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02/11/2016

Autograph Collection's Cotton House Hotel and JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa Win Big on Travel + Leisure's 2016 "It List" of Best New Hotels

 

It ListMarriott International’s New Luxury + Lifestyle Properties in Spain and Italy Garner Coveted Accolades

Bethesda, Md, February 11, 2016 – Cotton House Hotel Barcelona, an Autograph Collection property, and JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa – both part of Marriott International’s Luxury + Lifestyle portfolio – have been named to Travel + Leisure’s 2016 “It List” of Best New Hotels. The 11th annual editor’s choice awards recognize the most exciting hotel and resort openings around the globe. Travel + Leisure’s dedicated team of editors and contributors reviewed over 300 hotels and resorts before choosing the select few to be named to the list.  The 2016 “It List” appears in the March issue of Travel + Leisure and is one of the most coveted and esteemed lists in the travel industry. 

"At Marriott International our expanding portfolio of Luxury + Lifestyle brands is shaped through the lens of our guests' changing perception on travel and hospitality experiences,” says Tina Edmundson, Global Officer, Luxury + Lifestyle Brands at Marriott International. “JW Marriott and Autograph Collection Hotels are two of our most inventive and rapidly growing brands, and it is an honor to be recognized by one of the most prestigious travel publications in the world.”

Travel +Leisure It ListDesigned by Lázaro Rosa-Violán, Autograph Collection’s Cotton House Hotel is ideally located on Barcelona's Gran Vía in an iconic 19th century building – formerly the Association of Cotton Manufacturers headquarters. In keeping with Autograph Collection Hotels’ mantra of offering exactly like nothing else hotel experiences, the property boasts 83 luxurious guestrooms including seven spacious suites.  The boutique hotel welcomes guests through a beautiful covered hall of mirrors, leading them into the magnificent octagonal hall with two sweeping staircases. The former public areas of the building now house an elegant library, a light-filled conservatory and a terrace with lush vegetation, as well as a restaurant and cocktail bar called Batuar. 

JW Marriott Venice is located on the private island of Isola delle Rose and features 266-luxury guestrooms and suites, multiple restaurants and bars including Dopolavoro restaurant, a recent recipient of a Michelin Star, Sapori Cooking School & Wine Academy, expansive gardens, and a unique wedding and event space located in a beautifully-restored Romanic church.  Embodying the JW Marriott brand’s commitment to offering guests enriching travel experiences, the 16-acre property, designed by Matteo Thun & Partners, is the brand’s first resort in Europe.  The property also boasts the largest spa in Venice, featuring eight treatment rooms, a hammam, and multiple pools, in addition to a private, two-bedroom waterfront villa. 

Please visit www.autographhotels.com and www.jwmarriott.com for more information on the two brands.

About Marriott International Luxury + Lifestyle Brands
Marriott International’s luxury and lifestyle portfolio includes The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, EDITION Hotels, BVLGARI Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, AC Hotels and Moxy Hotels – totaling 550 properties worldwide. By the end of 2016, we expect that the portfolio will grow to 650 hotels with new locations in Geneva, Switzerland; Paris, France; Los Cabos, Mexico; and Sanya, China. Marriott’s Luxury and Lifestyle portfolio also accounts for approximately 25 percent of Marriott’s system-wide development pipeline. Future plans call for more than 250 additional luxury and lifestyle hotel projects over the next several years.

About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARis a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,300 properties in 85 countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.  

Note on forward looking statements: The anticipated growth of Marriott International’s luxury and lifestyle brand portfolio and the expected future hotel locations 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 Marriott International, Inc.'s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K or quarterly report on Form 10-Q; any of which could cause the actual numbers or locations of new hotels to be different. These statements are made as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise them or any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Media Contact:
Jessica Berkin
Global Consumer Public Relations
Luxury + Lifestyle Brands
jessica.berkin@marriott.com           

02/03/2016

Autograph Collection Hotels Welcomes Second Property in Costa Rica

El Mangroove An Autograph Collection poolSustainable Eco Resort El Mangroove Joins Growing Global Collection 

Miami, Florida - February 3, 2016 - Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s growing collection of strikingly independent hotels, is celebrating further expansion across the Caribbean and Latin America, and the brand’s second hotel in Costa Rica, with the addition of El Mangroove.  

Exactly like nothing else, El Mangroove, located off the Gulf of Papagayo, is a sustainable boutique, lifestyle resort that boasts a modern design which incorporates Costa Rica’s natural beauty through wood and water elements along with bamboo, stone and natural furnishings that merge all indoor and outdoor spaces. The hotel has 85 luxurious guest suites outfitted with every imaginable amenity, a pool stretching over 130 feet with sweeping views of the Gulf of Papagayo, live music and events in the evenings, on-site bicycles and a state of the art spa and fitness center that include outdoor “wild-fit” areas and multi-functional exercise decks.

Spanning across 17 acres, and situated on 150 meters of beach front, El Mangroove is just 20-minutes from Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, making it the closest beachfront resort to an international airport in Costa Rica.

El Mangroove also features two unique and dining options on property. MAKOKO is the central restaurant located off the lobby serving breakfast and dinner with a farm-to-table and ocean-to-table inspired menu. MATISS is the oceanfront beach restaurant surrounded by sand on a teak deck with a laid-back atmosphere and a delicious Fresh, casual and contemporary menu.

