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06/02/2014

Residence Inn Tees Up With PGA Pro Golfer Michael Putnam in Celebration of Father's Day

Michael-PutnamHit a “hole-in-one” with Residence Inn for a chance to win a trip to the PGA Tour 

Bethesda, Md., June 2, 2014 – Residence Inn by Marriott is showing love for dads this Father’s Day by giving them a chance to improve their game with a lesson from PGA Pro Michael Putnam. Download image. The winner of the Residence Inn Adores Dads Hole-in-One Challenge will enjoy sporting their new golf clubs in an exclusive experience during the PGA tour with the Pro himself, while staying in a spacious Residence Inn suite. “As a dad, I am honored to be a part of Residence Inn’s tribute to fathers this year,” said Michael Putnam. “When I’m traveling with my family, the space and comforts of Residence Inn really help me be on my game. I look forward to sharing the tour experience with the winner of the challenge.”

Between now and June 14, fathers can enter on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by sharing their best Father’s Day memory using the #RIAdoresDads hashtag. Residence Inn and Michael Putnam will announce the winner on or around June 17. The prize includes airfare and tickets for one lucky dad to attend a PGA Golf Tournament, a two-night stay at a nearby Residence Inn, a one-hour golf lesson with Michael Putnam and new golf clubs from Cleveland Golf.

The winner can select one of the three PGA Golf Tournaments to attend as a special guest of Michael Putnam. 

  1. Residence Inn Montreal Airport offers easy access to downtown Montreal, just steps away from shopping, dining and entertainment and convenient to the PGA Tournament RBC Canadian Open at the Royal Montreal Golf Club, July 25-27. Guests maintain their work-life balance while away from home by starting their day with Residence Inn’s free hot breakfast, and ending their day with a swim in the outdoor pool and soak in the Jacuzzi.
  2. Residence Inn Reno is conveniently located just 20 minutes from downtown Reno and 40 minutes from Lake Tahoe. Guests enjoy cooking in a fully equipped kitchen with ingredients from Residence Inn’s free grocery delivery service and attending the property’s weekly complimentary barbeques, making it a prime option for golfers of the Reno-Tahoe Open at Montreux Golf and Country Club, August 1-3.
  3. Residence Inn Greensboro Airport boasts spacious all-king suites ideal for the king of the house. The on-property putting green is perfect for dads looking to improve their game before heading out to the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club, August 15-17. After the tournament, they can visit nearby popular attractions such as the Greensboro Coliseum, the Aquatic Center, and the International Civil Rights Museum, or simply enjoy the comforts of home with free Wi-Fi. 

“Residence Inn is dedicated to enhancing the family travel experience and supporting busy parents,” said Diane Mayer, vice president and global brand manager, Residence Inn. “We are excited to recognize fathers with the launch of our first ever Residence Inn Adores Dads program.”

Residence Inn by Marriott
With more than 650 properties in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Central America, Residence Inn by Marriott is the leader in the extended-stay lodging segment. Designed for long stays, the brand offers spacious suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Fully functional kitchens, grocery delivery, 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfast help guests maintain a healthy balance while on the road. Complimentary Wi-Fi allows guests to stay connected to the home and office, while health and fitness options and inviting lobby spaces provide comfortable places to work and relax. 

Residence Inn participates in the company’s award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, call the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800-331-3131 or visit residenceinn.marriott.com. For travel tips, the latest on the brand or to connect with other travelers, “like” Residence Inn on Facebook: www.facebook.com/residenceinn and follow Residence Inn on Twitter: www.twitter.com/residenceinn

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 newsvisit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

05/07/2014

Soccer Superstar Mia Hamm Kicks off Residence Inn's Search for the Ultimate Soccer Mom

Mia-Hamm---Resident-MomHamm Named Residence Inn’s “2014 Resident Mom of the Year”

Bethesda, Md., – May 6, 2014 –Soccer star Mia Hamm may be an icon for a generation of women, a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and a committed philanthropist heading her own foundation, but ask this 42-year old superstar to name her favorite role and the answer is soccer mom, hands down.
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Today in New York, Residence Inn by Marriott kicked off its traditional Moms’ Month celebration by selecting Mia Hamm as its 2014 Resident Mom of the Year.  During the day’s activities, Hamm also announced the beginning of the “Ultimate Soccer Mom” search, reaching out to moms across America to nominate themselves for the winning title.

