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05/04/2015

JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa Announces New Culinary, Culture & Well-Being Experiences

JW Marriott VeniceLuxury Hospitality Brand Brings Michelin-Star Dining, Commissioned Artworks and Restorative Spa Experience to Venice

Venice, Friday 1, May 2015 –JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the distinctive sophisticated brand of Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) announced today a host of exciting developments for its new JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa property. The additions to the private island resort’s already coveted culinary, culture and well-being programs afford guests an even more enriching and restorative experience set away from the bustle of central Venice.

Michelin starred Italian fine dining
Two-star Michelin chef, Giancarlo Perbellini will manage the Dopolavoro Dining Room, an Italian fine dining restaurant with its own private dock.   The team of nine cooks personally handpicked and trained by Perbellini and coordinated by Federico Bellucco, will source only the freshest local produce and a wide selection of fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit from the island’s expansive gardens.

Perbellini is known for his renowned Casa Perbellini restaurant in Verona and as an artisan cook who lives by the motto of ‘taste has no finish lines’, he is celebrated for his sense of aesthetics and his gift for refined combinations. 

Perbellini’s signature dishes at the Dopolavoro Dining Room will include: 

  • Millefoglie di polenta e baccalà in insalata        
    A tribute to two of Venice’s most celebrated ingredients - polenta and salted codfish - presenting a modern twist to a classic dish.
                                              
  • Pasta e fagioli dell’ Adriatico               
    A traditional dish of pasta and beans with colours and flavours of the Adriatic Sea, including julienned calamari. 
     
  • Guanciale di vitello brasato su puré di patate e porri fritti        
    One of Perbellini’s classic dishes presents a refined combination of braised veal cheek with pureed potatoes and fried leeks 
     
  • Millefoglie di Casa Perbellini
    Perbellini’s extraordinary version of Mille-Feuille has been labelled ‘legendary’ and ‘the dish that made him famous. His take on ‘a thousand layers’ replaces traditional whipped cream with light and fresh Italian soft cheese.  

Exclusive artwork, sculptures and paintings
In celebration of the 56th Venice Biennale, JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa has partnered with non-profit Italian art collective, the Mazzoleni Foundation, to launch a dynamic pop-up art exhibition in the resort’s elegant La Certosa room from 2 May – 19 October 2015. With views over the secluded gardens of the island, artworks by world-renowned contemporary artists including Salvador Dalì and Andy Warhol will be showcased together with carefully selected Italian artists.  Alongside this exhibition, the first international sculpture exhibition, Sculptures in the Park will be spread across the resort’s beautiful grounds displaying extraordinary sculptures made from a variety of materials from bronze and resin to marble and wood creating an eclectic and textured  journey for the viewer.

Furthermore, those staying at the exclusive La Villa Rose, can appreciate specially commissioned paintings from acclaimed artist, Alan Rankle.   Alan is famed for his awe-inspiring series of landscape paintings based on photo-montages that celebrate the art and architecture of the location.  The seven commissioned paintings showcase the unique Venetian landscape and art of the city. 

The largest spa in Venice 
Opening on 5 May, 2015, GOCO Spa at the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa will become the largest spa in Venice. Spanning over 1,700 square metres (18,500 square feet) the spa will provide a calming and private retreat enhanced by its stunning setting with views over the lagoon.

Reflecting its location at the heart of Europe’s most iconic city, the overall spa experience draws on European spa traditions with a strong focus on restorative and rejuvenating treatments. The main spa building has been carefully renovated to maintain its original high ceilings and wooden pitched roof while delivering JW Marriott’s signature modern and clean approach, sourcing natural materials and cues from the local area. Six of the eight treatment rooms feature outdoor decks and in the summer, guests can opt for treatments in one of three outdoor cabanas, or by the pool. Guests may also choose to arrive by boat and enjoy treatments in a waterside spa suite.

The extensive treatment menu has been designed to offer world-class restorative services including classic spa rituals, natural treatments, advanced medi-spa beauty treatments and bespoke mind and body programmes. The GOCO Spa has partnered with two highly regarded product companies. Amala is a luxurious, organic skin care collection for eco-luxe body and facial treatments while !QMS MediCosmetics is a pioneering high-performance range designed to improve the skin’s appearance and well-being – delivering both short term and long-lasting benefits.  Treatments start from €89 (100$USD).

JW Marriott Venice & Resort is a destination in itself, with 250 rooms designed in collaboration with award-winning Italian architects, Matteo Thun & Partners.  Prices start from €395 per room including breakfast. For more information, visit jwmarriottvenice.com.

All JW Marriott hotels and resorts participate in Marriott Rewards, Marriott International’s award-winning guest loyalty program, where guests can earn points at more than 4,000 hotels in over 70 countries.

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.

 

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. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.  

NOTE: The statements about the future addition of hotels to JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts are “forward looking statements" within the meaning of 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 quarterly report on Form 10-Q; any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by our statements. These statements are made as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Media Contacts:
Hannah Cadwallader                                                                                                                                     Europe Public Relations  
+44 (0)20 7012 7359                                                                                                               
Hannah.cadwallader@marriott.com    

Jessica Berkin
JW Marriott Global Brand Public Relations        
+1 (240) 281 8309
Jessica.berkin@marriott.com           

04/13/2015

Mumbai Welcomes Its Second JW Marriott Property

JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai SaharJW Marriott Mumbai Sahar Opens Its Doors

Mumbai, India – April 13, 2015JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts continues to grow its India presence with the opening of its second hotel in Mumbai– JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar. The brand new property promises a sophisticated retreat within the energetic city of Mumbai. Ideally located just one kilometre from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Mumbai, the hotel is an ideal destination for business and leisure travelers alike. Download images.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Arne M. SorensonPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, said “India is an important part of Marriott International's global growth strategy.  India is a great, growing economy and as that economy grows, its need for hotel rooms grows too. JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar will be a premier luxury business hotel in India, setting a benchmark for service excellence.”

JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar guestroomSpanning more than 15 acres, the JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar is set to deliver an unparalleled experience, from its stunning design and signature service to a compelling restaurant scene celebrating local Indian cuisine. The hotel’s stylish lobby features open spaces and natural light anchored by a striking crystal chandelier descending down into an oversized marble bowl.

The luxury five-star property features 585 intimate rooms, which include 163 deluxe pool view rooms, 23 deluxe suites, 23 executive balcony rooms and one presidential suite. The property also boasts some of the most spacious guest rooms in its immediate vicinity.

Guests are invited to explore distinct dining options on property. The chic and contemporary JW Café isan all-day dining multi-cuisine restaurant with an alfresco seating area while Romano’s offers authentic, home-style Italian fare. The Romano’s bar also offers decadent cocktails and mocktails as well as a premiere selection of revered Italian wines. Located at the heart of the property is the JW Lounge, which serves as a cafe by day and a stylish lounge by night. The JW Baking Company offers indulgent pastries, coffee and deli favorites. .

To accommodate large-format events and social gatherings, the JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar boasts a pillarless 10,000 square foot Grand Ballroom, indoor and outdoor convention spaces, and 11 well-appointed meeting rooms with state-of-the-art conferencing and business facilities.  The property’s spacious JW Lawns and Dining Theatre are ideal venues to accommodate picturesque weddings and social gatherings.

The hotel houses JW Marriott’s new branded spa concept Spa by JW.  The Mumbai Sahar location is the first Spa by JW in Asia Pacific and the second worldwide. The spa promises to impart an environment of harmony and wellness, offering bespoke treatments and a range of classic spa rituals. All treatments are tailor-made to guests’ exact needs and are focused on four distinct benefit states - Calm, Indulge, Invigorate and Renew.

Spa by JW features seven treatment rooms including one couples treatment room and one ayurvedic treatment room that offers ancient beauty rituals using fresh and natural ingredients. Other facilities include a private couples jacuzzi, a dressing and make-up room, two steam and sauna rooms and two separate jacuzzis for men and women. Spa by JW hopes to be a one-stop shop for ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation, whether travelers are on a tight schedule or have time to spare.

Additional facilities include, The JW Fitness Centre open 24-hours a daywith the state-of-the-art equipment, catering to the needs of the fitness conscious. Poolside cabanas also make a perfect place to unwind and soak up the sun. 

With the debut of JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar, the JW Marriott brand now has seven hotels in India.  Other locations include Bangalore, Chandigarh, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune and Mussoorie.

About JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar opens doors to effortless elegance and sophistication. Located 1 km away from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Mumbai; making it an ideal destination for business and stay. With 585 intimate rooms, the property offers authentic cuisines crafted with passion, care and local flavours. With over 56,000 sq.ft. of indoor and outdoor convention space, the property offers 11 well-appointed meeting rooms with state-of-the-art conferencing facilities. The holistic Spa by JW offers a host of therapies to help you relax. At crafted perfectly so you are always left with the experience and luxury you truly desire. Visit us online, http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bomsa-jw-marriott-mumbai-sahar/, @jwsahar and www.facebook.com/JWSahar  

About JW Marriott
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 71 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.

Media Contact:
Peggy Cheng
Marriott Asia Pacifc Public Relations
+852 2192 6146
peggy.cheng@marriott.com

04/08/2015

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts Adds New Jewel to Turkish Crown

JW Marriott Bodrum guestroomGlobal Hospitality Brand Debuts Announces Debut of Stunning Seaside Resort JW Marriott Bodrum

April 8, 2015 – JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the distinctive sophisticated brand of Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR), will welcome its second JW Marriott Hotel in Turkey on 15 May 2015. The 107-room property is located in the picturesque Yalikavak town on the Bodrum Peninsula with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea, combining the alluring charm of the Turkish coast with JW Marriott’s contemporary design and intuitive service.

JW Marriott Bodrum Infinity poolWith a sleek design that is simple yet considered, the hotel will offer visitors 107 tranquil and spacious guest rooms to choose from – including luxury suites and seven villas – overlooking the teal blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Family suites and two bedroom suites are ideal for groups or those travelling with children, whilst many of the villas offer a private pool for the ultimate retreat. The hotel sits on its own private beach and boasts a dock for guests arriving by boat or taking a day trip sailing.

JW Marriott Bodrum will offer exceptional dining experiences in an array of restaurants and bars, including: the Pool Grill, which offers all day dining but is ideal for breakfast as the gentle waves of the bay and slight breeze serve as nature’s best wake-up call; an a la carte restaurant which will serve signature dishes with an artistic flair as the sun sets, and a coffee lounge perfect for a decadent pastry or traditional Turkish coffee. Additionally, the hotel will present a vibrant beach bar serving indulgent cocktails, plus a lobby bar and chill-out bar. 