“We are proud to welcome El Mangroove to Autograph Collection Hotels and into our family of properties and brands across the Caribbean & Latin America,” said Tim Sheldon, President of the Caribbean & Latin America at Marriott International. “This year we welcomed our 100th property in the region, and I am certain that El Mangroove will bring both a unique and culturally rich perspective to the expanding portfolio.”

“Joining forces with a power house in the lodging industry like Marriott International is a true acknowledgement of our efforts and commitment to offering unique guest experiences,” said  Jose Monge, General Manager of El Mangroove. “We are very excited about this new venture and look forward to the success of this hotel in the years to come under the Autograph Collection Hotels brand.”

Travelers can experience Papagayo Bay with the resort´s boats, and enjoy fishing or surfing trips, beach hopping excursions, sunset tours, or whale & dolphin expeditions. In addition, paddleboards, bicycles and kayaks are found on-site to explore the bay or the artsy neighboring town of El Coco. In addition, its ample and exclusive meeting facilities are ideal for groups, with more than 3000 square feet of functional space, both indoors and outdoors.

About Autograph Collection Hotels
Autograph Collection Hotels celebrates individuality by curating one-of-a-kind travel experiences at more than 90 luxury lifestyle hotels found in the world’s most desirable destinations. Exactly like nothing else, each hotel has been hand selected for its distinction as an iconic landmark, for its remarkable design or for its best-in-class resort amenities. For more information please visit www.autographhotels.com, and explore our social media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit that is #ExactlyLikeNothingElse.

Instagram  Twitter  Facebook.

About El Mangroove
A lifestyle, contemporary, bohemian-chic beachfront hotel located in the coveted Gulf of Papagayo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. El Mangroove features a spa, gym, great outdoors and beachside space, and a fashionable pool-side area. The sustainable and green operated hotel also features two on-site restaurants, Matiss and Makoko, which outstand for their Sensorial Gastronomy. El Mangroove was awarded Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2015 and 2016 as “Best Newcomer,” and “Best Waterside hotel,” respectively. Additionally in 2015, it received the 4 star Forbes Guide award, and was named Luxury Boutique Hotel of the Year by Luxury Travel Guides. For more information about El Mangroove visit www.elmangroove.net

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Contacts: 
Laura Botelho                       
Public Relations Director                                                        
Caribbean & Latin America                                                   
laura.botelho@marriott.com                                                

Jessica Berkin                                               
Consumer Public Relations   
Luxury & Lifestyle Brands
jessica.berkin@marriott.com



01/14/2016

Autograph Collection Hotels Adds Four Exceptional Properties in the U.S., Canada and South Korea


The Camby Hotel, An Autograph CollectionOpenings Bring Portfolio to 96 Hotels that are Exactly Like Nothing Else

Bethesda, Md., USA – January 14, 2015 – Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive portfolio of independent hotels, is proud to welcome four one-of-a-kind properties to its portfolio, in the U.S., Canada, Costa Rica and South Korea. Autograph Collection Hotels’ global portfolio consists of 96 hotels worldwide, bringing the brand even closer to welcoming its 100th property.

Launched in 2010, Autograph Collection Hotels is a pioneer in the independent hotel space and has grown both aggressively and selectively from less than five hotels to over 90 in just five years – making it not only Marriott International’s fastest growing brand, but one of the fastest growing hotel brands in the industry.

“We are very pleased to welcome these properties to our rapidly growing and diverse global portfolio,” said Julius Robinson, Vice President & Global Lead, Autograph Collection Hotels. “2015 was an exciting year for Autograph Collection Hotels with over 15 new hotels joining the portfolio, and we are looking forward to continued success in 2016 and beyond.”

The Collection’s latest additions include:

Annapolis Waterfront Hotel (Annapolis, Maryland)

Annapolis, Maryland’s premier waterfront hotel is located in the city’s historic downtown and is known for its magnificent views of Annapolis harbor.  The 150-room hotel is located just steps from historical sites, shopping, dining and popular harbor cruises that depart from City Dock and the United States Naval Academy. The newly renovated property features enhanced guest rooms with luxury linens and bathrobes, C.O. Bigelow Apothecary bath amenities and a soothing color palette inspired by the Chesapeake Bay. The 8,600 square-foot outdoor patio, one of the area’s most popular event and wedding venues, was redesigned to optimize showcase its breathtaking views while outdoor fire pits and clusters of casual seating were added for guests’ year-round enjoyment. 

Hotel Saskatchewan, An Autograph CollectionThe Hotel Saskatchewan (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)

Located in the heart of downtown Regina, Saskatchewan, the iconic property was originally built in 1927 as part of the Canadian Pacific Railway’s collection of hotels. Over the years, the hotel has hosted many VIPs including the Queen of England, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Rolling Stones and Justin Bieber. Recently the hotel transformed its public spaces, lounge and half of its 227 guest rooms (renovations of remaining guest rooms will continue through March 2016). The property’s 15,000 square-foot meeting and event space will also undergo a design transformation in summer 2016. The hotel’s newly renovated Circa 27 Lounge overlooks Victoria Park and is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.

The Camby Hotel (Phoenix, Arizona)

Phoenix’s newest independent luxury property seamlessly blends imagination, sophistication, and statement-making design to create a unique experience for leisure and business travelers. The hotel was inspired by Arizona’s Five C’s – cotton, cattle, citrus, climate and copper – and its design, led by Stonehill & Taylor, was influenced by the state’s colors and vivid landscape with copper and pops of turquoise throughout the property. The 277-room hotel is located in the heart of the city’s humming business and entertainment district. The Camby features a restaurant and two bars, a boutique spa, contemporary fitness center and over 20,000 square feet of meeting space along with convenient access to the city’s finest dining, shopping, and cultural attractions.

