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W Hotels Makes Waves with the Opening of W Algarve

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W Algarve – W Lounge

W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, today announces the highly anticipated opening of W Algarve. Perched atop Southern Portugal’s iconic cliffs, the latest hotel to join the brand’s family of W Escapes brings a vibrant, unexpected new energy to the coastal town, offering a juxtaposed blend of seaside relaxation, with exuberant, social energy.

“W Algarve marks the first W Hotel to open in Portugal, bringing a unique, modern luxury experience that is focused on socialising, to the Algarve’s hospitality scene,” said Candice D’ Cruz, Vice President – Luxury Brands, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International. “From the hotel’s design that is rooted in Portuguese history and culture, to the W brand’ signature music programming to exciting new dining experiences, W Algarve is a destination where international jet setters and local tastemakers can discover an unexpected side of the destination.”

DESTINATION BY DESIGN

W Algarve welcomes visitors with 134 west-facing guest rooms and suites, alongside 83 W-branded Residences, which incorporate natural hues and tactile finishes. Guests can discover large, private balconies with stunning ocean views and duplex-style layouts, and unearth the local culture through curated artwork, custom-made furnishings, and Portuguese-influenced such as bedside lanterns, dramatic headboards, and authentic Algarve tiles. Premium rooms include 10 aptly named WOW Suites, all featuring a private rooftop terrace, and the ultimate seaside retreat, the E WOW Suite.

Spanning 2,100 square-feet, W redefines the classic presidential suite with its signature E WOW Suite. The sanctuary offers two floors of breezy, oceanside living space with a vibrant, clever design reflective of the surrounding villages and scenic landscape. The spacious room features an ultramodern Bang & Olufsen® sound system and a panoramic rooftop terrace where lush gardens accent head-turning coastal views, a zero-edge lap pool, DJ mixing booth, and dining space.

W Residences Algarve deliver the same best-in-class amenities via one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units that highlight the same clean design, mirroring the shapes, colors and textures of the beachside town.

“W Algarve redefines the luxury lifestyle hospitality landscape on the Algarve coast setting a new social scene for locals and visitors alike, with high energy programming and relaxing moments to suit all moods,” says General Manager Cajetan Araujo. “It feels like the perfect moment to be opening our doors with summer 2022 set to be huge for travel to Portugal, and we can’t wait for guests to discover a new W Escape in one of the most beautiful regions in the world.”

A NEW DESTINATION FOR TASTEMAKERS

From sun-kissed cocktails to southern Portuguese cuisine with a twist, W Algarve invites guests to discover six tantalizing dining destinations, each offering one-of-a-kind masterpieces and surprising spirits. Overseeing dining throughout the hotel is legendary Portuguese chef Nuno Goncalves, who just made his return to Algarve after 13 years spent at some of London’s most iconic restaurants including Quaglino’s, Aqua Shard, Galvin La Chapelle and The Wolseley.

Market Kitchen presents local cuisine reimagined to create modern interpretations of globally inspired classics, fresh from the land and sea. Cabanas await at WET Deck with a double-level infinity pool perfect for soaking up sun, sounds and summer cocktails, while SIP @ WET serves nutritious dishes and cooling quick bites.

Sitting atop the hotel with a spectacular terrace, Paper Moon offers panoramic views of the grounds, Atlantic Ocean, and beyond. The Mediterranean sister to the original Milanese restaurant – Paper Moon Giardino – serves award-winning, authentic Italian cuisine. Next door, Sea Sky is the perfect place to sip and mingle with a pre- or post-dinner cocktail, taking in the golden bay of Armação de Pera below, where rugged cliffs meet the ocean’s horizon. Meanwhile, W Lounge is the perfect place to start or end the night, with fresh petiscos and an eclectic drink menu ranging from single-origin Portuguese coffee to libations artfully crafted using wines from Portugal’s leading female winemakers.

RELAXATION WITH A W-STYLE TWIST

Designed to be the ideal combination of soothing and revitalizing, AWAY® Spa features six treatment rooms including one couple’s room, a hair salon, mani-pedi bar, where travellers can find balance in facial LED mask treatments and pre-dinner touch-ups at the Express Booths. The spa also incorporates a wet area with sauna, steam room, whirlpool and a tented outdoor relaxation lounge overlooking the pristine property gardens. Retreat to the socially charged Beauty Bar with a cocktail in hand before test-driving bespoke jet-set treatments featuring Comfort Zone skincare.

High-intensity workouts and boot camps offered at FIT embody the W brand’s social and energetic take on wellness. Located on the ​​2nd floor, FIT boasts 1,440 square-feet of indoor space and more than 3,445 square-feet of outdoor space, fully equipped with the latest TechnoGym® equipment and an Olympic Power Rack for every type of fitness-forward traveller. Sunrise yoga or a dip at the WET Deck means that there is every opportunity to refuel and leave W Algarve balanced and glowing.

