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01/07/2016

Marriott Hotels Opens Its Largest Hotel in Europe in the City of Madrid, Spain

Marriott-MadridJanuary 2016 - Marriott Hotels, the signature brand of Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR), welcomed Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center to its portfolio in November 2015. Conveniently located for Madrid-Barajas Airport, the hotel is the third Marriott Hotel in Spain and is the flagship brand’s largest hotel in Europe.

Formerly known as Hotel Auditorium Madrid, the 869-room property has undergone an extensive renovation to present a contemporary and welcoming design to excite both business and leisure travelers. The renovation includes a new façade which transforms the hotel’s exterior from day to night. Guests can enjoy flexible, innovative and spacious public areas to meet, connect, socialise and relax, while guest rooms are luxuriously appointed with amenities such as spacious work desks and Nespresso Coffee machines to ensure a comfortable and productive stay.

The hotel offers a selection of diverse dining options: Champions Bar provides an American sports bar style experience whilst Kalma offers à la carte dining, specialising in Mediterranean cuisine. The hotel’s signature Greatroom and Atrium Bar are open throughout the day to welcome guests for drinks and light bites.

For business travellers and event planners, the conference centre features 15,500 square metres of event space including an impressive auditorium that can accommodate up to 2,000 guests. Those looking to make the most of the hotel’s fitness facilities will find indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, solarium, tennis courts and a fitness centre. Complimentary high-speed internet access is also available throughout the hotel including public areas and guest rooms, and guests may also choose to make the most of free airport shuttles and mobile check-in.  In addition, Marriott’s Meetings Imagined program provides new opportunities and inspiration for event coordinators and meeting planners along with an online service that keeps guests in touch with guest relation managers 24/7.

Marriott Hotels is on a transformational journey to enable its guests to Travel Brilliantly. Guests and travel enthusiasts can visit www.travelbrilliantly.com to experience the countless ways Marriott Hotels continues to meet the needs of today’s travellers. In addition to mobile check-in, checkout, room ready alerts and Mobile Requests, Marriott Hotels is piloting keyless entry with mobile devices at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel.

About Marriott Hotels
With 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 60 countries around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest’s stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom, Future of Meetings and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit www.MarriottHotels.com.

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.  

12/01/2015

Marriott Hotels Reaches New Heights in China

Changzhou Marriott Hotel in ChinaChangzhou Marriott Hotel Welcomes Guests at the Tallest Skyscraper in Changzhou City

Changzhou, December 1, 2015 – Marriott Hotels, the iconic brand of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today expanded its portfolio in China with the unveiling of the 268-room Changzhou Marriott Hotel in Jiangsu Province. Under a long-term management agreement with its owner Changzhou Radio & Television Real Estate Ltd. Co., Changzhou, Marriott Hotel occupies the top floors of Changzhou Modern Media Center, a landmark as well as the tallest skyscraper in Changzhou.  

The 333-meter Changzhou Modern Media Center is located in Xinbei district, the CBD area of Changzhou. Featuring convenient transportation and accessibility, Changzhou Marriott Hotel is only a ten-minute drive to both Changzhou Railway Station and Changzhou North Railway Station, and merely 30 minutes to Changzhou Ben Niu Airport. It is adjacent to Changzhou International Convention Center, Changzhou Olympic Sports Center and Wanda Shopping Mall. 

“Marriott Hotels is our flagship brand. It is driven by innovation and is committed to enabling our guests to ‘Travel Brilliantly,’ while exploring new destinations. From the booking process to the departure experience, Changzhou Marriott Hotel reflects the excitement and vibrancy that our brand offers travelers. This new hotel is the jewel in the crown of our Marriott Hotels’ portfolio in China and poised to be the pride of the city,” said Henry Lee, Chief Operations Officer of Marriott International, Greater China.

“We are honored to introduce this prestigious landmark hotel to Changzhou that artistically blends modern architectural design and hospitality with the city's cultural heritage. Our guests will be able to experience the state-of-the-art service, facilities and amenities as well as appreciating the profound history of Changzhou. The architectural design of the building is inspired by the 1,300 year-old Tianning Pagoda, which is the most famous reclaimed relic in Changzhou. The décor of guestrooms adopts the artistic elements of Jintan paper-cut, a National Intangible Cultural Heritage item from Changzhou. Guests will get a strong sense of place when staying in this magnificent hotel,” said Ivy Shi, General Manager of Changzhou Marriott Hotel.

