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03/27/2015

England Rugby Strikes Star Wars Alliance for Marriott London Sevens (video)


ENGLAND RUGBY STRIKES STAR WARS ALLIANCE FOR MARRIOTT LONDON SEVENS24th March 2015:
  England Rugby and Disney UK have joined forces to create a national advertising campaign to promote this year’s galactic-themed Marriott London Sevens taking place at Twickenham on the 16th and 17th May.

The campaign includes a television ad featuring Star Wars characters facing up to the England Sevens team, print and social media, digital and PR to promote the galactic themed weekend of exciting sevens rugby.

 

The campaign launches on the 24th March with a 30-second spot which will air for seven weeks across a number of TV channels including Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior as well as Sky Sports, Dave and Channel 4 for VOD.  

Darth Vader’s appearance at Twickenham Stadium has been captured in the TV ad which airs from today and can also be viewed on YouTube. Catching several people off guard including a startled C-3PO, Darth Vader stood face-to-face with the England Rugby team who were unmoved by the notorious villains. A showdown between the forces of light and dark saw neither give an inch, ensuring the real action will be seen between the international teams on the pitch in May.

Sophie Goldschmidt, Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer said:  “We’re very excited to be working with such a well-known and respected brand as Disney on this year’s Marriott London Sevens, especially as this is a first for a UK Sports’ Governing Body. The theme for 2015 is ‘galactic’ and the famous faces from Star Wars will really help bring this to life in and around Twickenham Stadium and help us engage with a new audience. To be working with such a globally recognized entity as Star Wars reflects both the growing profile of sevens and the popularity of the event.”

Anna Hill, Chief Marketing Officer, Disney UK & Ireland added: “It’s been great fun to work with England Rugby to develop a one-of-a-kind campaign that will excite rugby and Star Wars fans in the UK, and the campaign is brilliantly brought to life by the Star Wars characters in this memorable and expertly-produced ad. It’s another great example of the ground-breaking campaigns we can create for brands.”

View the TV ad here

The deal was developed by England Rugby and Disneymedia+, the integrated ad sales, promotions and marketing solutions arm of Disney UK & Ireland.

Tickets are still available for the Marriott London Sevens on May 16th & 17th – the final of the HSBC Sevens World Series. It will be out of this world!

Editor’s notes:

Rugby Sevens 
Rugby sevens is a variation of the traditional Rugby Union game with seven players instead of the usual fifteen. Rugby sevens has grown in popularity, featuring in the Commonwealth games and soon to be an Olympic sport as of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Those attending the Marriott London Sevens will be able to see for themselves the excitement of this fast-paced game first hand and watch out for some potential Olympic stars.

HSBC World Sevens Series
The HSBC Sevens World Series is an annual series of international rugby sevens tournaments featuring national sevens teams.

Teams compete for the HSBC Sevens World Series title by accumulating points based on their finishing position in each tournament. New Zealand had originally dominated the Series, winning 12 out of 15 series since the inception of the World Series in 1999.Fiji, South Africa and Samoa have each won titles respectively.

The current season's circuit 2014/15 consists of nine tournaments in eight countries, and visits five of the six populated continents. Australia, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, New Zealand, the United States, Hong Kong, Japan, Scotland and England each host one event.

Marriott London Sevens 
The Marriott London Sevens is the ninth and final tournament on the HSBC Sevens World Series.  The event is the largest two day tournament on the series.  In 2014 the Saturday of competition sold out a week in advance and the total attendance is set to break new records in 2015, going beyond last year’s 113,051.  On Sunday 17th May the winner of the Marriott London Sevens and the overall series winner will be crowned.  The top four nations in the HSBC Sevens World Series will automatically qualify for the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Get dressed up  
The atmosphere at the Marriott London Sevens is part of what makes the tournament so successful and each year has a theme for fans to embrace. This year will see a ‘galactic’ theme with many fans set to use space as the inspiration for their outfits.

Star Wars 
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the latest instalment of the Star Wars saga, will be in cinemas worldwide from December 18, 2015.

Media Contacts

For more information please contact:  
Oli Miller 
Oli.Miller@TVCgroup.com   

For press enquiries relating to the Star Wars saga films please contact: 
Ashleigh Richardson, Disney UK  
ashleigh.richardson@disney.com / 0208 222 1602

For press enquiries relating to Disneymedia+ please contact: 
James Hall, Disney EMEA 
james.w.hall@disney.com  / 0208 222 2171

03/09/2015

Apple Pay Checks In to Marriott – First Hotel Company to Offer the Service to Its Guests

Apple-PayBethesda, Md., March 9, 2015 – Marriott International, Inc., (NASDAQ:MAR) will become the first global hospitality company to offer Apple Pay. This represents the latest step in Marriott’s creation of a complete mobile-powered travel experience that is effortless, seamless and more rewarding for its guests. The phased introduction this summer in the U.S. will include brands in popular locations, such as The Ritz-Carlton, EDITION, Renaissance Hotels, and Marriott Hotels.

Guests using Apple Pay at check-in will simply bring their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or soon, Apple Watch, near the contactless reader at the front desk. When their device responds with a subtle vibration and beep, the payment information has been securely captured. There will be no need to provide a credit card upon check-in.

“Approximately 75 percent of our guests travel with one or more mobile devices, and it is even higher among 25-35 year olds – a group that will make up a much larger proportion of our guests over the next three years,” said George Corbin, senior vice president, Marriott Digital. “Millions of customers already use Marriott Mobile to quickly book a hotel, check-in, or check out. Now, Apple Pay can make it virtually effortless.” 

