RitzCarlton Hotel Company signs F1 Mercedes partnership

first_imgOlderMadeira prepares for World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has announced a multi-year agreement with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport to be the first official hotel partner of the team.Kicking off at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Montreal this weekend, the partnership brings together two likeminded brands committed to excellence and promises exclusive access and special experiences for members of Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s newly renamed travel program, which includes The Ritz-Carlton.At various races throughout the season, Marriott Bonvoy Members will have an opportunity to interact with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, experience races from the paddock, and enjoy exclusive at-track VIP hospitality. For the first event in Montreal, a Ritz-Carlton concierge desk will be available in the Silver Arrows Lounge where attendees can receive insider tips for exploring the city.  As part of the collaboration, the Ritz-Carlton logo will also appear on the racing suits of drivers Hamilton and Bottas.ADVERTISEMENT“I’m thrilled that Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport has chosen the Ritz-Carlton to be its first official hotel partner,” said Lisa Holladay, global brand leader for the Ritz-Carlton. “This exciting opportunity brings together two legendary brands that share a commitment to excellence and allows us to create unique and lasting memories for our guests.”This unmatched access will be available through packages Marriott Bonvoy members can bid on through Marriott Bonvoy Moments, exclusive experiences available to Marriott Bonvoy members. “We are delighted to be taking our collaboration with the Ritz-Carlton to a whole new level,” said Toto Wolff, team principal and chief executive, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. “F1 offers the possibility to deliver unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences to our brand partners and their customers thanks to the equally exciting and exclusive nature of the sport. “We are pleased to be delivering those experiences to The Ritz-Carlton guests and Marriott Bonvoy members.” NewerUnited States arrivals drive tourism growth in Caribbeanlast_img read more

GitHub too sees usage of its services by nonsoftw

first_imgGitHub too sees usage of its services by non-software developers for non-software purposes. Sam Lambert, director of systems at GitHub, said that GitHub leads the way internally by using its service for typical business work.“People are applying our workflow to other areas,” he said. “We do Continuous Integration on blog posts that checks for grammar, images, text, and runs Continuous Integrations against it. That’s a workflow, applied backward to writing. We’re seeing more and more industries [using it].”GitHub is currently used, for example, by museums such as New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. These museums are keeping copies of their assets online for use by developers who might want to visualize or otherwise process that information.Video-pushing limitsOne area where workflows are changing is in marketing. At Space Camp, a recent conference in San Francisco focused on video marketing, the presentations were filled with stories of marketers building workflows online with ever-evolving storage of cloud-hosted content. Software developers have had a long-standing love affair with agile methodologies. Now, it seems that the rest of the business world is starting to realize that agile provides not only a better way to work, but also an easier path to collaborative business development.Atlassian’s JIRA issue-tracking system recently split into two new versions: one targeted at help desks, the other at generic usage. That leaves developers with their own targeted version, including all the bells and whistles for dealing with enterprise software development.But why make a software development tool available for other departments? Is this what the market is demanding?According to Atlassian’s president Jay Simons, “Part of the key to JIRA’s success is that it’s a product that is desired by technical people because it’s accessible to non-software people. As people are exposed to it, they understand the virtues and want the capabilities on other projects.”last_img read more