THE PLAZA Seoul (Seoul, South Korea)

THE PLAZA Seoul is Korea’s premier luxury boutique business hotel, combining contemporary style with ultimate convenience in the heart of downtown Seoul. World-renowned Italian interior designer, Cuido Ciompi utilized a series of indigenous patterns, colors and natural elements to create an ultra modern hotel celebrating Seoul’s rich history and traditions. The Plaza boasts a beautiful array of artwork, including traditional Korean craftwork and premium design items by famed Korean artists.  Hotel restaurants include TAOYUEN, a Chinese restaurant featuring modern Shanghai-style cooking; MURASAKI, a Japanese restaurant that combines modern techniques with simple and casual Neoclassic Kaiseki; and TUSCANY, an Italian restaurant helmed by Michelin-star head chef Maurizio Ceccato.

About Autograph Collection Hotels
Autograph Collection Hotels celebrates individuality by curating one-of-a-kind travel experiences at more than 90 luxury lifestyle hotels found in the world’s most desirable destinations. Exactly like nothing else, each hotel has been hand selected for its distinction as an iconic landmark, for its remarkable design or for its best-in-class resort amenities. For more information please visit www.autographhotels.com, and explore our social media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit that is #ExactlyLikeNothingElse.  Instagram  Twitter  Facebook.

About Marriott International Luxury + Lifestyle Brands
Marriott International’s luxury and lifestyle brand portfolio includes The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, EDITION Hotels, BVLGARI Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, AC Hotels and Moxy Hotels – totaling 550 properties worldwide. By the end of 2016, we expect that the portfolio will grow to 650 hotels with new locations in Geneva, Switzerland; Paris, France; Los Cabos, Mexico; and Sanya, China. Marriott’s Luxury and Lifestyle portfolio also accounts for approximately 25 percent of Marriott’s system-wide development pipeline. Future plans call for more than 250 additional luxury and lifestyle hotel projects over the next several years. 

Note on forward looking statements: The anticipated growth of Marriott International’s luxury and lifestyle brand portfolio and the expected future hotel locations 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 Marriott International, Inc.'s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K or quarterly report on Form 10-Q; any of which could cause the actual numbers or locations of new hotels to be different. These statements are made as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise them or any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. 

Connect with jessica.berkin@marriott.com

 

11/18/2015

Autograph Collection Hotels to Add First Property in Haiti


AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION HOTELS TO ADD FIRST PROPERTY IN HAITIGlobal Lifestyle Brand to Transform Historic Residence into Striking New Hotel

Cap Haitien, Haiti – November 18, 2015 – Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s exclusive portfolio of properties recognized for celebrating individuality, will add The Habitation Jouissant – a boutique hotel located in Cap Haitien, Haiti – to its impressive global portfolio in the fourth quarter of 2017. The property, located in Haiti’s second largest city and situated on the country’s northern coast, will be Autograph Collection’s third hotel in the Caribbean and will proudly serve as Marriott International’s second property in Haiti – following the highly anticipated opening of the Marriott Port-Au-Prince Hotel in early 2015.

“We look forward to welcoming Habitation Jouissant to our growing global collection,” said Julius Robinson, Vice President & Global Lead, Autograph Collection Hotels.  “As we approach welcoming our 100th property by early next year, we know Habitation Jouissant will bring both a unique and culturally rich perspective to the portfolio when it joins in 2017.”

AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION HOTELS TO ADD FIRST PROPERTY IN HAITI 2As part of its transformation, Habitation Jouissant will undergo a comprehensive overhaul to include the addition of 87 guestrooms, bringing the guestroom total to 100 rooms with the property’s 13 already established suites. Once completed, the hotel will feature a new presidential suite, two restaurants, two pools, a fitness center and meeting rooms – all marked with one-of-a kind programs and amenities that follow Autograph Collection’s renowned tradition of providing experiences that are Exactly Like Nothing Else.

“We continue to seek out opportunities to bring leading hotel brands like Autograph Collection Hotels to Haiti in order to accommodate the impressive wave of international travelers visiting the region, specifically in Cap Haitien, “said Tim Sheldon, President of the Caribbean and Latin America, Marriott International.  “The opening of Habitation Jouissant reaffirms our commitment to the great nation of Haiti and to the global presence of Autograph Collection, one of our company’s fastest growing and most unique brands.”

Originally built in 1959, the historic property was later acquired as a private residence by Haiti’s recognized Béliard family. In 2011, the residence was converted into a charming bed and breakfast and the following year, eight rooms were added for a total of 13 suites.  The property also boasts a restaurant and a bar, which is an established favorite among both locals and visitors.

“It is with a great deal of pride that we join Marriott International in their first venture in Cap-Haitien”, adds Fred Béliard, Chairman of the Fatima Group, and owner of Habitation Jouissant. “We are thrilled to not only be a part of Cap-Haitien’s history but we are also very proud to be part of its emergence and radiance with this new partnership. The North is a jewel. Its development, both touristic and economic, is essential to Haiti’s success. We are confident that our partnership with Marriott International is a turning point that will mark the beginning of many great endeavors for us and for our fellow members of the tourism industry in the North.”

Miami-based firm Hamed Rodriguez Architects will lead the expansion plans while International Design Concepts will spearhead the interior design strategy and renovation. Gallant Media Group will oversee Habitation Jouissant’s branding and Trust Hospitality will manage the property.

