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04/27/2015

AC Hotel Miami Beach Partners with Local Spirits Guru Jen Massolo to Launch Innovative Beverage, Food and Lifestyle Program

Jen MassoloPatrons to Enjoy Inspired Batched Cocktails, Locally-Sourced Products, a Spanish inspired Wines-by-the-glass and Tapas Menu, and More

Miami, Fla., April 27, 2015 – Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today the launch of the AC Hotel Miami Beach’s “Miami CULTure Project,” a collaboration program with Miami artists and influencers.
Pictured: Jen Massolo, photo credit: Mary Beth Koeth

“Beyond the sun, beach and Art Deco lined streets, there is something special in the air that makes Miami a culture of its own,” said Toni Stoeckl, VP Lifestyle Brands of Marriott International, Inc. “With this program, AC Hotel Miami Beach will look to capture Miami’s essence and bring an authentic experience to guests through the voices and creativity of its people.”

AC Hotel Miami Beach has partnered with local spirits guru Jennifer Massolo, Founder of The Liquid Projects.  Massolo will lend her lauded expertise to design the innovative beverage, food and lifestyle program for the European-based hotel brand, set to open in Spring 2015 at 29th Street and Collins Avenue.

Based on her over 20 years in the industry, Massolo will develop a creative beverage and food concept that will reflect the local offerings of Miami while embracing AC Hotels’ Spanish roots.  Conveyed through the AC Lounge, the heart of the hotel’s experience, guests and locals will gather in a vibrant, yet laid-back environment to drink and dine, day or night.

According to Massolo, “The beverage and food program will have a local focus with many of the vendors sourced from regional artisans, such as Miami Smokers and Florida-based brewers. While the craft cocktail program will embrace an array of the finest local and international craft spirits, utilizing the freshest ingredients and garnishes, the bar will also integrate the highly efficient and modernized process of batching.” The movement towards batched cocktails, a method that mirrors AC Hotel’s “no-nonsense” approach without compromising quality and innovation, ensures precision in composition.

The beverage program will feature several nods to Spanish culture while incorporating current national trends.  A vast wines-by-the-glass program will allow for ample pairing opportunities with the brand’s signature Spanish-style tapas menu and will include interesting additions, such as Sherry and Vermouth, and two sizes of pours. Massolo will also look to offer an abundance of world whiskies and a gin and tonic menu.

Like the hotel itself, the relaxed, yet sophisticated atmosphere of the AC Lounge will be a go-to destination for guests and locals seeking a welcoming environment to meet over craft drinks and flavorful bites. At the helm of the lounge, the AC Culturalist, will serve as head bartender providing guests with perfectly poured cocktails and local insights. The hotel also plans to work with Massolo on developing the program for the rooftop pool deck and for the unique, third floor outdoor lounge that will include ping pong, billiards, bocce ball and movie screenings under the stars.

The seven story, 150-room property is developed in partnership with Miami’s Robert Finvarb Companies. The design-led hotel, inspired by the fashion houses of Milan, will blend European style and simple lines to create a comfortable atmosphere for guests. Miami-based Kobi Karp Architecture will bring the vision to life, providing an energetic vibe in the hotel while still encouraging exploration of the city beyond four walls. The AC Lounge, Kitchen and Library offer communal, multi-functional spaces for work and play. Additional amenities include a fitness center and 270 square feet of meeting space. On-site parking, complimentary Wi-Fi, a vibrant rooftop pool and beach access will round out the hotels offerings.

To learn more about AC Hotels by Marriott or to book your inspired experience at AC Hotel Miami Beach, please visit http://www.marriott.com/ac-hotels/travel.mi.

AC Hotels by Marriott is a lifestyle brand within the Marriott International global portfolio of 19 brands. AC Hotels currently offers a portfolio of more than 75 hotels throughout Spain, Italy, Portugal and France, along with New Orleans and Kansas City.  More than 50 additional hotels are expected to open within the next three years throughout the U.S. and Latin America.

Marriott International’s luxury and lifestyle brands portfolio currently includes The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, EDITION, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, AC Hotels by Marriott and Moxy Hotels. Accounting for approximately 25 percent of the company’s system-wide pipeline, Marriott expects to add more than 200 luxury and lifestyle hotel projects over the next several years, reflecting over $15 billion of investment by the company’s owners and franchisees.

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 $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands, including: The Ritz-Carlton®, BVLGARI®, 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 Hotels®. 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 49 million members. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visitwww.marriottnewscenter.com.

NOTE: The statements about the expected future growth of AC Hotels by Marriott and Marriott’s luxury and lifestyle portfolio, and the amount of anticipated investment by owners and franchisees, are “forward looking statements" within the meaning of federal securities laws, not historical facts, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including supply and demand changes for hotel rooms; competitive conditions in the lodging industry; relationships with clients and property owners; the availability of capital to finance hotel growth; and other risk factors identified in Marriott International, Inc.'s most recent annual report on Form 10-K; any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by our statements. These statements are made as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Connect with verona.carter@marriott.com

04/09/2015

Renaissance® Hotels’ Signature Global Music Experience Kicks-Off Its Sixth Year

LaRoux explores the secrets of Palm Springs and plays an intimate gig in the desert at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and SpaNew Billboard Partnership Expands Audience – Features Emerging Talent

Tove Lo, A-Trak, AWOLNATION, and The Lone Bellow Confirmed for Renaissance’s Navigator Live TV Series

Renaissance Hotels continues commitment to provide culture-seeking travelers with multi-media access to new music and unexpected hotel experiences

A-TrakBethesda, MD, USA – APRIL 9, 2015 – Renaissance Hotels (www.renhotels.com) is known around the world for helping the next generation of business travelers to discover unexpected cultural experiences. Today, the brand announced the sixth year of a 360° multi-platform, music program with newly added partner Billboard, the leading global source for charts, news, trends and innovations in music. Download images.

