Marriott Launches a Hotel Design Program With Cornell, New York

Marriott’s Michael Wang, Senior Continent Head Asia Pacific, Global Design, shares all the intrinsic secrets about planning, designing and the processes to launch successful new hotels in the newly charted course

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Over 90 years of hotel experience, 30 brands and 6700 hotels, Marriott’s core team now opens up and shares their knowledge pool about the latest information on hotel design.

The program, targeted for architects and interior designers, is built in partnership with Marriott Global Design and Cornell University.

Stephani Robson, a faculty member at the School of Hotel Administration, authored five of the six expert-led courses in the certificate program. The sixth course is self-paced and led by veteran Marriott International architect, Michael Wang, who shares all their “secret sauces” on way of planning, designing and preparing to launch successful new hotels.

After an overview of Marriott 30 brands and design rules of thumb, the course moves into the Marriott project process and explains the critical role that the Marriott Global Design Team plays in guiding and coaching each project’s developers and designers. The latter part of the course focuses on Marriott requirements and recommendations relating to essential systems: fire safety, information technology, security, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing.

The certificate program 6 Courses with Marriott content are:

  • Foundations of Hotel Planning
  • Initial Hotel Planning Decisions
  • Hotel Guestroom Design
  • Hotel Public Space Design
  • Hotel Back-of-House Design
  • The Marriott Approach to Hotel Planning

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