Moms can enter on Facebook or Instagram by posting a 100-word entry and a photo, tagging Residence Inn and using the #RIMomsMonth hashtag. Everyone can join in the fun and qualify to win exciting daily prizes by posting a comment on Residence Inn’s contest announcement on Facebook. The contest’s grand prize winner, named the “Ultimate Soccer Mom” by Hamm and a panel of Residence Inn judges, will win a trip for four to Los Angeles to meet Mia Hamm at the new Residence Inn Los Angeles L.A. LIVE hotel in summer 2014.

“I know what it’s like to raise a family while working, multi-tasking and traveling,” said Hamm, a native of Selma, AL and graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After retiring from professional soccer in 2004, Hamm settled with her husband, former Major League Baseball player Nomar Garciaparra in Southern California where they raise twin daughters Ava and Grace, 7, and son Garrett, 2. She’s frequently on the road making public appearances and speaking on behalf of her charitable foundation. 

“Our crazy schedules can make any mother feel pulled in a million directions. I’m always worrying about getting enough exercise and staying healthy while I’m traveling,” said Hamm. As one of her first contributions to the Residence Inn family, Hamm designed two easy-to-follow fitness programs for moms on the go – quick routines that don't require special equipment yet leave a mom feeling rejuvenated and energized.

“I appreciate Residence Inn’s commitment to enhancing the family experience on the road,” said Hamm, who often travels with the kids. Residence Inn hotels feature spacious suites with full kitchens, free Internet, a pool for the kids, laundry facilities and a healthy hot breakfast, making it easier for families to stick to a routine while traveling.

Residence Inn Mom of the Year Mia Hamm“Mia Hamm is synonymous with excellence in all she’s achieved,” said Diane Mayer, vice president and global brand manager, Residence Inn.  “That same spirit drives us every single day at Residence Inn. Mia is a perfect match for us because she brings an athlete’s dedication to finding health and balance. Her real life experience touches moms everywhere, and we look forward to sharing her fitness routines on the Residence Inn YouTube channel later this month.”

Hamm’s athletic career is the stuff of legends. Born with a clubfoot, she wore corrective shoes as a toddler. Yet Hamm’s soccer prowess kicked in at a young age, despite the many schools she attended as the daughter of an Air Force pilot. In 1987, at age 15, Hamm became the youngest soccer player on the national team.  She won the Women's World Cup in 1991 and 1999, and took Olympic gold medals in 1996 and 2004. Elected Soccer USA's "Female Athlete of the Year" five years in a row (1994-98), Hamm was named MVP of the Women's Cup (1995) and was the winner of three ESPY Awards, including  "Soccer Player of the Year" and "Female Athlete of the Year.” In 2004, along with teammate Michelle Akers, Hamm was named to FIFA's list of the "125 Greatest Living Soccer Players,” the only women and only Americans to be named to the list at that time.  An outspoken pioneer for gender equality in sports, Hamm was named the greatest female athlete of the last 40 years by ESPN in 2012. 

In 1999, Hamm founded the Mia Hamm Foundation, which is dedicated to bone marrow research, after her brother, Garrett, died of complications from a rare blood disease called aplastic anemia shortly after the 1996 Olympics. Her Foundation also raises funds and awareness for the development of more opportunities for young women in sports.  Since officially retiring from her beloved sport, Hamm has devoted herself to the Foundation and raising her family.

Residence Inn by Marriott
With more than 650 properties in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Central America, Residence Inn by Marriott is the leader in the extended-stay lodging segment. Designed for long stays, the brand offers spacious suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Fully functional kitchens, grocery delivery, 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfast help guests maintain a healthy balance while on the road. Complimentary Wi-Fi allows guests to stay connected to the home and office, while health and fitness options and inviting lobby spaces provide comfortable places to work and relax. 

Residence Inn participates in the company’s award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, call the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800-331-3131 or visit www.residenceinn.com. For travel tips, the latest on the brand or to connect with other travelers, “like” Residence Inn on Facebook: www.facebook.com/residenceinn and follow Residence Inn on Twitter: www.twitter.com/residenceinn.  

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 newsvisit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

Connect with nina.herrera-davila@marriott.com 

03/31/2014

Renaissance Hotels Adds Newest Gem in Southwest China

Renaissance Chengdu R Lounge348-room Renaissance Chengdu Hotel Invites Guests to Discover Sichuan’s Capital City.