The partnership deepens Renaissance Hotels’ commitment to providing guests around the world with unconventional travel memories, through direct and on-the-go access to music, live entertainment, behind-the-scenes festival coverage, exclusive event access, artist meet-and-greets, social media ticket giveaways and more. Billboard joins existing exclusive media partners AXS TV and AXS.com, which are part of AEG, one of the world’s leading presenters of sports and entertainment.

Aaron BrunoRenaissance Hotels is committed to embracing and showcasing new talent and music as it breaks. The lifestyle brand actively seeks out newly-discovered artists from around the world and has introduced its guests to more than 50 musicians, including Bruno Mars, Robin Thicke, Janelle Monae, Solange Knowles, Jamie Cullum, Gavin DeGraw, Robyn, GROUPLOVE, Walk The Moon and Kodaline.

The newly-formed partnership with Billboard also supports the second year of Navigator Live – a live event series and television show that invites guests and viewers to explore different cities through the eyes of touring musicians – the ultimate modern business traveler. This year’s series features arobust artist line up including Tove Lo, A-Trak, AWOLNATION, and The Lone Bellow who will perform live at various Renaissance Hotels in the US, sharing their personally-curated guides to the best local city finds and discoveries along the way that inspire their music and creativity. The Navigator Live is produced in collaboration with AEG and aired on AXS TV. Season 1 of The Lone BellowThe Navigator Live TV series is currently airing on AXS TV, featuring:

  • LaRoux, April 15, 12:00 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT
  • Capital Cities, April 22, 12:00 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT
  • St. Lucia, April 29, 12:00 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT

“We are in our sixth year of creating multi-media entertainment guest experiences, dedicated to supporting emerging musicians and to providing opportunities for our guests to discover, share and engage with new music as it breaks. Our initiatives extend beyond simply offering music in our Capital Citieshotels – we are dedicated to giving our guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with artists and create unexpected experiences that makes an average business trip something to write home about,” said Dan Vinh, Vice President Marketing, Renaissance Hotels. “This year we’re excited to add to our program one of the music industry’s leading forces – Billboard – as we launch the second year of The Navigator Live TV series with four confirmed emerging acts, innovative social media experiences and backstage access at key festivals. Be on the lookout for even more announcements coming soon.”

LaRoux“At Billboard, we are always striving for inventive ways to support emerging artists and connect with fans in the most engaging way and in the most beautiful and unexpected settings,” said John Amato, co-president, Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter. “We believe that Renaissance Hotels has taken a unique approach to support up-and-coming artists and tell their stories via intimate live experiences and behind-the-scenes access. This partnership will provide an even more powerful, innovative and far-reaching platform for new music, artist-made content and engagement.”

A-Trak, the Grammy-nominated Canadian producer and DJ, will kick off season 2 of The Navigator Live series with a live in-hotel performance this spring.

Tove Lo, AWOLNATION, and The Lone Bellow are set to follow with live shows throughout the coming months at key Renaissance Hotels. Additional artists will be added to the line-up in the coming months.

St LuciaDedicated to giving guests access to the hottest emerging musicians today, Renaissance Hotels and Billboard are going on the road this music festival season to provide behind-the-scenes content via Billboard Studios. Billboard Studios is the hub where festival artists and talent share their personal stories about their current album, career, the music festival scene, and upcoming tours. Billboard editors will host exclusive video interviews and interactive experiences with today’s biggest names in music.

Tove LoThe Billboard Studios powered by Renaissance Hotels will take place on property at Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa, the host hotel during Coachella (April 10-11) and on festival grounds at BottleRock (May 29-31 in Napa Valley), Governor’s Ball (June 5-7 in New York City), Firefly (June 18-21 in Dover, Delaware) and Lollapalooza (July 31-August 2 in Chicago). Exclusive artist interviews and other related content from the studios will be streamed on Billboard.com and Billboard social channels, on www.youtube.com/renhotels and in-room at Renaissance properties.

Consumers and Marriott Rewards® members will be given the chance to attend both The Navigator Live events and festivals by participating in Billboard and Renaissance Hotels social media competitions that will run prior to each event. These tickets will include VIP experiences such as exclusive behind-the-scenes access and artist meet-and-greets. 

Guests can book a stay and check out the full line up of performances and promotions planned throughout the year at Renaissance Hotels by visiting www.renhotels.com, www.facebook.com/renhotels, and AXS.com. Renaissance Hotels’ Navigators, the brand’s local neighborhood experts, will have their own exclusive access to AEG’s AXS.com ticketing platform so guests can gain last-minute direct access to select AEG promoted concerts, sporting events, and more. Guests of the hotel who are enrolled in the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards®, are able to earn points during their hotel stays that can be redeemed for free holidays, flights, hotel rooms and merchandise.

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A-TRAK:
Originally from Montreal and currently splitting time between New York and Los Angeles, A-Trak is well known for building links between hip hop and electronic music. After spending years as Kanye West’s tour DJ and consigliere, he founded the celebrated record label Fool’s Gold in 2007 and developed the careers of artists including Kid Cudi, Danny Brown and Flosstradamus. Through Fool’s Gold, he cemented his reputation as a cultural curator, breaking down bygone rules of the record industry, paving the way for a new wave of independents and helping to make electronic music a dominating force all over the world.

 

AWOLNATION:
The musical project of Aaron Bruno, AWOLNATION recently released their highly anticipated new studio album Run. Written, performed and produced entirely by Bruno, the end result is a finely tuned musical masterwork led by the electric new single “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf).” AWOLNATION released their gold-certified debut album in 2011. An alternative music revelation, Megalithic Symphony became an astonishing success resonating with fans around the world. Their multi-platinum hit single “Sail,” a redefining global anthem, is the second longest charting song in the Billboard Hot 100's 55-year history, amassing hundreds of millions of video views and streaming plays online while charting worldwide.