In 2013, Marriott led the hotel industry when it began launching mobile check-in and check-out on its smartphone app. With the app, guests can now access these services at 4,000 hotels worldwide, in addition to finding and booking a hotel stay and accessing Marriott Rewards account information.  At select Marriott Hotels, guests have been testing an app for service requests, enabling them to chat in real time with hotel staff to make requests, such as extra towels, valet service, dinner reservations and more.

Marriott will launch an app for the Apple Watch, upon availability.  With the Apple Watch app, Marriott Rewards members will be able to use it to check-in in advance, receive prior notification when their room is ready, and checkout at nearly 4,000 hotels globally.

Marriott Rewards members who also carry the loyalty program’s co-branded credit card can load it into Apple Pay and designate it as their primary card, earning Marriott Rewards points every time they use Apple Pay at thousands of retailers.

Marriott expects to start rolling out Apple Pay this summer beginning at these twelve hotels: 

  • The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
  • The Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C.
  • EDITION Miami
  • JW Marriott Chicago
  • Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel
  • San Francisco Marriott Marquis
  • San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront 
  • New York Marriott Downtown
  • Courtyard Chicago Downtown/North River
  • San Jose Marriott
  • Courtyard Los Angeles L.A. Live
  • Residence Inn Los Angeles L.A. Live

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.  

CONTACTS:    
Gordon Lambourne
Marriott International, Inc.     
gordon.lambourne@marriott.com
office: 301-380-1368

John Wolf
Marriott International, Inc.
John.wolf@marriott.com
Office: 301-380-5718

02/24/2015

Digicel and Marriott Open Haiti Hotel

Marriott Port-au-Prince Hotel ribbon cuttingPort-au-Prince Hotel Gives Boost to Business Travel, Tourism and Local Economy

Marriott Port-au-Prince Hotel check inPort-au-Prince, Haiti – February 24, 2015 – The new Marriott Port-au-Prince Hotel today checked in its first guests. Among the 200 new Haitian hotel workers who welcomed them were young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, and Haitian-Americans who want to share their hospitality skills to help boost Haiti’s tourism economy. The stories of these new associates include Luccardo, who was recruited to work at the hotel’s front desk from the Nos Petits Frères et Soeurs orphanage, and Hermine, who was part of the hotel’s intern program and will be an entry-level supervisor. In addition to members of a Haitian-American executive team, the Haiti Marriott is led by a veteran Marriott general manager who was previously at the Marriott Champs Elysees in Paris. [Download images.]

Marriott Port-au-Prince Hotel ceremonyJoined today by Haiti President Michel Martelly and former U.S. President Bill Clinton at a celebration ceremony, Digicel Group Chairman and Founder Denis O'Brien and Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) President - Caribbean & Latin America Region Craig S. Smith thanked the Kier Construction Company workers, sub-contractors and skilled Haitian construction workers who built the hotel and the Marriott associates who will host its guests. The hotel officially opens March 1st.  A formal grand opening event is planned for June.

Marriott Port-au-Prince HotelThe journey to build the Marriott Port-au-Prince began four years ago when Marriott International reached out to the Clinton Foundation to propose a new hotel to help Haiti rebuild its tourism industry after the devastating 2010 earthquake. The company found an eager partner in Digicel Group, which has invested US$45 million to build the 175-room hotel. 

“The opening of the Marriott Port-au-Prince is an important milestone as the people of Haiti work to revitalize and diversify their economy,” said President Bill Clinton.  "I am grateful to Marriott and Digicel for their commitment to this project, and hope that its success will inspire further investment and opportunity in Haiti.”   

Marriott Haiti Hotel ceremonyThe Clinton Foundation worked closely with Marriott and Digicel Group to develop the hotel project. The Foundation visited proposed construction sites with the parties, facilitated introductions to the Haitian government and the Haitian Tourism Association, and encouraged all parties to use the hotel as an opportunity to create an economic anchor for the community. In addition to creating good, sustainable jobs for Haitians, the hotel incorporates Haitian art and artisan products into the hotel’s design and integrates green technologies such as solar to reduce the hotel’s environmental footprint. The Clinton Foundation also worked closely with Marriott and Digicel Group to identify and contract with Haitian entrepreneurs, small businesses and agricultural cooperatives that could provide goods and services to the hotel. This local procurement component has been an important aspect of the hotel’s development for all parties.

Digicel Group and its Chairman, Mr. O’Brien, are committed to attracting foreign direct investment to Haiti and to helping the country rebuild in the wake of the earthquake. Mr. O’Brien is Founder and Patron of the Digicel Foundation, which to date has constructed 150 schools in Haiti, and rebuilt the iconic Iron Market in Port-au-Prince. He is also the Chairman of the Clinton Global Initiative’s Haiti Action Network and has been instrumental in driving the activity of 80 support organizations in Haiti to deliver on their commitments.

“All along, we’ve said that we were committed to Haiti’s recovery and to delivering on its potential as a great place to invest, and as such, we are thrilled to be opening the doors of the Marriott Port-au-Prince here today,” said Mr. O’Brien. “We hope that the opening of the hotel will signal that Haiti is truly open for business and is ready to welcome investors and travelers alike.”

