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12/15/2014

Marriott Hotels Debuts its Third Hotel on China's Beautiful Tropical Hainan Island - Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay

Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai BayThe brand new Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay opens with the first Goji Kitchen in Southern China.

Sanya, December 15, 2014 – Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is proud to announce the opening of its third hotel under the flagship Marriott Hotels brand in Hainan Province, China – Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay. The 458-room resort hotel sits at the foot of the picturesque Luhuitou Mountain and overlooks the beachfront and ocean. The hotel features two iconic buildings landscaped around four outdoor pools including one infinity-edged pool, luxuriant tropical gardens and a grand seafront lawn, plus the debut of an exciting new Marriott dining concept in China. Download images.

Sanya poolKnown as the ‘Hawaii of China’, Sanya is China’s most popular tropical resort destination, with an idyllic year-round climate. Located off the southern coast of China, Hainan boasts pristine white-sand beaches and rainforests, superb tourist attractions and duty free shopping, and is the perfect destination for family vacations and dream weddings. Dadonghai Bay is a spectacular crescent-shaped beach set against the forested backdrop of Lu Hui Tou Mountain, and is the closest resort destination to Sanya City.       

Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay was designed by internationally acclaimed architecture firm John Portman & Associates, and comprises a stunning new building plus a refurbished Executive Wing (to be opened in first quarter of 2016), formerly the Shanhaitian Hotel. The hotel is just a short drive from the attractions of downtown Sanya, plus popular tourist sites including Nanshan Temple, Luhuitou Park and Ya No Da Tropical Rainforest Park.

"At Marriott International we are proud to be opening our 74th Marriott International Hotel across six brands in China, taking the total number of properties in China under the iconic Marriott Hotels brand to 18 properties. The 4th quarter of 2014 have been an exceptional time for Marriott in Hainan, with the opening of our first Marriott business hotel in the capital Haikou, and then this beautiful resort hotel at Dadonghai Bay in sunny Sanya," said Mr. Henry Lee, Greater China Chief Operations Officer for Marriott International.

Mr. Tao Zhou, Chief Executive Officer of Luneng Group Hotel Management Co. said, "Luneng is proud to present the spectacular Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay which includes the largest Kids’ Club in Sanya and the first Goji Kitchen in Southern China, which is an exciting debut concept for Marriott hotels. It is our honor to partner with Marriott International and we look forward to continuing our strategic partnership to help develop Hainan as a true international tourism destination." 

Overlooking the ocean at the base of a mountain blanketed by tropical rainforest, Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay combines modern luxury and easy access to pristine natural beauty. The master design concept conceived by US-based architecture studio AECOM and vibrant interiors by renowned design specialists HBA, drew inspiration from the natural surroundings, and are designed to provide guests with optimal views of the splendid sunsets and sunrises over Dadonghai Bay.

The New Wing offers 292 elegant and spacious rooms and suites, each showcasing scenic mountain or ocean vistas. A large bathroom accessorized with Thann amenities invites guests to linger and spoil themselves. The opening of the refurbished Executive Wing in the first quarter of 2016 will add a further 166 oversized rooms and suites with private balconies starting from 56 sqm.

With more than 1,747 sqm of functional meeting space including a pillar-less Grand Ballroom that can accommodate up to 880 people, plus an outdoor terrace and an expansive seafront lawn, this will be an ideal venue for conferences, meetings and other memorable events. Sanya is increasingly popular for weddings and honeymoons, and the hotel’s wedding pavilion on the seafront lawn with backdrops of the tropical shoreline make it perfect for a dream destination wedding.

Hotel guests can enjoy a diversity of local and international dining and leisure options at five restaurants, a lounge bar and pastry shop and pastry shop, including the first Goji Kitchen in Southern China. This flexible micro-concept incorporates the latest design and technology to enable variations to its walls and partitions that alter the look and feel of the venue to suit different dining needs and moods. The Lounge is a relaxing place to enjoy locally inspired cocktails, specialty drinks and Chinese teas, and The China Baking Company is a modern adaptation of a traditional Hong Kong bakery. Opening in early 2016, Man Ho Chinese Restaurant will serve authentic Shandong cuisine, and Smoki Moto will be a specialty Korean barbeque and Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant with a fresh, cosmopolitan ambience.

The two buildings of Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay feature four outdoor swimming pools stylishly arranged around the beachfront gardens. The infinity pool is part of a natural break between the two buildings, and includes shaded swimming areas with poolside palm trees and tropical foliage. In addition, a lap pool merges into the longest water feature in Sanya that runs along the seafront. Families will enjoy a dedicated kids pool connected to the adult pool at the lower level beside the beach and ocean.

Junior guests can spend quality time at the largest indoor Kids Club of any hotel in Sanya. Offering more than 700 sqm of naturally lit playing and education spaces for young guests plus an active space with an exhilarating slide ride and an exterior kids’ corner. When fully completed, the hotel will also offer a deluxe Health Club, with a 24-hour Fitness Center offering superb ocean views, male and female dry sauna rooms, snooker room and table tennis room, a full-service SPA and a Water Sports Center.

Marriott Hotel's constantly evolving concept to connect with Next Gen travelers’ embraces the future in an increasingly mobile and globalized world. The brand's partnership with THANN products, a range that combines natural ingredients with contemporary design, is a reflection of a soaring demand for tranquility and authentic ingredients. With the exclusive Marriott Mobile app, check-in and check-out couldn't be simpler. Marriott Rewards members receive a push notification on their mobile devices alerting them that they can check-in and an automatic confirmation when their room is ready. At the end of their stays, guests receive a push notification alerting them that mobile checkout is available. Pioneering the way forward for the future of new branded Marriott hotels, Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay brings together all these innovative Marriott elements, setting a new standard for international business hotels across China.