THE LONE BELLOW:
Southern-born, Brooklyn-based band The Lone Bellow is made up of Zach Williams, Brian Elmquist and Kanene Pipkin. Together, they have created a sound that mixes folk sincerity, gospel fervor, and even heavy metal thunder, but the heart of the band is harmony: three voices united in a lone bellow. Their latest album, Then Came The Morning, produced by Aaron Dessner of The National, opens with a crest of churchly piano, a patter of drums and a fanfare of voices harmonizing like a sunrise. Their current single, Take My Love, is rising up the Triple A ranks and they are headed out on festival dates, radio shows and a full blown headlining tour in support of the album release, a collection of songs cited by Wall Street Journal as the best album of 2015 so far.

TOVE LO:
Swedish pop sensation Tove Lo has seen her career take off since the release of her triple platinum debut single “Habits (Stay High)”.  It peaked at #1 on the Billboard Pop Airplay Chart and iTunes Alternative Chart while her debut album “Queen of the Clouds” has been praised as ‘the best pop album of 2014’ by Stereogum and ‘one of the year’s strongest pop releases’ by TIME Magazine.  She has performed on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, TBS’ Conan, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, CBS’ The Late Show with David Letterman, and ABC’s Good Morning America.

RENAISSANCE HOTELS:
Renaissance Hotels encourages guests to Live Life to DiscoverSM at 160 hotels in over 35 countries around the world. Each hotel is unique and every stay offers an opportunity to explore local discoveries exclusive to the destination. At Renaissance Hotels, we believe that every guest is a storyteller and we aim to deliver with unexpected experiences meant to be shared.. Our signature events in our lobbies, bars and lounges are designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, mixology and culinary and more to inspire new discovery. Renaissance Navigators are neighborhood experts who are ready to assist guests in discovering true local flavors and activities. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting, rooted in creative sensory meeting design and custom-curated local Navigator excursions and networking events. At Renaissance Hotels, we work to ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. Renaissance Hotels believes that since you spend your life working, you should discover the world as you go. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com.  For upcoming events visit www.renhotels.com/events.Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/RenHotels. Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/RenHotels. Like us on Instagram www.instagram/RenHotels.

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 $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.

BILLBOARD:
Billboard is the world’s most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com which is the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike.

AEG:
AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, owns or is affiliated with a collection of companies including over 100 of the world’s preeminent facilities such as STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, CA), StubHub Center (Carson, CA), Best Buy Theater (Times Square, New York, NY), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), Allphones Arena (Sydney, Australia) and The O2 arena and entertainment district (London, England). Developed by AEG, L.A. LIVE is a 4-million square foot / $3 billion downtown Los Angeles sports and entertainment district featuring Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Club Nokia and a 54-story, 1001-room convention "headquarters" destination. In addition to overseeing privately held management shares of the Los Angeles Lakers, assets of AEG Sports include franchises such as the LA Kings, LA Galaxy, Houston Dynamo and the Amgen Tour of California cycling stage race. Along with AEG Facilities, other global divisions include AEG Live, the world’s second-largest concert promotion and touring companies comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special-event divisions and AEG Global Partnerships, responsible for worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships, naming rights and other strategic partnerships. In 2010, AEG launched its AEG 1EARTH environmental program featuring the industry's first sustainability report, while in 2011, AEG introduced AXS, a comprehensive entertainment platform serving as the company’s primary consumer brand including AXS Ticketing, which provides fans the opportunity to purchase tickets directly from their favorite venues via a user-friendly ticketing interface, Examiner.com and the AXS TV network. AEG are partners in AXS TV, along with Mark Cuban, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS, and AXS.com is owned and operated by a partnership between Cirque du Soleil and AEG. For additional information, visit www.aegworldwide.com.

Contacts:
Verona Carter                            Dara Toulch                      Kaitlyn Kurosky, PR for Billboard
verona.carter@marriott.com       dara@ballantinespr.com     kaitlyn@high10media.com
305.753.2914                              310.454.3080                      212.918.2040

03/04/2015

Renaissance Hotels and Indiewalls Give Guests a New Way to Experience "The Art of Discovery"

Art-of-DiscoveryExclusive Partnership Turns Hotels into Galleries for Top International Artists

Bethesda, Md., USA – March 5, 2015 – In keeping with Renaissance Hotels’ belief that every traveler should always Live Life to Discover, the lifestyle brand announced today a new chapter in its “The Art of Discovery,” an artistic collaboration started last year with The Creative Coalition.

This year’s art project has been curated by Indiewalls, the company founded by Gavriel Wolf in order to create custom art programs that connect local artists with commercial properties (boutique hotels, restaurants, corporate offices), thus bringing vibrant artwork to those public spaces.

Eight international artists were hand selected by Indiewalls and commissioned to create a piece for key Renaissance Hotels that embodies “The Art of Discovery” through the lens of exploration, adventure and the innate creativity of the human spirit. Each artist’s work was then transferred to vinyl, and installed on a windowpane at the entryway of each of the 159 Renaissance Hotels around the world.

“Every individual Renaissance Hotel has selected the artist’s work that best personifies its unique character, personality and history,” as Toni Stoeckl, Vice President of Marriott International Lifestyle Brands, explains, “We want our guests to see something new and interesting when they walk into our hotels, which hopefully excites them and sparks conversation.”

The artists selected for the project include Suyeon Na from Korea; Geoff Kim of the Netherlands; Danielle Siegenbaum, Stephanie Ng and Joseph Meloy from the United States; Alberto Seveso from the United Kingdom; Jenya Vyguzov of Russia; and Vicky Chan from Hong Kong.

About Renaissance Hotels:
Renaissance Hotels encourages guests to Live Life to Discover at more than 155 hotels in 35 countries around the world. Expecting to open at least one hotel per month this year, the brand should reach nearly near 170 hotels in 40 countries by the end of 2014. Each hotel is unique and every stay offers an opportunity to explore local discoveries exclusive to the destination. At every hotel, Renaissance Navigators are local experts ready to assist guests in discovering local flavors and activities. Signature RLife LIVE entertainment events are designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, culinary and more to inspire discovery. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting rooted in creative sensory meeting design, RLife LIVE networking events and custom curated local Navigator excursions. At Renaissance Hotels, we work to ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. You spend your life working; you should discover the world as you go. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com.

Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/RenHotels
Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/RenHotels

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, including: Marriott Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Bulgari, EDITION, Renaissance, Gaylord Hotels, Autograph Collection, AC Hotels by Marriott, Moxy Hotels, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Protea Hotels, Marriott Executive Apartments and Marriott Vacation Club. Marriott has more than 361,000 people working worldwide at managed or franchised properties and corporate offices. 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 49 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.

Contact:
Verona Carter
verona.carter@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
 

11/20/2014

Renaissance Dallas Hotel Announces the Grand Opening of New LEED Silver Certified Premium Venue and Event Space

City_View_Terrace_8851Features state-of-the art ballrooms, farm-to-fire family style catering program and a rooftop terrace with a skyline view of Downtown Dallas.

November 13, 2014− The Renaissance Dallas Hotel will unveil multi-million dollar innovative, modern event and meeting spaces, during its by invitation only grand opening celebration on November 20th. One of sixteen family-owned properties within the JWM Family Enterprises portfolio of hotels, J.W. Marriott, Jr. and John W. Marriott III, along with executives of the Marriott and Renaissance brand, will host a night of discoveries unveiling "A New Standard of Style". The evening will include an avant-garde fashion presentation by Jan Strimple accompanied by tunes from Celebrity DJ Brandon Olds among other surprises. Concepting Celebrity Chef Dean James Max along with his culinary team including Renaissance Dallas Executive Chef Frank Quant and Asador's Executive Chef Brad Phillips will feature action stations showcasing the hotel's farm-to-fire cuisine. 

"We are excited to share our innovative and versatile venue with our clients, industry partners and the City of Dallas," said Mark Woelffer, General Manager, Renaissance Dallas. "Our grand opening celebration will prove to be one that guests will remember and definitely set a new standard of style for the event industry."

Located at 2222 N. Stemmons Freeway, the Renaissance Dallas' new 50,000 square feet of meeting and event space includes a 16,000 square-foot technologically advanced Grand Ballroom accommodating up to 1,500 guests. The Grand Ballroom space bodes modern décor, 24-foot vaulted ceilings, skylight crystal chandeliers, a state-of-the art lighting and sound system with remote controlled screens, and window shades allowing natural light during the day. The event space also features linen-less rectangular tables seating 8-10, easily accessible direct load in capabilities and a separate valet entrance for event guests.

The most unique space within the hotels' addition is the 10,000 square foot City View Terrace offering expansive views of the Downtown Dallas skyline. Interior space include 6,000 square feet of event space with floor to ceiling windows and 4,000 square feet of outdoor terrace with a retractable canopy, ambient lighting and city views.

The new addition to the hotel is certified LEED Standard Silver, a cornerstone to the Renaissance Dallas' commitment to sustainability and care for the environment.

In addition to the new venue and event space, the event-catering food and beverage program is just as exceptional. Concepting Chef Dean Max and Executive Chef Brad Phillips provide the hotel with a variety of seasonal options for events, keeping the quality of food his highest priority. The catering program mirrors that of the hotel's recognized award-winning restaurant, Asador. Taking inspiration from the changing seasons, the food and craft cocktail options for events change four times per year and include fresh, organic and locally-sourced products. A family-style service, giving events a more casual-modern feel yet with the same quality service, is also an option for events of any size. 

"We will provide our customers with healthier products processed in a safe environment.  Our focus on localism has multiple benefits," said Chef Dean Max. "First, it is important to our local groups that appreciate us keeping the business in our community with people they know and trust.  Secondly, our out-of-town guests who are in continuous meetings can now explore the tastes of this region through a culinary experience."

What has been a landmark hotel in the City of Dallas for more than 30 years, the Renaissance Dallas is poised and ready to invite Dallas' social and corporate event clients to experience something new and imaginative. Bookings through 2016 have already begun and as the hotel embarks on the newest chapter in its history, they usher in a new season of event discoveries.

About Renaissance Dallas
Welcome to the most iconic luxury hotel in Dallas, Texas. The award-winning Renaissance Dallas Hotel is centrally located in Dallas Market Center near the West End Entertainment District, American Airlines Center, and Dallas Convention Center. Remarkable architecture, newly renovated guest rooms, upscale amenities and breathtaking views of the city's skyline makes this Renaissance a standout among Dallas luxury hotels. Experience well-appointed executive suites and club floor accommodations that offer breakfast and evening hors d'oeuvres in our Club Lounge, as well as modern event facilities and high-tech meeting rooms. Inside this contemporary Dallas hotel, Executive Chef Brad Phillips reigns at Asador, preparing modern American cuisine with a Latin flare and a farm-to-fire approach. Renaissance Dallas Executive Chef Frank Quant brings the same seasonal approach to the event catering cuisine. The comfort and convenience of this Dallas luxury hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travelers. It's everything you would expect a Renaissance Hotel in Dallas to be and more.
 
About Renaissance Hotels
Renaissance Hotels encourages guests to Live Life to Discover℠ at more than 155 hotels in 35 countries around the world.  Each hotel is unique and every stay offers an opportunity to explore local discoveries exclusive to the destination.  At every hotel, Renaissance Navigators are local experts ready to assist guests in discovering local flavors and activities.  Signature RLife LIVE entertainment events are designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, culinary and more to inspire discovery. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting rooted in creative sensory meeting design, RLife LIVE networking events and custom curated local Navigator excursions.  At Renaissance Hotels, we work to ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. You spend your life working; you should discover the world as you go. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/RenHotels. Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/RenHotels.

