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
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.”
Designed 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.
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: MAR) is 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.
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