Marriott International’s Asia-Pacific Region Celebrates Two Milestone Openings
Macau, China – May 28, 2015 – Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) marked a new milestone today with the opening of JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau in the thriving Special Administrative Region (S.A.R) of Macau in South China. The properties are located within one of the world’s most spectacular entertainment and leisure destinations – Galaxy Macau™. Guests are invited to embark on an urban escape at Asia’s largest JW Marriott property or revel in the finest personal service and unforgettable experiences at the first all-suite hotel by The Ritz-Carlton. Download images.
“Marriott International sees unlimited potential in the future of Macau,” said Henry Lee, Greater China Chief Operations Officer for Marriott International. “The launch of JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau with Galaxy Macau™ are long-term investments that will perfectly complement Macau’s evolving tourist landscape. The region has undoubtedly changed significantly in recent years and we are seeing the city transform from a gaming destination to one with a more diverse range of entertainment and recreation options for guests of all ages.”
“The opening of the JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau with their exceptional service, superb facilities and spectacular culinary experiences will add an extra dimension to Galaxy Macau™, creating the ultimate destination for unlimited leisure and enjoyment. The two hotels – each with their distinct brand identities – are sure to enhance the Macau experience and will redefine the meaning of luxury in the region,” said Rauf Malik, Vice President of Operations at JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau.
Marriott International currently operates 177 hotels in Asia Pacific and the JW Marriott Hotel Macau marks the region’s 29th JW Marriott property. By 2020, the JW Marriott brand is expected to have more than 50 properties in the Asia Pacific region. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC currently operates 88 hotels around the globe with The Ritz-Carlton, Macau being its 89th hotel. The brand is planning to double its footprint across Asia in the next five years. The grand opening of both the JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau will further solidify Macau’s evolving positioning as a leading destination for leisure and entertainment as well as meetings, incentives and special events.
JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton are located at Galaxy Macau™, Phase II – Macau’s newest, fully integrated world-class resort. Here, guests have easy access to a host of leisure and entertainment options, including premium shopping, exquisite dining, world-class entertainment events and multi-functional meeting spaces. Easily accessible by air, land and sea, 31 million tourists visited Macau in 2014, with the majority coming from mainland China.
JW Marriott Hotel Macau – A New Benchmark for Luxury
JW Marriott Hotel Macau will serve as Asia’s flagship hotel, bringing guests a sense of harmony through the richness of authenticity – discovered in the beauty of craftsmanship and delivered with an intuitive response to personal expectations. With 1,015 luxurious rooms and suites styled with elegant sophistication and overlooking magnificent views of the Galaxy Macau™’s Grand Resort Deck and Cotai Macau, the hotel is an effortless luxury retreat that puts guests at ease.
The newly opened JW Marriott Hotel Macau is home to four restaurants, which will provide innovative, intuitive and crafted dining experiences that leave everlasting memories. Helmed by Executive Chef, Bruno Correa, the hotel’s culinary offers include classic Cantonese cuisine in a contemporary Chinese setting at the Man Ho Chinese Restaurant; an all-day dining outlet with international and regional cuisine – Urban Kitchen; the relaxing JW Pool Bar; and the sophisticated lobby lounge The Lounge.
To provide a truly immersive resort experience for guests of all ages, JW Marriott Hotel Macau is also taking the concept of “Edutainment” to Macau via the world’s largest JW Kids’ Club, which features an abundance of interactive activities for children that are designed to educate as well as to entertain. There is a dedicated kids’ pool for vacationing family guests and outdoor pool, in addition to access to Galaxy Macau’s 75,000 m2 Grand Resort Deck with lush oasis gardens, the world’s largest Skytop Wave Pool, the world’s longest Skytop Rapids at 575m and a 350-ton white sand beach. Guests can also choose to stay at the hotel’s exclusive Retreat Studios and Pool Suites to revel in the ultimate relaxation.
The pillar-less Grand Ballroom with ground-level access and multi-purpose function rooms offers over 2,700 m2 of flexible meeting space, making JW Marriott Hotel Macau an ideal destination for incentive groups, conferences, weddings, social and event gatherings.
For more information about the hotel, please visit www.jwmarriottmacau.com.
