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07/21/2014

Art is Everywhere – SpringHill Suites Challenges Americans to Stop and Share

SpringHill-Suites-Art-is-EverywhereBethesda, Md., July 21, 2014 — Facebook, Instagram, Twitter – social sharing of images is the new norm. It is the lens through which people see things today and how they share experiences with friends and family. SpringHill Suites by Marriott believes that art is everywhere – on the side of a building, in a glass and on a plate.  As travelers hit the road this summer, the brand known for its modern style and design is challenging Americans to take time to stop, look around and capture the moment.  

Today, the brand launched an innovative, multi-platform campaign called Art is Everywhere, aimed at aggregating travelers’ artistic finds within creative categories such as “Art in a Glass” and “Me, Myselfie, and I.”  Art is Everywhere features an online gallery with social sharing capabilities where visitors’ images are curated and showcased by theme.  A sweepstakes component rewards entrants with creative prizes aligning with each bi-weekly theme.

“SpringHill Suites has always embraced art in our communities, through events such as ArtNight and with our Fresh Artists partnership,” said Janis Milham, senior vice president, Modern Essentials and Extended Stay brands. “Art is Everywhere is an extension of our commitment to furthering art appreciation. It encourages our guests and fans to take notice of the beauty that surrounds us all.  When you look, you will find unexpected surprises everywhere.” 

It’s easy to participate in Art is Everywhere. Simply post a photo via Twitter or Instagram using #ArtisEverywhere and tagging @SpringHillSuite on Twitter and @SpringHillSuites on Instagram.  Images can also be posted via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at ArtIsEverywhereGallery.com.

As an extension to the online gallery and to kick off this campaign, SpringHill Suites commissioned art experts Amani Olu in New York and Mat Gleason in Los Angeles to curate local Art is Everywhere tours highlighting off the beaten path destinations in their respective cities.  The tours showcase art galleries and street art but also carousels, restaurants, doughnut shops and more. These specially curated tours are aimed at encouraging both locals and tourists alike to embrace the variety of art forms around them. With plans to curate additional tours around the country, SpringHill Suites encourages its fans to capture and submit their favorite artistic destinations at home and on the road this summer to the Art is Everywhere gallery.

SpringHill Suites began its journey of connecting travelers to art with ArtNight, its award winning experiential platform. These gallery inspired events, held in hotel lobbies, invite local artists to display their work for guests to enjoy. SpringHill Suites also took its exploration of local art on the road with a travel photographer and blogger who sought out indigenous artists and art forms in 10 cities across the United States, capturing his journey and photos on SpringHill’s Facebook page.

About SpringHill Suites
SpringHill Suites is designed for both the business and leisure traveler, offering modern amenities and stylish spaces at more than 300 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Amenities include sleek, modernly appointed lobbies with free Wi-Fi; suites with dedicated work spaces, free Wi-Fi and ergonomic chairs; kitchenettes with microwaves, mini-fridges and coffee service; and pool, spa and fitness centers with free weights and cardio equipment. At the cutting edge of consumer engagement, SpringHill Suites is the winner of a 2013 Platinum Adrian Award for Digital Marketing and a 2014 Gold Ex Award. SpringHill Suites participates in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, call the SpringHill Suites toll-free number at 888-287-9400, visit www.springhillsuites.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/springhillsuites or follow the brand at www.twitter.com/springhillsuite.

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.

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06/05/2014

Travelers at Chicago O'Hare Treated to Relaxing Security Checkpoint Experience

Chicago-O'Hare-and-SpringHill-Suites-Security-Check-PointChicago, June 5, 2014 – Security screening in Terminal 1 at O’Hare International Airport just got more relaxing and stress-free thanks to a complete makeover. 

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has teamed up with SpringHill Suites by Marriott, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), SecurityPoint Media and Clear Channel Airports to transform Checkpoint 3 in Terminal 1 into an inviting space that integrates the highest levels of security with a comfortable passenger experience.

