to budget road travelers who apparently arrive late at night. W Hotels appeal to affluent younger arty types, who don’t mind paying big bucks for cool but cramped quarters. Not many Motel 6’ers are going to stay in W’s, and not many W aficionados are going to bed down at Motel 6, no matter how late they leave the light on for ya.

As JW Marriott’s global brand manager Mitzi Gaskins told the travel trade site Skift.com in a recent… Continue reading

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According to government and private surveys:

  • Leading-edge baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1955) and seniors account for four out of every five dollars spent on luxury travel today.
  • Roughly half the consumer spending money in the U.S.--more than $2 trillion--is in the hands of leading-edge baby boomers and seniors.
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  • When asked what they would most like to spend their money on, baby boomers answered “travel” more than any other category, including improving their health or finances.

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