The Marriott Hotel in Changzhou has 268 elegant and spacious panorama rooms featuring gorgeous views of the city skyline. Each room is equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities and amenities ranging from WiFi, luxurious bedding with down comforters and cotton-rich linens to spacious marble bathrooms and 42” flat-panel TV.

Changzhou Marriott Hotel offers a total of 1,900 square meters of meeting space with an 800-sqm grand ballroom, a 280-sqm premier ballroom and 11 meeting rooms that can be scaled for various functions and sizes.

Hotel guests can enjoy a myriad of local and international culinary delights at five food and beverage outlets: City Bistro features sumptuous buffet as well as an a la carte menu; The Hao Chinese restaurant offers authentic Huaiyang, Cantonese and local cuisine in an elegantly-appointed ambience; Tuscany Grill is an Italian grill room offering steaks, pastas, classic Italian desserts and signature Italian wines; The China Baking Company is a contemporary style bakery; The Lounge is a relaxing place to enjoy locally inspired cocktails, specialty drinks and signature Chinese teas. 

Changzhou Marriott Hotel features a range of wellness options for travelers including an indoor swimming pool and a 24-hour health center.

Changzhou Marriott Hotel showcases the Marriott Hotels brand innovation by offering sophisticated, modern services and amenities that enable the next generation of travelers to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transformed for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott Hotels leads the industry by continuously introducing spaces that foster creativity including the Greatroom lobby.  Mobile Guest Services and the Mobile request app elevates technology within the guest experience, alerting them to check-in and checkout, as well as an automatic confirmation when their room is ready. The Greatroom lobby concept features an open and flexible lobby space with all day menus for light bites and meals and full access to technology from Wi-Fi to power points for guests to use for business, leisure or time to themselves. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay.

For more information or reservations, please contact Changzhou Marriott Hotel at (86 519) 6801 8888 or visit www.marriottchangzhou.com. For more information visit Marriott Hotels website.

About Marriott Hotels 
With 500 hotels and resorts in more than 50 countries around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest’s stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom lobby and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit Marriott Hotels website. To join the ongoing Marriott conversation, like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/Marriott) and follow us on Twitter (Twitter.com/Marriott, @Marriott).

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.  

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

Vivian You
Changzhou Marriott Hotel
+86 519 6801 8888
vivian.you@marriott.com

                                                       

10/26/2015

Marriott Hotels and VSCO® Together Launch Exclusive Travel Guides and Photo Series

Marriott Hotels and VSCOBethesda, Md., October 26, 2015 – Marriott Hotels, the global flagship brand of Marriott International, Inc. and leading art and technology company, VSCO, announced today an innovative collaboration designed to inspire people to travel. Together the companies are launching a set of curated travel guides for five iconic cities around the world that combine stunning imagery with in-the-know recommendations. The guides pair local VSCO photographers with expert travel writers to give visitors a highly visual and insightful guide to the culture, experiences and unknown secrets of each city.

The exclusive city guides feature Berlin, Taipei, Paris, Cairo, and Portland and showcase vivid destination shots while detailing the best cultural landmarks, locals’ favorite restaurants, shops, bars, clubs, as well as the city’s Marriott Hotels property. In addition to the destination guides, the Marriott and VSCO are introducing a handpicked collection of travel photos from the VSCO community, selected by Marriott Hotels. The guides and images are hosted exclusively on Marriott Hotels’ VSCO profile at TravelBrilliantly.vsco.co.

“These guides offer visual inspiration from talented VSCO photographers, connecting and sparking conversation from travelers around the world,” said Matthew Carroll, vice president, Marriott Hotels. “We’re excited to provide recommendations from this in-the-know community that you wouldn’t get anywhere else.”

In addition to living on TravelBrilliantly.vsco.co, each of the city guides will be printed into 500 soft-cover books by Artifact Uprising, a VSCO-owned company that creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos.

The travel guides were created by members of the VSCO community, a collective of artists from diverse disciplines and backgrounds, including photographers Lisa Marie, Robbie Lawrence, Sean Marc-Lee, Nour El-Refai, and Joe Greer, as well as travel writers Terence Teh, Rich Conway, Stephanie Hsu, Yasha Wallin, and Sydney Kim.

