Credit Card News

Advertising Disclosure is an independent, advertising-supported web site. receives compensation from many credit card issuers whose offers appear on our site. Compensation from our advertising partners impacts how and where their products appear on our site, including, for example, the order in which they may appear within review lists. has not reviewed all available credit card offers in the marketplace.

Credit Card Applications » News » Travel » Marriott Goes High Tech With Apple Pay

Marriott Goes High Tech With Apple Pay

Add to Favorites:
Marriott Goes High Tech With Apple Pay

Marriott International, Inc. is upping their game by adding Apple Pay into their portfolio of payment options, making them the first hotel chain to do so. They will be rolling it out in phases over the summer at specific hotels across the U.S. Some of the hotels that will be accepting Apple Pay include Marriott Hotels, the Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance Hotels.

People who book their stay at participating Marriott Hotels can use their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to check in and pay when they arrive using a contactless reader. When their device connects with the reader they will feel a very subtle vibration, which will let them know that the system has captured their payment information and they are checked in.

When the Apple Watch is rolled out in April, people will also be able to use it to check in and pay too. 

The lineup of hotels going high tech

Apple Pay will be available at these hotels:

  • Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel
  • The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
  • JW Marriott Chicago
  • San Francisco Marriott Marquis
  • The Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C.
  • San Jose Marriott
  • New York Marriott Downtown
  • Courtyard Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile
  • EDITION Miami
  • Courtyard Los Angeles L.A. Live
  • Residence Inn Los Angeles L.A. Live
  • San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront

Mobile Powered Marriott

Linking up with Apple Pay is part of Marriott’s ongoing efforts to provide their customers with more mobile booking and payment options. “Approximately 75 percent of our guests travel with one or more mobile devices, and it is even higher among 25-35 year olds – a group that will make up a much larger proportion of our guests over the next three years,” said George Corbin, senior vice president, Marriott Digital.

Marriott began offering their customers mobile check-in and check-out options on their app in 2013, which can be used at 4,000 hotels around the world. The app can also be used to find and book rooms, as well as keep track of their Marriott Rewards account information.

Marriott International is a worldwide hotel chain based in Bethesda, Maryland. They have 4,100 properties located in 79 countries and territories in their portfolio, which includes eleven hotel brands.

Add to Favorites:

Related News:

Apple Pay Opens Up Payment Options
Apple Pay Opens Up Payment Options

By Dar Dowling, Posted: June 15, 2015

Have you ever wanted to use Apple Pay with your rewards or a store branded card? Well, you will be able to do just that in coming months with Apple’s announcement that Apple Pay will soon be able to support both credit and debit cards ... Continue reading
Citi to Launch App for Apple Watch
Citi to Launch App for Apple Watch

By Dar Dowling, Posted: March 20, 2015

The Apple Watch is coming out on April 24th and so is the Citi Mobile Lite app designed to give Citi customers access to their accounts directly from their new watch or their iPhone. Continue reading
Rewards Made Easy With Apple Watch App
Rewards Made Easy With Apple Watch App

By Dar Dowling, Posted: April 30, 2015

Keeping track of your credit card rewards can be a hassle, but what if you could tap your Apple Watch and it did all the work for you? Continue reading
Get the latest news, articles and expert advice delivered to your inbox. It's FREE.
Unlimited 1.5x rewards on every purchase, every day. For every $1 you spend, you earn 1.5x Miles.
For Excellent, Good Credit
Earn 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 90 days — that's enough to redeem for a $500 travel statement credit
For Excellent/Good Credit
Earn 30,000 bonus points after $3,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open
For Excellent Credit