TDSA, the development company established by Digicel, managed the design/build contract and chose Marriott International’s flagship Marriott Hotels brand as its operating partner under a long-term management agreement. The hotel created more than 1,100 jobs throughout the construction stage.

Marriott’s interest in investing in Haiti was inspired in part by its associates, including thousands of Haitian-Americans who, after the earthquake, urged the company to help Haiti rebuild by planting the Marriott flag. Said Arne Sorenson, Marriott International President and CEO, “We believe we can make a difference in Haiti by promoting tourism, and developing local talent that can help lift this country, over time, back to being one of the top travel destinations in the Caribbean.”

Through this project, Marriott is demonstrating how a hotel can be a model for social innovation and community investment. Working with Haiti’s Ministry of Tourism, Marriott selected 8 Haitian youth to train in hospitality operations at the new JW Marriott® Hotel Santo Domingo. The youth recently returned to Haiti after their 12-week internship in Santo Domingo and have been hired as entry-level supervisors at the Marriott Port-au-Prince Hotel. 

Marriott is also collaborating with Haiti’s Ministry of Tourism and World Central Kitchen to build the skills and training of Haiti’s hospitality workforce through newly designed hospitality curriculum for local culinary students.  Marriott has provided funding to help support the innovative new program, which is currently being delivered to its first culinary class of nearly 40 students in a school located near the Marriott Hotel Port-au-Prince.  The program will be expanded when a new Ecole Hotelier, currently under construction, is completed in 2015

In addition to the 200 new hotel jobs and hospitality training, the hotel is sourcing goods, food and amenities from local small businesses, social enterprises, farms and Haitian artisans. The unique craftsmanship of more than a dozen Haitian-based artisans, including the hotel’s art curator, Philippe Dodard, is showcased throughout the hotel’s guest rooms, corridors, great room, conference areas, restaurant and courtyard. From signature metalworks, paper mache masks and voodoo flags, to contemporary photography and stone and wood sculptures using natural and recycled materials, the deep, vibrant art culture of Haiti is on display. The hotel will also feature weekly art markets where guests can purchase art from local artists on the hotel grounds.

TOMS is a key supplier to the Marriott Port-au-Prince, with the company providing custom-designed shoes made in Haiti for each of the hotel’s staff.  Additionally, TOMS is producing shoes in Haiti as part of its commitment to help establish and support a responsible shoe industry in the country. As a locally staffed and operated facility, TOMS and its manufacturing partner, LXJ Golden Pacific, economically empower individuals while giving international businesses an opportunity to invest in Haiti’s future.

Marriott Port-au-Prince is sourcing 100 percent of its coffee from Haitian company, Rebo Coffee, which employs several hundred women who carefully select the beans for quality.  Rebo is a socially responsible business that is investing in agricultural and financial training for small and independent farmers. 

Marriott Port-au-Prince is pleased to be the first hotel in Haiti to source produce from Afe Neg Combite, a Kenscoff-based co-op made up of 5,500 farmers employing a total of 8,000 people.  Marriott’s procurement team has been working with the farmers for more than a year to help them produce, package and transport fruits and vegetables in ways that meet the quality, yield and lower waste standards of the hospitality industry.

The hotel is sourcing sustainable, fair-trade soaps and amenities from local producer Ayiti Natives.  The products are made by Haitians using local Haitian herbs, nuts and fruits. Ayiti Natives was founded by Caroline Sada, a Haitian American social entrepreneur who left a job with a well-known U.S. cosmetics company after the Haiti earthquake struck – she wanted to give back to the local community. All of her employees are women, and most come from the most destitute villages in Haiti.

The Marriott Hotel Port-au-Prince was sustainably designed and constructed, providing stand-alone utility services while applying energy efficient building technologies. Its features include:

  • A densely insulated building envelope, with low solar gain glazing complemented with additional direct sun screens; 
  • A high-efficient energy plant producing 6 megawatts of electricity from 6 x 1100kw diesel generators. The plant is connected to a 1 megawatt solar farm located near the site;
  • On-site water storage and treatment systems to provide for a five-day water supply; 60 percent of the hotel’s hot water supply is provided through thermal solar panels installed on the roof;   
  • A 60,000 gallon waste water treatment plant; and
  • A state-of-the -art space cooling plant with all building services controlled by a central building management system. 

“Merci, merci,” said Haiti Minister of Tourism Stéphanie Villedrouin.  “Marriott International and Digicel Group’s dedication to completing this project is to be commended. The opening of this hotel is a huge vote of confidence in the future economic viability of Haiti. The Marriott Port-au-Prince, which will be located in the Haut Turgeau area of the city, will offer 170 rooms including 5 suites with Marriott’s signature amenities and features, including premium bedding, high-speed Internet (LAN and wireless) and flat-screen televisions.  Dining options will include La Sirene Restaurant, a casual restaurant and La Sirene Bar, a lobby bar and lounge and 24-hour room service.  The hotel will include about 604 square meters (6,501 square feet) of flexible meeting space, a 150-square-meter (1,614-square-foot) fitness center, swimming pool, and sundries shop/marketplace. About Digicel Group: Digicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 33 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. After almost 14 years of operation, total investment to date stands at over US$5 billion worldwide. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.

Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the presenting partner of the Caribbean Premier League. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of several national rugby teams and also sponsors the Vanuatu cricket team. Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programs. Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more information.

About Marriott International:
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading 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 web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit http://news.marriott.com/.