Marriott Hotels has consistently pushed the boundaries of innovation in technology and travel to create spaces and experiences that inspire and foster its guests’ best thinking. In recent months, Marriott introduced the first ever in-room virtual reality travel experience, delighted travelers with its mobile innovations global roll-out, its industry-pioneering two-way chat feature Mobile Request on the Marriott Mobile App. Its announcement this summer of the first-of-its kind association with Netflix changed the future of in-room entertainment. Guests and travel enthusiasts can visit www.travelbrilliantly.com to experience the countless ways Marriott Hotels continues to meet the needs of today’s travelers.

About Marriott Hotels:
With more than 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 60 countries around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest’s stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom lobby and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit www.MarriottHotels.com.

About VSCO:
VSCO® (Visual Supply Company) is an art and technology company empowering people everywhere to create, discover, and connect. Headquartered in Oakland, CA, with an office in New York City, NY the company was founded in 2011 and acquired Denver, CO-based Artifact Uprising® in 2014.         

Contacts:
Nina Herrera-Davila          
Marriott Hotels                                                            
(301) 380-2691 office                                                                      
Nina.herrera-davila@marriott.com                                        

Jenna Newmark
Grey Public Relations
(212) 546-1716 office     
Jenna.Newmark@Grey.com                      

09/28/2015

Marriott International Enters Taiwan With Opening of Taipei Marriott Hotel


Taipei Marriott Hotel ExteriorTAIPEI, Taiwan – September 28, 2015-Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is pleased to announce its debut into Taiwan with the opening of the Taipei Marriott Hotel. Combining Marriott Hotel’s design and innovation with local Taiwanese warmth and hospitality, the Taipei Marriott Hotel is the first five-star international hotel in the dynamic Dazhi area of Taipei, the capital’s new commercial hub. The largest integrated destination complex in Taiwan, the Taipei Marriott offers 320 luxury hotel rooms, a modern convention center, a high-end shopping mall and luxury apartments.

Perfect for business and leisure travelers, the Taipei Marriott Hotel is only 10 minutes from Songshan International Airport and five minutes from Neihu Technology Park by car. The MRT Jiannan Rd. station, beautiful Mt. Jiannan Trail and Miramar Shopping Center are also short walks away. The Taipei Marriott Hotel is the closest five-star hotel to the National Palace Museum, a favorite cultural attraction for both locals and visitors. 

“We are delighted to open our doors and welcome guests to Taiwan’s first Marriott branded hotel,” said Henry Lee, Chief Operations Officer for Marriott International, Greater China. “Our close proximity to important landmarks, gorgeous settings and modern facilities make the Taipei Marriott Hotel the ideal choice for business travelers and vacationers who want a high end experience and easy access to commerce, culture and recreation. Local elements of Taiwan’s charm have been incorporated as a part of the first Marriott hotel in Taiwan while at the same time highlighting the quintessential brand characteristics that have made Marriott a worldwide success.”

The Taipei Marriott Hotel is a stylish new landmark destination and brings never-before-seen features and experiences that are sure to delight guests, including the largest hotel ballroom in Taipei and a rooftop garden and chapel. Its lush green landscape surroundings offer an oasis to travelers who seek escape after a long day in bustling Taipei. As a part of Marriott’s “Green Hotel Development” initiative, indigenous shrubbery and flowering plants can be found throughout the grounds interspersed with pieces of art and sitting areas. Inspired by the nearby butterfly biosphere reserve on Mt. Jiannan, an aluminum sculpture named “Butterflies” and created by Spanish artist Manolo Valdes, sits in the center of the landscape to serve as a tribute to nature and the arts.

The Taipei Marriott Hotel offers spacious and thoughtfully-appointed guestrooms and suites which range in size from 430 to 860 square feet, as well as the lavish 2,370-square-foot Presidential Suite. The contemporary design includes a soothing neutral color palette of ivory, cream and gray, accentuated by gorgeous and unobstructed views of Taipei through floor-to-ceiling windows.  The window-side plush chaise in each room invites guest to relax, while the  bath experience offers an added touch of luxury with double vanities and rain showers as well as other deluxe amenities. Each guestroom also features high-speed Internet access and a spacious work area.