Chengdu, China – Renaissance Hotels, a hotel brand recognized for encouraging guests and travelers to Live Life to DiscoverSM, proudly announces the opening of the 348-room Renaissance Chengdu Hotel in Southwest China. The opening represents the debut of Renaissance Hotel in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province known as the “Storehouse of Heaven” due to its abundance of natural, economic and cultural resources. The hotel is operated under a management agreement with Sichuan Master Investment Group.

The hotel is located nearby to the city’s main commercial, entertainment and shopping areas, and north of the Tianfu Interchange Bridge, providing quick and easy access to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport.

“Marriott International’s portfolio in China continues to expand and we’re thrilled to open our first Renaissance Hotel to open in the heart of Chengdu. Renaissance Hotels is known for embracing the spirit of each destination, making it a perfect fit for travelers visiting this exciting city,” said Henry Lee, chief operations officer of greater China for Marriott International. “I would like to express our gratitude to our owning partner Sichuan Master Investment Group for its trust and enormous support of Marriott International and Renaissance Hotels.”

“Chengdu is a major economic hub in southwest China renowned for its rich cultural heritage. The experiences offered here in the city match perfectly with Renaissance Hotels’ motto of ‘Live Life to Discover,’ created to inspire guests during every stay,” added Erica Loh, general manager of the hotel.

Renaissance Hotel Chengdu Deluxe King RoomFeaturing an artistic and contemporary interior with touches of whimsy in warm and vibrant colors, the hotel offers 348 bright and spacious high-ceiling rooms that feature panoramic city views, including 29 suites and two luxurious Presidential and Chief Executive Officer suites. The hotel features seven club floors which offer an exclusive array of amenities via the 29th floor club lounge including a daily buffet breakfast with live cooking stations, afternoon high tea and specialty cocktails in the evening. Club members may also enjoy luxury business services including complimentary use of executive meeting space.

Renaissance Chengdu Hotel offers guests with a variety of opportunities for culinary discovery including BLD Café which features buffet and a la carte culinary delights; upscale Chinese restaurant, Wan Li, featuring a menu of authentic Cantonese and Sichuanese cuisine. The R Bar is the centerpiece of the lobby where guests may enjoy an energizing cup of coffee, Chinese afternoon tea, fine wines or a specialty “R” cocktail in the evenings.

The hotel will proudly offer 24-hour Renaissance Hotels Navigator service. Navigator is Renaissance Hotel’s lifestyle hospitality concierge service which comes to life through Ambassadors on property specially trained to bring the local destination to life in a meaningful way for hotel guests.

Renaissance Chengdu Hotel features 1,322 square meters of meeting space across nine rooms, including a grand ballroom with a nearly seven meter ceiling. The meeting space offers a range of space configuration, making the hotel a perfect fit for all kinds of gatherings, conferences and special events. All meeting rooms are equipped with the very latest in state-of-the-art audio visual technologies.  A host of other amenities can be found at the hotel including a full service business center, a 24-hour fitness center and an outdoor swimming pool.

Nearing 170 hotels in 40 countries by the end of 2014, Renaissance Hotels is a lifestyle brand within the Luxury/Lifestyle division of Marriott International’s global portfolio of 18 brands. Renaissance Hotels, with its proud motto of “Live Life to Discover,” offers today’s lifestyle business traveler a unique guest experience woven through design, service and unique programming inspired by each destination’s locale.

For more information or reservations, call Renaissance Chengdu Hotel directly at
(86 28) 8887 8888, visit www.renaissancechengdu.com or email rhi.ctubr.fbm@renaissancehotels.com; weibo: http://weibo.com/regalmasterhotelcd/home?topnav=1&wvr=5&from=company
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ABOUT RENAISSANCE HOTELS
Renaissance Hotels encourages guests to Live Life to DiscoverSM  at more than 155 hotels in 35 countries around the world.  Set to open at least one hotel per month this year, the brand will 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.

Connect with catherine.leitner@marriott.com

01/07/2014

Marriott Opens North America's Tallest Hotel in New York City

RI-CY-Central-Park68 Stories, Two Brands, One Iconic Hotel

New York – January 7, 2014 – Marriott International, Inc. and G Holdings today announced the opening of an iconic addition to the New York City skyline, a combined 378-room Courtyard hotel and 261-suite Residence Inn hotel in Midtown Manhattan.  The $320 million tallest single-use hotel in North America is located at 1717 Broadway. Built and owned by G Holdings and managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the dual-branded hotel will provide employment for 160 associates in the New York area.
The impressive 68-story building is just steps from Central Park and Times Square.  The hotels offer guests convenient access to Carnegie Hall, the Broadway Theater District, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall. As one of the top travel destinations in the world, New York City welcomed 54.3 million visitors in 2013.