JW Marriott Bodrum LobbyIn keeping with JW Marriott’s refined but informal ethos and personal service, JW Marriott Bodrum will offer guests the highest levels of relaxation and indulgence with a 2,000 square metre spa. Working with world renowned spa brands June Jacobs and Thalion, JW Marriott Bodrum’s spa will offer an extensive selection of 24 treatment rooms, a salt room and traditional Turkish baths. June Jacobs marries cutting-edge science with natural products for an efficacious and relaxing result and Thalion are marine cosmetics experts specialising in thalassotherapy. Together the brands will offer a spa experience that JW Marriott Bodrum guests are sure to adore.

Additional hotel facilities will include a kid’s club, two outdoor pools, one which is an infinity pool with views over the bay, and one indoor pool, a 420 square metre ballroom and five meeting rooms. JW Marriott Bodrum will also offer a unique space for al fresco events and weddings overlooking one of the peninsula’s most beautiful bays.

Just as the hotel provides a blend of traditional and contemporary Turkey, the location offers guests proximity to a number of cultural sights and adventure activities including the world-famous Yalikavak Marina, sailing across the Mediterranean, diving sites to explore fantastic reefs and the majestic Bodrum castle, once home to Herodotus, the Greek Historian.  Furthermore, the hotel is conveniently located to the Bodrum Amphitheatre, an incredible structure accredited to the reign of King Mausolus, which offers a postcard-perfect view of Bodrum castle and the harbour.

"The opening of our second property in Turkey marks a time of great growth and development for the JW Marriott brand," said Mitzi Gaskins, vice president and global brand manager for JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts.  "The new JW Marriott Bodrum combines the best of traditional Turkish culture with the contemporary design and signature service our guests have come to expect from JW Marriott properties around the world.”

JW Marriott Ankara was the brand’s first hotel in Turkey. JW Marriott Bodrum is the brand’s seventh property in Europe. Global openings planned include JW Marriott Cabo San Lucas Resort, Mexico (2015) and JW Marriott Vancouver Place Stadium, British Columbia, Canada (2016). Opening rates at JW Marriott Bodrum will start from €399 per night, room only.

For more information, visit www.jwmarriottbodrumhotel.com

All JW Marriott hotels and resorts participate in Marriott Rewards, Marriott International’s award-winning guest loyalty program, where guests can earn points at more than 4,000 hotels in over 70 countries.

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 71 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.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading global lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories and 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.  

Media Contacts:
Olivia Donnan     
Europe Public Relations  
+44 (0)20 7012 7199        
olivia.donnan@marriott.com  

Jessica Berkin
JW Marriott Brand Global Public Relations
+1 (240) 281 8309
jessica.berkin@marriott.com           

03/25/2015

JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa Opens Its Dock To Guests

JW Marriott Venice La Villa bedroomLuxury Hospitality Brand Debuts First Property in Italy, on Private Island – Isola delle Rose

March 26, 2015 – JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the distinctive sophisticated brand of Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR), announces today that its new hotel, JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa has soft opened ahead of its grand opening celebration on 24 June 2015.  The 250-room property was designed in collaboration with award-winning Italian architectural firm Matteo Thun & Partners and combines the very best in contemporary hotel design with the heritage and elegance of its premiere location on its own private island, Isola delle Rose (Rose Island). (Download images.)

JW Marriott VeniceThe hotel buildings have been sensitively refurbished by Matteo Thun & Partners to incorporate sustainable, modern and elegant design, bringing the historic buildings and parklands of Isola delle Rose back to life as a world-class urban resort.  A destination in itself, the hotel will offer an unparalleled resort experience with facilities that include an extensive spa, rooftop infinity pool and four restaurants including the fine dining Italian restaurant, Dop0lavoro Dining Room. 

Guests can choose from five distinct accommodation experiences, each offering a unique ambience and view – The Hotel with its 191 guest rooms, most with wide glass walls and private balconies overlooking the extensive cultivated gardens beyond. La Residenza, (opening late April) with its 12 guest rooms designed in a fresh Mediterranean style, featuring parquet flooring in soft earthy tones that lead out to private gardens by the spa and lagoon.  L’Uliveto (opening late April) presents a rural garden setting with its 26 guest rooms and views over the ancient olive groves.  La Maisonette (opening late April) offers 20 split level suites all with private patios and gardens and some with pools overlooking the canal, olive groves and church.  Lastly La Villa Rose, an exclusive private retreat with two bedrooms set in a private garden with a pool.  

"The opening of our first property in Italy marks a time of great growth and development for the JW Marriott brand and this will be celebrated by a spectacular opening event in June," said Mitzi Gaskins, vice president and global brand manager for JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts.  "The new JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa exemplifies the elegance and service that have become synonymous with our brand worldwide, incorporating modern design elements with authentic Venetian offerings to create a truly genuine experience in a culturally rich market."

With over 40 acres (16 hectares) to explore, guests can discover numerous gardens and outdoor areas scattered with landscaped spots for quiet contemplation. Fruit arbours, olive groves and cultivated plots provide fresh ingredients for the property’s diverse food and drink offerings, including a cooking school and wine academy. Restored structures scattered around the island house a range of facilities including a picturesque events space in an original church.

In keeping with JW Marriott’s refined but informal ethos and commitment to personalised service, the 1,750-metre spa, operated by GOCO Hospitality will open by early May and will be the largest in Venice,  offering both bespoke treatments and a range of classic spa rituals from product houses including !QMS Medicosmetics and Amala. It also has an indoor and outdoor aqua-tonic pool, a health club, eight treatment rooms, a hammam and luxury spa suite.