For more information or reservations, please call Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay at +86 898 8821 1688 or visit sanyamarriottdadonghaibay.com.

About Marriott Hotels
With 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 60 countries around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest’s stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom Lobby, Future of Meetings and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit www.MarriottHotels.com.

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About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com

Connect with jane.cai@marriott.com; peggy.cheng@marriott.com

 

12/12/2014

Courtyard by Marriott South Pattaya Opens in Thailand’s Hottest Beach-Resort Destination

Courtyard By Marriott South Pattaya_ExteriorA step away from Pattaya’s lively beach promenade, the 132-room Courtyard by Marriott South Pattaya combines great comfort and a perfect location with world known hospitality.

Chonburi, Thailand, December 12, 2014 – Marriott International continues its dynamic growth in Thailand with the opening of the Courtyard by Marriott South Pattaya. Located in South Pattaya city area within walking distance to Pattaya Beach and Walking Street, the 7-storey with 132-room hotel is the exciting new addition to the Courtyard by Marriott brand in Asia – making it the 2nd Courtyard branded hotel in Thailand and the 32nd Courtyard branded hotel in Asia Pacific. Download images.

Remarking on the occasion, Karl Hudson, Marriott International’s Area Vice President – Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam & Japan, said:  “We are delighted to be opening our second Courtyard branded property in Thailand, in one of the hottest beach-resort destination - Pattaya. Pattaya has been growing popularity attracting both business and leisure visitors. Our continuous growth in Thailand is of great important to Marriott International, and we look forward to expanding the presence of the Courtyard brand.

Courtyard By Marriott South Pattaya_StudioSuiteCourtyard by Marriott South Pattaya offers a choice of 132 rooms with natural lighting and contemporary décor, from spacious rooms, to upgraded pool view rooms and two-bedroom Suites. Each guestroom is thoughtfully designed, complete with a flat screen LCD TV, satellite TV with international channels and electronic personal safe. All rooms and suites feature flexible areas for work and relaxation, including free Wi-Fi that helps guests stay connected and productive.

The hotel’s state-of-the-art lobby is designed to welcome guests for all occasions, from relaxation to socializing. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also available throughout all public areas of the hotels. Other facilities that make this hotel the ideal rejuvenation spot includes an outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour Gym and Ananya Massage that opens in 2015.  

MoMo café, located on the 1st floor, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet, featuring the freshest local ingredients and offering a combination of Western delicacies as well as Thai specialties. With contemporary design and décor, all day dining MoMo Café is ideal for business or casual gatherings. Alternately, MoMo Bar serves refreshing signature drinks, snacks and light music in the evening, creating a relaxed ambience for chill-out.

Tamnak Hill and Multi-function room, fully equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment and Wi-Fi access, comfortably accommodate up to 150 guests. A dedicated events team, well-appointed venues and comprehensive facilities make the new Courtyard the perfect choice for stylish social galas, business meetings, conferences and events.

“We are excited to bring Courtyard to the vibrant and growing city of Pattaya.  Our aim is to provide exceptional service and a refreshing surrounding for both leisure and business guests, allowing them to have some fun and create an unforgettable experience,” said Luca Forges Davanzati, General Manager.

The hotel is the perfect retreat for locals as well, looking for a great place to relax and unwind after work.  The location is just right-surrounded by the endless dining, entertainment, shopping and nightlife that Pattaya has to offer.

Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With more than 950 locations in 38 countries and territories, Courtyard hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, contact the Courtyard by Marriott South Pattaya directly at (66) 38 418 333, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 001 800 852 7402, or visit www.courtyardpattaya.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/courtyard or follow Courtyard at www.twitter.com/courtyardhotels.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company newsvisit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

Connect with peggy.cheng@marriott.com.                               

12/10/2014

Marriott International and TripAdvisor China Enhance Local Travel Experience for Chinese Travelers via WeChat

TripadvisorHospitality industry’s first of-its-kind partnership with DaoDao, TripAdvisor’s official Chinese website, enables access to TripAdvisor reviews and nearby attraction searches through Marriott Rewards’ WeChat

Hong Kong, China, December 10, 2014 – As part of its ‘Members Get More’ campaign, Marriott Rewards, the award-winning loyalty program from Marriott International, is partnering with DaoDao, the official Chinese website of TripAdvisor to give Chinese travelers access to new and innovative search capabilities through WeChat, providing the latest travel information to enhance Chinese consumers’ travelling experience.  

Members will be able to access DaoDao content, through Marriott Rewards’ WeChat platform (WeChatID: marriottgroup), a leading mobile messenger app for Chinese smartphone users. The enhanced functions developed by DaoDao allow members to perform location-based searches for nearby attractions and reference global traveler reviews on Marriott International’s hotels and restaurants.   

At the touch of a button from a mobile phone, members will now be able to access traveler reviews or write their own reviews directly on Marriott Rewards’ WeChat account, which will then automatically be posted on DaoDao. The enhanced functions will provide greater mobility, localization and convenience for technology-savvy consumers and next generation Chinese travelers. The user-generated reviews will help consumers to plan ahead and make better travel decisions.

With over 400 million active monthly users, WeChat combines the functions of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Face-Time, eBay marketplace, Weibo and Line, providing an entirely new experience of unique functions for Members Rewards guests.