“This opening is a prime example of an ideal dual-branded hotel. Thank you to our long-time partner, Harry Gross and his family, this will surely be both brands’ crown jewel,” said Janis Milham, senior vice president of Modern Essentials and Extended Stay for Marriott International. “The new hotels’ contemporary designs and stunning views coupled with our friendly associates will surely make the property a great ambassador for the bustling city.”

Ideal for visitors to New York City, the hotels offer valet parking and share 6,000 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center located on the 35th floor with floor-to-ceiling windows and an outdoor sundeck for stretching, relaxing or seasonal sunning. Some guest rooms also feature floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular views of Central Park, Times Square and the Hudson River.

“We brought the first Courtyard by Marriott to Times Square, in the center of Manhattan in 1998, and these new hotels, the Residence Inn Central Park and Courtyard by Marriott Central Park, are the most innovative hotels we’ve built to date,” said Harry Gross, President & Chief Executive Officer of G Holdings.  

“In addition to fabulous views, a stellar New York City location and amenities galore, our 21st century telecommunications, with free international phone calls, digital systems and hi-tech wiring, set these hotels far above the standard that business travelers and tourists expect.  We are proud to introduce these spectacular hotels to New York City,” Gross added.

Whether traveling on business or pleasure, guests will enjoy the complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. In addition, each room delivers 1.25 gigabytes of bandwidth with horizontal and vertical fiber optical cable network that allows for fast, extensive use on multiple devices at one time. Smart TVs offer 60 HD channels. 
Groundbreaking artwork, which includes breathtaking sculptures to full wall murals throughout the hotel by renowned abstract expressionist artist, William DeBilzan creates a unique, new experience for travelers staying at the hotel. The artwork traverses five floors of the hotel and is inspired by New York City, as well as themes of love and life.  

About The Courtyard by Marriott
Housed on floors 6-33, the Courtyard hotel guest rooms feature modern design with a contemporary feel. The room design offers hybrid zones for working, sleeping, relaxing and getting ready. Large windows offer natural lighting and the chosen color palette of the walls and bedding offer a soothing and calm environment. An upgraded and spacious layout creates an enhanced bathroom experience.

“The Bistro,” Courtyard’s popular food and beverage offering, serves up casual, flexible seating; easy access to food and higher quality, healthier menu options for breakfast; and light evening fare, including snacks, cocktails, wine and beer, for guests to unwind. Local beer and wine products will be featured to allow travelers a taste of the Big Apple.

Courtyard’s award-winning touch-screen concierge, GoBoard® 4.0, provides local information, maps, weather and headline news on a 55-inch, LCD screen. Guests also can also obtain immediate access to detailed flight information for local airports, popular entertainment and local event information, as well as walking directions.

About The Residence Inn by Marriott
The Residence Inn hotel is situated on floors 37-65 and offers studio suites designed for stays of five nights or more. Each suite has a custom designed fully functional kitchen with a coffeemaker, microwave oven and custom appliances. Residence Inn’s complimentary breakfast has a variety of great options, including specially made featured items. Guests can start their day off right with healthy food choices and, with a convenient to-go offering, can make sure they do not miss the most important meal of the day.

Extending the feeling of comfortable living on the road, the hotel offers guests inviting and functional public spaces to relax or collaborate. Road warriors and families alike enjoy the hotel’s grocery delivery service, dry cleaning services, and onsite guest laundry room. The hotel’s weeknight evening gatherings offer a casual, relaxing environment where guests can be as social as they want, while enjoying light fare.

Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn participate in Marriott International’s award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, contact the hotels directly at 212-324-3773-4, call the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800-331-3131, the Courtyard toll-free number at 800-321-2211 or visit www.residenceinn.com or www.courtyard.com  For travel tips, the latest on the brand or to connect with other travelers, “like” Residence Inn on Facebook: www.facebook.com/residenceinn, and follow Residence Inn on Twitter: www.twitter.com/residenceinn  or become a fan at www.facebook.com/courtyard or follow Courtyard at www.twitter.com/courtyardhotels.