Connect with verona.carter@marriott.com

 

 

11/06/2014

Renaissance Hotels and E! Brasil Celebrate the "Discovery" of the Newest Brazilian Design Talents

Renaissance-and-E!-Brasil-CelebrationThe elite of the international fashion industry was in attendance to celebrate Fashion Week in São Paulo and a performance by Casa de Criadores

São Paulo, Brazil – November 6, 2014 – Renaissance Hotels (www.renhotels.com), Marriott International’s lifestyle brand known for inspiring its guests to Live Life to Discover®, in partnership with E! Brasil celebrated a night of fashion discoveries with special-edition fashion performance by design group, Casa de Criadores, highlighting Brazil’s budding design talent during the biggest week in fashion in Latin America.  [Download images.] Taking place in the stunning Renaissance São Paulo Hotel, models sauntered through the lobby presenting vanguard looks from the fall/winter 2015 collections by the following designers: 

  • Ale Brito
  • Arnaldo Ventura
  • Fernando Cozendey
  • Gustavo Carvalho
  • Karin Feller
  • Martins Paulo
  • Nosotros
  • Rober Dognani
  • Walério Araújo
  • Weider Silveiro

Renaissance Discovery 4“São Paulo is one of the largest culture and art centers in Latin America and is home to the largest fashion week in the Southern Hemisphere, Renaissance Hotels wants to invite guests from Latin America and the world to discover what makes Fashion Week in São Paulo such a world class  event in the city and the region,” said Tina Edmundson, Global  Officer for Luxury and Lifestyle Brands at Marriott International Inc.

Johnny Luxo, the featured DJ of the event, is a regular headliner at renowned São Paulo nightclubs such as Gloria and Yatch, and is known as a local celebrity in the Brazilian fashion and night club scene.

Guests dined on delectable bites from the newly launched “Taste of São Paulo” menu featuring local flavors and organic ingredients sourced from local vendors and producers.  Chef Gayber Silveira curated a tasteful menu to match the high fashion and energy of the evening. 

ABOUT RENAISSANCE HOTELS
Renaissance Hotels encourages guests to Live Life to Discover(SM) at 157 hotels in 35 countries around the world. Each hotel is unique and every stay offers an opportunity to explore local discoveries exclusive to the destination. At every hotel, Renaissance Navigators are local experts ready to assist guests in discovering local flavors and activities. Renaissance entertainment events are designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, culinary and more to inspire discovery. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting rooted in creative sensory meeting design, networking events and custom curated local Navigator excursions. At Renaissance Hotels, we work to ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. You spend your life working; you should discover the world as you go. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/RenHotels. Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/RenHotels. Explore with us on www.Instagram.com/RenHotels

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10/14/2014

Renaissance Hotels and The Creative Coalition Launch of "The Art of Discovery"

Art of DiscoveryPhotographed by Jeff Vespa, Edited by Robin Bronk, Designed and Art Directed by Nancy Rouemy  

New Literary Project Captures Moments of Discovery from World’s Most Celebrated Artists

New York, Oct. 14, 2014 In a world where we’re pressed for time and inspiration, moments of discovery have become a most precious gift. Today, The Creative Coalition and Renaissance Hotels join forces to encourage consumers to think about their own personal moments of discovery with the official launch of the new book, “The Art of Discovery.” The literary and photographic project beautifully captures that singular moment in time that can act as a personal muse, featuring 100 beloved celebrity portraits shot by renowned photographer Jeff Vespa accompanied by insightful stories edited by The Creative Coalition's CEO Robin Bronk. “The Art of Discovery” design and art direction were created by typographer and award-winning art director Nancy Rouemy of We Live Type Ltd.

Renaissance - The Art of DiscoveryAvailable on amazon.com, the book takes readers on a journey from Jane Lynch’s  very first stage debut to Kurt Russell revealing the most sacred details of the first few hours of his newborn son’s life, “The Art of Discovery” is a collection of revelations from the world’s most beloved artists and entertainers who share the most heartwarming moments of their lives.  Other featured luminaries include actor and President of The Creative Coalition Tim Daly, Adam Driver, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jonathan Groff, Ethan Hawke, Anna Kendrick, Jared Leto, John Leguizamo, Jeremy Renner, Seth Rogen, Mark Ruffalo, Gabourey Sidibe, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Watts, Forest Whitaker, Shailene Woodley, and others.

“After months of carefully curating thousands of stills and hours of inspirational storytelling, we are   proud to debut this powerful piece,” said Robin Bronk, editor of the book and CEO of The Creative Coalition, the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community.  “The Creative Coalition found an ideal sponsor in discovery with Renaissance Hotels, and it is our hope that this book, full of deeply personal stories – many that have never been revealed publicly – will encourage readers in their own pursuit of discovery.”

The book, published by Rizzoli, is available now on Amazon.com will be celebrated at a star-studded gala tonight at Marquee in New York City. A portion of book sales will go to support the arts education advocacy programs of The Creative Coalition.

“It’s incredible to think of how the creative arts – music, photography, film, and more – can be so poignant in our lives, whether we’re actors, artists or business-traveling road warriors,” said Toni Stoeckl, vice president of lifestyle brands for Marriott International, Inc. “Renaissance Hotels invested in this project as part of our ongoing brand promise to ‘Live Life to Discover.’ Just like today’s next-generation lifestyle business traveler hopes to make time to discover even when on the road, we hope to inspire our guests to ignite their own curiosity and make discoveries through the arts as they canvas the globe.”

“The Art of Discovery” book is available for $45.00 USD at major book retailers, as well as online via amazon.com. For more information please visit renhotels.com/theartofdiscovery or thecreativecoalition.org.

Capture Your Personal Moment of Discovery

This fall, The Creative Coalition and Renaissance Hotels proudly invite consumers to share their personal stories of inspiration for a chance to win an “Art of Discovery” experience of their own. One lucky winner and a guest will be travel to Southern California for a stay at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa and an exclusive photo shoot with celebrity photographer Jeff Vespa, capturing their very own moment of discovery. 

Share your moment of discovery at renhotels.com/theartofdiscovery and online via  #ArtofDiscovery.