The Taipei Marriott Hotel offers five distinct restaurants with an international selection of cuisines that will entertain the most sophisticated palates. The Lobby Lounge offers all-day bites and drinks along with free WiFi, and is the perfect place to hang out, work or socialize with friends and colleagues. Surrounded by a beautiful garden, the Garden Kitchen offers all-day dining with Asian-inspired Western fare served semi-buffet style, offering guests the choice of a variety of light dishes or made-to-order entrees. On Level 2, guests can enjoy Japanese Teppanyaki, Chinese and Western cuisine at live cooking stations at Mark’s Teppanyaki. Marriott’s signature The Dining Place Chinese restaurant on Level 3is an elegant setting where guests are treated to a delicious variety of Cantonese and Sichuan dishes. For more intimate or special occasions, INGE’s bar and grill on the 20th floor offers gourmet cuisine accompanied by stunning views from the open-air terrace lounge.

The Taipei Marriott Hotel offers the largest state-of-the-art convention center in Taipei, with 32,300 square feet of pillar-less, flexible space that can be transformed into up to 13 meeting spaces, as well as an elegant 13,600 square-foot Grand Ballroom – the largest in Taiwan. From large conferences to intimate board meetings, the Taipei Marriott Hotel is the ideal locale, offering the latest audio-visual innovations, access to gourmet catering and expert event planning. For the most memorable weddings in Taipei, the Heavenly Ballroom, located on the top floor of the conference center, offers direct access to a beautiful rooftop garden and charming chapel.

To complete the experience, a fully-equipped health-club on the 19th floor offers a 24-hour fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and a rooftop swimming pool with wonderful views of the Miramar Park Ferris Wheel. A luxury spa offers a menu of signature facials, body treatments and a variety of indulgent experiences for both women and men.

For further information or reservations, please contact Taipei Marriott Hotel at +886 2 8502 9999 or visit TaipeiMarriott.com or on Facebook at www.facebook/TaipeiMarriottHotel

About Marriott Hotels
With 500 hotels and resorts in more than 50 countries around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest’s stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom lobby and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit www.marriott.com/marriott-hotels-resorts/travel.mi.To join the ongoing Marriott conversation, like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/Marriott) and follow us on Twitter (Twitter.com/Marriott, @Marriott).

About Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,300 properties in 81 countries and territories.  Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. Marriott International 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.

Contacts:
Karina Lam                                                                           
Marriott Asia Pacifc Public Relations                                     
+852 9022 5149                                                                   
karina.lam@marriott.com                                                 

Elis Lu
Taipei Marriott Hotel
+886 2 2175 7999 ext 1232 or
+886 9 6527 8361                                                                                          elis.lu@taipeimarriott.com.tw

 

 

09/09/2015

Marriott Hotels Introduces The First Ever In-Room Virtual Reality Travel Experience

Diagonal View Case OpenBethesda, Md, September 9, 2015 – Marriott Hotels today announced the launch of “VRoom Service” – a first-of-its-kind guest service that allows guests to order inspiring virtual reality experiences to their rooms. Created in collaboration with Samsung Electronics America, “VRoom Service” is a first in the travel industry. The launch represents the latest in a series of innovations by the Marriott International flagship brand that are changing how people travel.

Guests are invited to call a dedicated VRoom Service extension or use Marriott’s Mobile Request app to request a Samsung Gear VR headset and accompanying headphones. Once they are hand-delivered to the rooms along with easy-to-use instructions, they are available on loan to guests for up to 24-hours. The program is currently being tested for two weeks at the New York Marriott Marquis and London Marriott Park Lane properties.

Also launched today is Marriott’s new virtual travel content platform – “VR Postcards”. VR Postcards are intimate and immersive travel stories that users experience in 360 3D via a virtual reality headset. Each story follows a real traveler on a journey to a unique destination; viewers are immersed in the destination and hear the travelers’ personal stories about why travel is important to them. The first three VR Postcards were shot in the Andes Mountains in Chile, an ice cream shop in Rwanda and in the bustling streets of Beijing.

“Travel expands our minds and helps push our imagination,” said Matthew Carroll, vice president, Marriott Hotels. “Our guests want to be in inventive spaces that help foster their creativity and thinking. VRoom combines storytelling with technology, two things that are important to next generation travelers.”

VR Postcards will be available to guests partaking in VRoom Service at select properties, as well as to the general public via Samsung Milk VR premium video service, accessed via the Samsung Gear VR headset. In addition, Marriott again worked with Framestore’s Virtual Reality Studio to develop the technologies and techniques used in creating the VR Postcards experiences. 

 “VRoom Service is one of the first business applications of Samsung’s Gear VR technology,” said Matt Apfel, Vice President, Strategy and Creative Content at Samsung Media Solutions Center America. “We’re tremendously excited to be collaborating with an innovative brand like Marriott on creating the future for travelers.”