About G Holdings
G Holdings is a dynamic 40-year-old real estate development firm with its roots in the fashion industry and a proven record of bold innovation and financial success in the hotel industry. Led by Harry Gross and his sons, Ron and Etai, the Gross Family have completed ground-up construction of five Marriott branded hotels in New York City, with a sixth Marriott hotel underway. Among its hotel developments include the Courtyard by Marriott Times Square in 1998, the first new construction Courtyard in New York City; the Courtyard by Marriott at JFK International Airport; the Residence Inn Philadelphia Center City by Marriott; the Residence Inn by Marriott Times Square; and the Marriott Ghent, the first Marriott property in the heart of Ghent, Belgium.

About Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of a 50/50 joint venture between subsidiaries of Thayer Lodging Group and Jin Jiang Hotels, is the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company, operating branded full- and select-service hotels and resorts, convention centers and independent hotels worldwide.  Interstate and its affiliates manage 386 hotels with more than 73,000 rooms in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, with ownership interest in 36 hotels. In addition, Interstate has executed agreements to manage 37 hotels with nearly 7,500 rooms under construction or development throughout the world.  For more information, please visit www.interstatehotels.com

Contact:
Nina Herrera-Davila 
Marriott International
301-380-6756  
nina.herrera-davila@marriott.com
                                                           

11/08/2013

Marriott International Accelerates European Expansion with First Hotel in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Residence Inn SarajevoIntroduces all-suite Residence Inn brand to Sarajevo

London – Nov. 7, 2013 – Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced plans to open its first hotel in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  The 75-suite Residence Inn Sarajevo is expected to open in late 2014 and will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by SEIC Hospitality and managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts.  The only internationally branded hotel in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Residence Inn Sarajevo will fill a gap in the extended stay segment and offer a blend of modern style and functionality that allows guests to thrive on long stays.      

Ideally located just 20 minutes from the airport and near the old city, the Residence Inn Sarajevo will provide convenient access to the city’s historical and cultural attractions as well as restaurants, cafes and shops.  An attractive year-round destination, Sarajevo is known for its variety of summer festivals and skiing throughout the winter months. 

“We are expanding our footprint in Eastern Europe and look forward to opening our first hotel in Bosnia and Herzegovina,” said Amy McPherson, president and managing director for Marriott International in Europe.  “An as evolving business destination, Sarajevo is a perfect fit for our Residence Inn brand.”

Residence Inn properties are designed as all-suite hotels that offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites. Well-designed rooms with large, well-lit work desks, ergonomic chairs and complimentary high-speed Internet enable guests to maintain productivity, while plush mattresses and crisp linens promote restorative sleep.  Designed for stays of five nights or more, each suite has a fully-equipped kitchen, separate dining area and flat screen television.

A pioneer in extended stay, Residence Inn offers guests inviting and functional public spaces to relax or collaborate with 24-hour access to food and beverage.  Other features include a fitness room and onsite guest laundry.

About Residence Inn
With more than 600 properties in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Central America, Residence Inn by Marriott is a leader in the extended-stay lodging segment. Designed for long stays, the brand offers spacious suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Fully functional kitchens, grocery delivery, 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfast help guests maintain a healthy balance while on the road. Complimentary Wi-Fi allows guests to stay connected to the home and office, while health and fitness options and inviting lobby spaces provide comfortable places to work and relax.

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 helen.taylor@marriott.com.           

10/22/2013

Marriott's Brands Top-Rated Among Business Travellers

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TownePlace Suites and Fairfield Inn & Suites gain top customer ratings in industry surveys.

Bethesda, Md, – October 22, 2013 – The results are in and Marriott International’s modern essentials and extended stay portfolio leads the industry according to recently released Business Travel News' (BTN) 2013 Hotel Chain Survey and the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Representing more than 2,000 hotels, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott and TownePlace Suites by Marriott all ranked at the top of the two influential industry surveys this fall, showing signs of increased popularity among guests and impressive global development. 

“The strength and growth of our modern essentials and extended stay portfolio are truly extraordinary,” said Janis Milham, senior vice president, modern essentials & extended stay lodging. “As we constantly evolve and look for ways to enhance our offerings, these surveys are testament that we are doing well in positioning our brands to serve the needs of our guests.”

TownePlace Suites is the number one ranked hotel brand in the midprice extended stay tier in the BTN survey. Every year, BTN asks business travel buyers to rate the hotel brands with which they conduct business. Survey categories include sales staff, consistency, corporate rate programs, data quality, service, physical appearance, business center, amenities (business and overall), and the price and value relationship. TownePlace Suites scored highest in each of the individual categories of the survey yet again – the only brand in recent history to do so three times in a row.