ABOUT RENAISSANCE HOTELS 
Renaissance Hotels encourages guests to Live Life to Discover(SM) at 157 hotels in 35 countries around the world. Each hotel is unique and every stay offers an opportunity to explore local discoveries exclusive to the destination. At every hotel, Renaissance Navigators are local experts ready to assist guests in discovering local flavors and activities. Renaissance entertainment events are designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, culinary and more to inspire discovery. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting rooted in creative sensory meeting design, networking events and custom curated local Navigator excursions. At Renaissance Hotels, we work to ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. You spend your life working; you should discover the world as you go. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/RenHotels. Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/RenHotels. Explore with us on www.Instagram.com/RenHotels

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jeff Vespa is a photographer and the CEO and founder of Verge. He is also one of the cofounders of WireImage, the largest entertainment photo agency in the world. He was previously the editor-at-large for LIFE.com and the West Coast special projects editor of Los Angeles Confidential magazine. Robin Bronk is an author and CEO of The Creative Coalition.  She is a frequent speaker on the role of entertainment in advocacy and has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, People, Boston Globe, The Washington Post; and is a guest commentator on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, NPR, PBS, Fox and other broadcast outlets.  Ms. Bronk is a contributor to The Huffington Post, has edited two other books, “Art & Soul” and “If You Had Five Minutes With the President," and pens a weekly "Five Minutes..." column for The Hill newspaper. “The Art of Discovery” is designed by typographer and award-winning art director Nancy Rouemy.

ABOUT THE CREATIVE COALITION (www.thecreativecoalition.org)
The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, 501(c)(3) nonpartisan charity of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance. The Creative Coalition uses the power and platform of the arts and entertainment communities in award-winning public service and advocacy campaigns. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s president.

ABOUT RIZZOLI
Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Italian communications giant RCS Media Group.  Rizzoli began its publishing operation in 1974 and has since become an industry leader in the fields of art, architecture, interior design, photography, haute couture, and gastronomy.  In 1990 the Universe imprint was added, marking Rizzoli’s entrée into the pop-culture worlds of humor, fashion, beauty, sports, performing arts, and gay and alternative lifestyles. Universe also publishes economical versions of Rizzoli books, and it is under the Universe imprint that the company publishes its highly successful calendar program. In 2008 a new imprint for the house was established called Skira Rizzoli, with the goal of expanding the company’s presence in museum-related publishing, and in 2011, Rizzoli established Ex Libris, an imprint dedicated to publishing up-market literary fiction and nonfiction with a transatlantic character.

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Media Contacts:
Renaissance Hotels
Verona Carter
verona.carter@ritzcarlton.com / 786-470-3434

Kelly McKenna
kmckenna@talktocurrent.com / 212-445-8380 

The Creative Coalition
Allison Risbridger
arisbridger@thecreativecoalition.org / 646-717-9912

Vespa Pictures
Jessie Cohen
jessie@jessieiscohen.com / 415-623-0150

09/17/2014

Renaissance Hotels Unveils Fall Music Lineup

GROUPLOVEGuests Discover Emerging Talent with Exclusive Performances by LA ROUX and Capital Cities

Go Behind the Scenes with GROUPLOVE, DJ Cassidy and Walk the Moon 
 

Bethesda, Md., September 17, 2014 Renaissance Hotels (www.renhotels.com), known for inspiring travelers to Live Life to Discover®, announced today its fall schedule of signature live events and unique multi-media programming.  In partnership with AEG, a leading entertainment and sports company, Renaissance Hotels is set to provide guests and locals with exclusive access to the music’s most sought after emerging artists all season long.

Capital CitiesRenaissance Hotels Events
This isn’t your average concert series - Renaissance Hotels creates opportunities for guests to discover new music on-site at select hotels and discover the destination through each artist’s eyes.  Hotels bring discovery to life through local tastes, sights and sounds that offer truly authentic experiences curated with the help of each artist to complement the live performances. Upcoming events include: 

  • Grammy award winning LA ROUX performs at Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, California on September 24th. Singer Elly Jawill play songs from the new album Trouble in Paradise.
  • Capital Cities, a pop group from Los Angeles who first met on Craig’s List, will bring their unique sounds to the Renaissance Chicago Downtown on November 6th for a special performance while guests sip and sample some of the band’s favorite spirits and fares. 

Tune in!
Renaissance Hotels and AEG have produced The Navigator Live, a documentary-style special series capturing live performances held at Renaissance Hotels earlier this year.  Debuting this month, the program also features exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage as the artists discover new experiences  while on the road.   The Navigator Live will air on AXS TV, Renaissance Hotels’ in-room television channels, Renhotels.com and Renaissance Hotels’ YouTube channel.  

  • Wednesday, September 17:  Join alternative rock band GROUPLOVE as they introduce us to their favorite NYC discoveries including Veselka & Cake Shop in the East Village and Willamsburg’s Southside Guitars before performing at R Lounge at the Renaissance Times Square. 
  • Wednesday, September 24: Follow critically acclaimed alternative-pop band WALK THE MOON as they pop into their favorite BBQ spot and visit the studio where they recorded their first album before they arrive at the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel to preview songs from their sophomore album out later this year. 
  • Wednesday, October 1:  Spend a day in the life of world famous DJ Cassidy as he explores Denver enjoying a pre-show meal at Sushi Den and checks out local antique jewelry store Victoriana before spinning live to celebrate the opening of the new Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel.  

Fall Festival Alert:
Held annually in Las Vegas, the Life is Beautiful Festival brings together amazing music, world class food, iconic public speakers and phenomenal art together for an incredible three day event. This year, Renaissance Hotels will be on-site to share in the experiences. Visit http://lifeisbeautiful.com/ for more information. 

Discover More!
For a full schedule of music performances as well as local art, culinary and film events, visit www. renhotels.com/events or www.facebook.com/renhotels.