Marriott Hotels has consistently pushed the boundaries of innovation in technology and travel to create spaces and experiences that inspire and foster its guests’ best thinking.  Last year, the brand introduced the first-ever immersive 4-D virtual reality travel experience with The Marriott Teleporter. In recent months, Marriott delighted travelers with its mobile innovations global roll-out, its industry-pioneering two-way chat feature Mobile Request on the Marriott Mobile App.  Its announcement this summer of the first-of-its kind partnership with Netflix changed the future of in-room entertainment. Guests and travel enthusiasts can visit www.travelbrilliantly.com to experience the countless ways Marriott Hotels continues to meet the needs of today’s travelers.

About Marriott Hotels
With 500 hotels and resorts in more than 50 countries around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest’s stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom lobby and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit www.MarriottHotels.com.

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 81 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, including: The Ritz-Carlton®, Bulgari® Hotels & Resorts, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott Hotels®, Delta Hotels and Resorts®, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Gaylord Hotels®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Courtyard®, Residence Inn®, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, TownePlace Suites®, Protea Hotels® and Moxy HotelsSM. Marriott has been consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business ethics. The company also manages the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program, which together surpass 50 million members. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

Contacts:
Nina Herrera-Davila    
Marriott International                                                  
(301) 380-2691 office                  
nina.herrera-davila@marriott.com                        

Jenna Newmark
Grey Public Relations
(212) 546-1716 office        
jenna.newmark@grey.com

08/04/2015

Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts Launches Fit In Paradise Partnership With Sarah Fit

~ YouTube Personality Offers Exclusive Tips for Staying Healthy on Vacation ~

 

Fit in paradiseNEW YORK – Today, Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts announces its new Fit in Paradise initiative with YouTube fitness personality and blogger Sarah Dussault – also known as Sarah Fit. Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts has partnered with Sarah Fit, one of YouTube’s most-viewed fitness gurus with over 200,000 subscribers, to show viewers and guests how easy it is to stay healthy and active while visiting any of the Collection’s eight resorts.

 

As part of the initiative, Sarah Fit is visiting each of the Collection’s resorts, where she is filming a series of workout and lifestyle videos which will be rolled out across her social media channels, as well as those of Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts. These videos will feature Sarah Fit engaging in a specific workout set amidst the backdrop of each resort.

 

In addition to workouts, she is also producing videos that showcase the resorts themselves, as well as their local destinations. Viewers will be able to follow along with Sarah’s adventures as she navigates her favorite activities and experiences at each resort.  

 

Based on her experiences, she is also developing property-specific fitness and wellness tip sheets, highlighting the coolest ideas to stay active and the most delicious ways to eat healthy at each destination. Examples include experiencing the juice and kombucha bar at Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort or taking a SUP Yoga class at Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort. The tip sheets are tailored to each resort and will be available in the hotel rooms to allow guests to capitalize on her advice during their stay.

 

To help travelers enjoy both healthy and flavorful meals while on the road, Sarah Fit is creating menu recommendations highlighted at a designated restaurant in each resort, in addition to crafting a signature Sarah Fit cocktail alongside property mixologists. Sarah Fit’s fitness tips, signature drink and menu choices will be available at the resorts throughout the year.

 

“We’ve created this partnership in order to help our guests enjoy a healthy yet fun experience while staying at our resorts,” explained Michelle Bozoki, Director of Marketing & eCommerce for Caribbean & Latin America Resorts. “Like our resorts, Sarah Fit brings an enthusiastic approach to a healthy lifestyle, while offering advice and tips that are both valuable and attainable. We are excited to share her expertise and insights with our guests, while showcasing our beautiful resorts and destinations to her very loyal followers. Sarah Fit’s audience is largely millennial women interested in travel and a healthy lifestyle, so the partnership also allows us to better target this important demographic.”

 

Known for her energetic approach, Sarah Dussault has turned a personal passion for fitness into a full-time career as a trainer and blogger. Her YouTube videos have been viewed more than 120 million times as she realizes her goal to enable her viewers’ desire for healthy living. According to Dussault, “I’m especially interested in helping people eat clean and get fit so they can feel confident in the way they look without depriving themselves of a social life or, in the case of my work with Marriott Caribbean and Latin America Resorts, a fun vacation.”

