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21 posts from January 2010

01/29/2010

Happy 85th Anniversary, Renaissance Mayflower

Mayflower 1925--It was a time of prohibition, the New Yorker magazine published its first issue, the first synchronized transmission of pictures and sound was achieved,  F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby and The Mayflower, later labeled Washington, DC's "Second Best Address" by President Harry Truman, opens its doors.  Today, The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel is the Grand Dame of the Nation's Capital.  Its Grand Ballroom that has served as the backdrop for every Presidential Inaugural Ball from Coolidge through Reagan. On February 18th, 2010, this iconic DC landmark celebrates its 85th anniversary—kicking off a year- long celebration.

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa Welcomes Its First Guests

Opening Marks Completion of  the JW Marriott Brand’s Largest Resort

San Antonio The luxurious 1002-room JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is the first JW Marriott resort in Texas and offers discriminating travelers an unrivaled experience of natural elegance. Set on 600-acres of rolling hills, meandering creeks and Live Oak trees, guests can relax and explore all just minutes away from San Antonio. 

01/27/2010

Renaissance Hotels Makes Debut in Scandinavia

Renaissance Malmo Hotel Opens and Brings Distinctive Look & Feel of Renaissance to Sweden

Renaissance Malmo lobby Renaissance Hotels has opened the latest gem in its global portfolio, the 128-room Renaissance Malmo Hotel in Malmo, Sweden under a franchise agreement with Scandinavian Hospitality Group (SHG).

Marriott Announces GoThere Virtual Meetings by Marriott with AT&T and Cisco TelePresence: Rooms in New York & Washington, DC Area Hotels Go Live

Service Will Expand To Business Centers Worldwide, Offering Customers More Opportunities to Hold Dynamic and Productive Meetings

GoThere Meetings It is a big day for us at Marriott International as we unveiled our first GoThere Virtual Meetings studios at the New York Marriott East Side Hotel and Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center near Washington, DC.  GoThere Virtual Meetings are part of a roll-out of AT&T Telepresence Solution, using Cisco TelePresence™ studios enabled by AT&T network and the AT&T Business Exchange at Marriott Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels and Renaissance Hotels around the world.

01/26/2010

The Marriott News Center Debuts on Marriott.com

Your Front Door to Marriott Global News and Conversation

Marriott International invites you to check out the Marriott News Center (www.MarriottNewsCenter.com) - your front door to all global news and conversation.  With this new social and multimedia hub on Marriott.com, which welcomes 12 million unique visitors a month, there’s just one single place to connect for all Marriott online news, photos, videos, blogs, Twitter feeds, and more. Plus, we’ve made it easy for you to share breaking news with your own friends and followers, and share your own thoughts and opinions, too.

Marriott Rewards Members Get VIP Service with China Fast Track™

Marriott Rawards1Rewards can now redeem points and a special discount for VIP service with China Fast Track™, which provides escorts to guide travelers through the hassles of check-in, immigration and customs, while others wait in long lines.  

01/25/2010

End the Deep Freeze with Marriott's Resort Credit Promotion: The Longer You Stay, The More You Earn, The More Fun You Have

Get $50 to spend, every day you stay, at nearly 50 participating resorts in the Caribbean, Latin America and the U.S. (including Hawaii)

JW Ihilani Exterior You may be freezing at home right now, but with Marriott’s $50 Resort Credit Promotion, you could be sunning in one of nearly 50 Marriott, Renaissance and JW Marriott resorts while earning $50 in resort spending money for each night you stay.  Starting today through March 21, for stays from February 1 – March 28, participating resorts will give you a $50 resort credit, per day, to spend at Marriott-managed outlets for food and beverage and resort activities, such as spa treatments or a round of golf. 

The Autograph Collection - Marriott's Newest Brand, Announces Its First Seven Hotels

Seven Iconic Kessler Properties Join Portfolio 

El Monte Sagrado Taos 2 San Diego, CA, USA – Marriott International, Inc. (MAR: NYSE) announced today at the American Lodging Investment Summit that seven iconic hotels from The Kessler Collection will be the first to join the Autograph Collection, the company’s newest brand that features independent hotels and resorts from around the world representing upper-upscale and luxury properties with distinctive personalities. All seven hotels are set to join the Autograph portfolio by the end of April.

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Renaissance Hotels Give Cupid a Hand with Sweet Gift Ideas for Your Special Someone this Valentine’s Day With 15% off from CollectRenaissance.com

RHR_key_ring This Valentine’s Day, Renaissance Hotels makes gift giving sweet and easy with new items from CollectRenaissance.com.  Inspired by moments that spark romance and create memories, CollectRenaissance has unveiled three new Valentine’s Day items for both him & her gift boxed and ready to go. To make this Valentine’s Day even sweeter, all items on the site are 15% now through February 18 with the promotion code LOVE.

Cupid Can't Compete - Renaissance Hotels Creates the World's Sweetest Suite This Valentine's Day

Renaissance Hotels Teams Up with Dylan’s Candy Bar to Offer a Sweet Getaway

Room Bed This Valentine’s Day, Renaissance Hotels is offering lovebirds around the country the ultimate sugar high with its Escape!® Romance Valentine's Day package. http://www.renhotelsromance.com To launch this special Valentine’s Day package, Renaissance Hotels and Dylan’s Candy Bar teamed up to create an exclusive fantasy candyland suite at the Renaissance New York Hotel 57 which will be available this Valentine’s Day weekend.