About Renaissance Hotels
Renaissance Hotels encourages guests to Live Life to Discover(SM) at 157 hotels in 35 countries around the world. Each hotel is unique and every stay offers an opportunity to explore local discoveries exclusive to the destination. At every hotel, Renaissance Navigators are local experts ready to assist guests in discovering local flavors and activities. Renaissance entertainment events are designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, culinary and more to inspire discovery. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting rooted in creative sensory meeting design, networking events and custom curated local Navigator excursions. At Renaissance Hotels, we work to ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. You spend your life working; you should discover the world as you go. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/RenHotels. Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/RenHotels. Explore with us on www.Instagram.com/RenHotels

About AEG
AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, owns or is affiliated with a collection of companies including over 100 of the world’s preeminent facilities such as STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, CA), StubHub Center (Carson, CA), Best Buy Theater (Times Square, New York), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China),  Allphones Arena (Sydney, Australia) and The O2 arena and entertainment district (London, England).  Developed by AEG, L.A. LIVE is a 4 million square foot / $3 billion downtown Los Angeles sports, & entertainment district featuring Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Club Nokia, and a 54-story, 1001-room convention "headquarters" destination.  In addition to overseeing privately held management shares of the Los Angeles Lakers, assets of AEG Sports include franchises such as the LA Kings, LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo and the Amgen Tour of California cycling stage race.  Along with AEG Facilities, other global divisions include AEG Live, the world’s second largest concert promotion and touring companies comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions and AEG Global Partnerships, responsible for worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships, naming rights and other strategic partnerships.  In 2010, AEG launched its AEG 1EARTH environmental program featuring the industry's first sustainability report while in 2011, AEG introduced AXS a comprehensive entertainment platform serving as the company’s primary consumer brand including AXS Ticketing which provides fans the opportunity to purchase tickets directly from their favorite venues via a user-friendly ticketing interface, Examiner.com and the AXS TV network.  For additional information, visit www.aegworldwide.com.

Contacts: 
Catherine Leitner; catherine.leitner@marriott.com; 646-726-4599

Kelly McKenna; kmckenna@talktocurrent.com; 212-445-8380

09/02/2014

Landmark Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Brings Cutting Edge Lifestyle to Chinese Capital City

Beijing-Renaissance-Wangfujing-Hotel-(Forbidden-City-view)Renaissance Hotels opens second gem in Beijing with stylish address overlooking Forbidden City on historic Wangfujing Street

Beijing, China, September 1, 2014 Renaissance Hotels (www.renhotels.com), a hotel brand known for inspiring its guests to Live Life to Discover®, proudly debuts its second hotel in Beijing with the introduction of the 329-room Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing. The stylish new hotel overlooks the famed Forbidden City on historic Wangfujing Street. Download images.

Beijing Renaissance Wangfujing Hotel Hutong wideRenaissance Beijing Wangfujing joins the Renaissance Beijing Capital in the capital city and a fast-growing portfolio of 18 hotels in China including six in Shanghai and three in Tianjin, with additional locations in Suzhou, Wuhan, Sanya, Huizhou, Guiyan, Chengdu and Hong Kong. The latest opening brings the total number Marriott International offerings to 72 hotels across six brands.

Wangfujing Street has been a center of activity for thousands of years and the pedestrian pathway remains popular to this day with visitors and locals. As one of China’s longest pedestrian streets as well as a heritage site, it is an iconic symbol of Beijing and a “must-see” attraction when visiting the capital city. The new hotel blends history with ultra-modern design in the hotel’s distinctive two-sided building, with one side facing the Forbidden City and the other side facing Wangfujing Street, paying homage to the ancient and modern themes.

Beijing Renaissance Wangfujing Hotel ballroomThe Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel features the latest innovations in design and décor, technology and culinary. The lobby design reflects the 24/7 work patterns of the modern business traveller, allowing for a smooth transitioning from work to relaxation. Each contemporary designed guestroom and suite offers an expressive style with a soothing colour palette, complemented by an artful blend of luxury amenities including plush bedding, flat-screen televisions and complimentary wireless high-speed internet. The hotel’s executive lounge offers sweeping panoramic views of the Forbidden City.

“This is an exciting time for Renaissance Hotels and for our guests who are discovering fabulous new design, local culinary inspiration and discovery around every corner,” said Henry Lee, Greater China Chief Operations Officer for Marriott International.  “We are thrilled to once again introduce the excitement of Renaissance Hotels to the ancient heart of the capital, embracing the spirit of this fabled destination.”

Destination dining includes Hutong Place, an exclusive venue for private dining and entertainment, with imperial Qing Dynasty Palace cuisine; authentic Cantonese cuisine at residential-style signature Chinese restaurant Wanli; signature cocktails and live music at R Bar; fresh open kitchen fare at all-day restaurant Food Studio. 

Distinctive guest programming include the 24-hour Navigator service – a lifestyle hospitality concierge featuring hotel Ambassadors specially trained to bring the local destination to life for guests, and live entertainment events showcasing emerging music, culinary, art and more.

Renaissance Hotels signature R.E.N Meetings program will be offered, with space including the largest ballroom in the area (10,006 square feet) and five additional meeting rooms – all equipped with the very latest technology. For leisure and relaxation, the hotel features an indoor swimming pool, state-of–the-art fitness centre and tranquil spa.

In celebration of its opening, Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing is offering an introductory special for RMB 980++ a night deluxe accommodation.  Buffet breakfast for just an extra RMB 1 – and half price breakfast for the second guest. The offer is valid through December 31, 2014.

Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing is operating under a management agreement with owners China Jin Mao Investment Group. “I would like to express our gratitude to our owning partner for its enormous support and confidence in Marriott International and Renaissance Hotels,” added Mr Lee.

He Cao, Chairman of China Jin Mao Group said: “This new landmark hotel bridging ancient and modern in the historic heart of Beijing is a perfect fit with the Renaissance philosophy of adventure and discovery.”

Renaissance Hotels is a lifestyle brand within Marriott International’s global portfolio of 18 brands. With its proud motto of “Live Life to Discover,” Renaissance Hotels offers today’s lifestyle business traveler a unique guest experience woven through design, service and unique programming. Check out the full line up of Renaissance Hotels events planned throughout the year at all hotels including local art, culinary, film and more by visiting renhotels.com/events or www.facebook.com/renhotels.