Additional hotel facilities include a kid’s club and dedicated family pool, water sports such as Venetian rowing and sailing and a sensational rooftop pool offering dramatic views across the lagoon to St. Mark’s Square, which can be reached by private boat in just fifteen minutes. 

JW Marriott Venice is the brand’s sixth European property and first resort in Europe. Additional global openings include JW Marriott Bodrum, Turkey (May 2015); JW Marriott Cabo San Lucas Resort, Mexico (fall 2015) and JW Marriott Vancouver Place Stadium, British Columbia, Canada (2016).

Rooms at the JW Marriott Venice will start from €395 per room including breakfast. For more information, visit jwmarriottvenice.com.

All JW Marriott hotels and resorts participate in Marriott Rewards, Marriott International’s award-winning guest loyalty program, where guests can earn points at more than 4,000 hotels in over 70 countries.              

About JW Marriott
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 70 JW Marriott hotels in 26 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.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading global lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014.  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

Media Contacts:
Hannah Cadwallader
Europe Public Relations             
+44 (0)20 7012 7359                                                                                                                      
Hannah.cadwallader@marriott.com    

Jessica Berkin
JW Marriott Global Brand Public Relations        
+1 (240) 281 8309 
Jessica.berkin@marriott.com                  

03/10/2015

Marriott Premieres Its First Original Film – TWO BELLMEN – Worldwide On Multiple Platforms

Two Bellmen Poster StylizedShot Entirely At The JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live -- The Film Stars Henry Simmons (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Miles Brown (Baby Boogaloo, Black-ish), William Spencer (Spider-man) and Caine Sinclair (Grimm)

Los Angeles, CA – March 10, 2015 – The JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts brand is rolling out the “black carpet” today  for TWO BELLMEN, the first original short film produced in partnership with the Marriott Content Studio.  The film is being distributed on multiple platforms, including digital – twobellmen.com – in limited theatrical release and in JW Marriott guest rooms. 

Directed by Daniel “Malakai” Cabrera in collaboration with Substance Over Hype (SOH), TWO BELLMEN blends top talent from the hip-hop and B-boy dance world and stars Hollywood stuntmen William Spencer and Caine Sinclair.

TWO BELLMEN combines music, movement, and talent from TV, film, and digital to tell an entertaining story where the brand simply plays a character," said David Beebe, the film’s executive producer and vice president, Creative and Content Marketing at Marriott International. “Marketing as interruption is over, and TWO BELLMEN propels our strategy of providing entertaining and informative content that adds value and helps build a community of people passionate about travel who ultimately drive commerce for Marriott’s global brands, such as JW Marriott.”

TWO BELLMEN follows a competitive relationship between two exceptional bellmen that becomes a “crime fighters” friendship when the pair teams-up to thwart an attempted art heist. The bellmen and the JW Marriott’s legendary guest service emerge as the heroes.

Other standouts in the cast include: Henry Simmons (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.); Miles Brown aka Baby Boogaloo (ABC’s Black-ish); Sophina Brown (Shark; Numb3rs; The Good Wife); noted B-boy dancer Josue "Beastmode" Antonio (Southland; STEP UP REVOLUTION; The LXD); (Taryn Southern (The Single Life); and So You Think You Can Dance hip hop legend, Stephen “tWitch” Boss (STEP UP films; So You Think You Can Dance; MAGIC MIKE XXL), as well as other amazing talents from Substance Over Hype. AMP Live, Scarub, and Fingazz all contribute music.  All the talent and other celebrity supporters will walk the black carpet in support of the film and ensuing performance by the Substance Over Hype crew of dancers, acrobats and musicians.  An album of music from and inspired by the film—with several new and unreleased tracks—will drop March 31.

The TWO BELLMEN trailer debuted on YouTube February 10 quickly surpassing one million views and was distributed via multiplatform, all-screens distribution strategy including digital, theatrical, in-room, online, Marriott.com, and the 49 million members of Marriott Rewards. For a look behind the scenes and more information about the film, check out http://twobellmen.com.

Since its launch in September 2014, Marriott’s Global Content Studio has announced a string of talent partnerships to feed its global content pipeline.  A summary of deals includes: 

  • Collaboration with producers Ian Sander and Kim Moses of Sander/Moses Productions/SLAM (Ghost Whisperer; Profiler; D.O.A.) to develop a branded digital project.
  • The Navigator Live, a Renaissance Hotels TV series currently distributed on AXS TV, produced in partnership with AEG. 
  • Content and distribution collaboration, Gone (https://medium.com/gone), with Medium, the publishing platform launched by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone.
  • A partnership with Snapchat-focused agency Naritiv debuting Marriott as the first major hotel company on Snapchat. Contributors include Shaun McBride (@Shonduras); Brittany Furlan (@brittanyjfurlan); Casey Neistat (@caseyneistat), and Louis Cole (@funforlouis).
  • Category-exclusive development deals with YouTube stars and content creators, including Louis Cole (@funforlouis), Taryn Southern, Sonia Gil, Vagabrothers; Jack Harries (jacksgap); and What’s Trending with Damon Berger and Shira Lazar.

In recognition of Marriott’s innovative and game changing marketing, MIP TV has awarded the company its prestigious 2015 Brand of the Year. The MIP TV award is world renowned for recognizing the best in video marketing and branded entertainment and how original content has become a high-impact strategy to connect with consumers and create new partnerships in the entertainment industry. In addition to receiving the award in Cannes, France, Karin Timpone, global marketing office for Marriott International along with Beebe are keynote speakers at the conference and will share insights from several Marriott Content Studio projects.

