Asia 02/22/2017 – Shanghai, China

Tribute Portfolio Debuts in China

Tribute Portfolio™, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), today announced its debut in China with the addition of The Yuluxe Sheshan, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Shanghai. Owned by Shimao Property Holdings, the hotel joins Tribute Portfolio’s collection of exceptional hotels around the globe, spanning from Palm Springs to Paris, and from Miami to Mendoza. In almost two years, Tribute Portfolio has opened 19 hotels with 14 on the horizon, including The Honghe Nativeland Mile in Yunnan, China.

Independent by Nature: The Yuluxe Sheshan, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Shanghai Opens as a New Getaway Outside the Bustling City

“With a growing demand from global travelers for new, imaginative travel experiences, we are thrilled to bring the brand’s truly independent spirit to the sought-after Song Jiang district of Sheshan,” said Brian Povinelli, SVP & Global Brand Leader, Tribute Portfolio. “As part of Tribute Portfolio, The Yuluxe Sheshan offers unique and unexpected experiences that today’s adventurous travelers are seeking in a growing tourist destination.”

Following a multi-million dollar renovation, the 325-room hotel subtly reflects the independent spirit of Shanghai through dynamic design and thoughtful amenities. Each guestroom and suite offers breathtaking views of Sheshan or the Moon Lake, and guests can enjoy a full suite of upgraded hotel facilities including a state-of-the-art gym; indoor and outdoor pools; a spa and beauty salon; a new 700-sqm kids’ playground, as well as a KTV room and a billiards room.

The Yuluxe Sheshan, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Shanghai is surrounded by breathtaking natural lakes, forests and parks, anchoring what is quickly becoming a burgeoning tourist destination.

“We share Tribute Portfolio’s vision of offering an independent experience for guests, and are very honored to be the brand’s debut hotel in China,” said Ma Lin, General Manager, The Yuluxe Sheshan. “We are also thrilled to be part of Sheshan’s development as a tourist destination and look forward to leveraging our long legacy of providing outstanding hospitality to guests from around the globe.”

The Yuluxe Sheshan offers a variety of exquisite gourmet experiences. The Yu Palace serves innovative and creative Cantonese, Hang and local cuisines with 11 private rooms where diners overlooking the Sheshan National Forest Park and the Moon Lake. Le Café offers a wide range of Continental and Asian fare, while the Skyline Lobby Lounge provides a more casual, relaxed atmosphere. The Shandy Bar features a unique circular bar for guests seeking a lively nightcap.

The hotel, a haven for nature lovers, also boasts the brand’s signature selection of #independentmoments: moments found at each Tribute Portfolio hotel that extend beyond the brochure to highlight the secret spots, must-sees and can’t-miss independent design touches and experiences. Often socially-sourced, guests are encouraged to share their own #independentmoments throughout their stay. At Yuluxe Sheshan, they include:

  • Sheshan National Tourist Park: Surrounded by the national forest, guests can dedicate an afternoon to strolling through the lush bamboo greenery.
  • Yu Palace: Guests can feast their eyes on the sweeping mountain and lake views while enjoying the local cuisine at this on-property restaurant.
  • Wedding Pavilion: Nestled between nearby mountains and a peaceful riverbank, the only chapel in all of Shanghai is located on the hotel’s property.

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Note on Forward-Looking Statements: The statements about the expansion of the Tribute Portfolio over the next five years and expected international hotel openings by the end of 2020 are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of U.S. federal securities laws, not historical facts, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including supply and demand changes for hotel rooms; competitive conditions in the lodging industry; relationships with clients and property owners; the availability of capital to finance hotel growth; and other risk factors identified in the most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q that Marriott International, Inc. has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by those statements. Those statement is made as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Tribute Portfolio
Launched in April 2015, Tribute Portfolio is a collection of aspirational independent hotels around the globe, offering guests and owners the ability to “Stay Independent” whether it’s at boutique resorts or urban properties in great destinations. Tribute Portfolio is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Starwood Preferred Guest®. Members can now link accounts with Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® at for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information on Tribute Portfolio, please visit Follow along to Stay Independent: @TributePortfolio on Instagram, @TributePRTFLO on Twitter, and Facebook.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is the world’s largest hotel company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, more than 6,000 properties in 122 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts. The company’s 30 leading brands include: Bulgari®, The Ritz-Carlton® and The Ritz-Carlton Reserve®, St. Regis®, W®, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, The Luxury Collection®, Marriott Hotels®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Renaissance® Hotels, Sheraton®, Delta Hotels by MarriottSM, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Tribute Portfolio™, Design Hotels™, Gaylord Hotels®, Courtyard®, Four Points® by Sheraton, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, Residence Inn®, TownePlace Suites®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Aloft®, Element®, Moxy® Hotels, and Protea Hotels by Marriott®. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at, and for the latest company news, visit and @MarriottIntl.

Katie Roberts