The Ritz-Carlton, Macau – Bringing its Legendary Service to the Heart of Macau
Offering the impeccable levels of service for which the brand is famous around the world, The Ritz-Carlton, Macau, will feature over 250 suites on the top floors of the integrated resort. Intimacy, exclusivity, and personalized attention to detail are hallmarks of The Ritz-Carlton standards of hospitality and Macau proves no exception in enabling guests to indulge in the finest personal service and the best of Asian luxury.
Overseen by Executive Chef, Bruno Correa, The Ritz-Carlton, Macau’s culinary offerings are second to none. Whether it is classic Cantonese fine dining at Lai Heen whose chef played a very important role in achieving two-star Michelin restaurant recognition at his previous restaurant; sophisticated high-teas or cocktails with spectacular views over the Cotai skyline at the classic The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge; or the casual and exotic ambience of The Ritz-Carlton Café where guest can indulge in The Ritz-Carlton Jewelry Afternoon Tea; or healthy yet tasty organic fare and traceable seafood at The Ritz-Carlton Pool Bar – all offer an unsurpassed culinary journey sure to inspire the senses. The private and elegant dining rooms are ideal for intimate and celebratory occasions, providing a truly fine dining venue in which to delight in the high culinary art of the hotel.
As is typical of The Ritz-Carltons around the world, The Ritz-Carlton, Macau goes to every length to ensure it seamlessly blends elements in the hotel with that of its local surroundings. The hotel is adorned in Azulejo tiles, a form of Portuguese or Spanish ceramic tile that has evolved into the Rococo style panels that are synonymous with the heritage décor found in Macau today. During their in-room check in on arrival, guests can immerse themselves in the local culture with Chinese tea and local snacks, all to the backdrop of soothing music. In-room amenities include traditional egg-tarts, almond cookies and chocolates along with a bookmark that details the history of Macau.
The relaxing outdoor pool provides spectacular views over Cotai, whilst, for those seeking privacy, the poolside cabanas provide an intimate retreat. For the ultimate pampering experience, guests can immerse themselves in sensorial bliss at the hotel’s spa, ESPA. Featuring ten lavish treatment rooms and three couples’ suites, which infuse elements of design rooted in traditional Chinese and Portuguese architecture, a therapeutic massage session at the idyllic hotel spa is sure to warm the soul.
For special events such as weddings, with over 900m2 of flexible event space. The Ritz-Carlton, Macau specializes in pairing ideal event venues with impeccable service. When booking a wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, each couple is accompanied by a wedding professional that serves as a single point of contact throughout the entire wedding planning process to make sure the vision of the bride and groom comes to life. The Ritz-Carlton Wedding Atelier will serve as a one-stop source of wedding partners that can help create unforgettable confectionaries and unique giveaways for guests as well as inspiration for decoration and entertainment possibilities.
For more information about the hotel, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/macau.
Macau – Asia’s Most Exciting Destination
Both JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau are the ideal base from which to explore all that the city of Macau has to offer. Nature lovers as well as families should visit Seac Pai Van Park, Macau Giant Panda Pavilion and Parque Natural da Taipa Grande among other attractions. Adventure and adrenaline seekers can visit the Macau Tower Convention & Exhibition Centre to take the plunge with a ‘Bungy Jump’ or ‘Sky Jump’ – a walk around the outside of the 338m high tower. Speed demons can put the pedal to the metal go-kart racing in Coloane.
Just 15 minutes away from the hotel, in the center of the city, a rich cultural history with UNESCO World Heritage sites awaits, including the A-Ma Temple, Ruins of St. Paul and Senado Square. By night, Macau’s world-class theater, fast-paced entertainment and diverse social scene give plenty of reasons to keep visitors enthralled until the early hours of the morning.
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 travellers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretence. 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 73 JW Marriott hotels in 27 countries; by 2020 the portfolio is expected to encompass more than 100 hotels 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.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 89 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, and for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR).
Note on forward-looking statements: The growth expectations of the JW Marriott brand and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in the Asia Pacific region over the next five years are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of U.S. federal securities laws, and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including changes in market conditions, supply and demand changes for hotel rooms, the availability of capital to finance hotel growth and refurbishment, and other applicable “Risk Factors” that Marriott International, Inc. discloses in its most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q, any of which could delay or prevent the development of planned hotels. We make these forward-looking statements as of the date of this press release, and undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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