About Marriott Hotels:
With more than 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 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, 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.

The Clinton Foundation:
Building on a lifetime of public service, President Bill Clinton established the William J. Clinton Foundation with the mission to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote healthier childhoods, and protect the environment by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and private citizens to turn good intentions into measurable results. Since 2001 President Clinton's vision and leadership have resulted in nearly 4 million people benefiting from lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatment; more than 12,000 U.S. schools building healthier learning environments; more than 26,000 micro-entrepreneurs, small business owners, and smallholder farmers improving their livelihoods and communities; and more than 2.2 million tons of greenhouse gases cut or abated in some of the world's largest cities. And President Clinton has redefined the way we think about giving and philanthropy through his Clinton Global Initiative, whose members have made more than 2,100 commitments that have already improved the lives of 400 million people in more than 180 countries.

Contact: 
Felicia McLemore
(301) 380-2772
felicia.mclemore@marriott.com

02/10/2015

Marriott Hotels Opens First Hotel In Lyon

Lyon Marriott Hotel Cité International guestroomFebruary 10, 2015 – Marriott Hotels, the signature brand of Marriott International, welcomed Lyon Marriott Hotel Cité International to its portfolio on 30 January 2015. The hotel joins a further 23 Marriott Hotels in France.

Situated in the heart of the renowned city, famous for its historical and architectural landmarks, the hotel offers 204 spacious guestrooms and suites along with an extensive wellness zone including a solarium with views over the rolling hills of Caluire.  Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport is just 30 minutes from the hotel which is also in easy reach of the Convention Centre and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Lyon Marriott Hotel Cité International guestroomA selection of European dishes are served in the hotel’s La Brasserie restaurant, a warm and comforting space clad in warming wood panelling while the restaurant’s expansive terrace looks out over the Parc de la Tête d'Or, the largest urban park in France,  The bar - The Spark – welcomes guests into an intimate setting with a delectable cocktail menu.

For business travellers and corporate meetings, the Marriott Lyon offers a 1,100m2 conference centre, including 16 prestigious meeting rooms and a multipurpose 435m2 adaptable space, all with natural daylight.

Plans for a full renovation in 2015 are in progress and will be managed by Les Clés du Luxe, owners of the hotel since July.  The new design, envisioned by architects Albert Constantin and Marie Courdouan, will see modernisation of the rooms, meeting spaces, fitness centre and restaurant, as well as the creation of a new bar.  The hotel will remain open throughout the renovations with minimum disruption to guests.   "Our entry into the Marriott Hotels portfolio marks a new stage in the development of the largest hotel group in the Rhône-Alpes region," commented Emmanuel Comble, Managing Director, Les Cles du Luxe.

"We are proud to announce the launch of the new Lyon Marriott Hotel Cité International," says Michel Miserez, Area Vice President, Western Europe. "This major expansion into the international city of Lyon once again demonstrates the remarkable commercial power of our network, owing to a growing number of owners who place their trust in us."

About Marriott Hotels
With more than 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 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 travellers 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.

To join the ongoing Marriott conversation, like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/Marriott) and follow us on Twitter (Twitter.com/Marriott, @Marriott).

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

Les Clés du Luxe
Based in Lyon, at 67 Quai Charles de Gaulle, Les Clés du Luxe has been in operation for 9 years, a sole partner simplified corporation founded on July 15, 2005. Registered in Lyon, the company specialises in business advice and management consulting. Currently Lavorel Development, in its capacity as President, is an agent Les Clés du Luxe.

The company owns and operates three facilities in the Rhône- Alpes Region: Les Suites de la Potinière in Courchevel 1850, the Château de Bagnols in Beaujolais and Marriott Lyon Cite Internationale.

Contact: 
Hannah Cadwallader
+ 44 (0)20 7012 7359
hannah.cadwallader@marriott.com

01/14/2015

Marriott Hotels Invites Guests to Travel Brilliantly with GoPro

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Marriott Hotels in the Caribbean & Latin America offer complimentary GoPro HERO4 cameras for guests to use during their stay and share their experiences.

Weston, Fla., – January 14, 2015 – Marriott Hotels, Marriott International’s flagship brand, is putting a whole new “POV” on the guest experience by providing GoPro HERO4 cameras at 17 Caribbean and Latin American resorts and hotels. The exclusive offer allows guests to test drive a GoPro HERO4, the most advanced GoPro yet and capture and share all of their adventures and experiences.
 

“We live in a digital and social age. Through this program at Marriott Hotels, we’re giving guests a fun way to tell their own travel story using the versatile and memory making GoPro technology and immediately share their content with friends and family,” said Craig S. Smith, President of the Caribbean and Latin America at Marriott International.  “Next generation travelers are looking for ways to create and share their experiences and Marriott has made it a priority to constantly introduce innovation into our hotels that is engaging and fits their digital lifestyle."

"The Marriott Hotels brand continually demonstrates leadership in bringing new travel-enhancing experiences to their guests and the GoPro HERO4 cameras are the perfect device for their guests to capture their Caribbean and Latin American vacations,” said GoPro Senior Vice President of Marketing, Paul Crandell. “Resort destinations in tropical locations are where passionate people go to enjoy amazing new experiences and we can’t wait to see the GoPro photos and videos that Marriott guests create during their stay."