TWO BELLMEN Links and Social Media

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About Substance Over Hype
Substance Over Hype® (SOH) is a “movement” that aims to inspire, combining movement and music to tell stories, create unrivaled media, and perform live. SOH content centers on the popular themes of dance, parkour, extreme sports, martial arts, and music. SOH productions contain the world’s top names from each movement category—referred to as “Kings & Queens”—who collectively boast over 20 million hits on their current YouTube™ videos.

About Marriott’s Content Studio
Launched in September 2014, Marriott’s Content Studio is dedicated to publishing, distributing and sharing digital content across multiple platforms and on all screens. To further the company’s focus on next-generation travelers and to drive new business, the studio aims to own original content marketing and produce engaging content that builds worldwide communities of people passionate about travel that will drive commerce to the company’s hotels.

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 69 JW Marriott hotels in 26 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.

About Marriott International, Inc.
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.

Contacts: 
John Wolf – Marriott International   
john.wolf@marriott.com 
Office: 301-380-5718 
Mobile: 202-437-6975

Henry Eshelman – PMG
heshelman@platformgrp.com
Office: 323-337-9042
Mobile: 818-687-3664                             

02/13/2015

Lone Star Luxury: JW Marriott Austin Opens its Doors

JW Marriott AustinJW Marriott’s First Austin Hotel Honors U.S. Armed Forces with First Check-In

AUSTIN, TEXAS, February 13, 2015– JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts opened its first property in Austin today, approximately two and a half years after the hotel first broke ground. The 34-story JW Marriott Austin is not only the largest hotel in Austin, but also the largest JW Marriott in North America and the second-largest JW Marriott in the world. The JW Marriott Austin employs approximately 800 associates, has achieved a LEED Silver certification and a two-star Austin Energy Green Building rating.

JW Marriott Austin photo credit Chris Bergin“Not only will this hotel change the meeting and convention landscape in Austin, but it will also serve as a huge addition to the city’s hospitality and dining scene,” said Scott Blalock, general manager of the JW Marriott Austin. “We are thrilled to bring the JW Marriott brand to Austin and to open our highly anticipated hotel and restaurants to visitors and Austinites alike.”

[photo credit: Chris Bergin]

The first guest to check in will be Major Walter Engle, who is based at Fort Hood. He has served in the Army for more than 18 years and been deployed eight times. The JW Marriott Austin donated a weekend stay at the hotel for his family, including his wife and three children, in appreciation for his service to the United States.

“Austin is a natural fit for the JW Marriott brand. As one of America's fastest-growing cities, Austin is home to a thriving culinary, music, and arts scene, completely aligned with our guests’ passions,” said Mitzi Gaskins, vice president and global brand manager for JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts. "We are honored to host Major Walter Engle and his family as our first guests and look forward to offering them an unforgettable experience—right in the heart of this vibrant city."   

The hotel will boast a spectacular fifth-floor pool deck and bar, some of the largest guest rooms in the city with stellar views, a full-service Starbucks and more. A highly anticipated player in Austin’s burgeoning culinary scene, the hotel will also feature three restaurants— Osteria Pronto, Corner and Burger Bar.

Osteria Pronto is a regional Italian restaurant that is driven by a thoughtful approach to cooking from scratch and a sincere commitment to fresh, local ingredients. Osteria Pronto’s menu is designed to offer a twist on classic Italian dishes with simple, distinctive flavors such as burrata campagna, paglia e fieno and bistecca fiorentina. Corner is a lively dining destination that will feature Texas-inspired cuisine using fresh local ingredients and uniquely crafted Tequila cocktails. The menu features a selection of grilled meats and fish, a variety of local craft beers on tap, as well as several Texas wines and spirits.

For those seeking a quick indulgent bite, JW Marriott Austin’s Burger Bar on Congress, has a walk-up food truck-style window on Congress Ave. Burger Bar serves freshly ground flat-top burgers, french fries and shakes at lunchtime and the early evening.

The JW Marriott Austin has a distinct local feel. Key interior design elements were incorporated to celebrate the spirit of Austin and the state of Texas. Unique design features include large columns throughout the hotel and lobby built from Texas limestone; a topographical map of Austin illustrated in the lobby ceiling and floor; illuminated artwork behind the check-in area that resembles a magnified cactus graphic; and a large outline of the state of Texas etched into the bottom of the fifth-floor pool.  

The JW Marriott Austin is designed to host large conventions and meetings, with more than 112,000 square feet of event space, 42 meeting rooms and 1,012 guest rooms. More than 520,000 room nights have already been contracted through 2021, with the first guests arriving the day the hotel opens. Several large meetings and conventions have already chosen to host their events at the JW Marriott Austin. Some of the first groups include South by Southwest Festival, 4C Environmental Conference and Abila, among others.

“The new JW Marriott Austin has already enabled us to make advances in both the size and quality of groups that we are now able to attract with the additional inventory and 1,012-room convention-style hotel,” said Bob Lander, president and CEO of the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau. “While visitor attendance at marquee events and festivals definitely help our entire community, meetings and conventions travel remains the strongest economic backbone for our industry in terms of generating positive economic impact to the city.”

The hotel is located on the square block bounded by Second and Third Streets and Brazos Street and Congress Avenue in downtown Austin and is within walking distance to major attractions, including the Austin Convention Center, the Texas State Capitol, the Ann & Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail on Lady Bird Lake, and more. The hotel includes 1,012 guest rooms, three presidential suites, three hospitality suites and 24 executive suites. All guest rooms and suites will feature 48” HD LED Smart TVs, high-speed Internet access and Texas-inspired décor. Guests will also be able to access 24-hour room service, a state-of-the-art fitness center and the 24-hour full-service business center, among other amenities.