“On behalf of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, we are pleased with the checkpoint transformation that incorporates passenger amenities while maintaining a safe and secure travel environment,” said Rosemarie S. Andolino, CDA Commissioner. “The SpringHill Suites concept is a unique way to improve the screening process for travelers.  These efforts fit perfectly with the Mayor’s goal to increase the number of visitors to Chicago to 55 million by 2020. He recognizes the tremendous power of travel and tourism to grow our economy and create new jobs.”

The recent transformation provides the checkpoint with the look of a modern and stylish hotel lobby. SpringHill Suites’ core design elements are pulled through with sleek, modern furniture, wall art featuring calming lighting and soothing music.  Comfortable lounge seating prior to the entrance of the checkpoint, as well as a welcoming post-screening area where passengers can gather their belongings, and allow for relaxed stops along the way. In addition, SpringHill Suites will bring periodic surprises and giveaways to travelers to keep them smiling along their journey. 

“The SpringHill Suites airport zones are changing the paradigm of travel. As a hospitality brand, we understand how design and style can enhance an experience and provide added comfort” said Craig Fowler, senior director of SpringHill Suites brand marketing. “After the successful concept pilot last year in the Dallas and Charlotte airports, we are excited to be able to come to Chicago and surprise even more travelers.”              

At the renovated checkpoint, passengers will encounter:

  • A checkpoint layout that creates a sense of openness and space; warm color tones that calm the environment; customs graphics that soothe and relax; and thoughtfully appointed, post-screening traveler recomposure area where form fits function.
  • Sleek hotel lobby furnishings and seating designed for the checkpoint.
  • High definition directional audio strategically located throughout the checkpoint to soothe travelers with music and messages.
  • A video wall providing entertainment for those waiting to enter the security process. 

“We bring to the table a decade of proficiency operating at screening checkpoints and extensive research on the passenger experience,” said SecurityPoint Media President and CEO Joseph T. Ambrefe Jr. “We are honored to continue our partnership with SpringHill Suites by Marriott and excited to bring the program to O’Hare. The ability to combine the latest technology and innovation that enhances the security process is a win-win for everyone.”

As airports, airlines and brands across the country collaborate to create an even greater convenience and “sense of place” for air travelers, Clear Channel Airports is at the forefront of reimagining this experience.

“Our vision is to help all players involved in air travel to reinvent the space with the consumer in mind,” said Jon Sayer, president, Clear Channel Airports. “In the coming years, passengers will see continued improvements in the air travel space at ORD and advertisers will discover digital upgrades that will engage with these sought after travelers in even more meaningful ways.”

About the Chicago Department of Aviation

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is self-supporting, using no local or state tax dollars for operations or capital improvements at O’Hare and Midway International airports. Together, Chicago’s airports generate more than $45 billion in annual economic activity and create 540,000 jobs for the region. Please visit www.flychicago.com to learn more about the Chicago Department of Aviation.

About SpringHill Suites by Marriott: SpringHill Suites is designed for both the business and leisure traveler, offering modern amenities and stylish spaces at more than 300 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Amenities include sleek, modernly appointed lobbies with free Wi-Fi; suites with dedicated work spaces, free Wi-Fi and ergonomic chairs; kitchenettes with microwaves, mini-fridges and coffee service; and pool, spa and fitness centers with free weights and cardio equipment. At the cutting edge of consumer engagement, SpringHill Suites is the winner of a 2013 Platinum Adrian Award for Digital Marketing and a 2014 Gold Ex Award. SpringHill Suites participates in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, call the SpringHill Suites toll-free number at 888-287-9400, visit www.springhillsuites.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/springhillsuites or follow the brand at www.twitter.com/springhillsuite.