Guests are encouraged to submit their GoPro photo and video content across social platforms using the hashtags #GoPro, #travelbrilliantly and #viajegenial for the chance to be featured on the Marriott Hotels’ website, www.travelbrilliantly.com/gopro. The submitted content will be curated to share across Marriott International’s social media channels and the in-room entertainment system at our participating hotels. To celebrate the launch of the program, guests’ content will also be selected from social media channels by Marriott Hotels to win prizes such as vacation stays, Marriott Rewards points and GoPro cameras.

Participating properties across the Caribbean and Latin America include:

  1. Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
  2. CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort
  3. CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
  4. Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose
  5. Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino
  6. Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort
  7. Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort
  8. JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
  9. JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort
  10. JW Marriott Hotel Lima
  11. JW Marriott Hotel Quito
  12. JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro
  13. JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
  14. JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort
  15. Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
  16. San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
  17. St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino

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, 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. 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 leading lodging global company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories.  Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013.  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.  

About GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO)
GoPro, Inc. is transforming the way consumers capture, manage, share and enjoy meaningful life experiences. We do this by enabling people to capture compelling, immersive photo and video content of themselves participating in their favorite activities. Our customers include some of the world's most active and passionate people. The volume and quality of their shared GoPro content, coupled with their enthusiasm for our brand, are virally driving awareness and demand for our products.

What began as an idea to help athletes document themselves engaged in their sport has become a widely adopted solution for people to document themselves engaged in their interests, whatever they may be. From extreme to mainstream, professional to consumer, GoPro has enabled the world to capture and share its passions, and the world, in turn, is enabling GoPro to become one of the most exciting and aspirational companies of our time.

For more information, visit www.gopro.com or connect with GoPro on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or LinkedIn.

GOPRO® and HERO® are trademarks or registered trademarks of GoPro Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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Contact:  
Laura Botelho
+1 (954) 684-5321
laura.botelho@marriott.com

01/13/2015

Marriott International's Content Studio in MIPTV Spotlight

L-r William Spencer Daniel Malakai Cabrera Caine Sinclair TWO BELLMENGlobal Hospitality Leader Named MIPTV Brand of the Year 2015.

PARIS, 13 January 2015 – The global hospitality leader Marriott International, Inc., (NASDAQ: MAR) has been named MIPTV’s 2015 Brand of the Year in recognition of its highly innovative all-screens initiative through its global Content Studio.
Photo: TWO BELLMEN (l.-r. William Spencer, Daniel “Malakai” Cabrera, and Caine Sinclair)

MIPTV 2015 will host the Brand of the Year Award for the 5th edition reflecting how video marketing and branded entertainment have become an integral part of brands’ strategies and an opportunity for the entertainment business. 

The Marriott Global Content Studio is dedicated to publishing, distributing and sharing digital content across multiple platforms and all screens, in partnership with leading producers and creators both from traditional and digital media. To further the company’s focus on next-generation travellers and to drive new business, the studio aims to own original content marketing as both a travel company and a worldwide community.

As part of the Brand of the Year recognition, Karin Timpone, Marriott International’s Global Marketing Officer, and David Beebe, VP, Marriott Global Content Studio, will lead a MIPTV keynote on Tuesday 14 April. The panel will also include a producer and some of the talent involved in the Marriott Content Studio productions. The Marriott keynote session will be part of the MIP Digital Fronts programme, bringing together the new video ecosystem with the TV industry.

In the wake of the creation of Marriott’s Global Content Studio, the company has announced a string of talent partnerships to feed its global content pipeline.

In one of many production development deals, Marriott’s recently-announced first short film, Two Bellmen, is a collaboration with renowned dance, parkour, extreme sports, martial arts, and music collective Substance Over Hype. Directed by Daniel “Malakai” Cabrera, Two Bellmen features the landmark JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE as a “character” in the film. The short film’s production started on January 6, and stars William Spencer (Spider-Man; Spider-Man 2) and Caine Sinclair (NBC’s Grimm; How I Met Your Mother) as The Bellmen.  The cast also includesHenry Simmons (Marvel: 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. Two Bellmen will also feature cameos by AMP Live, Scarub, and Fingazz.

In another development deal, Marriott is collaborating with producers Ian Sander and Kim Moses of Sander/Moses Productions/SLAM to develop a branded digital project together. Sander/Moses have an astonishing 11 TV series (including Ghost Whisperer and Profiler), four feature films (including D.O.A.), and dozens of digital projects to their credit.

Other projects include The Navigator Live, a Renaissance Hotels TV series distributed on AXS TV, produced in partnership with AEG. 

Marriott International also inked category exclusive development deals with YouTube stars and content creators, including Louis Cole (@funforlouis), Taryn Southern, Sonia Gil, Vagabrothers and Jack Harries (jacksgap).

Marriott has signed numerous content and distribution partnerships including Medium.com, the publishing platform launched by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone and What’s Trending with Damon Berger and Shira Lazar.

Marriott Hotels has joined with Snapchat-focused marketing and analytics agency Naritiv to become the first major hotel company on Snapchat. The campaign will feature Shaun McBride (@Shonduras), one of the first Snapchat-born influencers, and the hilarious Brittany Furlan (@brittanyjfurlan). Storytellers will travel to Marriott Hotels properties around the globe, co-creating their trip itineraries with their followers and documenting their journeys through their own Snapchat stories. Other contributors will include YouTube, Commercial Director and TV show creator Casey Neistat (@caseyneistat), and Louis Cole (@funforlouis), a British filmmaker and YouTube personality. 

