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Authentic Wellbeing Experiences at The Ritz-Carlton Spas Worldwide Invigorate and Renew With Regional Traditions and Products

The Ritz-Carlton SpaDiscover local cultures through unique Spa experiences in Hong Kong, Arizona and Istanbul 

London, UK, October 28, 2014 - The Ritz-Carlton Hotels offer a wealth of luxury spa experiences with an authentic sense of place at hotels and resorts around the world. High above Hong Kong, healing jade rollers are used to ease and rejuvenate the eyes, while in the Arizona desert, Hohokam Native American traditions are the inspiration for the resort’s basalt stone massage, and a quintessentially Turkish Hammam cleansing awaits in Istanbul.                  

The Ritz-Carlton SpasTravellers can be sure of a unique experience at each of The Ritz-Carlton Spas where traditions and natural products are woven into the therapies and rituals for a truly authentic treatment. From Asia to the Americas, each Spa creates a refuge from the pace of everyday life, tailoring the experience for every guest with personalised signature treatments.

Soaring above Kowloon, The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA is a relaxing haven in the heart of bustling Hong Kong. East meets West in the therapies available which include indigenous healing lava shell and Chinese massage techniques in the Spa’s signature treatments. The Radiance Jade Facial revitalises and brightens tired skin and incorporates semi–precious jade stones to ease the eyes and melt away the stresses of everyday life.

The Ritz-Carlton SpaIn the heart of the Sonoran desert in Tucson, Arizona, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Dove Mountain uses ancient therapeutic rituals to push away the stresses of the modern world. Many of the eco-holistic therapies available at the luxury resort use locally gathered gems, plants or stones. The Hohokam Stone Massage uses mineral-rich basalt stones found in Salt River, Arizona. They are collected locally and are believed to assist with physical and mental healing as well as having the natural properties to retain heat for this therapy.

Istanbul straddles two continents and is a tantalising blend of European and Asian cultures. The traditional Turkish Hammam at The Ritz-Carlton Spa is a cleansing ritual of scrubbing, soaping and massage which refreshes and invigorates leaving a sense of renewal. The process includes a steam bath followed by an exfoliation with a “kese” glove and natural soap, then cleansing with fresh water and a body massage. Hammam therapists are local specialists either with a strong family tradition or a wealth of experience in the country’s best hammams. The Hammam rooms at the hotel’s spa incorporate overflowing marble basins, brass taps, bright ornate tiles and refracted light from stained glass windows reflects in the water, creating a relaxing sanctuary.

In Japan, the anti-oxidant properties of the local green tea from the Uji region of Kyoto are an essential element in the Ryokucha Serenity Ritual at The Ritz-Carlton Spa in Kyoto. Hotel Arts Barcelona’s beach front setting inspired the 43 Sea Experience which includes sea shells used on pressure points to release energy, followed by relaxing in the light sea breeze on the outdoor terrace high up above the Mediterranean.  Six Senses Spa at Sharq Village & Spa incorporates traditional Qatari design features and a labyrinth of weaving pathways, cascading fountains and lush greenery, creating a sense of inner peace and wellbeing.  The treatment rooms are inspired by a traditional Qatari environment with heated stone massage beds, mud baths and private majlis meeting areas.

The Ritz-Carlton Spas reflect the rich natural and cultural heritage of their locations and bring them to life through signature treatments for guests to discover and enjoy.  Reservations may be made by calling the spas directly, or by requesting a service online from the hotel’s website.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 87 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. For more information, or reservations visit the company web site at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR).

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Deals of the Week

Waikiki Surf BoardsSurf with the Pros at Waikiki Beach

Surf’s Up at Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.  Guests can learn from the best and surf the tropical waters of Waikiki, the birthplace of surfing, with award-winning champion surfer, Kai Sallas, and his team at Pro Surf School.  With surf board rentals for the week, guests will be able to master the waves before heading back home.  After tiring out from a day on the board, guests can unwind in deluxe accommodations at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.

For Reservations:
Click on "Check Availability" to make an online reservation or alternatively, call 1-888-213-0414 or the local Marriott reservations office and quote the promotional code: EWA
Valid through: December 20, 2012

PhantomFinal Performance of The Phantom

Don’t miss the final curtain call for the revitalized, Tony Award winning show, The Phantom of the Opera, in Las Vegas.  Guests can take in the music of the night and the Las Vegas strip before calling it a night at participating Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott and Marriott Hotels and Resorts in Nevada. Guests will wake up feeling refreshed, enjoying breakfast on the house after a night out on the town.