About SecurityPoint Media:  SecurityPoint Media was the first company to introduce a successful Public Private Partnership to the TSA in 2002. SPM’s innovative and patented SecureTray System debuted in 2005, introducing an end-to-end solution to improve efficiencies in the security screening process while delivering high-impact advertising. The system, which features advertisements on the bottom of white security bins and carts to shuttle the bins around, is now in place at 41 major US airports and connects advertisers with more than one million unique travelers per day.

About Clear Channel Airports
Dedicated to airport advertising for nearly 40 years, Clear Channel Airports is the premier innovator of contemporary display concepts. The Company, a division of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCO), one of the world's largest outdoor advertising companies, currently operates more than 280 airport programs across the globe and has a presence in 32 of the top 50 U.S. markets with major airports. More information can be found on Clear Channel Airports and Clear Channel Outdoor by visiting www.clearchannelairports.com and www.clearchanneloutdoor.com.

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05/28/2014

SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown at MSU Denver Named City’s First Gold LEED® Certified Hotel

SpringHill-Suites-DenverOffering Special Green Urban Garden Getaway Package

Denver, Colo.,  May 28, 2014 – The SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown at MSU Denver is thrilled to announce that it has been certified LEED® Gold for New Construction by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building design and construction.

Owned by the Metropolitan State University of Denver and managed by Sage Hospitality, the $45 million SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown is metro Denver’s first LEED® Gold hotel and the second in the SpringHill Suites by Marriott brand portfolio.

The public-private partnership between MSU Denver and Sage Hospitality created a vibrant hotel that opened in 2012, as well as the state-of-the-art Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center (HLC), the first of its kind in the Rocky Mountain region and one of only 11 in the United States.  The partnership created a dynamic environment for education and on-the-job training for students, who work along-side well-seasoned hoteliers from Sage Hospitality.

"Sage Hospitality is dedicated to operating eco-friendly hotels, so we are extremely proud to receive Denver’s first LEED® Gold certification," said Walter Isenberg, President & CEO of Sage Hospitality. "This property gives both business and leisure guests an amazing green lodging option in the heart of downtown Denver and we are using it as a model of sustainability for all future development projects.”

The 150-suite hotel and HLC earned a total of 62 LEED® points, including those for water efficiency, innovative design and sustainable site and materials selection. Unique green features include:

  • More than 90 percent of regularly occupied areas offer natural day lighting, reducing the need for artificial lighting
  • The use of only high efficiency plumbing fixtures and low VOC paints and flooring
  • Secure bicycle storage plus lockers and changing rooms to encourage employees and students to use alternative transportation
  • Both buildings offer full recycling in guestrooms, classrooms and offices
  • Nearly 20 percent of the building was constructed using recycled materials and 25 percent of total building materials were locally sourced
  • More than 78 percent of material waste from the construction was recycled
  • All compostable food from the hotel's banquet and catering department, as well as from the student classes, is composted
  • The Housekeeping and Food & Beverage departments in the hotel and HLC use only green, natural cleaning products, including vinegar

In celebration of its Gold LEED® certification, the SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown has planted an Aspen tree and an on-site Chef’s Garden, where Executive Chef Daniel Hyman is growing vegetables and herbs to be used in food and beverage offerings through the hotel's banquet and catering department.  Worm casting will be used in the Chef's Garden to allow for organic fertilizing.  Coffee grounds are disposed of in the garden's soil to increase water retention and naturally repel insects. 

The hotel is also launching a special Green Urban Garden Getaway package, starting at $159 per night. It includes: 

  • Overnight accommodations in a spacious suite
  • $20 gift card to Denver’s Urban Roots, which serves gardeners who have limited space and unlimited desire by finding horticultural solutions for city dwellers who toil in small plots of land, vertical spaces, balconies and containers.
  • Complimentary Valet Parking for guests arriving in an Electric or Hybrid vehicle
  • A packet of wildflower seeds to plant
  • Two Denver microbrews

The SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown and the HLC were developed by Mortenson Development and Mortenson Construction's Denver office was the design-builder.  Denver’s RNL was the design architect and architect of record for the hotel; JG Johnson Architects was the associate architect and hotel interiors architect.

