The company is looking to “dispel the myth that other travel websites offer better rates for our hotels. The simple fact is that you will find the lowest rates across our portfolio when you join Marriott Rewards and book direct,” said Karin Timpone, Marriott’s global marketing officer. If the guest finds a lower rate within 24 hours of their booking, Marriott said it will match that rate, then discount it by another 25%. Get the full story at Travel Weekly Read also "Hilton’s new direct-booking discount comes with caveats", and " annoyed by hotel direct booking initiatives"