“Our goal is to produce engaging content that builds communities of people passionate about travel, that will drive commerce,” said Beebe. “These deals expand both the depth of our content play as well as its breadth, by reaching into a new content area where few brands – and no other hospitality brands – have ventured before.”

“This kind of collaboration with both traditional and emerging online media represents a new step forward in programming, with candid and spontaneous use of platforms like Snapchat in a serial form, capturing users’ attention in fresh ways. It is very exciting to see a premium travel brand like Marriott embracing 21st century global interconnection of media in this way,” said Laurine Garaude, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Television Division, organiser of MIPTV.

Past winners of the MIPTV Brand of the Year Award include Amex, Heineken, Intel, Vice Media, and PIRO & Chipotle in 2014 for the “Farmed & Dangerous” series on HULU.

About MIPTV - MIPTV is the world’s biggest TV and digital content market powering the unlimited potential of extraordinary stories. In April, professionals from across the TV and digital entertainment ecosystem gather in Cannes, France, to forge partnerships, seal distribution deals, network with their international executive peers, and attend high-level conferences and keynotes. MIPTV is also a key venue for early-stage development and financing deals, content acquisitions and programme sales. And with the MIP Digital Fronts - the premier global digital content market - empowering the new digital content era and bringing together the new online video ecosystem with the TV industry, MIPTV anticipates and shapes the future of entertainment.

REED MIDEM PRESS CONTACTS
Jane GARTON, Entertainment PR Director: +33 1 79 71 94 39 > jane.garton@reedmidem.com

Philippe LE GALL, PR Manager: +33 1 79 71 96 48 > philippe.legall@reedmidem.com

Yassia FEKIR, PR Manager: +33 1 79 71 95 82 > yassia.fekir@reedmidem.com

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, Inc. CONTACTS
John WOLF, Global Communications and Public Affairs: +1.201-437-6975 >john.wolf@marriott.com

Henry ESHELMAN, Managing Director, Platform Media Group: +1.818.687.3664 > heshelman@platformgrp.com 

                  

 

12/31/2014

Marriott Hotels Opens Shunde Marriott Hotel in Southern China Enabling Guests to Travel Brilliantly

Shunde Marriott deluxe kingShunde, December 31, 2014 – Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) celebrated the recent opening of its first hotel under its flagship Marriott Hotels brand in Shunde, a district of Foshan in Guangdong Province, the impressive 258-room Shunde Marriott Hotel. Under a long-term management agreement with the owner, Shunde Midea Group, the property joins the fast-growing portfolio of 19 hotels in Greater China under the Marriott Hotels’ brand. Download images.

Located in the Midea Plaza that makes it become the tallest international five-star hotel in Shunde, Shunde Marriott Hotel is situated in the eastern Daling district with convenient transportation accessibility. It is only ten-minute drive to both Shunde Station of Guangzhou Railway and Shunde Port, 30 minutes to Guangzhou South Railway Station and 60 minutes to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. Shunde, a district of Foshan located in the center of the Pearl River Delta, is a highly regarded and one of the most affluent counties in China.  

“We are proud to open the company’s 76th 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 19 properties. The brand is on a mission to enable its guests to travel brilliantly by offering sophisticated, modern services and amenities that will appeal to the next generation of travelers,” said Mr. Henry Lee, Chief Operations Officer – Greater China of Marriott International.

The Shunde Marriott Hotel offers 258 elegant and spacious guestrooms featuring either the scenic view Shunfeng Mountain Park or the city skyline. Each room is equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities and amenities. The executive rooms and suites are located on the 28th floor together with the Executive Lounge.

Shunde Marriott Hotel ballroomThe Shunde Marriott Hotel has been conceptualized to meet the varied tastes of travelers. Shunde Marriott Hotel offers a 1,400-square meter pillar-less grand ballroom which is unparalleled in Shunde. Equipped with the largest LED display panel in town as well as a 500-square meter foyer complementing floor-to-ceiling windows, the grand ballroom is poised to become a popular rendezvous of business and social events in Shunde. Coupled with five meeting rooms with spaces ranging from 30 to 110 square meters, functions of different scales can be fitted.

A unique glass wedding pavilion, an option for outdoor banquet and a full array of wedding planning services have set Shunde Marriott Hotel as the hottest spot for weddings in 2015.

Hotel guests can enjoy a diversity of local and international culinary delights at three restaurants. Goji Kitchen & Bar features an innovative flexible micro-concept that offers two different distinctive dining experiences. It features sumptuous buffet as well as a la carte menu; Man Ho Chinese restaurant offers authentic Cantonese cuisine in an elegantly-appointed ambience; The Lounge is a relaxing place to enjoy locally inspired cocktails, specialty drinks and signature Chinese teas.    

Shunde Marriott Hotel poolThe Shunde Marriott Hotel features a range of wellness options for traveler with an indoor swimming pool, a 24-hour health center, plus a spa center with six treatment rooms. Indulgence has never looked or felt this good.