For Reservations:
Click on "Check Availability" to make an online reservation or alternatively, call 1-888-213-0414 or the local Marriott reservations office and quote the promotional code: ARN
Valid through September 1, 2012

IndianapolisBon Appetit in Indianapolis

The Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel is setting the scene for you to enjoy a romantic three-course dinner for two at Grille 39. Chef Phil Kromer, a Marriott International Food & Beverage Excellence Award recipient, brings local cuisine to life with his own interpretations of American favorites.  Guests can enjoy a soup or salad, Grille 39 entrée and a savory dessert on the house before relaxing in deluxe accommodations for the night.  

For Reservations:
Click on "Check Availability" to make an online reservation or alternatively, call 1-888-213-0414 or the local Marriott reservations office and quote the promotional code: D60
Valid through: November 30, 2012

Rik Rak SpaRik Rak Laid Back Spa Package at JW Marriott Marquis Miami

In need of some R&R?  The JW Marriott Marquis Miami has thought of everything from deluxe accommodations and amenities to a spa package and complementary meals. The package includes:

 • 60-min Swedish or Couples Massage for two at Rik Rak Spa & Salon
 • Daily breakfast for two at ThreeFortyFive restaurant
 • Complimentary upgrade to bay view room
 • Complimentary 6:00 PM late check-out

For Reservations:
Click on "Check Availability" to make an online reservation or alternatively, call 1-888-213-0414 or the local Marriott reservations office and quote the promotional code: ES6
Valid through: November 9, 2012





JW Marriott Introduces New Aromatherapy Bath Amenities to Soothe Tired Travelers

Aromatherapy Associates Creates “All-Natural” Exclusive Line for JW Marriott Hotels.

JW Bath AmenityJW Marriott announces the introduction of a new line of luxury bath amenities for hotel guests, created by JW Marriott brand partner, Aromatherapy Associates. The exclusive line of products was created by Aromatherapy Associates founder, Geraldine Howard, and is tailored for business travelers who often combat skin dehydration after long flights and fatigue due to shifting time zones. The complete line is formulated with all-natural ingredients and includes hair and body care products; its understated scent appeals to both men and women.

Essential aromatherapy oils are infused into the products, each offering an individual benefit designed to comfort tired travelers checking-in to JW Marriott hotels around the world. Shampoos and conditioners are enriched with rosemary to stimulate the scalp and boost mental focus and alertness; body wash and lotion, enveloped with notes of lavender and nourishing almond oil, moisturize the skin and calm the mind; ylang ylang is included as a common thread throughout the collection, as it is often used for achieving a balanced state. (

“When creating the line of bath amenities for JW Marriott, I looked toward their target demographic— the business traveler—to guide me in choosing the most beneficial essential oils,” said Geraldine Howard, founder of Aromatherapy Associates. “I imagined a traveler who had taken a red-eye flight and needed to be prepared for an important meeting or, on the other hand, someone who had just finished up a long day and wanted to relax. By incorporating both stimulating and soothing ingredients we are able to offer guests what they need at that exact moment.”

Aromatherapy Associates offers top-of-the-line amenities that are geared toward livening the senses and refreshing JW Marriott hotel guests. As a JW Marriott Expert and brand partner, Aromatherapy Associates aims to educate travelers on the benefits of therapeutic essential oils and continues to develop additional offerings that will further enhance the guest experience, including signature spa treatments, retail product integration and in-room well-being experiences such as VIP turndowns.

“We are thankful to Geraldine for creating such wonderful products to offer our guests when they are traveling away from home,” says Mitzi Gaskins, VP and Global Brand Manager, JW Marriott. “With Aromatherapy Associates serving as a JW Expert we are able to bring the best products and latest information to our guests who have a vested interest in personal well-being.”

Aromatherapy Associates became a JW Expert in June 2011 along with Christie’s, Keri Glassman and Treasury Wine Estates. These brand partnerships serve to meet the JW Marriott guests’ passion points: culinary, culture and well-being.

About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today’s sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 53 JW Marriott hotels in 22 countries; by 2015 the portfolio will encompass 80 properties in 29 countries.  (link to JW Marriott website).

Aromatherapy Associates  
Aromatherapy Associates has been at the forefront of aromatherapy for 30 years and is now bringing their passion and knowledge to JW Marriott.  Through expertly crafted, customized bathroom amenities, JW Marriott guests will reap the benefit of Aromatherapy Associates’ dedication to harnessing the power of nature through essential oils for products that are as effective as they are luxurious.  Through original content, founder Geraldine Howard will advise frequent travelers on how aromatherapy can help lull them to sleep after a long day of meetings or perk them up in the morning before a flight. (link to AT website).