About Autograph Collection Hotels
Autograph Collection Hotels celebrates individuality by curating one-of-a-kind travel experiences at more than 90 luxury lifestyle hotels found in the world’s most desirable destinations. Exactly like nothing else, each hotel has been hand selected for its distinction as an iconic landmark, for its remarkable design or for its best-in-class resort amenities. For more information please visit www.autographhotels.com, and explore our social media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit that is #ExactlyLikeNothingElse.  Instagram  Twitter  Facebook.

About Marriott International Luxury + Lifestyle Brands
Marriott International’s luxury and lifestyle brand portfolio includes The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, EDITION Hotels, BVLGARI Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, AC Hotels and Moxy Hotels – totaling 550 properties worldwide. By the end of 2016, we expect that the portfolio will grow to 650 hotels with new locations in Geneva, Switzerland; Paris, France; Los Cabos, Mexico; and Sanya, China.  Marriott’s Luxury and Lifestyle portfolio also accounts for approximately 25 percent of Marriott’s system-wide development pipeline, representing over $15 billion of investment by the company’s owners and franchisees. Future plans call for more than 250 additional luxury and lifestyle hotel projects over the next several years.

Note on forward looking statements: The anticipated growth of Marriott International’s luxury and lifestyle brand portfolio and the expected future hotel locations 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 Marriott International, Inc.'s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K or quarterly report on Form 10-Q; any of which could cause the actual numbers or locations of new hotels to be different. These statements are made as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise them or any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. 

Contacts: 
Laura Botelho                                              
Public Relations Director                                       
Caribbean & Latin America                                        
laura.botelho@marriott.com                                       

Jessica Berkin           
Consumer Public Relations
Luxury + Lifestyle Brands   
jessica.berkin@marriott.com  

11/10/2015

Autograph Collection Hotels Receives 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards

 

Cotton House, An Autograph CollectionGlobal Independent Hotel Collection Recognized as One of the Best in the World

Bethesda, Md., November 10, 2015 – Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive portfolio of one-of-a-kind hotels, has been recognized by Condé Nast Traveler, receiving sixteen of the Readers’ Choice Awards over an array of categories. The 28th annual awards rank the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines, and cruise lines in the world. Over 128,000 dedicated readers cast votes for over 5,000 hotels and resorts worldwide, with a select few being named to the coveted list. The awards, which appear in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. 

Kameha Grand Zurich, SwitzerlandThe prestigious accolades come on the heels of several recent additions to the collection, including Cotton House Hotel (Barcelona, Spain), Kameha Grand Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland), The Press Hotel (Portland, ME), The Envoy (Boston, MA), Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook (Birmingham, AL), Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston (Charleston, SC), among others. The Autograph Collection Hotels global portfolio consists of 93 hotels worldwide, bringing the brand even closer to welcoming its 100th property.

“We are thrilled that Condé Nast Traveler readers selected so many Autograph Collection properties as their top-choice hotels around the globe,” states Julius Robinson, Vice President, Autograph Collection Hotels. “Not only is it an honor to receive so much recognition, we also see these results as a testament to the fact that the Autograph Collection Hotels brand has one of the best quality portfolios in the industry.”

Sixteen Autograph Collection Hotels have received honors in the following categories:

Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World: Hotel Park City, Park City, UT (#32)

Best Hotels in Las Vegas: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV (#5)

Best Resorts in the United States: Hotel Park City, Park City, UT (#12)

Top 15 Hotels in Texas: Hotel Icon, Houston, TX (#8)

Top 15 Hotels in the Midwest: Raphael Hotel, Kansas City, MO (#8)

Top 15 Hotels in the West: Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, CO (#15)

Top 15 Resorts in Central and South America: Hotel Punta Islita, Islita Beach, Costa Rica (#5)

Top 20 Hotels in Florida: Casa Monica, St. Augustine, FL (#18)

Top 20 Hotels in France & Monaco: Boscolo Exedra Nice, Nice, France (#14)

Top 20 Hotels in Rome: Boscolo Exedra Roma, Rome, Italy (#9)

Top 20 Hotels in the Pacific Northwest: The Historic Davenport Hotel, Spokane, WA (#19)

Top 20 Resorts in Canada: Algonquin Resort St. Andrews by-the-Sea, Saint Andrews, NB  (#14)

Top 25 Hotels in Central Europe: Boscolo Budapest, Budapest, Hungary (#22)

Top 30 Hotels in the South: Grand Bohemian Asheville, Asheville, NC (#24)

Top 30 Hotels in the South: Union Station Hotel, Nashville, TN (#29)

Top 30 Resorts in Europe: Powerscourt Hotel, Wicklow, Ireland (#8)

About Autograph Collection Hotels
Autograph Collection Hotels celebrates individuality by curating one-of-a-kind travel experiences at more than 90 luxury lifestyle hotels found in the world’s most desirable destinations. Exactly like nothing else, each hotel has been hand selected for its distinction as an iconic landmark, for its remarkable design or for its best-in-class resort amenities. For more information please visit www.autographhotels.com, and explore our social media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit that is #ExactlyLikeNothingElse.  Instagram  Twitter  Facebook.