The Shunde Marriott Hotel flawlessly showcases the Marriott Hotels brand as it constantly evolves to appeal to the modern, next generation of mobile and global travelers. Marriott Hotels led the industry in rolling out mobile check-in and checkout exclusively for Marriott Rewards members. Using the Marriott mobile app, Marriott Rewards members receive a push notification on their mobile devices alerting them that they can check-in and an automatic confirmation when their room is ready. At the end of their stays, guests receive a push notification alerting them that mobile checkout is available. Marriott Hotels lead the industry with innovations, its Greatroom lobby concept features an open and flexible lobby space for guests to use for business, leisure or time to themselves. They will be stylish, modern, comfortable and welcoming with all day menus for light bites and meals and full access to technology from Wi-Fi to power points. The brand's partnership with THANN, a producer of natural skincare amenities, is elevating the guest bath experience. Formulated through artful natural therapy and modern dermatological science, the THANN amenities are made from high quality raw materials and botanicals and presented in imaginative packaging. Reflecting the transformative change, Marriott Hotels is in the midst of a multi-year global marketing campaign called “Travel Brilliantly,” a bold move amplifying the brand’s dedication to leading the future of travel. The dynamic campaign reflects the lifestyle of the next generation of travelers, who seamlessly blend work and play in a mobile and global world.

For more information or reservations, please contact Shunde Marriott Hotel at 86 757 2989 8888 or visit www.shundemarriott.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, 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.

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 leading lodging global company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013.  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

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12/16/2014

London Marriott Hotel Park Lane Set to Raise the Bar for Mayfair Hotels

Long Marriott Hotel Park LaneLONDON - December 16, 2014 - London Marriott Hotel Park Lane is set to complete an extensive renovation in June 2015 as part of the repositioning of the hotel to represent the best of Marriott in London and to be the hotel of choice in Mayfair. 

Housed within a Grade II listed property, London Marriott Hotel Park Lane will epitomise Mayfair elegance, with views over Hyde Park, opulent guestroom accommodation and luxurious public areas befitting of the prestigious address.

The interiors of London Marriott Hotel Park Lane are currently undergoing a complete transformation. RPW Design is responsible for the plans that extend to all 152 bedrooms, the introduction of five new suites and a redesign of the lobby, Executive Lounge and meeting rooms.

Nicolas Kipper, the newly appointed General Manager, comments: “We aim to compete with the best hotels in London with an exclusive and unique Marriott offering. The new design, an increased suite count, an elevated service and an enhanced in-room offering, will make us even more appealing to the luxury market.”

The new layout of rooms will include entrance lobbies and will be decorated in soft shades of white, dove grey and lavender. Materials such as leather, silk, solid wood and bookmatched marble are to be used throughout.

RPW Design’s Managing Director Jan Wilson said: “Our designs aim to bring out the English Heritage of the Francis Verity designed historic building extending its intimate feel and residential character into the hotel’s interior. Elegantly designed rooms and public spaces will have all the facilities expected in a leading luxury hotel.”

Impeccable attention to detail of the hotel’s interior will be matched with quintessentially British touches. A collection of British artwork features throughout the hotel and Royal Warrant holder suppliers include Edward Goodyear handpicked wild flowers and Floris bathroom amenities.

The guest experience will be elevated with the introduction of a signature arrival and bespoke personal service. Cutting edge technology will be offered with Apple products throughout, bluetooth LCD screen TVs and mobile check-in.

The transformation of the interiors follows the opening of Lanes of London restaurant at the hotel in January 2014.  The Club offers a serene retreat complete with steam room, state-of-the-art gym equipment and the only pool on Park Lane. Plans for renovations of The Club are set to be announced.

Prices will start from £399 inc. VAT

London Marriott Hotel Park Lane, 140 Park Lane, Mayfair W1K 7AA

LondonMarriottParkLane.co.uk; +44 (0)20 7493 7000

About London Marriott Hotel Park Lane
Set in Mayfair on the prestigious Park Lane, just minutes away from London's famous shopping streets and restaurants, with newly designed interiors London Marriott Hotel Park Lane will represent the best of Marriott in London. Set to be the hotel of choice in Mayfair, London Marriott Hotel Park Lane will offer opulent guestroom accommodation with a residential feel, in the form of 152 rooms and suites, with views over Hyde Park and Marble Arch. Guests in the suites enjoy complimentary access to the Executive Lounge. Lanes of London restaurant and bar offers a celebration of British classics and international flavours in a welcoming environment, with a private entrance making it a destination in its own right.  The Club is a serene retreat complete with the only pool on Park Lane and state-of-the-art gym equipment. Three meeting rooms with natural daylight make up 120sqm of dedicated conferencing space on one level.

About RPW Design
Established in 1988, RPW Design is one of the world’s leading hospitality interior design practices specialising in the creation of stunningly individual interiors. While varied in context, function and budget, all their projects are characterised by a coherence and an elegance that results from a fully collaborative design process. RPW Design’s portfolio of experience includes The Royal Suite at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, London; The Infinity Suite at The Langham Hotel, London and Hotel Okura, Amsterdam.

For further press information or images please contact:
Anita Gryson, Clare Gillespie and Calum Donoghue at LUCHFORD APM
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7631 1000; Firstname.surname@luchfordapm.com

12/15/2014

Marriott Hotels Debuts its Third Hotel on China's Beautiful Tropical Hainan Island - Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay

Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai BayThe brand new Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay opens with the first Goji Kitchen in Southern China.

Sanya, December 15, 2014 – Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is proud to announce the opening of its third hotel under the flagship Marriott Hotels brand in Hainan Province, China – Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay. The 458-room resort hotel sits at the foot of the picturesque Luhuitou Mountain and overlooks the beachfront and ocean. The hotel features two iconic buildings landscaped around four outdoor pools including one infinity-edged pool, luxuriant tropical gardens and a grand seafront lawn, plus the debut of an exciting new Marriott dining concept in China. Download images.