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Landmark St. Thomas Resort, Frenchman’s Reef Marriott, Reopens its Doors after Undergoing a $48 Million Renovation

Frenchmans Reef Marriott ResortST. THOMAS, USVI - December 6, 2011 – After six months and a 48 million dollar renovation, Marriott Hotels & Resort’s iconic property, Frenchman’s Reef Marriott Resort, has officially re-opened its doors (see video below). Long considered one of the finest resorts in the U.S. Virgin Islands, visitors have been waiting in anticipation for the property’s grand re-opening, which was marked with a celebration on November 10, 2011, attended by island officials, Marriott executives and VIP guests and community members.  The $48 million renovation completely transformed the property inside and out.  In addition to giving the exterior of the resort’s main tower a new, fresh look, the resort underwent a full redesign of all guest rooms, the addition of a new state-of-the art spa and spa pool, larger fitness center, a full service salon complete with hair and manicure/pedicure stations, new restaurants and menu concepts, expanded lounge areas, a completely redesigned infinity pool with kids zone and the addition of an adults only pool.  

Among the most notable of the hotel’s new amenities is the newly designed Lazule Sea Spa. The spa features 4,000 square feet of luxury facilities including seven treatment rooms, couples room, massage cabanas, and the exclusive spa pool and couples relaxation room. 
Sitting in a premiere location, the resort’s 302 newly renovated guest rooms offer magnificent views of Charlotte Amalie Harbour and easy access to Morning Star Beach.  The re-designed Aqua Terra Oceanfront Grill and Aqua Terra Lounge, just two of the resort’s nine restaurant and lounge offerings, also offer spectacular vistas of Charlotte Amalie Harbour through its impressive floor to ceiling windows.

“We are ecstatic about the results of the renovation and I know our guests will be as well,” commented Jose Gonzalez, General Manager of the Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort. “The Reef has always been a popular St. Thomas resort and with this investment I believe we have set a whole new standard of what guests can expect.”

“The Reef’s” renovation also introduces guests to new, contemporary design in all guest rooms, which boasts Caribbean elegant décor, rain style shower heads, ergonomic workspaces, LCD high-definition televisions and Marriott’s signature bedding, which includes 300 thread count sheets, down comforters, thicker mattresses with plush toppers and fluffier pillows.

The full Frenchman’s Reef Marriott Resort enhancement project included upgrades or additions of the following:

• Aqua Terra Oceanfront Grill:  Completely redesigned, the multi-level Aqua Terra Oceanfront Grill offers classic American fare with stunning views of Charlotte Amalie Harbour.

• Aqua Terra Lounge: Located adjacent to the Aqua Terra Oceanfront Grill, this lounge shares the restaurant’s magnificent views, as well as an outdoor terrace and offers the perfect place to enjoy one of its many spirits from around the world.

• Rum Bar Terrace: This upscale indoor/outdoor bar with stunning views of Charlotte Amalie Harbour is the perfect place to begin and end an evening.

• Sunset Grill: This renovated, casual, open-air restaurant overlooks Sunset Harbor and offers delicious Caribbean and American cuisine during lunch and dinner.

• Presto Marketplace: Presto Marketplace serves as a gift shop compete with toiletries, souvenirs and local finds and also includes a coffee and snack bar where guests can grab light items such as breakfast pastries, sandwiches, juices, smoothies and salads.

• Adult Pool: This new infinity edge pool with a swim up bar is open to adults only, offering a more secluded option to those looking for a little more privacy and a little less splashing.

• Azul Pool Bar: Located at the adult-only infinity pool, overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the Azul Pool Bar allows you to grab a drink while keeping your eyes on the magnificent view and never leaving the water.

• Frenchman’s Garden Wedding Gazebo: The new and intimate Frenchman’s Garden Wedding Gazebo is a secluded sanctuary surrounded by tropical plants and palm trees.

• Fitness Center:  Featuring all new state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment and free weights.

• Lazule Sea Spa: 4,000 square feet of luxury spa facilities with seven treatment rooms, one couples room, massage cabanas, an exclusive spa pool and relaxation room.

• Spa Pool Deck:  Secluded from the main pool area, guests can relax here before and after treatments. The area features a main pool as well as hot  and cold mini plunge pools making it the perfect place to lounge.

• Expanded Main Pool Area: After a complete redesign the resort now boasts a state-of-the-art free form infinity pool with unprecedented views of the Caribbean. Features a wide ledge for lounge chairs in the pool to help stay cool in the sun and interactive water spout feature for kids.

• Full Service Beauty Salon: Offering an extensive list of services including hair, nails, tanning, waxing, facial, and skin treatments.

• Meeting & Event Spaces: With the expansion of the pool deck the resort now has additional space to host large groups.

Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort on St. Thomas has long been considered one of the finest properties in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The resort consists of casual, yet sophisticated accommodations, overlooking a secluded beach with warm, aquamarine waters and sweeping vistas of the Caribbean’s most majestic yacht harbor. The island of St. Thomas boasts incomparable duty-free shopping, exceptional diving and rich culture and history. For more information, please visit

About Marriott Hotels & Resorts
Marriott Hotels & Resorts continues to inspire and provide a balanced life on the road for discerning and high-achieving business and leisure travelers, offering warm, professional service; sophisticated yet functional guest room design; lobby spaces that facilitate working, dining and socializing; restaurants and bars serving international cuisine prepared simply and from the freshest ingredients; meeting and event spaces and services that are gold standard; and expansive, 24-hour fitness facilities. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit

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Feel Good, Do Good: Get a Spa Treatment And Help Women’s Wellness Causes

JW Marriott San Antion Hill Country Ladies LoungeDo something good for your body and help women’s wellness causes this October and November at participating JW Marriott, Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Renaissance Hotel spas. Recognizing the importance of women’s wellness programs, spas from around the globe will donate proceeds from treatments during select hours throughout these months to women’s wellness charities.   

Participating spas will offer "Wellness Hours" and 10 percent or more of the treatment revenue will be donated to a charity within their own community.  The offer is available through November 30, 2011.

“Our spas wanted to take part in the fight to keep women healthy so we are devoting October and November to helping ‘women’s wellness’ causes,” said Sharilyn Abbajay, vice president of global spas for Marriott International.
Participating spas include: Camelback Inn - A JW Marriott Resort & Spa, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, JW MumbaiRenaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, Renaissance Inn at Bay Harbor, Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld, Vinoy Renaissance Resort and Golf Club, CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa, Marriott Hotel Manila, Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island, Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa and Stamford Marriott.

Marriott was a pioneer in the lodging spa industry when they opened one of the first world-class, luxury resort spas in 1987 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort.   The company is one of the largest operators of hotel spas in the world.  For more information on Marriott’s spas and to book, visit

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Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach Announces an Unprecedented Branded Luxury Spa from Elle

Ren Eden Roc Spa ELLE, the world’s largest fashion magazine, has been synonymous with elegance, personal style, and iconic beauty since its founding in 1945. Now, coming this June, ELLE will, for the very first time, apply its unique ethos, experience and elite beauty and health aesthetics to the premier ELLE Spa, opening at the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, the world renowned beachfront oasis.

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The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club Offers "Wellness Concierge" to Members

Ritz Destination Club The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club has designed a new “Wellness Concierge” program to help guide Members on their journey to a more healthy lifestyle. Health and wellness are the leading points of concerns among a majority of Members. As a result, Members will now have access to a wellness concierge who will assist them in putting together a personalized program of wellness services combining spa, fitness and culinary aspects in an effort to have a positive impact upon their personal well-being.

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Send Mom to One of Marriott Hotels & Resorts’ Spas For Mother’s Day

Orlando WorldCenterPool It’s that time of the year when we rack our brains to find just the right gift to give Mom. The spas at Marriott Hotels & Resorts are offering some very special treatments to help mom glow this Mother’s Day. Here are a few of the offerings from the 65 spas at Marriott Resorts.

Orlando World Center Marriott Resort
Mother Daughter Spa Package – Mothers and daughters can spend some quality time while receiving their spa treatments. The package includes chocolate facials, sea salt glow body treatment and 30-minute aromatherapy massages.  All for $360.00 for both people. For more information call 407-238-8705 or visit

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Marriott International’s Annual Report “Opens Doors” to Stunning Hotels Worldwide

Video Message for 2010 Report Showcases Company’s Global Reach

Annual_Bill&Arne2 Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) features some of the most eye-catching hotels in the world in its just-issued interactive 2010 Annual Report online at

The report includes an executive discussion of the company’s business, a comprehensive overview of Marriott’s 18 brands, and easy-to-navigate financial and performance information.  Another highlight—exclusive to the online version— is a 5-minute engaging video with Chairman and CEO Bill Marriott and President and COO Arne Sorenson, who along with Marriott’s global team of associates, virtually “open doors” to some of the company’s global portfolio of hotels.    

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Marriott International Enhances Its Lifestyle Collection of Hotels in Asia with the Opening of the Renaissance Sanya Resort & Spa

Ren Sanya Marriott International, Inc. further strengthened its positioning of the Renaissance Hotels brand with the opening of the stylish 507-room Renaissance Sanya Resort & Spa today in China.

Set on a stretch of pristine beach in the luxury resort area of Haitang Bay, China’s recently declared National Coast, the Renaissance Sanya Resort & Spa is a tropical palace with breathtaking oriental design features reflecting its locale in China’s tropical Hainan Island, giving the hotel a wonderful sense of place.

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