Marriott News Center

03/22/2013

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts

BRAND FACT SHEET

Brand Overview:  JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts is Marriott International’s luxury brand that consists of 60 exceptional properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These hotels are warmly authentic, putting guests at ease in an environment of relaxed elegance and effortless luxury. Reflecting their locale, they provide quietly luxurious, though purposeful and meaningful, services that help travelers achieve their personal goals and advance their ambitions without distraction or disruption, resulting in a rare harmony of beautifully delivered experiences where the primary purpose is the guests’ over-all well-being.  JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts are focused on fostering a sense of well-being through state-of-the-art fitness centers and award-winning spas and imaginative cuisine. It is here that luxury is experienced through the richness of authenticity, discovered in the beauty of craftsmanship and delivered with an intuitive response to personal expectation. 

History:  The first JW Marriott Hotel opened in February 1984 on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., as a tribute to the founder of Marriott Corporation, predecessor to Marriott International. The first JW Marriott properties in other regions of the world are:

  • Asia—JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, 1989
  • Middle East—JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, 1993
  • Latin America—JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City, 1996
  • Europe—JW Marriott Hotel Bucharest, 2000

Target Guest:  JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts cater to sophisticated, self-assured travelers who seek a hotel experience that embodies confident sophistication without pretense. They value authenticity and expect highly crafted experiences that are anticipatory and artfully delivered.

Competitive Frame:  JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts compete with other fine luxury hotel brands such as Fairmont, Park Hyatt, Shangri-La and Conrad and high-end independent properties.

Development Strategy: JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts are expanding into gateway cities and established resort destinations as well as emerging luxury markets throughout the world.

Hotel Attributes JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts’ attributes include:

  • Dramatic and distinctive architectural and interior features
  • Spacious guest rooms with luxurious appointments & amenities
  • Restaurants and lounges that offer unique and imaginative dining experiences
  • Fitness centers and spas with state-of-the-art equipment and pampering spa-like environments
  • Executive Business Centers with 24-hour access offering an environment conducive for work or meetings and a full spectrum of business services
  • Oversized residential-like Executive Lounges offering a relaxing environment and superior food and beverage services
  • Large complement of staff poised to assist as needed
  • Enhanced access to services so that guests can work and live on their preferred schedule

Current Locations:

The JW Marriott portfolio currently includes 60 properties offering 26,209 rooms in 24 countries.

The Americas

North America

  • 371-room JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead, Georgia
  • 387-room JW Marriott Ihilani Ko Olina Resort & Spa, Hawaii
  • 515-room JW Marriott Houston, Texas
  • 772-room JW Marriott Washington, DC, District of Columbia
  • 296-rrom JW Marriott Hotel Miami, Florida
  • 175-room JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot, California
  • 548-room JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, Nevada
  • 884-room JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, Palm Desert, California
  • 950-room JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Arizona
  • 494-room JW Marriott New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 998-room JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes,  Florida
  • 453-room JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort & Spa, Arizona
  • 196-room JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek, Colorado
  • 575-room JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Arizona
  • 337-room JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square, California
  • 337-room JW Marriott Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 221-room JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa, Toronto, Canada
  • 1,002-room JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, Texas
  • 878-room JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, California
  • 357-room JW Marriott Marquis Miami, Florida
  • 610-room JW Marriott Chicago, Illinois
  • 1,005-room JW Marriott Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 509-room JW Marriott Essex House New York, New York

 Latin America/Caribbean

  • 257-room JW Marriott Hotel Quito, Ecuador
  • 312-room JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City - Polanco, Mexico
  • 448-room JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa, Mexico
  • 300-room JW Marriott Hotel Lima, Peru
  • 269-room JW Marriott Hotel Caracas, Venezuela
  • 245-room JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 310-room JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, Costa Rica
  • 264-room JW Marriott Hotel Bogota, Colombia
  • 221-room JW Marriott Mexico City - Santa Fe, Mexico
  • 153-room JW Marriott Hotel Cusco, Peru
  • 118-room JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort

Asia-Pacific

  • 602-room JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, China
  • 561-room JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 497-room JW Marriott Hotel Seoul, South Korea
  • 441-room JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok, Thailand
  • 333-room JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 358-room JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai, India
  • 265-room JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, Thailand
  • 412-room JW Marriott Hotel Surabaya, Indonesia
  • 342-room JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square, China
  • 444-room JW Marriott Hotel Chongqing, China
  • 588-room JW Marriott Hotel Beijing, China
  • 287-room JW Marriott Hotel Medan, Indonesia
  • 412-room JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen, China
  • 298-room JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa, Thailand
  • 307-room JW Marriott Hangzhou, China
  • 160-room JW Marriott Chandigarh, India
  • 416-room JW Marriott Pune, India

Europe

  • 401-room JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, Romania
  • 494-room Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, London, England
  • 261-room JW Marriott Cannes, France
  • 413-room JW Marriott Hotel Ankara, Turkey
  • 243-room JW Marriott Hotel Baku, Azerbaijan

Middle East & Africa

  • 351-room JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 313-room JW Marriott Hotel Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • 436-room JW Marriott Hotel Cairo, Egypt
  • 807-room JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, UAE (807 additional rooms opening in 2014)

Future Openings:

By 2015, the JW Marriott portfolio is expected to increase by 21 hotels, bringing the brand total to 79 properties in 28 countries.

The Americas

North America

  • 298-room JW Marriott Houston Downtown, Texas (2014)
  • 1,003-room JW Marriott Austin, Texas (2015)

Latin America/Caribbean

  • 300-room JW Marriott Cabo San Lucas Resort, Mexico (2015)
  • 131-room JW Marriott Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2013)

 Asia Pacific

  • 520-room JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity, India (2013)
  • 297-room JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru, India (2013)
  • 450-room JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi, Vietnam (2013)
  • 345-room JW Marriott Shenyang, China (2014)
  • 177-room JW Marriott Seoul Dongdaemun Plaza, South Korea (2013)
  • 450-room JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou, China (2013)
  • 300-room JW Marriott Sanya Qingshui Bay Resort & Spa, China (2014)
  • 275-room JW Marriott Jakarta Kemang Village, Indonesia (2014)
  • 300-room JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata, India (2014)
  • 550-room JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar, India (2015)
  • 208-room JW Marriott Jakarta West St. Moritz, Indonesia (2015)
  • 1,060-room JW Marriott Macau, China (2015)
  • 313-room JW Marriott Hotel Dalian, China (2016)

Europe

  • 266-room JW Marriott Sacca Sessola Resort, Italy (2014)

Middle East/Africa

  • 376-room JW Marriott Manama, Bahrain (2015)
  • 800-room Expansion for the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai (2014)

 Recent Awards:             

  • JD Power & Associates 2012 North America Guest Satisfaction Survey - #3 in Luxury Segment
  • AAA Five Diamond Award 2013 - JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa (6th consecutive year)
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Award – JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square
  • Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards 2012, Top Hotels & Resorts–  15 JW Marriott properties listed: Santa Monica, CA; Denver, CO; Palm Desert, CA; Oahu, HI; Tucson, AZ; Scottsdale, AZ; Phoenix, AZ; Shanghai; Beijing; Mumbai; Phuket; Lima; Bogota; Quito; Cancun
  • Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2012 - Top Hotels: JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa; JW Marriott Hotel Lima; JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City
  • Business Travel News' 2012 U.S. Hotel Chain Survey – JW Marriott #2 for  “Upper-Upscale” hotel brands among business travelers
  • Fodor’s Travel Hotel Awards 2012 – JW Marriott San Antonio Resort & Spa
  • Travel Weekly Magellan Awards 2012 – JW Marriott Marquis Miami
  • Great Place to Work Institute's "100 Best Workplaces in Mexico" 2012- JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City

Contact:

Jessica Kumins, JW Marriott Global Public Relations
301-380-7487 / jessica.kumins@marriott.com