“As one of the world’s leading international hospitality companies, Marriott International is focused on improving the entire travel experience for our customers around the world. We are very excited to be part of this collaboration with DaoDao in our continued role of leading the way for the next generation of travelers, bringing local information and functionality to Chinese travelers. We want our travelers to have a great stay that goes beyond the time they spend in the rooms.  We aspire to help travelers connect to the local area, experience great food and discover new things everywhere they go. We are delighted to enhance the guest experience by introducing dynamic technology and localization services, enabling our members to enjoy benefits at the touch of a button while traveling." commented Peggy Fang Roe, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of Marriott International Asia Pacific.

“Almost everyone takes their mobile phones with them whilst travelling. What’s perhaps less known is that travelers are still in planning mode when they are in a single destination, using their smartphones to find things to do, as well as places to eat and stay. TripAdvisor has such great content, with more than 190 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4.4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. We are delighted to partner with Marriott International to enable Marriot Rewards members to find the best of what’s nearby as well as to contribute reviews of their own,” said Ming Zhu, Senior Director, Strategic Partnership and Account Management, TripAdvisor China.

Chinese travelers can sign up for Marriott Rewards as well as research and book over 7000+ Marriott properties all over the world on Marriott.com.cn.  Customers who join Marriott Rewards get free wi-fi on every stay in Asia Pacific, special offers, suite upgrades, food & beverage discounts and more.    

Marriott Rewards is free to join and has no blackout dates, allowing members to earn and redeem points at more than 3,800 Marriott International hotels around the world and at Marriott Rewards exclusive luxury partner, The Ritz-Carlton. The program has won many accolades for its excellence, including the Freddie Award for "Best Hotel Rewards Program in the Americas" six years in a row, along with the 2010 and 2011 Frequent Travel Award for "Best Hotel Rewards Program." It has also been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of U.S. News & World Report, about.com, Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and Business Week magazines.

Please visit www.members-get-more.com for details of 'Members Get More' campaign. For information about Marriott Rewards, call 60-3-2688-8080 in Asia Pacific or log on to MarriottRewards.com.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging global company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories.  Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands, including: Marriott Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Bulgari, EDITION, Renaissance, Gaylord Hotels, Autograph Collection, AC Hotels by Marriott, Moxy Hotels, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Protea Hotels, Marriott Executive Apartments and Marriott Vacation Club timeshare brand.  Approximately 330,000 people work at Marriott managed and franchised hotels around the globe.  Marriott has been consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business ethics. The company also manages the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program, which together surpass 47 million members.  For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

About TripAdvisor-China
TripAdvisor® (NASDAQ: TRIP) is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 315 million unique monthly visitors**, and over 190 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4.4 million accommodations, restaurants, and attractions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com.

TripAdvisor China is headquartered in Beijing and officially launched in 2009 under the brand daodao.com.  TripAdvisor China has helped hundreds of millions of Chinese travelers plan their trips by localizing the best that TripAdvisor has to offer as well as creating new products designed from ground up to meet the unique needs of the Chinese market.  With millions of high quality reviews in simplified Chinese and over 23 million photos covering destinations both inside and outside of China, DaoDao has grown to become one of the most visited travel UGC sites in China***. 

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, August 2014

 **Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q3 2014; does not include traffic to daodao.com

***SourceiResearch, July 2013

Connect with peggy.cheng@marriott.com

11/19/2014

Guatemala City Adds a New Courtyard by Marriott Hotel

Courtyard-by-Marriott-guestroom

Guatemala City, Guatemala – November 19, 2014: Marriott International announced today plans to open the first Courtyard by Marriott brand hotel in the bustling Guatemala City. The hotel project was signed with Grupo Azur, a family owned company that invests in real estate, hospitality and restaurants.   

The 147-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel, scheduled to open in 2016, will be located in the middle of Guatemala City’s Zona 10, also known as Zona Viva, an area known for leisure and business travel.

“The Courtyard by Marriott brand was a perfect fit for this hotel and, combined with Marriott’s backbone and sales engine, we are confident that the hotel will be highly successful and play a large role in the continued emergence of city of Guatemala City,” said Manuel Arzu, of Grupo Azur, and the leading architect behind the design of the hotel.

"The new hotel in Guatemala will be a significant milestone in our rapid expansion across Central America," said Craig S. Smith, President of the Caribbean & Latin America at Marriott International. "The property will feature a modern, functional design while embracing Guatemala's vibrant culture and the amenities travelers trust from our globally renowned Marriott International brands."

“With the success of the brand across the Caribbean and Latin America, the Courtyard by Marriott brand has become a favorite amongst regional travelers”, Laurent De Kousemaeker, Chief Development Officer, Caribbean & Latin America, Marriott International. “Guatemala City is known for its large presence of multinational corporations, making the hotel’s central location an excellent option for the modern business traveler.”

The hotel will feature the brand’s refreshing business lobby, lobby bar, a casual dining restaurant, flexible meeting space and recreational facilities including a state of the art gym.  Additionally, it will include the brand’s new modern guestroom design.

The Courtyard by Marriott brand features hotels with a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced while traveling.   Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ desire for choice and control and allow them to use the public space and guest rooms to meet all of their needs while on the road.  With more than 900 locations in 37 countries, Courtyard has more locations than any other Marriott International brand.

For more information about the brand, visit www.courtyard.com.

Connect with laura.botelho@marriott.com

10/30/2014

Marriott International Wins CHTA Innovation Award 2014 for Mobility Leadership

CHTA presents the award to Martin BookallilBeijing, China, October 30, 2014 – Marriott International is named by China Hospitality Technology Alliance (CHTA) as a winner of CHTA Innovation Award 2014 for its pioneering performance in applying mobility technologies in hospitality industry.