Sanya poolKnown as the ‘Hawaii of China’, Sanya is China’s most popular tropical resort destination, with an idyllic year-round climate. Located off the southern coast of China, Hainan boasts pristine white-sand beaches and rainforests, superb tourist attractions and duty free shopping, and is the perfect destination for family vacations and dream weddings. Dadonghai Bay is a spectacular crescent-shaped beach set against the forested backdrop of Lu Hui Tou Mountain, and is the closest resort destination to Sanya City.       

Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay was designed by internationally acclaimed architecture firm John Portman & Associates, and comprises a stunning new building plus a refurbished Executive Wing (to be opened in first quarter of 2016), formerly the Shanhaitian Hotel. The hotel is just a short drive from the attractions of downtown Sanya, plus popular tourist sites including Nanshan Temple, Luhuitou Park and Ya No Da Tropical Rainforest Park.

"At Marriott International we are proud to be opening our 74th Marriott International Hotel across six brands in China, taking the total number of properties in China under the iconic Marriott Hotels brand to 18 properties. The 4th quarter of 2014 have been an exceptional time for Marriott in Hainan, with the opening of our first Marriott business hotel in the capital Haikou, and then this beautiful resort hotel at Dadonghai Bay in sunny Sanya," said Mr. Henry Lee, Greater China Chief Operations Officer for Marriott International.

Mr. Tao Zhou, Chief Executive Officer of Luneng Group Hotel Management Co. said, "Luneng is proud to present the spectacular Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay which includes the largest Kids’ Club in Sanya and the first Goji Kitchen in Southern China, which is an exciting debut concept for Marriott hotels. It is our honor to partner with Marriott International and we look forward to continuing our strategic partnership to help develop Hainan as a true international tourism destination." 

Overlooking the ocean at the base of a mountain blanketed by tropical rainforest, Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay combines modern luxury and easy access to pristine natural beauty. The master design concept conceived by US-based architecture studio AECOM and vibrant interiors by renowned design specialists HBA, drew inspiration from the natural surroundings, and are designed to provide guests with optimal views of the splendid sunsets and sunrises over Dadonghai Bay.

The New Wing offers 292 elegant and spacious rooms and suites, each showcasing scenic mountain or ocean vistas. A large bathroom accessorized with Thann amenities invites guests to linger and spoil themselves. The opening of the refurbished Executive Wing in the first quarter of 2016 will add a further 166 oversized rooms and suites with private balconies starting from 56 sqm.

With more than 1,747 sqm of functional meeting space including a pillar-less Grand Ballroom that can accommodate up to 880 people, plus an outdoor terrace and an expansive seafront lawn, this will be an ideal venue for conferences, meetings and other memorable events. Sanya is increasingly popular for weddings and honeymoons, and the hotel’s wedding pavilion on the seafront lawn with backdrops of the tropical shoreline make it perfect for a dream destination wedding.

Hotel guests can enjoy a diversity of local and international dining and leisure options at five restaurants, a lounge bar and pastry shop and pastry shop, including the first Goji Kitchen in Southern China. This flexible micro-concept incorporates the latest design and technology to enable variations to its walls and partitions that alter the look and feel of the venue to suit different dining needs and moods. The Lounge is a relaxing place to enjoy locally inspired cocktails, specialty drinks and Chinese teas, and The China Baking Company is a modern adaptation of a traditional Hong Kong bakery. Opening in early 2016, Man Ho Chinese Restaurant will serve authentic Shandong cuisine, and Smoki Moto will be a specialty Korean barbeque and Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant with a fresh, cosmopolitan ambience.

The two buildings of Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay feature four outdoor swimming pools stylishly arranged around the beachfront gardens. The infinity pool is part of a natural break between the two buildings, and includes shaded swimming areas with poolside palm trees and tropical foliage. In addition, a lap pool merges into the longest water feature in Sanya that runs along the seafront. Families will enjoy a dedicated kids pool connected to the adult pool at the lower level beside the beach and ocean.

Junior guests can spend quality time at the largest indoor Kids Club of any hotel in Sanya. Offering more than 700 sqm of naturally lit playing and education spaces for young guests plus an active space with an exhilarating slide ride and an exterior kids’ corner. When fully completed, the hotel will also offer a deluxe Health Club, with a 24-hour Fitness Center offering superb ocean views, male and female dry sauna rooms, snooker room and table tennis room, a full-service SPA and a Water Sports Center.

Marriott Hotel's constantly evolving concept to connect with Next Gen travelers’ embraces the future in an increasingly mobile and globalized world. The brand's partnership with THANN products, a range that combines natural ingredients with contemporary design, is a reflection of a soaring demand for tranquility and authentic ingredients. With the exclusive Marriott Mobile app, check-in and check-out couldn't be simpler. Marriott Rewards members receive a push notification on their mobile devices alerting them that they can check-in and an automatic confirmation when their room is ready. At the end of their stays, guests receive a push notification alerting them that mobile checkout is available. Pioneering the way forward for the future of new branded Marriott hotels, Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay brings together all these innovative Marriott elements, setting a new standard for international business hotels across China.

For more information or reservations, please call Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay at +86 898 8821 1688 or visit sanyamarriottdadonghaibay.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, 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.

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 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013.  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

Connect with jane.cai@marriott.com; 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