MSU Denver’s 28,000-square-foot HLC is an educational facility that combines classrooms with interactive laboratories to provide an experiential curriculum for the university’s more than 600 Hospitality, Tourism and Events students.  State-of-the-art classrooms include a Sensory Analysis Laboratory for wine and food tastings and a Cellar Management Laboratory, which boasts a 3,100+ bottle wine storage cellar.

The hotel’s 150 spacious and stylish guest suites each feature a flexible workspace, a separate sleeping area, a microwave, mini-fridge, a seating area with pull-out sofa bed and a spa-like bathroom. Amenities include complimentary hot breakfast served daily, a Market, a fitness center, complimentary area shuttle service and complimentary wireless Internet. The SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown offers 5,000 square feet of meeting and event space and can accommodate groups of up to 250 people.

For more information on the SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown, please call 303-705-7300 or visit www.marriott.com/densd.

For more information on MSU Denver, please visit www.msudenver.edu

About the SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown at MSU Denver
The SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown at MSU Denver is an all-suite hotel designed to appeal to business and leisure travelers who seek stylish, fun and spacious yet functional accommodations at an affordable price. Located in the heart of Denver, the hotel features 150 spacious guest suites as well as 5,000 square feet of conference facilities. Managed by Denver’s Sage Hospitality, the hotel provides hands-on training opportunities for students in Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Hospitality, Tourism and Events Department. Amenities include complimentary hot daily breakfast, complimentary area shuttle service and free wireless high-speed Internet, a Market and a Fitness Center.  www.marriott.com/densd.

Media contact:
Julie Dunn: 303-522-2659 or julie@dunncommunications.com

05/22/2014

SpringHill Suites Wins "Gold" for Transforming Airport Experiences

DFW Security ZoneBethesda, Md. – May 22, 2014 – SpringHill Suites by Marriott took home the gold award for its Airport Security Comfort Zones in the Best Single-Market Event category at Event Marketer Magazine’s Ex Awards ceremony. The Ex Awards is the world’s largest recognition program for event marketing programs and recognizes the most innovative campaigns of the year. The winners were selected from more than 850 entries across 26 industries.

SpringHill Suites was recognized for its branded experiences within the security zones of the Dallas Fort Worth and Charlotte Douglas International Airports.  The brand transformed the checkpoints into welcoming and aesthetically appealing spaces designed to offer travelers a new level of comfort inside a security checkpoint.  The design featured comfortable furniture, stylish décor, soothing wall art, vibrant lighting and relaxing ambient music.  

“SpringHill Suites is thrilled to have received a gold award for our security zone branded experiences,” said Craig Fowler, senior director, SpringHill Suites brand marketing. “The positive response from travelers has been very satisfying and we are excited to expand the marketing program into new airports this year.”

Due to the success at Dallas Fort Worth and Charlotte Douglas International Airports, SpringHill Suites will be launching additional comfort zones at major airports this spring. For more information.

SpringHill Suites is designed for both the business and leisure traveler, offering modern amenities and stylish spaces at more than 300 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Amenities include sleek, modernly appointed lobbies with free Wi-Fi; suites with dedicated work spaces, free Wi-Fi and ergonomic chairs; kitchenettes with microwaves, mini-fridges and coffee service; and pool, spa and fitness centers with free weights and cardio equipment. At the cutting edge of consumer engagement, SpringHill Suites is the winner of a 2013 Platinum Adrian Award for Digital Marketing and a 2014 Gold Ex Award. SpringHill Suites participates in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, call the SpringHill Suites toll-free number at 888-287-9400, visit www.springhillsuites.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/springhillsuites or follow the brand at www.twitter.com/springhillsuite.

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 sarah.moran@marriott.com

05/08/2014

Canvas the Local Art Scene with SpringHill Suites’ ArtNight Series

ArtNightBethesda, Md., May 8, 2014 - What started as two small events in 2010, showcasing local art to enhance the guest experience, ArtNight is now an award winning experiential platform. Recently adopted as a brand standard, more than 300 SpringHill Suites hotels will transform into a space for creativity and inspiration during their ArtNight event this year.

