Washington, DC- May 20, 2015 – Today, the JW Marriott Washington, DC, owned by Host Hotels & Resorts, the flagship of JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International’s luxury brand, unveiled the multi-million dollar redesign of its 750 guest rooms, corridors, and executive lounge. The renovation gives the property an updated and sophisticated look synonymous with the JW Marriott brand design ethos and aesthetic. Download images. “Our new room design was inspired by guest feedback,” said Mr. Satinder Palta, General Manager, JW Marriott Washington, DC. “Guests asked for a refined yet, welcoming space for work and relaxation, and we have delivered that and more. Although we are making changes to our design aesthetic, our landmark location and the exceptional service that our guests have come to expect will not change.”
“JW Marriott Washington DC holds great significance for the JW Marriott brand and our global portfolio,” said Mitzi Gaskins, Vice President & Global Brand Manager, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts. “Originally opened in 1984 as a dedication to our company’s founder from his family, this property has helped pave the way for our brand over the past 30 years.”
In order to keep guests informed of JW Marriott Washington, DC’s luxury evolution, the hotel enlisted its front desk manager, Anthony, to be the renovation liaison. Anthony will be documenting the hotel’s progress in a series of 30 second digital vignettes such as “Guest Influence” and “Design Inspiration.” The rest of the vignettes and a time-lapse video can be viewed on YouTube and Facebook.
Intended to enhance and elevate the guest experience, the new distinguished rooms were inspired by the bespoke nature of a beautifully tailored suit. Guests will experience a calming color palate of deep chocolate, charcoal and pearl grey with small accents of pink and chrome reminiscent of a stylish pocket square and men’s watch. Guests will also notice the textures of tweed, leather and herringbone stitching, as well as subtle patterns of Greek keys and paisley often seen on men’s neckties.
JW Marriott Washington, DC’s long-standing commitment to sustainability and energy conservation is also reflected in the renovation. The hotel updated all of the guest rooms with energy efficient A/C units and LED light bulbs, reducing guest room energy consumption.
The guestrooms feature upgraded Wi-Fi, swivel mounted 48” HDTVs and convenient USB ports for guests to plug-in their own mobile devices. The well-appointed bathrooms, with JW Marriott custom bath amenities from Aromatherapy Associates, feature illuminated mirrors, sliding doors, and spa-like showers with a discrete shave pedestal. Each of the king bedrooms feature a love seat that transforms into a single bed. Complementing the contemporary look of the rooms each bed features luxurious JW Marriott signature bed linens.
JW Marriott Washington, DC also features brand new technology to enhance the guest experience. Apps and technology include:
-Mobile Check-In & Check-Out (http://mobileapp.marriott.com/), provides Marriott Rewards members an enhanced arrival experience with check-in up to two hours before arrival and automatic notifications when a room is ready.
-Free Wi-Fi (http://www.marriott.com/marriott/high-speed.mi) All Marriott Rewards® members enjoy free in-room Wi-Fi when they book directly on Marriott.com, Marriott’s mobile app, 1-800 MARRIOTT.
-JW Event Concierge (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMM5NSCj44Y ), meeting service app that allows meeting planners to manage their event without leaving their seat. Meeting planners can request, respond and connect in real-time with hotel event staff on any mobile device.
About JW Marriott Washington, DC
One of the country’s premiere luxury meeting destinations, the JW Marriott Washington, DC features over 37,000 square feet of newly renovated luxury banquet and meeting space, including the 14,000 square foot Grand Ballroom, 29 meetings rooms and a 7,000 square foot terrace on the 12th floor, overlooking the nation capital and its historic monuments and landmarks. For more information or to make reservations, contact your travel professional, call the hotel directly at (202) 393-2000, or visit www.jwmarriottdc.com. Visit us online Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
About 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 74 JW Marriott hotels in 27 countries; by 2020 the portfolio is expected to encompass more than 100 properties in over 30 countries. Visit us online, on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and #experiencejwm.
Mark Indre / Olivia Didion Jessica Berkin
JW Marriott Washington, DC JW Marriott Global Brand Public Relations
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