 

The Fit in Paradise initiative will be available at the following Collection properties:

  •        Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
  •        CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort
  •        CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
  •        Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino
  •        Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort
  •        Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort
  •        JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
  •        St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino

 

To follow Sarah Fit’s travels, search #FitInParadise on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information about Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts and to book a stay, visit www.ParadiseByMarriott.com and www.facebook.com/MarriottCaribbeanMexico.

 

Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts:
Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts represents the region’s most luxurious resort properties, each complete with chic accommodations, state-of-the-art amenities and stunning oceanfront locations. The Collection’s eight resorts situated throughout seven destinations in the Caribbean & Mexico share elevated standards of service, style and reputation that are further magnified by participation in the portfolio.   Formed in 1997, the Collection brings a refined level of awareness to this exclusive group of full-service properties. For more information please visit www.paradisebymarriott.com

 

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

 

Contact: Lily Karp at lilyk@louhammond.com and Jennifer Dakin jenniferd@lhammond.com

 

07/16/2015

The Zhuzhou Marriott Hotel Opens – The First Property Under the Company’s Flagship Marriott Hotels Brand in Hunan Province, South Central China

Zhuzhou-Marriott-Hotel-exteriorJuly 16, 2015 – Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) celebrated the recent opening of its first hotel under its flagship Marriott Hotels in Hunan Province, South-central China. The Zhuzhou Marriott Hotel offers 311 elegantly designed guest rooms, upscale restaurants and superlative wedding and conferencing facilities in the thriving city of Zhuzhou. Download images.

Located adjacent to the Hunan provincial capital of Changsha, Zhuzhou is a port city on the Xiang River and a regional transportation hub. Zhuzhou Marriott Hotel is strategically situated within the bustling commercial area around Midea Times Square at the heart of the Liyu Central Business District inside the city’s high-tech zone. Liyu Valley, a major tourism attraction, is next to the hotel. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Zhuzhou West Railway Station and 40-minute drive from Changsha Huanghua International Airport. 

“As the signature brand of Marriott International, Marriott Hotels is one of the most recognized names in the industry. Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest’s stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations that elevate style & design and technology.” said Mr. Henry Lee, Chief Operations Officer – Greater China of Marriott International.

“We are proud to open the company’s 80th Marriott International hotel across six brands in China and to bring the total number of properties in China under our flagship Marriott Hotels brand to 20. Our goal is to position Marriott International as the world’s favorite travel company in Asia Pacific. We achieve this by focusing on our customers and by continuing to innovate our products and services to meet the needs of Asia-Pacific- bound travelers.” Henry added.

Zhuzhou Marriott  HotelZhuzhou Marriott Hotel offers 311 comfortable and spacious rooms and suites stylishly designed and ranging in size from the 46-square-meter King Room to the 277-square-meter Presidential Suite. Each guest room comes with modern amenities such as all-natural skincare products by the Thai brand THANN, complimentary coffee and tea, wireless Internet and satellite and cable television.

Offering panoramic views of Zhuzhou city from the 24th floor, the Zhuzhou Marriott Hotel Executive Lounge provides a range of exclusive services to Marriott Rewards elite members and Executive Floor guests, including buffet breakfast, afternoon cocktails and all-day complimentary tea and pastries.

Designed by prominent Hong Kong design studio Karen Wang Interior Consultant, the hotel’s interior spaces are a mix of sophisticated contemporary concepts and elements reflecting local culture. Striking sculptures and novel artwork are among the more distinctive features of the property and invite guests to partake in an imaginative journey.

Dining options at Zhuzhou Marriott Hotel include exceptional and wide–ranging restaurant and bar outlets.

The brand’s signature The Lobby provides guests and locals a place to relax, work and gather with a menu featuring cakes and coffee during the day and hors d'oeuvres during the evening. The Lobby is divided into different zones that each have unique ambience and style. Tea House is where to go to unwind with a good book or chat with friends while taking in great tea.

Man Ho restaurant offers traditional Cantonese cuisine with contemporary touches and has a luxurious interior decorated in richly warm colors with 17 private dining rooms.

Guests can watch skilled culinary craftsmen practicing their art in the open kitchens of Zhuzhou Kitchen, the hotel's all-day dining venue that offers a sumptuous international buffet. The restaurant interior is roomy and comfortable, with a design that combines modern style and rustic textures.

Providing a spicy counterpoint to the delicious Chinese flavors at the hotel is MINT, a restaurant serving Thai and Southeast Asian dishes and unique cocktails in a chic setting with semi-open kitchen.