About JW Marriott Austin
Construction on the JW Marriott began in August 2012. The hotel is designed to host large conventions and meetings, with more than 112,000 square feet of event space, 42 meeting rooms and 1,012 guest rooms. The hotel will also achieve a LEED Silver certification and two-star Austin Energy Green Building rating. The 34-story hotel is the largest hotel in Austin, the largest JW Marriott in the United States and the second-largest JW Marriott in the world.  JWMarriottAustin.com, @JWMarriottATX and facebook.com/jwmarriottaustin

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 70 JW Marriott hotels in 26 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.  

Media Contacts:
Jessica Berkin
JW Marriott Global Brand Public Relations
240-281-8309
Jessica.Berkin@marriott.com 

Lindsay Ketchum or Lia Pette
Elizabeth Christian Public Relations
lketchum@echristianpr.com or lpette@echristianpr.com
512-472-9599

02/10/2015

Marriott’s New Content Studio Partners with JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts Brand; Debuts Short Film TWO BELLMEN With Worldwide Release March 10th

Twobellmenposterstylized (3)Trailer Launches Today on YouTube 

World Premiere Event And Performance at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE March 10th

Los Angeles, CA, February 10, 2014 -- -- TWO BELLMEN, the first original short filmproduction from Marriott International, Inc.’s Content Studio,will have its world premiere on March 10th, 2015 with a global YouTube launch, as well as a gala screening and party at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. The iconic JW Marriott property plays a starring role in the film

A collaboration between the Content Studio and renowned dance, parkour, extreme sports, martial arts, and music collective Substance Over Hype, TWO BELLMEN represents the boldest move yet by Marriott International to use narrative storytelling and entertainment to elevate its portfolio of brands – kicking off with the company’s distinctive and sophisticated JW Marriott brand, which currently consists of 69 luxury properties in 26 countries and is expected to reach more than 100 hotels in over 30 countries by 2019.

TWO BELLMEN was directed by Daniel “Malakai” Cabrera and written by Cabrera and Jade Raybin. Marriott’s Content Studio head David Beebe served as Executive Producer and Evan J. Cholfin of Stories International, Inc. produced. The film follows a competitive relationship between two exceptional bellmen that grows into a new friendship when the pair works together to thwart an attempted art heist. The hotel, the bellmen and JW Marriott’ signature service culture emerge as heroes.

The film is a comedic, genre-bending explosion of parkour, martial arts, dance and music action, and features the biggest stars from the hip hop and B-boy dance worlds, including leading Hollywood stuntmen William Spencer (SPIDER-MAN; SPIDER-MAN 2) and Caine Sinclair (NBC’s Grimm; How I met Your Mother) as The Bellmen. The cast also includes Henry Simmons (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.); Miles Brown aka Baby Boogaloo (ABC’s Black-ish); Sophina Brown (Shark; Numb3rs; The Good Wife); noted B-boy dancer Josue "Beastmode" Figueroa (Southland; STEP UP REVOLUTION); Josue Antonio (STEP UP series; The LXD); Taryn Southern (The Single Life); and So You Think You Can Dance hip hop legend, Stephen “tWitch” Boss (STEP UP films; So You Think You Can Dance; MAGIC MIKE XXL), as well as other amazing talents from Substance Over Hype. The music and dance world is also fully represented, with AMP Live, Scarub, and Fingazz all making appearances.

The film debuts on YouTube March 10th. It features a multiplatform, all-screens distribution strategy including digital, theater, in-room, online, Marriott.com, and Marriott’s 47 million Marriott Reward members. For more information, check out http://twobellmen.com.

Director Malakai of Substance over Hype explains, “Marriott helped fulfill our desire to build on a comedic hotel bellman routine we’d developed a while back. The JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A LIVE provided us both a context AND setting for that story. We created a role for the hotel that showcased all its beauty and amenities and combined it with all the stuff we do with dance, stunts and comedy. From there, it just flowed.”

David Beebe, Vice President, Creative and Content Marketing at Marriott International, adds, “TWO BELLMEN is ideally suited to build an emotional relationship between our consumers and the JW Marriott brand. With its brilliant cast and story, and the hotel playing a character, the film entertains consumers, draws them in visually, promises terrific, nonstop action and fun, and delivers content to develop community to drive commerce.”

TWO BELLMEN is a milestone—the most ambitious project yet undertaken by Marriott’s Content Studio—which Marriott announced in September 2014. The Studio is dedicated to publishing, distributing and sharing digital content across multiple platforms and on all screens. To further the company’s focus on next-generation travelers and to drive new business, the studio aims to own original content marketing and produce engaging content that builds worldwide communities of people passionate about travel that will drive commerce to the company’s hotels.

Two Bellmen Links and Social Media
Direct Video Link: http://youtu.be/O5OjesmcJVg

YouTube channel link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNs4ZSULeve-iGEFthwAfAQ

Dropbox link to hi-res images and press materials: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rdqhiisy7mx3k1p/AAAcq-nJQdY5WeFmnjRnQX30a?dl=0.

Two Bellmen Social Links
Facebook           
Twitter               
Instagram              
YouTube

About Substance Over Hype
Substance Over Hype® (SOH) is a “movement” that aims to inspire, combining movement and music to tell stories, create unrivaled media, and perform live. SOH content centers around the popular themes of dance, parkour, extreme sports, martial arts, and music. SOH productions contain the world’s top names from each movement category—referred to as “Kings & Queens”—who collectively boast over 20 million hits on their current YouTube™ videos.