CHTA is a non-profit making organization formed by experienced hotel IT and managerial professionals that aims at promoting technological development of the hospitality industry in China. Its first ever CHTA Innovation Award 2014 is to recognize hotels or hotel groups that have superb performance in using advanced technologies to enhance guest experience, optimize hotel operations and increase revenue stream. The selection of winners of this Award are based on the results of a customer poll and the evaluation of a panel of professional judges.   

[Photo: ZHU Jing (left) presents the CHTA Innovation Award to Martin Bookallil (right).]

“We are pleased to name Marriott International as an Award winner because of its far-sightedness in adopting mobility technologies to innovate hotel operations. Mobility is the key to engage the next generation travelers, especially in China in view of the prevalence of mobile devices there,” said ZHU Jing, Chairperson and CEO of CHTA.     

“Marriott International has a comprehensive global mobile strategy in place that is instrumental to our present and future success. We strive to reach the next generation travelers by being the leader in Mobile-Digital Technology. Today’s customer wants to easily explore, book and share their travels on their mobile devices. Therefore we are launching a series of mobile initiatives to enhance their travel experience as well as intensify their loyalty to our brands. We are most pleased that our endeavors in mobility are being recognized by CHTA Innovation Award,” said Martin Bookallil, Vice President of Information Technology - Asia Pacific of Marriott International.

A major initiative of Marriott’s global mobile strategy is its mobile check-in and checkout service. Since its first launch in 2013, this significant service is now available at 1,200 properties worldwide, and will be live at mote that 4,000 hotels worldwide by year-end.

With the Marriott Mobile app, check-in and checkout is simpler. Marriott Rewards members receive a push notification on their Apple iPhones or Android devices after 4 pm on the day before their arrival alerting them they can check-in. Then they receive an automatic notification when their room is ready. Because payment information is stored within members profiles, guests simply walk up to the expedited mobile check-in desk where their pre-programmed key card will be waiting for them. At the end of their stays, guests receive a push notification alerting them that mobile checkout is available. Upon completion, guests will then be prompted to provide an email address where their bill should be sent, allowing them to confidently bypass the front desk.

Leading with its flagship Marriott Hotels brand, the company continues innovating in the mobile space. The brand now offers mobile service requests in fifteen markets in North America, where hotels are serving as “mobile incubator” laboratories for the future. For example, guests at these hotels can use a drop down menu of the most typical service requests, such as extra towels and pillows, or chat directly with hotel staff using a mobile app.

Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories.  Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands.  Marriott has been consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business ethics.  The company also manages the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program, which together surpass 45 million members.  For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

Connect with jane.cai@marriott.com 

10/08/2014

Marriott International Launched Asia Pacific “Women in Leadership” Conference

Defining-the-Role-of-Women-in-Organizations-Peggy-Fang-Roe-Chief-Sales-&-Marketing-Officer-Asia-Pacific Developing & Inspiring Our Young Women Yibing Mao-General CounselShanghai, China, October 8, 2014Marriott International announced the company’s “Women in Leadership” Asia Pacific Conference between October 6 and 8, 2014.  Hosted at the Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel, the three-day conference brought together more than 75 Marriott female executives from across Asia Pacific to network, share their career success insights and learn about growth and development opportunities throughout the region.  The conference also marked the 15th anniversary of the Marriott Women’s Leadership Initiative, which was created to provide career development opportunities for women throughout the company worldwide.

“The objective of this conference is to recognize the growing importance of women executives in our company as well as the entire industry.  Marriott International is committed to support our women associates and help them grow personally and professionally,” said Simon Cooper, President & Managing Director – Asia Pacific, Marriott International. 

“I’m proud of the fact that Marriott International has made supporting women in leadership a priority. Across Asia Pacific, we are seeing the business community recognizing and rewarding the talent and expertise women bring to the workplace.  There is still progress to be made and our goal is to increase our ranks of female executives by 15 percent over the next two years,” he said.

Wide-ranging issues addressed include: ‘Defining the Role of Women in Organizations’ presented by Peggy Fang Roe, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Asia Pacific; ‘Developing & Inspiring Our Young Women’, presented by Yibing Mao, General Counsel & Senior Vice President Asset Management, Asia Pacific; ‘Finding Balance in Work & Life’ presented by Lynda Aurora, Partner - Executive Performance Coach; and various colorful career stories of select participants.

The Conference will also focused on topics such as: Working with Diversity – Race, Culture & Gender; Building Your Presence and Leadership Brand; The Art of Networking & Influencing; Financial Acumen & Owner Relations; and Coping with Challenging and Changing Business Pressures.

Globally, women represent 52 percent of Marriott International’s workforce – which totaled some 200,000 in 2013. The percentage of women taking up senior positions is gradually increasing in Asia as 13% of its hotel general managers are women. The growing influence of women executives is even more prominent in Greater China, arguably the fastest growing market of Marriott International worldwide, with 12 women hotel general managers from a total of 74 – the highest percentage in the region.

In Asia Pacific, Marriott’s training programs for leaders correspondingly feature a growing percentage of women – representing 23% of the Asia General Manager Elevate Program, 28% of the Asia Executive Development Program, 24% of the Global Executive Development Program, and 41% of the newly launched Global Professional Leadership Program.  Marriott International operates over 160 hotels across 12 countries in Asia – and expects to open a new hotel in Asia on average just about every week over the next 3 years.