About Marriott International Luxury + Lifestyle Brands
Marriott International’s luxury and lifestyle brand portfolio includes The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, EDITION Hotels, BVLGARI Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, AC Hotels and Moxy Hotels – totaling 550 properties worldwide. By the end of 2016, we expect that the portfolio will grow to 650 hotels with new locations in Geneva, Switzerland; Paris, France; Los Cabos, Mexico; and Sanya, China.  Marriott’s Luxury and Lifestyle portfolio also accounts for approximately 25 percent of Marriott’s system-wide development pipeline, representing over $15 billion of investment by the company’s owners and franchisees. Future plans call for more than 250 additional luxury and lifestyle hotel projects over the next several years.

Note on forward looking statements: The anticipated growth of Marriott International’s luxury and lifestyle brand portfolio and the expected future hotel locations 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 Marriott International, Inc.'s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K or quarterly report on Form 10-Q; any of which could cause the actual numbers or locations of new hotels to be different. These statements are made as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise them or any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. 

Connect with jessica.berkin@marriott.com

 

10/08/2015

Autograph Collection Hotels Continues Rapid Growth With the Addition of Three Distinctive U.S. Hotels


The Envoy An Autograph Collection lobbyBethesda, MD, USA – October 8, 2015
– Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive portfolio of independent hotels is proud to welcome three more one-of-a-kind U.S. properties to its portfolio. Autograph Collection Hotels’ global portfolio consists of 93 hotels worldwide, bringing the brand even closer to welcoming its 100th property.  The recently opened hotels include: 

Launched in 2010, Autograph Collection Hotels is a pioneer in the independent hotel space and has grown both aggressively and selectively from less than five hotels to over 90 in just five years – making it not only Marriott International’s fastest growing brand, but one of the fastest growing hotel brands in the industry.

“We are very pleased to welcome these three exceptional hotels to our rapidly growing portfolio. Each property embodies our mission to deliver unique and authentic hotel experiences,” said Julius Robinson, Vice President, Autograph Collection Hotels. “Our diverse, global and ever-growing collection includes many of the world’s top independently owned hotels and resorts, solidifying the brand as an established leader in the independent hotel space.”

The Envoy in Boston, MA is a newly constructed propertylocated in the city’s Innovation District. The hotel’s 136 rooms are carefully designed with handcrafted, artisan-style décor and feature reclaimed wood throughout along with expansive, floor-to-ceiling windows framing unparalleled waterfront and city views. Tech-forward amenities include a collaborative work area featuring a classic billiards table reimagined into six interactive computer touch-screens. The Envoy’s communal atmosphere extends to its 4,000 square-foot Lookout Rooftop Bar,which boasts spectacular waterfront views and seasonal cocktails and local beers, including a house brew created especially for the property by Boston’s Harpoon Brewery. The hotel’s restaurant Outlook Kitchen offers progressive seasonal fare under the leadership of Excecutive Chef David Verdo, a Boston native with prior experience at French brasserie Miel and Asana.

Located in the affluent Mountain Brook suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook is a 100-room boutique hotel with a touch of bohemian inspiration and artistic offerings.

At the heart of the hotel is an on-site Grand Bohemian Art Gallery. Designed to inspire the collector in each guest, the hotel’s gallery showcases stunning works of art, exhibitions and art receptions by local, regional and internationally recognized artists including Georgian glass artist, Licha Ochoa, and French expressionist, Jean Claude Roy. Wine enthusiasts have the opportunity to experience the art of winemaking through wine blending sessions led by a team of expert sommeliers. This educational experience includes tasting and and blending a custom wine. Interactive cooking classes are also available at the hotel’s Kessler Cooking School. Other standout features include the signature Poseidon Spa and a vibrant rooftop restaurant and terrace with breathtaking views. The property’s 12,630 square feet of customizable event space provides unlimited options for special gatherings, meetings or events.

The Citizen occupies Sacramento, CA’s historic California Life Insurance Building, the city’s first skyscraper built in 1925. The property’s design and guest experience pay homage to the building’s rich history offering guests a truly one-of-a-kind experience. No two guest rooms are alike and each offers a different view of downtown Sacramento. The hotel’s seasonal restaurant, Grange Restaurant and Bar incorporates fresh, local ingredients from nearby Central California farms such as Capay Organics, Del Rio Botanical and Full Belly Farms. With 9,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 3,000 square-foot tented roof deck with city views, the hotel is an ideal venue for meetings, wedding and special events.

About Autograph Collection Hotels
Autograph Collection Hotels celebrates individuality by curating one-of-a-kind travel experiences at more than 90 luxury lifestyle hotels found in the world’s most desirable destinations. Exactly like nothing else, each hotel has been hand selected for its distinction as an iconic landmark, for its remarkable design or for its best-in-class resort amenities. For more information please visit www.autographhotels.com, or explore our social media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AutographCollection
Twitter:    www.twitter.com/Autograph
Tumblr:    http://autographcollectionhotels.tumblr.com/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/AutographHotels 

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,300 properties in 81 countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.    

Contacts:       
Jessica Berkin  
jessica.berkin@marriott.com

Dara Toulch
Dara@ballantinespr.com

09/17/2015

Autograph Collection Hotels Debuts in Greece

Domes-of-Elounda-Premium-Suite-Living-RoomIconic Domes of Elounda Joining the Collection

Bethesda, Md., September 17, 2015 - Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels, is celebrating further expansion across Europe and the brand’s entry into a new territory with the announcement of Domes of Elounda, Crete joining the Collection.