With a magnificent pillar-less Zhuzhou Ballroom whose floor area exceeds 1,000 square meters, Zhuzhou Marriott Hotel will become a top local venue choice for weddings and corporate and private events of all types.

The Zhuzhou Ballroom can be divided into three smaller ballrooms, each 340 square meters in area, and there are also five smaller multi-function rooms that all come with cutting-edge lighting and audiovisual equipment. A 530-square-meter foyer bordering the ballroom and multi-function spaces provides a spacious setting for mingling and conversation before and after events.  

The experienced and professional event planning team at Zhuzhou Marriott Hotel will assist clients with every aspect of event planning, arrangement, and customization to meet their needs.

Zhuzhou Marriott Hotel also has a well-equipped fitness center with sauna that is open 24 hours a day, a business center with computer workstations and high-speed Internet, a spa and an indoor heated swimming pool.

For more information or reservation, please contact Zhuzhou Marriott Hotel directly at +86 731 2365 8888 or visit www.zhuzhoumarriotthotel.com

About Marriott Hotels
With 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 60 countries around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest’s stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom lobby and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit www.MarriottHotels.com.To join the ongoing Marriott conversation, like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/Marriott) and follow us on Twitter (Twitter.com/Marriott, @Marriott). 

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading global lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,200 properties in 80 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:
Ivis Tsang                                                                                                       
Marriott Asia Pacifc Public Relations                                    
+852 2192 6146                                                                                 
ivis.tsang@marriott.com 

06/25/2015

Haiti Says “‎Bienvenue” to Marriott Port-au-Prince

Haiti EventLocal Artisans Celebrated During Event

June 25, 2015 - Haiti officially welcomed The Marriott Port-au-Prince during an event that celebrated Haiti, its culture and local artisans whose artwork adds beauty throughout the hotel.  Some of the artisans works will be curated by Donna Karan, fashion designer, and her UrbanZen Foundation, which seeks to help communities preserve their unique cultural and spiritual values through their creativity and craft.  Joining the celebration L to R:  Pierre Richards Casimir, from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Stéphanie Villedrouin, Haiti Minister of Tourism; Tim Sheldon, President of Caribbean and Latin America – Marriott International; Evans Paul, Haiti Prime Minister; Donna Karan; Peter Antinoph, General Manager – Marriott Port-au-Prince; Marteen Boute, Chairman - Digicel Haiti and Andrew Houghton, Area Vice President – Caribbean and Latin America – Marriott International.

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06/10/2015

Marriott Hotels Becomes First To Offer Netflix On Guest Room Televisions

Netflix-logoFirst of Its Kind Partnership Launch Gives 62 Million Netflix Members Direct Access to the World’s Leading Internet Television Network

Bethesda, Md., June 10, 2015 – Marriott Hotels, the flagship brand of Marriott International Inc., and Netflix announced a groundbreaking partnership to revolutionize the guest room entertainment experience. Guests staying at select Marriott Hotels will be able to subscribe to Netflix or sign into their existing accounts simply by using the Netflix app on the hotel’s internet-connected guest room televisions.

For Marriott guests who increasingly want to view streaming content on the road, the enhanced entertainment option means Netflix members can set aside their mobile devices and watch Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Marvel’s Daredevil and a growing library of originals, kids titles, movies and TV shows on wide-screen HDTVs for the first time in hotels.

“Our collaboration with Netflix responds to changing consumer preferences in the way our guests access and watch content, while recognizing the leading role Netflix is playing in driving this transformation,“ said Matthew Carroll, vice president brand management, Marriott Hotels. “Because consumers are choosing to take their streaming content with them when they travel, Marriott Hotels is making the industry’s first rollout of Netflix a priority.”

With this agreement, Marriott Hotels is the first hotel brand authorized to offer guests direct access to their Netflix accounts as part of its guest room entertainment offering. Netflix is currently available at six properties, with six more launching this summer. The brand plans to expand Netflix to 100 of its properties by the end of 2015, and to nearly all of its more than 300 properties in the U.S. by the end of 2016.

Current:

  • New York Marriott East Side
  • San Jose Marriott
  • Princeton Marriott
  • Newport Marriott
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Solana
  • Bethesda Marriott Suites

Coming Next:

  • Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
  • San Francisco Marriott Marquis
  • Atlanta Marriott Marquis
  • Dayton Marriott
  • San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
  • Anaheim Marriott

Marriott Hotels designed and adapted its Netflix app for the hotel environment. Guests staying multiple days only have to login to their accounts once throughout their stay. When guests checkout all account information is automatically wiped clean from the televisions.