Creating opportunities for all of its associates is deeply rooted in the Marriott International’s culture which was established by the company’s founders, J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott in 1927.

“Embracing diversity and creating opportunities is how we do business around the world and is essential to our success,” added Cooper. “Marriott international prides itself on being among the most welcoming and inclusive companies to work for – regardless of cultural background, gender or race,” Cooper said.

Marriott’s Diversity & Inclusion Programs
Marriott has a longstanding history of diversity and inclusion.  In 2014, the company celebrates 25 years of its formal diversity and inclusion program and 15 years of its Women’s Leadership Initiative.  Marriott is consistently recognized for championing diversity and inclusion, including: Human Rights Campaign 100 percent equality score,  DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity and for Supplier Diversity, LatinaStyle Top 50, Working Mother Best Places to Work and Top Company as Named by the Executive Leadership Council.  For more information on Marriott’s diversity and inclusion programs, visit www.marriott.com/diversity.

Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,000 properties in 78 countries and territories.  Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands.  Marriott has been consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business ethics.  The company also manages the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program, which together surpass 45 million members.  For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

Connect with jane.cai@marriott.com

09/11/2014

Marriott International Pledges Support for China’s Evolving Knowledge-based Economy

Simon Cooper, President and Managing Director, Marriott International, Asia Pacific facilitates “The Future of Jobs” session at World Economic ForumMarriott joins forces with 100 Chinese colleges to offer over 20,000 hospitality training opportunities in the next four years       

Tianjin, China – September 11, 2014 – Today at the World Economic Forum’s Summer Davos Forum in Tianjin, Marriott International, Inc., a world-leading hotel group with over 70 properties in China, announced it has launched a series of educational initiatives to accelerate the country’s progress toward building a knowledge-based economy. 

[Photo: Simon Cooper, President and Managing Director, Marriott International, Asia Pacific facilitates “The Future of Jobs” session at World Economic Forum.]

Marriott International’s educational initiatives in China encompass university, vocational and primary education.

For pure hospitality education, Marriott International is working with some 100 local colleges to offer over 20,000 projected training opportunities in the next four years to students aspiring to a hotel career.

In addition, the Marriott China Hospitality Education Initiative (CHEI), an ambitious hospitality education charitable effort funding by The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation with Marriott International as the program’s first industry advisor, is expected to impact up to 20,000 students annually in 50 schools within five years.  

“China has made remarkable economic achievements during the past three decades, but to sustain its position as a major economic powerhouse in the long run, it will need to continue elevating the skill sets of its workforce,” said Simon Cooper, President & Managing Director – Asia Pacific, Marriott International. 

“This is exactly what the 2014 Tianjin World Economic Forum aims to shed light on, and how our pledge of educational support for China comes into play,” said Cooper, who is attending the Forum which has the theme “Creating Value through Innovation” this year.     

“A key feature of the educational support we provide to China is that it is far more than the typical on-the-job, skill set training offered by the hotel industry. In addition to a robust in-house training and development curriculum, Marriott International has been taking a long-term and holistic approach to support education in China.  Our efforts encompass university, vocational education and primary education where Marriott International has been taking an active role in the implementation of various initiatives. We are committed to supporting China’s seamless evolution to a knowledge-based economy and meeting the challenges of the modern era,” said Cooper.

Cooper noted that the hospitality industry is one of the important pillars of a knowledge-based economy.

"As a global leader in the hotel industry, Marriott International is well poised to make an impact to the Adevelopment of hospitality education in China,” said Cooper.

“In light of the rapid expansion of our hotel network in China, we are in a position to offer ample training opportunities to ambitious students throughout the country. I would say that the 20,000 placement projection is probably on the conservative side and could easily be increased to 30,000. Putting this in perspective, Marriott International’s support won’t just be for our own benefit, but also for the long-term development of the industry in China as a whole,” he said.

He listed the latest educational support initiatives of Marriott International in China as follows:

Marriott Apprentice Program (MAP)
Announced a couple weeks ago in Tianjin, “Marriott Apprentice Program” (MAP program) is a collaboration between Marriott International, the prestigious Nankai University and American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute for China. This is a pioneering hospitality education initiative that innovatively integrates a sustained internship with both on campus and online learning.    

Nankai University will enroll students nationwide for the MAP program. It is also responsible for providing the curriculum, classroom instruction and coordinating the program. The enrolled students are expected to undergo a five-year comprehensive hotel education program that consists of 18 months of learning on campus, 38 months of combined online learning and internship at Marriott hotels in two phases, as well as a final evaluation featuring progressive performance appraisal of the internships.

Students who have successfully completed the MAP program will receive graduation certificates from Nankai University, as well as internationally recognized certificates from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.  They will also receive supervisory job offers from Marriott International. For those outstanding graduates of the MAP program, they will seamlessly be connected to the Global Voyage Program, Marriott’s proprietary “future leader incubator” targeting elite university graduates worldwide. 

Marriott China Hospitality Education Initiative (CHEI)
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation has committed RMB40.5 million ($6.5 million) over five years to support China’s youth through the Marriott China Hospitality Education Initiative (CHEI). The purpose of this initiative is to enhance the hospitality education of Chinese youth, preparing them for rewarding careers in China’s booming travel and tourism industry. The Marriott CHEI program anticipates impacting up to 20,000 students annually in 50 schools within five years.  Marriott International is privileged to act as CHEI’s initial industry advisor.