Proud to be the first Autograph Collection hotel in Greece, the award-winning Domes of Elounda is located in the heart of one of the world’s most exceptional destinations. Boasting a distinctive collection of 78 lavish suites and 40 villas, Domes of Elounda recently completed a multi-million pound expansion which includes 28 Domes Luxury Residences outfitted with every imaginable amenity and generous private swimming pools, along with a brand new family area offering an array of activities for all ages.  A boldly original property with rich character and uncommon details, Domes of Elounda fits perfectly with the vision of Autograph Collection Hotels and represents an exciting move for the brand into a new destination - as its aggressive growth strategy continues to flourish.

Domes-of-Elounda-poolExactly like nothing else, Domes of Elounda is a rich combination of the best of Mediterranean style in an elegant, sophisticated setting. A fashionable retreat a luxurious feel, the resort offers lavish comfort amidst spell-binding views of a sparkling Aegean sea. Due to the considerable levels of privacy available, the hotel has been a long-time A-list hotspot, favoured by a range of famous personalities from royals and movie stars to sports talent and influential businessmen.

John Licence, brand leader for Autograph Collection Hotels in Europe, commented: “We are delighted to welcome the luxurious and renowned Domes Of Elounda as our first Greek and Mediterranean resort into the Collection. The hotel has established itself exceptionally well in the luxury Greek market, and its unique attributes make it a perfect for the brand.”

He continued: “Domes of Elounda really is the ideal Greek addition to Autograph Collection Hotels, and contributes to ensuring that the brand’s offering is nothing short of collectively exceptional.”

George P. Spanos, vice president of Ledra Hotels and Villas, commented: “For Marriott International to join forces with Domes of Elounda under the umbrella of Autograph Collection is an acknowledgement of our efforts and commitment to offer distinctive hospitality experiences.  With this strategic partnership, Domes of Elounda enters dynamically into a new era of further developments.”

For further information on Autograph Collection Hotels, visit www.autographhotels.com
For further information on Domes of Elounda, visit www.domesofelounda.com    

About Autograph Collection Hotels
Autograph Collection Hotels celebrates a collection of independent leaders in film, art, design and literature by curating one-of-a-kind travel experiences at 86 luxury lifestyle hotels found in the world’s most desirable destinations. Exactly like nothing else, each hotel has been hand selected for its distinction as an iconic landmark, for its remarkable design or for its best-in-class resort amenities. For more information please visit www.autographhotels.com, or explore our social-media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AutographCollection
Twitter:   www.twitter.com/Autograph
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Instagram:   www.instagram.com/AutographHotels

Marriott International’s luxury and lifestyle brands portfolio currently includes The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, EDITION, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, AC Hotels by Marriott and Moxy Hotels. Accounting for approximately 25 percent of the company’s system-wide pipeline, Marriott expects to add more than 200 luxury and lifestyle hotel projects over the next several years, reflecting over $15 billion of investment by the company’s owners and franchisees.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,300 properties in 81 countries and territories.  Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands, including: The Ritz-Carlton®, BVlgari®, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott Hotels®, Delta Hotels and Resorts®, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Gaylord Hotels®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Courtyard®, Residence Inn®, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, TownePlace Suites®, Protea Hotels® and Moxy Hotels®. 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 50 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.

 

09/16/2015

Autograph Collection Hotels Debuts The Plaza - Brand's First Property in South Korea

[THE PLAZA]  exterior_1Opening Expands The Brand’s Exclusive Global Portfolio Of Independently Owned Hotels In Asia-Pacific

Seoul, South Korea – September 17, 2015 – THE PLAZA, a member of the Hanwha Hotels & Resorts brand, will join Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s exclusive portfolio of hotels recognized for celebrating bold individuality.   The contract signing ceremony took place today and the strategic alliance will become effective in early 2016.   

Executive Suite_Bed1By joining Autograph Collection Hotels, THE PLAZA will have an opportunity to leverage the company’s recognized global sales and marketing channels, award winning Marriott Rewards customer loyalty program, and its management and franchise expertise.

“We are delighted that the partnership will bring together Autograph Collection and Marriott International’s strength in global marketing and sales with THE PLAZA’s local brand and heritage,” said Shim Kyung Seob, CEO of Hanwha Hotels & Resorts.  “This is an important milestone as the hotel celebrates its 40th anniversary next year.”

[THE PLAZA]  exteriorTHE PLAZA is located in the center of Korea's historical district, nearby sites including Deoksugung Palace, Gyeongbokgung Palace and Sungnyemun Gate.   Seoul’s 600-year history and rich culture is an essential part of THE PLAZA’S guest experience and design aesthetic.  The hotel is located across from City Hall and Seoul Plaza and is close to important financial institutions and corporations.

“Autograph Collection is a one-of-a-kind ensemble of independent hotels that we are fast expanding in Asia,” commented Craig S. Smith, President and Managing Director, Marriott International, Asia-Pacific.   “THE PLAZA, with its rich heritage and special location as well as its quality service, will enable travelers to experience the charm of the city in style, truly fitting the brand promise of the Autograph Collection.”  

THE PLAZA has appointed Italian architect and designer Guido Ciompi in its 2010 renovation project to re-create the décor and furniture of the 410 rooms, which come in a variety of designs and color schemes.  All guestrooms feature eco-friendly design materials, free wired and wireless internet access and a smart touchpad to control room temperature, lighting and other amenities in the rooms, adding convenience to guests.

THE PLAZA, which has hosted the G20 Seoul summit and Nuclear Security Summit in the past, is a symbol of history and grandeur with nine banquet halls that can accommodate up to 600 guests.  The Grand Ballroom, steeped in rich design, has a capacity of 450 and is ideal for large-scale events and weddings. Located on the hotel’s top floor, the Xystum House offers panoramic views of Seoul through its full-length windows and can be customized for a variety of private events.  