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 69 JW Marriott hotels in 26 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.

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.

Contacts:      
John Wolf, Marriott International, Inc.
john.wolf@marriott.com 
o: 301-380-5718; m: 201-437-6975

Henry Eshelman, PMG 
heshelman@platformgrp.com  
o: 323.337.9042; m: 818.687.3664

02/06/2015

JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Changfeng Park Shines in West Shanghai

Shanghai Changfeng ParkProperty Rebranding Promises Elevated Luxury Guest Experience

Shanghai, China – February 6, 2015 – JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts continues to expand its global, luxury collection with the brand new 501-room JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Changfeng Park. Located in Putuo District of the Shanghai city, the hotel will be the second JW Marriott in Shanghai and a world-class addition to its global portfolio of 70 luxury properties. It is poised to become the benchmark of luxury service in the burgeoning west Shanghai area.     

Originally branded as a Marriott Hotels property under a long-term management agreement with the New Development Group Co., LTD. the hotel has been recognized as the first international five-star establishment in Putuo. Given the hotel’s exceptional services, refined design, unique location and level of sophistication, Marriott International saw an opportunity to brand the property a JW Marriott to further elevate its already established luxury offerings and positioning.        

“Since opening in 2010, this gorgeous hotel has been instrumental in bringing sophisticated luxury services to west Shanghai. Its rebranding into JW Marriott will enable guests to experience the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. As second JW Marriott hotel in Shanghai and the tenth in China, the rebranding also speaks to the growing popularity of the JW Marriott brand in China,” said Henry Lee, Chief Operations Officer – Greater China of Marriott International.   

“Our hotel has always been a trend setter of luxury hotel services in west Shanghai. The new JW Marriott Changfeng Park will continue to provide guests with memorable experiences, now enriched with the intuitive service, artfully delivered experiences and well-being focus the JW Marriott brand is known for – both in China and around the world,” said Richard Saul, General Manager of JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Changfeng Park.

The JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Changfeng Park is located at the Changfeng Ecology Commercial District in west Shanghai, facing the picturesque Changfeng Park and Suzhou River. It is well positioned, neighboring the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing and the internationally renowned National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC). The hotel is also adjacent to Changfeng Parkside Plaza, one of the largest shopping malls in west Shanghai.

The hotel is easily accessible, located just a 15-minute drive from the Hongqiao Integrated Transportation Hub, which houses the Hongqiao International Airport, Hongqiao Railway Station and Bus Station.

The property’s 501 spacious guestrooms boast scenic views of either the Changfeng Park or Suzhou Creek. Each guestroom features a full array of modern amenities such as a full-size executive writing desk, flat-screen TV, JW Marriott’s plush signature bedding and signature bath amenity line from partner Aromatherapy Associates.

The JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Changfeng Park has six world-class restaurants including the newly renovated Park Café, Sakitori and The Lobby Lounge, providing versatile and unique culinary experiences. Park Café is an enticing all-day dining restaurant that features healthy and delicious international cuisine.  Japanese restaurant Sakitori offers authentic fare prepared by Japanese native chefs while The Lobby Lounge brings classic high tea experience and a treat of stylish delicacies.  Upscale Chinese restaurant Pearl offers authentic Cantonese and local Shanghai cuisine while DÔME Steak and Wine brings quality steaks that will rival the best in town.  Finally Panorama Bar, located at the top floor, offers a wide selection of wines, whisky and cigars.

The hotel offers more than 1,500 square meters of multi-function event space featuring the state-of-the-art technologies and facilities. Venues include a 770-square meter Grand Ballroom and 13 individual function rooms equipped with wireless high-speed internet access and an LED wall. In addition, the hotel boasts a versatile area that can be turned into an assembly point for MICE guests, group check-in desk, or even a venue for coffee breaks and cocktail receptions, providing great flexibility for guests.

The hotel’s “Quan” Spa offers Asian, Mediterranean and western spa treatments.  Other facilities include an indoor swimming pool, as well as a health club with a comprehensive fitness center, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam bath facilities.

For more information or reservation, call JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Changfeng Park at (86 21) 2215 6666 or visit jwmarriottchangfeng.com.

Weibo: http://weibo.com/marriottchangfeng 

WeChat: marriottchangfeng

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 70 JW Marriott hotels in 26 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.

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

Media Contacts:
Peggy Cheng                                                                                                                                                                Marriott International - Asia Pacific Public Relations                     
+852 2192 6146
Peggy.cheng@marriott.com                                                                                                   

12/23/2014

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts Expands Asia Presence With Four New Hotels in Six Months

Luxury Hotel Brand to Add Stunning Properties in Chongqing, Shenzhen Bao'an, Macau in Greater China and Mumbai in India

HONG KONG, December 23, 2014 – Marriott International’s world-class luxury hotel brand, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, plans to open three properties in Greater China and one hotel in India by summer 2015 bringing the brand’s Asia-Pacific portfolio to 28 hotels and resorts with 11 in China and seven in India. By 2020, the global brand portfolio is expected to encompass 105 properties worldwide, 45 of which will be located in the Asia-Pacific region.