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, a private family foundation, has a long history of helping youth secure a promising future. For over two decades, the foundation has been a lead supporter of innovative hospitality programs within colleges and universities across the United States. As the hospitality industry becomes increasingly global, the foundation’s efforts have expanded to parts of the world where they can have the greatest impact. China provides just such an opportunity.

The Marriott Foundation selected San Diego State University (SDSU) to be CHEI’s academic advisor. Home to a world-class hospitality and tourism management school, SDSU has been working for several years with Chinese schools, industry experts and government officials—regionally and nationally—to develop programs that are respected globally and are  uniquely Chinese.

Marriott International, which has a substantial presence in China, has agreed to serve as CHEI’s initial industry advisor. CHEI will benefit from Marriott International’s experience in China, and from the company advising on curriculum relevance, assisting with data to measure program outcomes, hosting faculty internships at partner schools, and providing hotel internships for students.

Marriott Institute and Marriott Class for Hospitality Education
Marriott International has been taking an active role in working with reputable institutes to offer quality vocational training in hospitality.  The company has already established a Designated Marriott Class in over 20 local institutes throughout China. Marriott International provides the students of these classes with a variety of support including guest lectures, career counselling, field study and internship opportunities. In 2014, three additional Designated Marriott Class have been established with East University of Heilongjiang, Shenyang University and Liaoning Vocational and Technical College of Modern Service.

Marriott International also plans to forge comprehensive co-operation with elite vocational training institutes in the form of a Marriott Institute. The first of such partnership is with Anhui Zhong-Ao Institute of Technology that co-recruits and trains some 300 students every year exclusively for Marriott hotels in eastern China.  The second Marriott Institute is a collaboration with Shunde Polytechnic which was confirmed in mid-2014. 

Marriott – Yao Foundation Project Hope Primary Schools
Marriott International has been working with the Yao Foundation to support educational programs for children in rural areas of China. The Yao Foundation is a highly regarded charity organization established in 2008 by former professional basketball star Yao Ming under the auspices of The China Youth Development Foundation and aims to promote the all-round development of Chinese youth by providing them the opportunities to improve their education, sports skills, health and self-esteem - www.yaofoundation.cn.

Under the terms of the three-year agreement, Marriott International is donating RMB5 million to the Yao Foundation to establish three Project Hope schools in the Southwestern region of China. The Marriott donation will also be used to support the Yao Foundation Hope Primary School basketball seasons in 2014 and 2015.

The first of these Marriott-Yao Foundation Project Hope Primary Schools, located in Luzhou of Sichuan Province, has already been built and in use.

"China has one of the oldest and most respected education systems in the world. The ultimate goal of our education support initiatives is to help growing numbers of young Chinese climb the career ladders available in the hospitality industry. They in return will become the driving force of the future development of the Chinese economy. This will benefit all the players in this important market including Marriott International,” said Cooper. 

Marriott International is expected to grow its distribution from 16 cities in 13 provinces, municipalities and special administrative regions, to more than 58 cities in 26 provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions and special administrative regions in China by 2017.  By 2017, Marriott’s total workforce is expected to increase to more than 75,000 associates in the continent – almost doubling its current size in the region– with nearly half of this number in China alone.

Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,000 properties and 690,000 rooms in 78 countries and territories.  Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands.  Marriott has been consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business ethics.  The company also manages the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program, which together surpass 45 million members.  For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

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09/02/2014

Landmark Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Brings Cutting Edge Lifestyle to Chinese Capital City

Beijing-Renaissance-Wangfujing-Hotel-(Forbidden-City-view)Renaissance Hotels opens second gem in Beijing with stylish address overlooking Forbidden City on historic Wangfujing Street

Beijing, China, September 1, 2014 Renaissance Hotels (www.renhotels.com), a hotel brand known for inspiring its guests to Live Life to Discover®, proudly debuts its second hotel in Beijing with the introduction of the 329-room Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing. The stylish new hotel overlooks the famed Forbidden City on historic Wangfujing Street. Download images.

Beijing Renaissance Wangfujing Hotel Hutong wideRenaissance Beijing Wangfujing joins the Renaissance Beijing Capital in the capital city and a fast-growing portfolio of 18 hotels in China including six in Shanghai and three in Tianjin, with additional locations in Suzhou, Wuhan, Sanya, Huizhou, Guiyan, Chengdu and Hong Kong. The latest opening brings the total number Marriott International offerings to 72 hotels across six brands.

Wangfujing Street has been a center of activity for thousands of years and the pedestrian pathway remains popular to this day with visitors and locals. As one of China’s longest pedestrian streets as well as a heritage site, it is an iconic symbol of Beijing and a “must-see” attraction when visiting the capital city. The new hotel blends history with ultra-modern design in the hotel’s distinctive two-sided building, with one side facing the Forbidden City and the other side facing Wangfujing Street, paying homage to the ancient and modern themes.

Beijing Renaissance Wangfujing Hotel ballroomThe Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel features the latest innovations in design and décor, technology and culinary. The lobby design reflects the 24/7 work patterns of the modern business traveller, allowing for a smooth transitioning from work to relaxation. Each contemporary designed guestroom and suite offers an expressive style with a soothing colour palette, complemented by an artful blend of luxury amenities including plush bedding, flat-screen televisions and complimentary wireless high-speed internet. The hotel’s executive lounge offers sweeping panoramic views of the Forbidden City.

“This is an exciting time for Renaissance Hotels and for our guests who are discovering fabulous new design, local culinary inspiration and discovery around every corner,” said Henry Lee, Greater China Chief Operations Officer for Marriott International.  “We are thrilled to once again introduce the excitement of Renaissance Hotels to the ancient heart of the capital, embracing the spirit of this fabled destination.”