“Our members tell us they want to watch Netflix anytime, in any place where they have an Internet connection,” said Bill Holmes, global head of business development, Netflix. “Through our partnership with Marriott, they’ll get to watch their favorite movies, TV shows and Netflix originals on big screens just like they do at home.”

According to a report from Accenture, more than half of U.S. consumers watch Internet television. In testing at hotels, the number of guests using any of the Internet apps on the guest room televisions was as high as 26 percent, depending on the property, with a significant majority choosing Netflix. This exceeded expectations.

To celebrate the rollout and the premiere of season three of the hit Netflix original series Orange is the New Black, Marriott Hotels and Netflix are holding a private Super Fan event at the New York Marriott Marquis today with special guests and prizes.

While the introduction of Netflix is currently focused on the Marriott Hotels brand, the service is also available in over two dozen U.S. hotels representing other Marriott International brands. The company will expand Netflix to its other brands in the future.

Marriott Hotels is on a transformational journey to enable its guests to Travel Brilliantly by engaging guests, experts and influencers to join with the brand in co-creating the future state of travel. Guests and travel enthusiasts can visit www.travelbrilliantly.com to experience the countless ways Marriott Hotels continues to meet the needs of today’s travelers, including mobile check-in and checkout and Mobile Requests. Marriott Hotels is also piloting keyless entry with mobile devices at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel.

About Marriott Hotels:
With 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 60 countries around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest’s stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom lobby and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit www.MarriottHotels.com.

About Marriott International:
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with properties in 80 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 web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit http://news.marriott.com.

About Netflix:
Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 62 million members in over 50 countries enjoying more than 100 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

Contacts:
John Wolf                                    
Marriott International                   
(301) 380-5718 office                   
(202) 437-6975   mobile             
john.wolf@marriott.com               

Jenna Newmark
Grey Public Relations
(212) 546-1716 office
(646) 369-3377 mobile
JNewmark@Grey.com

05/22/2015

Select Chicago Marriott Hotels Offer a Sizzling Summer Deal

Chicago Summer promoCHICAGO – May 2015 – Explore the Windy City in the heat of summer while enjoying special savings at select Chicago Marriott hotels. Treat the entire family to a summer vacation with room rates of up to 15 percent off. Guests will be able to choose from a variety of participating hotels and discover this vibrant city when it’s at its most scenic.

Take advantage of the Sizzling Summer deal* by August 30, 2015 for a stay anytime from May 1 to September 6, 2015. Participating Chicago Marriott hotels include:

Encounter the many attractions, top-rated restaurants and museums that downtown Chicago has to offer its visitors. Stroll down Navy Pier and overlook a glimmering Lake Michigan or cheer on the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, one of the most beloved stadiums in Major League Baseball. After a Chicago River boat tour or shopping excursion down Michigan Avenue, unwind in plush accommodations featuring first-class amenities and unparalleled service.

When making an online reservation, be sure that promotional code HOL appears in the Corporate/Promotional code box, or call 1-800-228-9290 and ask for promotional code HOL.

About Chicago Marriott Hotels
From historic elegance to modern charm, these premier Chicago-area Marriott hotels are unique destinations for both business and leisure travelers alike. Chic amenities and luxurious guest rooms and suites await at JW Marriott Chicago, a landmark hotel in the heart of one of the world's most exciting entertainment neighborhoods. Relax in style at the sophisticated Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel boasting a refreshing indoor pool and soothing spa treatments. Indulge in the convenient location of Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel situated amongst world-class shopping, dining and other attractions. Discover Chicago Marriott O’Hare, located near O'Hare International airport and 15 miles from downtown Chicago. Become immersed in the epitome of style at Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, or Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Suites, both featuring posh accommodations, savory food and beverage offerings. Retreat to Chicago Marriott Oak Brook or Chicago Marriott Suites O’Hare and expect superior service and refined luxury. Experience the energy and sophistication of the big city at the Hotel Chicago Downtown, Autograph Collection. This boutique hotel is located in the heart of the city's River North area, where the excitement never ends. 

For more information, please call 1-800-228-9290 or visit http://www.marriott.com/.

*Deal is non-refundable and must be booked seven days in advance. Valid for stays from Friday through Sunday (open on Thursday with a Friday night stay).

Media Contact:
Julie Mash
Marketing Manager
P: 773-944-1131
julie.mash@marriott.com