The four latest additions will include:  

  • JW Marriott Hotel Chongqing, China
  • JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen Bao'an, China
  • JW Marriott Hotel Macau, China
  • JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai Sahar, India  

“The addition of these four amazing hotels only continues to strengthen JW Marriott’s already strong presence in Asia” said Simon Cooper, president and managing director of Marriott International Asia Pacific.  “We are embarking on an exciting time for the brand and region, and have plans to further expand the brand into new markets including Chengdu, Xian, Guangzhou and Dalian in China, Kolkata in India, Jakarta in Indonesia, and Phuket in Thailand."  

"Asia is one of the fastest growing and most important regions for JW Marriott.  Since opening the JW Marriott Hong Kong in 1989, we have been committed to building striking hotels that promise beautiful design and a memorable guest experience, delivering our signature intuitive service that speaks to this key area of the world," says Mitzi Gaskins, vice president & global brand manager for JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts.  "We are a very global brand.  Currently 60 percent of our portfolio is located outside the U.S. and we are proud to say that by 2020, 45 of our anticipated 105 properties will be in Asia."

JW ChongqingJW Marriott Hotel Chongqing, China (December 2014)

Situated in Chongqing’s central downtown district, the JW Marriott Hotel Chongqing offers an exciting and convenient location in the vibrant heart of this important hub in Western China. The hotel boasts 454 luxurious guest rooms and suites, a choice of three different restaurants including a Chinese restaurant Man Ho known for its Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine, all-day-dining restaurant Qing Kitchen open from breakfast until dinner, and Flame, which features a bar, open-kitchen and performance stage. There is over 2,200 sqm of versatile event space equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology. Guests can enjoy relaxing in the indoor swimming pool and 24-hour gym, and indulge in pampering sessions at the spa, which encompasses natural elements in the comfort and privacy of an individual spa suite.

JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen Bao'an-JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen Bao'an, China (Q1 2015)

The 356-room hotel is ideally located in the centre of Shenzhen Bao'an District, a 15-minute drive from Shenzhen International Airport and Shenzhen Bay Port. Situated in a spectacular modern landmark building, the hotel boasts panoramic views of Qianhai Bay and the Pearl River Delta. An all-day dining restaurant with an outdoor terrace and a fine dining restaurant located on the top floor with stunning bay views, offer a myriad of culinary creations in a breath-taking setting. Guests can take advantage of the luxurious spa and fitness centre, along with indoor heated and outdoor swimming pools. An impressive eight multi-function venues offer 2,600sqm of meeting and banquet space, with a unique 1,758sqm Grand Ballroom featuring a light changing LED ceiling.

JW Mumbai SaharJW Marriott Hotel Mumbai Sahar, India (Q1 2015)

Located 1 km away from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Mumbai, the new hotel boasts 585 intimate rooms.  Guests can choose to dine at JW Café or at Italian specialty restaurant, Romano’s. With more than 56,000 sq.ft. of indoor and outdoor convention space, the property offers 11 well-appointed meeting rooms with state-of-the-art conferencing facilities. The 24 hour fitness centre includes a spa, sauna and pool while holistic Spa by JW offers a host of therapies based on four benefit states – Calm, Renew, Indulge and Invigorate.

JW Macau Galaxy Phase 2JW Marriott Hotel Macau, China (Q2 2015)

Situated within Macau’s new integrated resort Galaxy Macau™, the JW Marriott Hotel Macau is located in the heart of Cotai Macau, offering 1,015 rooms and suites styled with elegant and sophisticated decor. The hotel offers innovative culinary experiences including Man Ho, a contemporary and authentic Cantonese restaurant, all-day dining venue with international and regional cuisine Urban Kitchen, a laid-back pool bar and an exclusive lobby lounge. The hotel also features an outdoor swimming pool and latest technology fitness centre.  Younger guests can join in the fun at the world’s largest JW Kids Club. In addition, guests can take advantage of Galaxy Macau’s Grand Resort Deck with tropical gardens and Adventure River.  The hotel’s pillar-less Grand Ballroom and venue spaces are ideal settings for weddings and social events.

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 69 JW Marriott hotels in 26 countries.  Visit us online, on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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

Connect with jessica.berkin@marriott.com or peggy.cheng@marriott.com

 

12/04/2014

Meetings Made Easier with Marriott's Global App

MSA-ESAKBethesda, MD – December 4, 2014 – Marriott International is now making global meeting planning easier than ever. An additional 75 hotels have enabled meeting management with Marriott’s Meeting Services App (MSA). Nearly 600 hotels now offer MSA, including select Autograph Collection Hotels, as well as properties in Europe and the Middle East. Properties in the Asia Pacific region are expected to offer MSA in the first quarter of 2015. Currently available in 20 different languages, MSA breaks down language barriers and makes it easy for event planners and hotel event staff to communicate in their native tongues while executing their meetings.

Marriott's Meeting Services App technology allows meeting planners to manage events without leaving their seats. The app lets you make and adjust real-time requests for coffee refills, room temperature changes, and almost anything else you might need without disruptions or delays. Customized for your event's meeting rooms and spaces, the app is sent to you by the host hotel three days before your event begins and is available for use on all web-enabled devices.

Meeting Services App is part of a branded suite of apps available at nearly 600 properties in four brands, including Marriott Hotels (Red Coat Direct), JW Marriott Hotels (JW Event Concierge), Renaissance Hotels (R.E.N. Meetings Expert) and select Autograph Collection hotels (Meeting Services App), and provides meeting planners with a familiar platform, yet distinct brand experience. In Q2, 2015 select Courtyard Hotels outside the United States will launch a branded version of MSA.

Click here for MSA brand videos.

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

Connect with sara.steffenauer@marriott.com