“We are honored to be Business Travel News’ top-rated extended stay brand in the midprice segment,” said Loren Nalewanski, vice president and global brand manager, TownePlace Suites. “Being recognized for a third year by such a key sector of the travel industry is remarkable and motivates us to continue to exceed our guests’ expectations during every stay.”

According to the BTN survey, Residence Inn is the second highest brand in the upscale extended stay category, and the top brand in terms of sales staff quality, data quality, helpful/courteous service and quality of the business center. Courtyard, that recently celebrated its 30th anniversary was rated third in the upscale tier in the BTN survey and Fairfield Inn & Suites ranked highest of all lodging types in the ASCI survey and was also rated second overall in its category – the upper midprice tier in the BTN survey. 

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 nina.herrera-davila@marriott.com

10/16/2013

Residence Inn Hosts Travel-Focused Evening with LGBT Community on Twitter

Residence Inn LogoBethesda, MD – Residence Inn by Marriott is partnering with Mombian.com and the Family Equality Council to host a travel-focused Twitter party for all parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT). On November 6, 2013 from 9:00-10:00pm EST, families and experts representing the LGBT community will participate in a conversation that aims to provide travel resources, tips, as well as stories of inspiration.

To speak to Residence Inn’s commitment to the LGBT community and family travel, the brand is collaborating with Dana Rudolph, founder of Mombian.com, to moderate the hour-long conversation. Mombian.com is a leading lifestyle blog for lesbian moms and other LGBT parents. Top experts from the Family Equality Council will be on hand to answer questions and offer their perspectives. Family Equality Council is a national advocacy organization committed to securing legal and social equality for families with parent(s) who are LGBT. Director of Public Policy Emily Hecht-McGowan will offer legal insight, and Midwest Regional Manager Kim Simes will share her travel tips. Topics of the conversation will include:
• Legal and practical aspects of traveling interstate and internationally
• General tips for hitting the road with kids in tow
• Extended stays out-of-state or internationally during an adoption process

The conversation will be hosted by TravelingMom.com, a multi-platform media company dedicated to making the family travel experience more enjoyable. For more information about this event, including details on prizes available, click here. Between 9:00-10:00pm EST on November 6, participants can follow and join in the conversation with the hashtags #RIFamily and #TMOM.

“Residence Inn is committed to finding new ways to support families and enhance their overall travel experience,” said Diane Mayer, vice president and global brand manager, Residence Inn. “This opportunity will provide access to expert resources, and prompt dialogue in the LGBT community, which is important as we continue to engage with and welcome our guests.”

This is the latest initiative from Residence Inn, a brand that aims to recognize parents for all that they do. Earlier this year, the Family Travel Talk forum launched on Facebook to provide an online platform for families to discuss, ask questions about and provide tips on travel. With spacious suites featuring full kitchens, complimentary hot breakfast, laundry facilities and free grocery delivery, Residence Inn is the perfect solution for travel and extended-stay trips to make parents’ lives easier.

With more than 600 properties in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Central America, Residence Inn by Marriott is the leader in the extended-stay lodging segment. Designed for long stays, the brand offers spacious suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Fully functional kitchens, grocery delivery, 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfast help guests maintain a healthy balance while on the road. Complimentary Wi-Fi allows guests to stay connected to the home and office, while health and fitness options and inviting lobby spaces provide comfortable places to work and relax.

Residence Inn participates in the company’s award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, call the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800-331-3131 or visit www.residenceinn.com. For travel tips, the latest on the brand or to connect with other travelers, “like” Residence Inn on Facebook: www.facebook.com/residenceinn and follow Residence Inn on Twitter: www.twitter.com/residenceinn.


Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: 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 nina.herrera-davila@marriott.com and meredith@ldpr.com

09/18/2013

Calling All Super Moms! Residence Inn Launches Search for Extraordinary Mothers

Bethesda, MD – Do you know a mom who deserves to be recognized and awarded for all that she does? From traveling youth sports groups to reunions to summer vacations, Residence Inn by Marriott hosts families year round. To extend its appreciation of family travel and recognize moms for all that they do, the brand is launching Resident Mom Honors today via its Facebook page.

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From now until October 15, everyone is invited to nominate a special mom or mother figure they know for a Resident Mom Honors award in 10 different categories. A grand prize winner in each category will receive a $500 Visa® gift card. Nominators of the 10 grand prize winners will each receive a $100 Visa® gift card.