To highlight the culinary expertise for which Autograph Collection has become known, restaurants and bars at THE PLAZA have appointed a team of regional chefs and taken inspiration from a wide array of international restaurants.  Hotel restaurants include TAOYUEN, a Chinese restaurant featuring modern Shanghai-style cooking; MURASAKI, a Japanese restaurant that combines modern techniques with simple and casual Neoclassic Kaiseki; and TUSCANY, an Italian restaurant helmed by Michelin-star head chef Maurizio Ceccato.

Together THE PLAZA and Autograph Collection Hotels are passionate about providing luxury service and amenities, refined design and an unforgettable guest experiences that is Exactly Like Nothing Else. 

For further information on Autograph Collection Hotels, visit www.autographhotels.com

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About Autograph Collection Hotels
Autograph Collection Hotels celebrates a collection of independent leaders in film, art, design and literature by curating one-of-a-kind travel experiences at 91 luxury lifestyle hotels found in the world’s most desirable destinations. Exactly like nothing else, each hotel has been hand selected for its distinction as an iconic landmark, for its remarkable design or for its best-in-class resort amenities. For more information please visit Autograph Collection Hotels’ website www.autographhotels.com, or explore our social media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AutographCollection 
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Autograph 
Tumblr: http://autographcollectionhotels.tumblr.com/ 
Instagram: www.instagram.com/AutographHotels

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,300 properties in 81 countries and territories.  Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.  

CONTACT:     
Karina Lam                           MY Yoon
Karina.lam@marriott.com      yoonmy@hanwha.com

 

08/27/2015

The Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston is Autograph Collection’s Newest Gem in the Historic City and First Hotel in South Carolina

Grand Bohemian An Autograph CollectionBethesda, Md., August 27, 2015Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s curated portfolio of hotels recognized for celebrating individuality, is pleased to welcome the newest hotel from The Kessler Collection to its portfolio – Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston in South Carolina. This is the first South Carolina hotel for The Kessler Collection and for Autograph Collection Hotels. The Autograph Collection Hotels portfolio now includes 10 of The Kessler Collection’s 11 artistically inspired boutique hotels and restaurants. With 89 hotels worldwide and growing, Autograph Collection anticipates welcoming its 100th hotel by the end of 2015.

“This year Autograph Collection Hotels has significantly expanded its portfolio to include Triada Palm Springs, Cotton House Hotel in Barcelona, The Press Hotel in Portland, Maine, The Mayflower in Washington, D.C. and Kameha Grand Zurich, with a steady stream of other new hotels being added across the globe,”  said Julius Robinson, Vice President, Autograph Collection Hotels. “We are excited to add this latest Kessler property to Autograph Collection Hotels and appreciate their strong commitment to our brand. Autograph Collection Hotels is proud to have a total of 10 Kessler Collection properties in its global portfolio.”

Located in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District, the 50-room luxury boutique hotel incorporates diverse offerings including an on-site Grand Bohemian Gallery featuring rare, local and original artwork, a wine blending experience and tasting room with curated selections, specialty coffee shop with micro-roasted coffee, farm-to-table culinary offerings with a regional focus, as well as a rooftop restaurant and terrace providing unmatched views of historic Charleston. . In a city where no building can be taller than the church steeples, few establishments offer this caliber of view and superior location, just steps away from famed Kings St. in the historic district.

Coined as a Southern Renaissance-style hotel, Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston is bathed in French elements combined with classical European lines all with a modern bohemian twist. Guests are greeted in the lobby with 4-foot long fringe chandeliers, a custom backlit stone front desk and velvet drapery. Guest rooms, washed in lavender with splashes of shades of grey and chartreuse as the anchors, boast rich printed drapery, and leather chaise lounges. The bathrooms are appointed with marble vanities that stylishly contrast with custom glass sconces and Italian plank tiled floors.

The dining selection reflects Charleston’s low-country backdrop with a garden-inspired rooftop terrace, draped in crystal chandeliers, aquamarine watercolor sheers, and grey washed reclaimed wood. Featuring an assortment of handcrafted cocktails, coastal cuisine and open-air seating, the restaurant overlooks the historic district. Additionally, Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston offers a one-of-a-kind wine blending experience. During a 90-minute interactive experience, guests have the opportunity to make and take home their own customized wine blend and create a personalized label.

At the heart of each Kessler Collection hotel is a celebration of the artistic spirit. Surrounded by the cultural and creative inspiration of Charleston, the property is home to the largest art gallery in The Kessler Collection – Grand Bohemian Gallery, featuring local, regional and internationally recognized artists. At Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston, art flows throughout the hotel with exhibitions and artist receptions showcasing paintings, sculptures, art glass, ceramics and jewelry, all available for sale.

For the fourth year, Conde Nast Traveler has voted Charleston the No. 1 U.S. City, and No. 2 in the World, in addition to Travel + Leisure ranking Charleston the No. 1 City in the U.S. for the second consecutive year. Located at the corner of Wentworth and Meeting Streets, Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston is in the center of local landmarks, shopping and dining. A destination renowned for its historic charm and coastal lifestyle, Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston ushers in a new and highly valued experience. The property offers a sought-after Southern luxurious escape for visiting couples, families, weddings, friend getaways and more.