Destination dining includes Hutong Place, an exclusive venue for private dining and entertainment, with imperial Qing Dynasty Palace cuisine; authentic Cantonese cuisine at residential-style signature Chinese restaurant Wanli; signature cocktails and live music at R Bar; fresh open kitchen fare at all-day restaurant Food Studio. 

Distinctive guest programming include the 24-hour Navigator service – a lifestyle hospitality concierge featuring hotel Ambassadors specially trained to bring the local destination to life for guests, and live entertainment events showcasing emerging music, culinary, art and more.

Renaissance Hotels signature R.E.N Meetings program will be offered, with space including the largest ballroom in the area (10,006 square feet) and five additional meeting rooms – all equipped with the very latest technology. For leisure and relaxation, the hotel features an indoor swimming pool, state-of–the-art fitness centre and tranquil spa.

In celebration of its opening, Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing is offering an introductory special for RMB 980++ a night deluxe accommodation.  Buffet breakfast for just an extra RMB 1 – and half price breakfast for the second guest. The offer is valid through December 31, 2014.

Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing is operating under a management agreement with owners China Jin Mao Investment Group. “I would like to express our gratitude to our owning partner for its enormous support and confidence in Marriott International and Renaissance Hotels,” added Mr Lee.

He Cao, Chairman of China Jin Mao Group said: “This new landmark hotel bridging ancient and modern in the historic heart of Beijing is a perfect fit with the Renaissance philosophy of adventure and discovery.”

Renaissance Hotels is a lifestyle brand within Marriott International’s global portfolio of 18 brands. With its proud motto of “Live Life to Discover,” Renaissance Hotels offers today’s lifestyle business traveler a unique guest experience woven through design, service and unique programming. Check out the full line up of Renaissance Hotels events planned throughout the year at all hotels including local art, culinary, film and more by visiting renhotels.com/events or www.facebook.com/renhotels.

For more information or reservations, call Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel directly at    +86 10 6520 8888, visit www.renaissancebeijingwangfujing.com or email

rhi.bjswf.sales@renaissancehotels.com. The Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel participates in Marriott Rewards, the global rewards program that allows members to earn points or airline miles for every dollar spent during their stay.

Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel’s website: www.renaissancebeijingwangfujing.com

Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel’s official Weibo: http://weibo.com/u/5216700740

About Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel
The stylish lifestyle address on historic Wangfujing Street features an artful blend of luxury amenities and distinctive service near Tiananmen Square and Beijing Capital Theater, with views over the fabled Forbidden City from half of its 329 guest rooms and suites.Event facilities and services include the largest ballroom in the area, at 10,006 square feet, and five tech savvy meeting rooms – all equipped with the very latest in state-of-the-art audio visual technologies. Recreational facilities extend from an indoor swimming pool and state-of–the-art fitness centre to a relaxing spa. Destination dining includes TheHutong Place, an opulent and exclusive venue for private dining and entertainment, with Qing Dynasty Palace cuisine; authentic Cantonese cuisine at residential-style signature Chinese restaurant Wanli; cocktails, light fare and live music at R Bar; fresh open kitchen fare at all-day restaurant Food Studio.                                                                                                                                                  

Renaissance Hotels encourages guests to Live Life to Discover(SM) at 157 hotels in 35 countries around the world. Each hotel is unique and every stay offers an opportunity to explore local discoveries exclusive to the destination. At every hotel, Renaissance Navigators are local experts ready to assist guests in discovering local flavors and activities. Renaissance entertainment events are designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, culinary and more to inspire discovery. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting rooted in creative sensory meeting design, networking events and custom curated local Navigator excursions. At Renaissance Hotels, we work to ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. You spend your life working; you should discover the world as you go. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/RenHotels. Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/RenHotels. Explore with us on www.Instagram.com/RenHotels

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08/05/2014

Marriott International Announces the Second Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Opening Right in the Heart of Seminyak

Courtyard-by-Marriott-Bali-Seminyak-poolA step away from Bali’s lively beaches, the brand new 290-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel features an expansive lagoon pool and a whole new concept of dining.

Bali, Indonesia– August 5, 2014 -Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announces the opening of the second Courtyard branded property in the Island of the Gods, Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak. Located in the heart of bustling Seminyak, the 290-room hotel is an exciting addition to the Courtyard brand - making it the 31st Courtyard hotel in Asia.

Remarking on the occasion, Robert Stark, Marriott International’s Market Vice President for Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore & Australia said, “We are delighted to be opening our second Courtyard branded property in Bali, in one of the most popular areas for business and leisure travelers - Seminyak. Our growth in Indonesia is of great importance to Marriott International, and we look forward to expanding the presence of the Courtyard brand.” 

Located only a stones throw away from famous Seminyak Beach and the Oberoi dining scene, the stylish rooms and suites come complete with their own private balcony or garden terrace, a 42” smart TV, comfortable working desk with chair, iPod dock, and modern amenities. Suites offer extra space with their own living room and dining area, along with the convenience of having connecting doors to another deluxe room, perfect for family holidays.

This urban resort offers a little oasis in the middle of busy Seminyak with facilities including an expansive lagoon pool, Kids Club, a 24-hour fitness centre, Zanti – The Retreat, and state of the art meeting and breakout spaces catering up to 350 people - ideal for business meetings, private functions and intimate weddings. Guests will have privilege to valet service, shuttles to and from the resort to the beach and Oberoi Eat Street and high-speed internet access throughout the hotel.