The 10 Resident Mom Honors categories are:
1. MILITARY MOM: Moms who have served in the military, are currently serving, or are wives or mothers of military personnel
2. THE MAESTRO: Single moms who take the lead as the primary caregiver to raise their children 
3. SPECIAL NEEDS SUPERSTAR: Moms of special needs children, or teachers or caretakers of special needs kids 
4. CEO OF FAMILY AFFAIRS: Moms who work full-time in the home
5. HUMANITARI-MOM: Philanthropic moms who give back to their community or causes close to their heart 
6. MOM-PRENEURS: Entrepreneurial moms who launched and/or run their own business
7. GOLD MEDAL MOM: Athletic moms or mothers who are committed to their own little budding athletes 
8. THE JUGGLER: Working moms succeeding at the age-old challenge: balancing a career and their children
9. CAREGIVER MOM: Moms who have expanded the notion of "family," such as foster moms; moms caring for aging parents or other relatives in need; moms who are serving as legal guardians
10. OTHER: Is there a parent in your life who doesn't fit any of the above categories? What makes them special?

Nominators are asked to visit the Resident Mom Honors page, upload a photograph of the mom who they think deserves to win, and provide a brief summary of why the nominee is worthy of the award. Five finalists within each category will be selected, and the public will determine the grand prize winners by voting from October 25-31.

“We are excited to recognize incredible moms and mother figures across the country,” said Diane Mayer, vice president and global brand manager, Residence Inn. “Many families choose to stay at Residence Inn hotels, so we get to witness firsthand just how devoted and selfless parents can be. Resident Mom Honors provides the perfect opportunity to thank a mom in your life for all that she does.”

Resident Mom Honors, supported by the brand’s Family Travel Talk Facebook forum, is the latest initiative from Residence Inn by Marriott, following the brand’s Moms’ Month activities in May 2013 and the announcement of celebrity chef and lifestyle entrepreneur Cat Cora as the 2013 Resident Mom of the Year. The brand recently launched its Family Travel Talk forum to provide an online platform for families to discuss, ask questions about and provide tips on travel. With spacious suites featuring full kitchens, complimentary hot breakfast, laundry facilities and free grocery delivery, Residence Inn is the perfect solution for travel that makes parents’ lives easier.

With more than 600 properties in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Central America, Residence Inn by Marriott is the leader in the extended-stay lodging segment. Designed for long stays, the brand offers spacious suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Fully functional kitchens, grocery delivery, 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfast help guests maintain a healthy balance while on the road. Complimentary Wi-Fi allows guests to stay connected to the home and office, while health and fitness options and inviting lobby spaces provide comfortable places to work and relax.

Residence Inn participates in the company’s award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, call the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800-331-3131 or visit www.residenceinn.com. For travel tips, the latest on the brand or to connect with other travelers, “like” Residence Inn on Facebook: www.facebook.com/residenceinn and follow Residence Inn on Twitter: www.twitter.com/residenceinn.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: 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 jessica.stadd@marriott.com and meredith@ldpr.com

08/28/2013

Seventeen Stories High in Midtown Manhattan, Residence Inn Presents The “East Side Story” Suite

Residence Inn New York Manhattan Midtown East - PenthouseBethesda, MD – Residence Inn by Marriott, the leader in the extended-stay lodging segment, continues to expand its presence in New York City with its latest addition, the Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Midtown East. Great location, excellent service…but there was still something missing: a name for its penthouse suite. Tens of thousands of Residence Inn Facebook fans stepped in to help name this deluxe accommodation. The end result? Residence Inn is proud to introduce the “East Side Story” penthouse suite.

“‘East Side Story’ is the perfect name for this iconic hotel’s signature suite in prestigious midtown Manhattan. The expansive terrace gives you such an impressive view of the neighborhood, including the Chrysler Building, and provides a little haven that is rare to come by in the city,” said Diane Mayer, vice president and global brand manager, Residence Inn. “This chic, urban hotel is not only an impressive, modern edition to our brand, but also has a unique history. The tale behind this east side hotel makes the name ‘East Side Story’ that much more significant.”

The second Residence Inn to open in Manhattan, the Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Midtown East’s building was formerly the Helmsley Middletowne Hotel. It was in operation from 1928 until 2010. Located on East 48th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues, the Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Midtown East is within walking distance to Grand Central Station and the United Nations.

Residence Inn New York Manhattan Midtown East - LivingRoom - Penthouse SuiteThe Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Midtown East features studio and one-bedroom suites that are all uncommonly spacious for Manhattan. With full kitchens, as well as complimentary grocery delivery, Wi-Fi and hot breakfast, the hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travelers.