“We are excited to enhance our ArtNight program and bring the experience to even more travelers this year,” said Callette Nielsen, vice president and global brand manager, SpringHill Suites by Marriott. “ArtNight reflects our brand’s commitment to style and is an excellent partnership helping cast a spotlight on local art communities.”

To create a gallery inspired experience, every SpringHill Suites hotel will partner with an aspiring local artist to display a variety of artwork in the lobby. Some previous partners have included Las Vegas non-profit, ThinkArt!, Chicago’s first public high school for the arts, ChiArts and Montreal’s Galerie Synesthésie. ArtNight has been recognized as an industry leading initiative, receiving the Silver Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Adrian Award for on-property marketing and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Thoth Award for Outstanding Achievement in the category of Media Relations: Print Campaign.

SpringHill Suites recognizes the importance of art in everyday life and is focused on delivering modern style and design to its guests. ArtNight provides a unique opportunity for guests and neighbors to appreciate the local flair while presenting aspiring artists an outlet to showcase their talent. With a wide array of mediums on display, guests can experience a taste of their destination without leaving the lobby.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott is an all-suite brand that offers design and style at an affordable price, appealing to both business and leisure travelers. Ranked highest in the Guest Satisfaction Study for the Upscale Brand Segment by J.D. Power and Associates’ 2012 North America Guest Satisfaction Index Study, the brand features spacious suites and smart layouts that allow guests to relax and reenergize. Launched in 1998, the brand currently has more than 300 locations in the United States and Canada. SpringHill Suites participates in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, call the SpringHill Suites toll-free number at 888-287-9400, visit www.springhillsuites.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/springhillsuites or follow SpringHill at www.twitter.com/springhillsuite.

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.

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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.

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10/18/2013

DFW International Airport Travelers Experience The Next Level at a Transformed Security Checkpoint

SpringHill Suites LogoPilot program at Terminal E18 checkpoint delivers 3,000 square feet of innovation and relaxation for a passenger’s journey

BETHESDA, Md.— Passengers traveling through Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport’s security checkpoint at Terminal E, E18 will experience an unexpected respite for the next three months – a stylish comfort zone courtesy of SpringHill Suites by Marriott.

Partnering with SpringHill Suites by Marriott, SecurityPoint Media, and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), DFW has transformed the checkpoint into a welcoming and aesthetically appealing space designed to offer travelers a new level of comfort inside a security checkpoint.  The three-month pilot program is labeled “The Next Level Experience.”

“Airports want to deliver a positive experience for passengers from the moment they step out of their car all the way to the boarding door, and screening checkpoints are a major part of that passenger experience,” said Ken Buchanan, executive vice president of revenue management at DFW Airport. “We want to lead the way in making passenger screening a positive encounter, while maintaining the highest levels of security.”

The objective was to create an atmosphere that reflects an overall enhanced experience while going through security. The design features stylish décor, soothing wall art, vibrant lighting and relaxing ambient music.  The enhancements span the entire checkpoint area, offering lounge seating at the entrance and a re-composure area featuring furnishings from SpringHill Suites, allowing passengers to collect their belongings in a comfortable environment after the screening process.

“SpringHill Suites delivers stylish spaces that allow guests to relax and refresh, and the idea was to extend that same hospitality to the airport security area, where so many travelers’ journeys begin” said Craig Fowler, Marriott International’s Senior Director of Brand Marketing, Select Service Brands. “We hope travelers will enjoy the unexpected and pleasant surprises they’ll experience in what can often be a stressful environment.”

SecurityPoint Media directed the checkpoint’s conversion in a partnership with media and creative agencies, MEC, Kinetic, McGarry Bowen and Ferocious Cow.  This program was executed by Aviator, Kinetic’s aviation media specialist division.