Executive Chef Billy Costoglou will take guests on a culinary journey with a brand new breakfast experience at Seminyak Kitchen, serving up a diverse all-day breakfast menu to suit all tastes. Guests can also enjoy a wide range of a light bites and cocktail menu at the Pool Bar and Lounge.

Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak guest roomCourtyard understands business and leisure travelers, and through continuous research the brand constantly evolves to meet guests’ changing needs to make the most of their time on the road. Combining innovative technology with style and comfort, the hotel lobby features Courtyard’s signature Go Board complete with information including hotel facilities, flight schedules, nearby attractions, local map, along with current news.  

Brad Edman, General Manager of Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak says: “We are very excited to be opening this fantastic new Courtyard hotel, a lively modern resort right in the heart of Seminyak.

The hotel is the perfect retreat for families and people looking for a fun place to relax and unwind.  The location is just right- surrounded by the endless dining, entertainment, shopping and nightlife that Seminyak has to offer.”

Marking the hotel’s opening, the “You Stay We Pay” offer is valid now through November 2014, with bookings available through Marriott.com. 

Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With more than 950 locations in 38 countries and territories, Courtyard hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, contact the Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak directly at +62 361 8499 600, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 800-321-2211, visit www.courtyard.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/courtyardor follow Courtyard at www.twitter.com/courtyardhotels.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

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07/30/2014

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts Soars to New Heights in China

JW-Marriott-Hotel-ZhengzhouNewly Opened 416-room JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou Towers as Tallest Hotel in Central China

Zhengzhou, China – July 30, 2014 – JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts today expanded its luxury portfolio in China with the unveiling of the highly anticipated 416-room JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou in Henan Province. Marriott International manages this landmark hotel under a long-term agreement with the owner partners, Greenland Group. [Download images.]

This new hotel is located on the top floors of the Millennium Royal Plaza, which is in the CBD of Zhengzhou, the capital city of Henan Province as well as an important transportation hub in China. The 60-floor Millennium Royal Plaza stands at 280 meters and is the tallest building in Central China. The JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou is the first Marriott property in Henan as well as the seventh JW Marriott hotel in the Greater China region.             

“Marriott International has already had several successful hotel projects with our owner partner Greenland in China. The opening of JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou is another gem in this spectacular collection. We are most pleased to have the opportunity to manage such a magnificent hotel,” said Simon Cooper, President & Managing Director of Marriott International Asia. “This is a significant property as it is our first hotel in Zhengzhou which is an important transportation, business and convention hub in central China. Also it is another proof of the growing popularity of our JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand in this market. We are on the course of opening new JW Marriott hotels in Macao, Chongqing, Kunming and Shenzhen over the next 12 months.”

Lobby 大堂The design of Millennium Royal Plaza was inspired by the Songyue Pagoda, a renowned cultural relic that was built approximately 1,500 years ago. The aluminum exterior’s sunscreens give the structure its distinctive pagoda-shape. The sunscreens also maximize the amount of daylight entering the building while reducing glare and solar heat gain. The hotel’s interior design reflects the hotel’s location with subtle brown metal celebrating the historic importance of bronze, and pale greens representing high quality jade artifacts that were produced in the region throughout the dynasties.

“We are honored to introduce this prestigious landmark hotel to the city that is impressively connected with Henan in so many ways,” said Frank Sanders, General Manager of JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou. “Our hotel exemplifies the design, service and cultural standards that have become synonymous with the JW Marriott brand. Our dramatic and distinctive architectural and interior features, exceptional culinary offerings and passion for service excellence will result in a truly authentic and unique experience.”

Zhengzhou is an important transportation hub within China and Henan has a rich 5,000-year history. The city boasts several UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the world famous Shaolin Temple. The new hotel is ideally located in the heart of Zhengdong New District – the new center of Zhengzhou – and is positioned between the Zhengzhou International Convention & Exhibition Center and Henan Art Center. Due to its impressive location, the JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou is well poised to service both the upscale business and leisure travellers.

Deluxe King 豪华大床房The new property features a total 416 of spacious guestrooms and suites located from the 41st to the 55th floor, each offering floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of the city. All guestrooms feature luxurious JW Marriott bedding designed in collaboration with Todd-Avery Lenahan and ergonomic work spaces that foster convenience and productivity.

The hotel’s dining experiences on the 38th and 39th floors include The Grill,specializing in both Chinese and Western dishes made from the freshest seafood and finest cuts of beef; Man Ho, headed up by Executive Chef Wong from Hong Kong and featuring Cantonese classics as well as Henan and Sichuan delicacies; and Zhengzhou Kitchen, the best buffet in town boasting dedicated Western, Chinese and Japanese live-cooking sections. The Lounge – borrowing inspiration from the building’s height – features the “tallest tea” in the city, a four-tier stand filled with delectable treats.

Grand Ballroom JW千玺大宴会厅The JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou offers more than 2,500 square meters of stunning function and event space, including the 1,000 square meter JW Grand Ballroom with an LED wall panel, six meeting rooms – each with natural daylight – and a spacious pre-function ballroom foyer.

For more information or reservations, please visit jwmarriottzhengzhou.com

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 64 JW Marriott hotels in 25 countries; by 2016 the portfolio is expected to encompass more than 90 properties in over 30 countries. Visit us online, jwmarriott.com, @jwmarriott and facebook.com/JWMarriott.

Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, over 4,000 properties and 690,000 rooms in 79 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013.  For more than 80 years, the company has been committed to guest satisfaction.  Marriott has been consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business ethics.  The company also manages the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program, which together surpass 45 million members.  For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.  

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