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10/28/2013

JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Christie's Celebrate Miami's Art Deco Landscape with Pre-Sale Exhibition During Art Week 2013

JW Marriott Marquis Miami ExteriorGlobal Brand Partners Host 20th Century Decorative Arts & Design Pre-Sale Exhibition.

MIAMI, October 28, 2013 – JW Marriott® and Christie’s are privileged to present a pre-sale exhibition of 20th Century Decorative Arts and Design and Ettore Sottsass: Important Works from a Private Collection during Miami Art Week 2013. With its unique integration of 20th Century furniture, jewelry, drawings and decorative objects, both collections are truly unparalleled, and feature important works of 20th Century design by Antoni Gaudí, Jean-Michel Frank, Eugene Printz, Jean Royère, Isamu Noguchi, Fernando and Humberto Campana, and Claude Lalanne. The exhibition will be open to the public from daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, December 3 – Thursday,  December 5.

Christie's and JW Marriott Marquis MiamiAs official hotel partner of Art Basel, Design Miami, Art Miami, and the Perez Art Museum, the JW Marriott Marquis Miami is immersed in the growing art scene already present in the city. Besides it’s more than $250,000 in sponsorships, and its support of other arts orginazations such as the Miami International Symphony Orchestra, Florida Grand Opera and others, the hotel and JW Marriott brand boast a strategic partnership with Christie’s, the world’s leading art auction house.  The partnership began during Art Basel 2010 when the hotel featured a popular exhibition of Post-War and Contemporary highlights which included pieces from artists such as Andy Warhol, Antony Gormley and Damien Hirst.

Furthering its artistic endeavor, the hotel launched a museum-caliber art collection worth more than $1 million, called the Art of Reinvention. The collection is comprised of a compilation of more than sixteen one-of-a-kind urban pieces that includes abstract sculptures, photography on aluminum, 3D hand-formed porcelain, and stained glass. Curated by Soho Myriad Art Consulting Services, some of the art found throughout the hotel includes works by renowned artists, such as Martin Dawe, Nancy Lorenz, Nancy Reynolds, David Jordan Williams, Bill Sosin, and Michael Curry to name of few.  The Art of Reinvention has something for everyone…art lover or not, and reflects the downtown hotel’s energy and uniqueness–a fusion of sophistication, design, fashion and technology in an urban environment within the new artful Miami.

“We are excited to celebrate our fourth year hosting Christie’s Auction House and this year’s art deco-inspired 20th Century Decorative Arts & Design exhibition. The Christie’s brand is fitting for JW Marriott and our mutual focus on curating exceptional life experiences” said Florencia Tabeni, General Manager, JW Marriott Marquis Miami.

In addition to the 20th Century Decorative Arts & Design exhibition, the hotel and Christie’s Strategic Partner Beluga Vodka will also fully outfit the sidewalk-facing terrace of db Bistro Moderne Restaurant to create a unique Beluga Vod Box. Guests of the Christie’s exhibition within the hotel will each receive cards redeemable for one Beluga cocktail at the Vod Box.

About JW Marriott Marquis Miami
The JW Marriott Marquis Miami is situated in Miami’s new Metropolitan Miami development. The first-to-market JW Marriott property boasts 313 guestrooms, inclusive of 56 suites, along with a broad array of amenities, including renowned chef-restaurateur, Daniel Boulud’s db Bistro Moderne.  Offering a diverse setting for business, meeting and pleasure travel pursuits, the 41-story hotel features three concierge levels; 80,000-square-feet of total function space including a 20,000 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom; and one of the most unique indoor sports, lifestyle and entertainment complexes of any hotel in the U.S. The 50,000-square-foot, two-story indoor facility includes a NBA-approved basketball arena, tennis court, Mariano Bartolome Golf School, virtual bowling alley, billiards, full-service enliven spa and salon and more. Owned and operated by Met 2 Hotels LLC, the JW Marriott Marquis Miami is located at 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, FL. For additional information and booking please visit www.jwmarriottmarquismiami.com.

About JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today’s sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 62 JW Marriott hotels in 24 countries; by 2016 the portfolio is expected to encompass 88 properties in 31 countries. Visit us online, jwmarriott.com, @jwmarriott and facebook.com/JWMarriott

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About Christie’s
Christie’s, the world's leading art business, reached a total of £2.4 billion/$3.68 billion in global auction and private sales in the first six months of 2013. In 2012, global auction and private sales totaled £3.92 billion/$6.27 billion, marking the highest annual revenue ever reached by Christie’s. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers over 450 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewelry, photography, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with an emphasis on Post-War and Contemporary, Impressionist and Modern, Old Masters and Jewelry. Global private sales totaled £465 million/$711 million in the first half year of 2013, an increase of 13% from the same period last year, breaking the sales record of half year private sales for Christie’s and the art market for three consecutive years.

Christie’s has a global presence of 53 offices in 32 countries and 11 salerooms around the world including London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. Christie’s has recently led in growth markets such as Russia, China, India and The United Arab Emirates, with successful sales, exhibitions and initiatives held in Beijing, Mumbai and Dubai. 

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