“We were excited when SpringHill Suites proposed this ground-breaking idea to us a year ago, and are thrilled to be able to help bring their vision to life,” said SecurityPoint Media President and CEO Joseph T. Ambrefe, Jr. “We’re pleased to be working with DFW and SpringHill Suites in cooperation with the TSA to deliver an atmosphere that enhances the security process, upgrades the traveler journey, and delivers a positive service experience through innovation and the latest in technology." 

“This enhanced checkpoint gives our passengers a next level experience when it comes to security screening,” said James Crites, executive vice president of operations at DFW. “Wait times are automatically calculated and displayed on monitors and audio messages replace the need for TSA officers to shout instructions and security messages are available to guide travelers throughout the screening process.”

The E18 checkpoint is a brand new security checkpoint opened earlier this month at DFW Terminal E under the Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program to renovate and redefine the Airport experience in DFW’s four original terminals.  The checkpoint was part of an additional 50,000 square feet of space added to Terminal E for passenger arrivals, ticketing and baggage claim.

Following the three-month pilot, the development team will study the results of passenger interaction with “The Next Level Experience” checkpoint and subsequently decide on future plans for the concept.

About DFW International Airport
Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW International Airport is the world's fourth busiest, offering 1,900 flights per day and serving 60 million passengers a year. DFW provides nonstop service to 148 domestic and 56 international destinations worldwide. For seven consecutive years, DFW has ranked among the top ten large airports worldwide for customer service in surveys conducted by Airports Council International. For the latest news, real-time flight information, parking availability or further details regarding the many services provided at DFW International Airport, visit www.dfwairport.com or download the Official DFW Airport Mobile App for iOS, Android or Blackberry devices.

(re)defining DFW International Airport
DFW International Airport’s $2.3 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP) is (re)defining first class for this global gateway.  For the latest details regarding TRIP, log on to www.dfwairport.com/redefine.

About SpringHill Suites by Marriott
SpringHill Suites is geared toward the business traveler, offering modern amenities and freshly designed spaces at over 300 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Amenities include sleek, modernly-appointed lobbies with free Wi-Fi.; hotel rooms with dedicated work spaces, free Wi-Fi and ergonomic chairs; kitchenettes with microwaves, mini-fridges and coffee service; and pool, spa and fitness centers with free weights and cardio equipment.

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About SecurityPoint Media 
SecurityPoint Media was the first company to introduce a successful Public Private Partnership to the TSA in 2002. SPM’s innovative and patented SecureTray System debuted in 2005, introducing an end-to-end solution to improve efficiencies in the security screening process while delivering high-impact advertising. The system, which features advertisements on the bottom of white security bins and carts to shuttle the bins around, is now in place at 41 major US airports and connects advertisers with more than 1 million unique travelers per day. 

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10/02/2013

SpringHill Suites’ Save Art! Campaign Bolsters Art Education in Under-Resourced Schools

SpringHill Suites LogoSpringHill Suites Partners with Fresh Artists to Donate Art Supplies Nationwide

BETHESDA, Md. - Showcasing the brand’s ongoing passion for the arts, SpringHill Suites by Marriott today launched Save Art!, an initiative to provide under-resourced schools with much needed classroom art supplies.

Research has shown that art education has a tremendous impact on the developmental growth and academic success of children. The introduction of the arts in early education teaches valuable life-skills such as creative problem-solving, decision-making and articulating a vision, and helps to build self-esteem and self-confidence. In spite of this, many schools are facing severe budget cuts that minimize or eliminate their art programs.

In partnership with Fresh Artists, a non-profit organization that brings quality art supplies and innovative art programs to teachers in need, SpringHill Suites will provide art materials to local schools in communities across North America. During October, National Arts & Humanities Month, hotel guests and community members will be invited to make a donation in exchange for beautifying a colorful palette displayed in the lobby, thereby creating art themselves. Donations will be used for kits in school and will be delivered just in time for the winter holidays.