With more than 600 properties in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Central America, Residence Inn by Marriott is the leader in the extended-stay lodging segment. Designed for long stays, the brand offers spacious suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Fully functional kitchens, grocery delivery, 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfast help guests maintain a healthy balance while on the road. Complimentary Wi-Fi allows guests to stay connected to the home and office, while health and fitness options and inviting lobby spaces provide comfortable places to work and relax.

Residence Inn participates in the company’s award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, call the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800-331-3131 or visit www.residenceinn.com. For travel tips, the latest on the brand or to connect with other travelers, “like” Residence Inn on Facebook: www.facebook.com/residenceinn, and follow Residence Inn on Twitter: www.twitter.com/residenceinn.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: 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 nina.herrera-davila@marriott.com

 

08/12/2013

Futuristic Technology & Customizable Rooms: Generation “I” Looks At Future Of Travel

Residence Inn - Roundtable ParticipantsResidence Inn Hosts First-Ever Kids Roundtable on Travel

Bethesda, M.D. – Residence Inn by Marriott reinforces its commitment to family travel enrichment by turning the spotlight on kids – the young generation of travelers who have strong opinions about their families’ vacation decisions. To uncover what children truly want from a hotel, and glean insights on the future of travel, Residence Inn hosted the first-ever Kids Roundtable on Travel on August 3.

Guest room access that recognizes your fingerprint instead of keycards…wall color that changes at the click of a button…design elements that are predetermined by the guest before arrival…microwaves that cook up anything you want…a robot butler serving your every whim – these are just a few features that the children shared as their vision for the hotel of the future. The roundtable’s key findings conveyed the need for hotels to focus on personalization and customization for young guests. Highlights include:

• Customized experiences with a tech twist: Aside from whimsical desires for endless free ice cream, water slides and entire floors dedicated to “FUN,” kids want to be in control of their travel experiences, from pre-ordering in-room snacks to deciding hotel room amenities. Hoteliers shouldn’t underestimate the importance of the bed itself. Ideas ranged from mattresses/pillows that can adjust firmness based on personal preference, to mechanisms specifically designed for light sleepers (sound proofing) or heavy sleepers (an alarm-enhanced pillow).

• Emotional motivation of family time on the road: When asked to cite the best part of traveling with their families, the kids mentioned the emotional experiences and importance of sharing memories. Connecting with family, seeing relatives who live abroad and spending quality time with loved ones ranked most meaningful.

• Getting there is half the fun…or at least it will be in the future: Forget long family road trips packed into a station wagon. Flying cars, teleports, Google driverless cars, hovercrafts and jet packs are the predictions that the roundtable kids made for future transportation methods. In fact, half of the attendees believe that they will one day have the option to holiday on the moon.

Residence Inn - Roundtable “These children have very different expectations, views and opinions of travel than our guests today. Their world is technologically advanced and there is no limit to their imagination,” said Diane Mayer, vice president and global brand manager, Residence Inn. “We host a lot of families with children at Residence Inn. Who knows, we might test some of these out-of-the-box ideas in the near future.”

Residence Inn by Marriott’s Kids Roundtable on Travel took place at the Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Midtown East. In order to target a subsection of well-traveled children, Residence Inn partnered with innovative family website MacaroniKid.com to select 10 participants, ranging in age from eight to 12 years old.

Residence Inn offers family-friendly, brand-wide amenities, including complimentary hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi and spacious suites (with studio, one- and two-bedroom options).

With more than 600 properties in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Central America, Residence Inn by Marriott is a leader in the extended-stay lodging segment. Designed for long stays, the brand offers spacious suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Fully functional kitchens, grocery delivery, 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfast help guests maintain a healthy balance while on the road. Complimentary Wi-Fi allows guests to stay connected to the home and office, while health and fitness options and inviting lobby spaces provide comfortable places to work and relax.
 
Residence Inn participates in the company’s award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, call the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800-331-3131 or visit www.residenceinn.com. For travel tips, the latest on the brand or to connect with other travelers, “like” Residence Inn on Facebook: www.facebook.com/residenceinn and follow Residence Inn on Twitter: twitter.com/residenceinn.

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 3,800 properties in 72 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $12 billion in fiscal year 2012. 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 www.marriottnewscenter.com.

Connect with nina.herrera-davila@marriott.com and meredith@ldpr.com