For more information or reservations, call Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel directly at    +86 10 6520 8888, visit www.renaissancebeijingwangfujing.com or email

rhi.bjswf.sales@renaissancehotels.com. The Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel participates in Marriott Rewards, the global rewards program that allows members to earn points or airline miles for every dollar spent during their stay.

Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel’s website: www.renaissancebeijingwangfujing.com

Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel’s official Weibo: http://weibo.com/u/5216700740

About Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel
The stylish lifestyle address on historic Wangfujing Street features an artful blend of luxury amenities and distinctive service near Tiananmen Square and Beijing Capital Theater, with views over the fabled Forbidden City from half of its 329 guest rooms and suites.Event facilities and services include the largest ballroom in the area, at 10,006 square feet, and five tech savvy meeting rooms – all equipped with the very latest in state-of-the-art audio visual technologies. Recreational facilities extend from an indoor swimming pool and state-of–the-art fitness centre to a relaxing spa. Destination dining includes TheHutong Place, an opulent and exclusive venue for private dining and entertainment, with Qing Dynasty Palace cuisine; authentic Cantonese cuisine at residential-style signature Chinese restaurant Wanli; cocktails, light fare and live music at R Bar; fresh open kitchen fare at all-day restaurant Food Studio.                                                                                                                                                  

Renaissance Hotels encourages guests to Live Life to Discover(SM) at 157 hotels in 35 countries around the world. Each hotel is unique and every stay offers an opportunity to explore local discoveries exclusive to the destination. At every hotel, Renaissance Navigators are local experts ready to assist guests in discovering local flavors and activities. Renaissance entertainment events are designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, culinary and more to inspire discovery. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting rooted in creative sensory meeting design, networking events and custom curated local Navigator excursions. At Renaissance Hotels, we work to ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. You spend your life working; you should discover the world as you go. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/RenHotels. Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/RenHotels. Explore with us on www.Instagram.com/RenHotels

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08/26/2014

Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel Debuts in Historic Bartlett Building

Renaissance-Cincinnati-Downtown-HotelCincinnati, Ohio – August 26, 2014 – Renaissance Hotels is thrilled to welcome the newest gem to its portfolio with the opening of the new Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel, located in the city’s historic Bartlett Building. Renaissance Hotels is a lifestyle brand within Marriott International’s global portfolio of 18 brands. With its proud motto of Live Life to Discover®, Renaissance Hotels offers today’s lifestyle business traveler a unique guest experience woven through design, service and unique programming.

Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel ceilingBuilt in 1901 and designed by famed Chicago architect Daniel Burnham, the 18-story Bartlett Building was once both the city of Cincinnati and the state of Ohio’s tallest building. Also known as the Union Trust Building, the structure is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It had been vacant since 2010 before its restoration to the new hotel.

“Renaissance Hotels is known for embracing the spirit of each destination through design, service and unique amenities, making our new hotel a great destination for travelers visiting Cincinnati,” said Keoni Christensen, general manager of the hotel. “We want to create an experience that invites our guests to discover the very best of Cincinnati, from its vibrant arts scene to the very best in local entertainment and culinary adventures.”

Following a $50 million renovation, the Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown now features 323 hotel rooms including 40 executive suites complemented by upscale amenities, contemporary styling and stunning views of downtown. The hotel underwent an extensive restoration from its origins as a historic office building to a modern, full service hotel.

d. Burnham’s, a destination restaurant named for the building’s architect, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner headed by award-winning Chef Harvey Germain, featuring modern American cuisine made with the finest natural, fresh, local ingredients prepared in exciting ways.       

The Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown will also host live entertainment and events regularly as part of Renaissance Hotels’ events program, which was designed to provide hotel guests and local patrons with an up close and personal look into local culinary arts, music, design and more.

The hotel is within walking distance of downtown Cincinnati’s major Fortune 500 firms such as Procter & Gamble, Fifth Third Bank, Great American Insurance and Kroger, as well as international data company dunnhumby. It also is conveniently located a block from the heart of the city, Fountain Square, and is near Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ball Park. It is 15 minutes away from the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport, ten minutes from the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University and 15 minutes from Northern Kentucky University.

Renaissance Hotels is designed around making business travel fun again and helping its guests to discover unexpected surprises with every stay, whether it’s listening to live music in the lobbies, taking in a pop-up art exhibit or simply enjoying handcrafted cocktails and locally inspired foods.  It is a sophisticated hotel brand whose mission is to encourage today’s modern business traveler to Live Life to Discover®, and make every business trip an opportunity to experience a new story that can be shared. Check out the full line up of Renaissance Hotels events planned throughout the year at all hotels including local art, culinary, film and more by visiting renhotels.com/events or www.facebook.com/renhotels.

About The Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown:

  • 323 Guest rooms, 40 Suites  
  • 14,380 square feet of meeting and event space (the ballroom, designed by famed architect David Burnham in 1901, displays a dome shaped tile ceiling)
  • d. Burnham’s restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Drinks and a light fare menu available in the R Lounge.
  • Within three blocks of more than 65 restaurants and entertainment venues

About Renaissance Hotels:  Renaissance Hotels encourages guests to Live Life to Discover(SM) at 157 hotels in 35 countries around the world. Each hotel is unique and every stay offers an opportunity to explore local discoveries exclusive to the destination. At every hotel, Renaissance Navigators are local experts ready to assist guests in discovering local flavors and activities. Renaissance entertainment events are designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, culinary and more to inspire discovery. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting rooted in creative sensory meeting design, LIVE at Renaissance networking events and custom curated local Navigator excursions. At Renaissance Hotels, we work to ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. You spend your life working; you should discover the world as you go. To discover more visit www.RenaissanceCincinnati.com.

Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/RenHotels. Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/RenHotels. Explore with us on www.Instagram.com/RenHotels

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