“Children are truly inspirational.  I am proud to launch this program as it enhances SpringHill Suites’ commitment to help support youth creativity by encouraging and supporting art education,” said Callette Nielsen, vice president and global brand manager for SpringHill Suites. “Fresh Artists is an ideal partner for us as we share the same passion and values of serving our communities through artistic development.”  

Save Art! is a part SpringHill Suites’ ongoing dedication to the promotion of local art and artisans. The brand’s award winning ArtNight program transforms its more than 300 hotel lobbies into galleries by providing local artists, students, and schools throughout the year, opportunities to showcase their artwork for the community in a public setting. Additional programs such as SpringHill Suites’ Art on the Road: 10 Cities, 10 Explorations Facebook campaign included a journey across America to discover the country’s hidden artistic gems through the lens of a photography blogger.

"Fresh Artists is thrilled to partner with SpringHill Suites. We applaud their bold action to address dwindling art budgets. We aim to freshen up art room shelves in three hundred communities and unleash the creative potential of thousands of children across the country," said Barbara Chandler Allen, Founder and President, Fresh Artists

 “Supporting the next generation of artists through Save Art! is yet another way we’re building a legacy of appreciating art and design” said Nielsen. “And we couldn’t be more excited to see the impact we’ll make.”

For more information on the Save Art! program and SpringHill Suites, visit www.springhillsuites.com.

About SpringHill Suites
SpringHill Suites is ideal for business and leisure travelers who look for style and inspiration in their stay. Featuring suites larger than traditional hotel rooms, SpringHill Suites makes it easy for guests to spread out and fully enjoy their space. Launched in November 1998, the brand currently has more than 300 locations in the United States and Canada. SpringHill Suites participates in Marriott Rewards, the guest reward program that allows members to earn points or airline miles for each dollar spent during their stay at over 3,600 Marriott-affiliated hotels worldwide. For more information, visit www.springhillsuites.com.

About Fresh Artists
Founded in 2008, Fresh Artists is an award-winning 501(c)3 Philadelphia-based nonprofit that empowers young lives through art by engaging children as full partners in philanthropy, by widely exhibiting children’s artwork in highly visible places, and by providing art supplies and innovative art programs to severely under-resourced public schools. Fresh Artists invites K-12 artists to donate high-resolution images of selected artwork, and then provides corporate or individual donors with gifts of high-quality reproductions of that art in exchange for financial contributions. In just five years, the talent and generosity of more than 900 young artist-philanthropists has delivered the value of more than $250,000 in art supplies to public schools. Fresh Artists’ Print Studio and Teen Internship program provides large-format printing for under-resourced nonprofits while giving disadvantaged teens marketable job skills and introductions to potential careers in the creative economy.  Reproductions of children’s artwork have been installed in 200 corporate facilities throughout the country from Washington, DC, to Oregon including SAP, Tasty Baking, Comcast Corporation, Independence Blue Cross, Harvard School of Education, GOOD 360, Shire Pharmaceutical, World Café Live, Yale University Children’s Hospital, Drexel University and filled more than 25 child abuse clinics, homeless and emergency shelters with healing, hopeful children's art. For more information, visit www.freshartists.org.

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07/15/2013

How Do You Dress Up YOUR Breakfast?

SpringHill Suites Breakfast - YogurtSpringHill Suites’ takes on a new spin to help create distinct experiences

Bethesda, MD – From picking new and exciting destinations to selecting the right hotels, people today are looking for ways to create their own unique travel experience that is tailored to their distinctive interests and tastes. SpringHill Suites by Marriott understands this need and is starting by updating the most important element of the day – breakfast. Infused now with an array of customizable options, the enhanced offering introduces a fresh approach to complimentary hotel breakfasts in the upper moderate tier. 

“We know how important it is for travelers to start off their day right,” said Callette Nielsen, vice president and global brand manager, SpringHill Suites by Marriott. “Having the ability to select and choose what you want, when you want it, enhances the personalization element that in turn improves your overall experience.”