For further information on Autograph Collection Hotels, visit www.autographhotels.com

About Autograph Collection Hotels
Autograph Collection Hotels celebrates a collection of independent leaders in film, art, design and literature by curating one-of-a-kind travel experiences at 89 luxury lifestyle hotels found in the world’s most desirable destinations. Exactly like nothing else, each hotel has been hand selected for its distinction as an iconic landmark, for its remarkable design or for its best-in-class resort amenities. For more information please visit www.autographhotels.com, or explore our social media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AutographCollection 
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Autograph 
Tumblr: http://autographcollectionhotels.tumblr.com/ 
Instagram: www.instagram.com/AutographHotels

 

About The Kessler Collection
Capturing the classical and unconventional spirit of Bohemian cultures, The Kessler Collection's portfolio of passionately created and artistically inspired boutique hotels boast chic design, luxurious accommodations, enriching ambiance and intuitive service. Whether visiting properties in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, New Mexico, North Carolina or South Carolina, each hotel's exquisite art, music and cultural influences are deliberately approachable. Designed to inspire mystique and unforgettable experiences, Kessler guests are bathed in re-defined Bohemian luxury, from an 1888 historic hotel, a cutting edge downtown icon and Bavarian-inspired Castle, to an earthy Native American retreat, high design southern mansion and elite ski lodge. The Kessler Collection was the founding member of the Marriott Autograph Collection, introduced with seven Autograph Collection branded hotels. Each property is a bold original hotel carefully created with style and the individualist traveler in mind. For more information about The Kessler Collection and its properties, please visit www.kesslercollection.com or call 888.472.6312.

Contacts: 
Verona Carter
Verona.carter@marriott.com

Tammy Peters
tammy@ballantinespr.com 
310.454.3080

 

07/07/2015

Autograph Collection Hotels Welcomes Charming Baroque Property to the Collection

Aussenansicht Nacht 1Introducing Gewandhaus Dresden Following Its Extensive Refurbishment 

July 7, 2015 - Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s exclusive portfolio of hotels recognised for celebrating individuality, has announced that luxurious boutique property Gewandhaus Dresden has joined the collection and is the second Autograph Hotel in Germany alongside Hotel am Steinplatz, Berlin. 

Having reopened in April 2015 following an extensive refurbishment, Gewandhaus Dresden – located close to Dresden's celebrated Frauenkirche - has been transformed under the direction of well-known Düsseldorf architectural firm, STUDIO architects. Located in the heart of the baroque city center of Dresden, the hotel building is steeped in history, dating back to 1768, and formally an important centre for cloth making. The comprehensive restoration process has brought the 97-room property to a luxurious modern finish that also reflects the origins of the baroque edifice. 

The hotel’s contemporary designer furniture utilises select materials that play on the notion of modern versus historical, such as the burnished brass lamps and antique leather sofas. Gewandhaus Dresden offers guests an array of facilities including an indoor swimming pool complete with sauna, steam bath and fitness room, along with the spacious atrium and inner courtyard which acts as the centrepiece of the hotel - leading through to a reception hall, restaurant and cosy lobby bar.  Gewandhaus Dresden provides excellent meeting facilities, and sports activities such as hiking and chess are also offered on-site. 

Meatery restaurantThe Meatery Bar & Restaurant
is the hotel’s key dining establishment and serves up a delectable menu of high quality meats, including premium dry-aged beef from the restaurant’s own maturing chamber. In addition to premium steaks, the menu comprises fresh fish specialities from the grill along with homemade burgers. The luxurious cake shop, Kuchen Atelier, satisfies the cravings of even the sweetest tooth, offering a broad range of patisserie treats.  

Gewandhaus Dresden is in a prime location just a short stroll from the Opera House, and close to Asisi Panometer Dresden, Fürstenzug and Zwinger. The popular Town Hall Tower is just five minutes by car along with Dresden City Museum. 

For further information on Autograph Collection Hotels, visit www.autographhotels.com 

For further information on
Gewandhaus Dresden, visit www.gewandhaus-hotel.de 

About Autograph Collection Hotels
Autograph Collection Hotels celebrates a collection of independent leaders in film, art, design and literature by curating one-of-a-kind travel experiences at more than 80 luxury lifestyle hotels found in the world’s most desirable destinations. Exactly like nothing else, each hotel has been hand selected for its distinction as an iconic landmark, for its remarkable design or for its best-in-class resort amenities. For more information please visit www.autographhotels.com, or explore our social-media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit: 

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/AutographCollection
Twitter:  www.twitter.com/Autograph
Tumblr:  http://autographcollectionhotels.tumblr.com/
Instagram:  www.instagram.com/AutographHotels 

Marriott International’s luxury and lifestyle brands portfolio currently includes The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, EDITION, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, AC Hotels by Marriott and Moxy Hotels. Accounting for approximately 25 percent of the company’s system-wide pipeline, Marriott expects to add more than 200 luxury and lifestyle hotel projects over the next several years, reflecting over $15 billion of investment by the company’s owners and franchisees.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,200 properties in 80 countries and territories.  Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands, including: The Ritz-Carlton®, BVlgari®, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott Hotels®, Delta Hotels and Resorts®, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Gaylord Hotels®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Courtyard®, Residence Inn®, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, TownePlace Suites®, Protea Hotels® and Moxy Hotels®. 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 50 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

Marriott International’s luxury and lifestyle brands portfolio currently includes The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, EDITION, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, AC Hotels by Marriott and Moxy Hotels. Accounting for nearly 25 percent of the company’s system-wide pipeline, Marriott expects to add more than 200 luxury and lifestyle hotel projects over the next several years, reflecting over $15 billion of investment by the company’s owners and franchisees.