Starting this month, in addition to the signature, hot items previously offered, menu enhancements include fresh spinach, deli ham, cheddar and Havarti cheeses, sweet breads and croissants, whole strawberries, Kashi® cereal and Dannon Oikos® Greek yogurt*. A selection of salsas, local hot sauces and mustards allow travelers to add some spice to their morning routines.

SpringHill Suites Breakfast - ToppingsThink toppings are only for sundaes? Think again. A robust toppings bar now allows guests to dress up their hot or cold breakfast selections, ranging from dried fruit and nuts to sweet decadences such as chocolate chips and coconut flakes to appeal to everyone’s palate*.

At SpringHill Suites, guests discover hotels infused with stylish spaces, blending smart design and thoughtful functionality. SpringHill Suites’ guest suites engage the senses with vibrant colors; provide inviting space that is flexible and connected and open; and present an ambience empowered by a natural sense of freshness. SpringHill Suites lobbies elevate the rules of engagement – transforming how guests seamlessly work and relax. The open design lobby inspires guests to sit, relax and enjoy their stay.

* Items vary by location and day of week.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott is an all-suite brand that offers design and style at an affordable price, appealing to both business and leisure travelers. Ranked highest in the Guest Satisfaction Study for the Upscale Brand Segment by J.D. Power and Associates’ 2012 North America Guest Satisfaction Index Study, the brand features spacious suites and smart layouts that allow guests to relax and reenergize. Launched in 1998, the brand currently has more than 300 locations in the United States and Canada. SpringHill Suites participates in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, call the SpringHill Suites toll-free number at 888-287-9400, visit www.springhillsuites.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/springhillsuites or follow the brand at www.twitter.com/springhillsuite.

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 3,800 properties in 74 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 website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

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06/17/2013

Deals of the Month

June 2013

Courtyard Scottsdale Salt RiverIndependence Day Music Festival at the Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River

The Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River invites guests to celebrate Independence Day with live music and fireworks at the annual Independence Day Music Festival at Salt River Fields, featuring country music star Brantley Gilbert, on July 3. Guests must book by July 1, to receive overnight accommodations and two tickets to the Independence Day Music Festival.

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: XYO
http://www.marriott.com/specials/mesOffer.mi?marrOfferId=811776&displayLink=true
Valid through: July 4, 2013
 
Chicago Art InstituteDiscover the Art Institute Chicago

Marriott invites guests to explore one of Chicago's most famed attractions, the Art Institute, with this deluxe overnight package. Guests of the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, JW Marriott Chicago and the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel will receive two tickets to take in the arts at the Art Institute of Chicago.  Also included with this deal, are two tickets to the Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity special exhibit running from June 26-September 22.

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: EB6
http://www.marriott.com/specials/mesOffer.mi?marrOfferId=802370&displayLink=true
Valid through: Sept. 22, 2013

Cape Ann Whale WatchBoston Summer Whale Watch Experience

Guests of participating Boston Marriott hotels can experience the gentle giants of the sea with Cape Ann Whale Watch. Named “The Best for Whale Watching” by Boston Magazine’s New England Travel Guide, Cape Ann offers half-day trips throughout the summer and fall months. With this package, guests will receive overnight accommodations and two whale watch tickets.

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: ES7
http://www.marriott.com/specials/mesOffer.mi?marrOfferId=708872&displayLink=true
Valid through: October 27, 2013

Kaboom Town Addison TexasKaboom Town Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate Independence Day with “Kaboom Town” on July 3 at the SpringHill Suites and the Courtyard Dallas Addison/ Quorum Drive. This spectacular party includes fireworks choreographed to music, historic warplane fly-bys, food and live music. Rates start at $99/night and are is valid on July 3rd only.

For more information:
http://www.marriott.com/specials/mesOffer.mi?marrOfferId=818081&displayLink=true