For more information or to reserve, please visit https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/faowh-w-algarve/.

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Media contacts:
Georgie Noble, Director, Consumer PR, EMEA
Marriott International
georgie.noble@marriott.com

Lara Busch, Manager, Consumer PR, EMEA
Marriott International
lara.busch@marriott.com

W Communications
walgarve@wcommunications.co.uk

About W Hotels Worldwide
Born from the bold, 24/7 culture of New York City, W Hotels has redefined hospitality for over two decades, breaking the norms of traditional luxury wherever the iconic W sign lands. With nearly 60 hotels around the globe, the detail-driven design, iconic Whatever/Whenever service and buzzing, signature Living Rooms create an experience that is often imitated but never matched. Dynamic and invigorating, the brand celebrates each traveller’s desire to uncover the destination through a lens that is distinctly W. For more information on W Hotels, visit whotels.com/theangle or follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. W Hotels Worldwide is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.com.

About Marriott Bonvoy®
Marriott Bonvoy’s extraordinary portfolio offers renowned hospitality in the most memorable destinations in the world, with 30 brands that are tailored to every type of journey. From The Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis to W Hotels and more, Marriott Bonvoy has more luxury offerings than any other travel program. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and premium home rentals, and through everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem their points for experiences including future stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments, or through partners for luxurious products from Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit marriottbonvoy.com.

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JW Marriott Debuts in Germany

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JW Marriott Hotel Frankfurt Skyline Deluxe Bedroom
Matteo Barro

JW Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, has made its debut in Frankfurt, Germany with the opening of JW Marriott Hotel Frankfurt. With purposeful design, extraordinary service and a commitment to holistic well-being, the property offers an elevated stay in the city, encouraging guests to connect with the world around them and revitalize the mind, body and spirit.

“With each new opening, JW Marriott brings with it a legacy of luxury hospitality combined with the brand’s foundation of holistic well-being,” said Bruce Rohr, Global Brand Leader, JW Marriott. “Travelers to the storied German city staying at JW Marriott Hotel Frankfurt will now have access to JW Marriott’s genuine service, comfortably modern design and of course guiding principles of a well-being lifestyle that can be seen and felt throughout the guest experience.”

Inspired Design
Each of the 219 guestrooms and suites features floor-to-ceiling windows offering sweeping views of the sparkling city skyline and River Main, offering a moment of reflection. Directly connected to the shopping area Zeil, the hotel offers guests an unbeatable location just steps away from the heart of Frankfurt.

The hotel will soon complete a transformative renovation, bringing to life the JW Marriott brand’s serene sensibility married with modern technology catering to the sophisticated, mindful traveller. Combining thoughtful interiors and fashionable state-of-the-art amenities, the hotel is a serene retreat within the heart of the thriving metropolis.

Embracing local touches that encourage moments of reflection, JW Marriott Hotel Frankfurt has enlisted Hartwig Ebersbach, one of the most famous painters in Germany, to create 230 paintings which are delicately placed throughout the hotel. While the paintings are not for sale, guests can marvel at the depictions and inspirations that Hartwig Ebersbach gathered during his journeys around the globe.

Culinary Delights
JW Marriott Hotel Frankfurt embraces the brand’s focus on authentic and sustainable dining experiences with two concepts for guests. Located on the first floor, Max on One offers modern French cuisine with an Asian twist in a metropolitan atmosphere. Perfect for after dinner drinks, guests can enjoy Ember Bar & Lounge, a chic cocktail and champagne lounge with an extensive gin and wine list.

Furthering the brand’s commitment to nourishing the body as well as the spirit, JW Marriott Hotel Frankfurt produces its very own delicious honey from a colony of bees that reside on the hotel’s rooftop. The honey is served fresh from a honeycomb during breakfast while also being incorporated into delectable dishes served during lunch and dinner.

An Urban Sanctuary
JW Marriott Frankfurt is designed with guests’ well-being in mind. Guests of the hotel are encouraged to take a moment for themselves to truly discover the experiences that will leave them feeling revitalised and refreshed both during and after their stay.

The hotel’s fitness centre offers a variety of services including cardiovascular equipment and free weights. The Spa by JW® offers amenities including indulgent and calming treatments and access to the onsite indoor pool, spa and sauna. The Spa by JW® invites guests to an experience that’s effortless, approachable, and intuitive and where spaces connect seamlessly, offering areas to relax in with or without a treatment, as an individual or part of a group.

“We are excited to introduce the JW Marriott brand to Germany,” said David Salomon, General Manager, JW Marriott Frankfurt. “With its perfect location in the heart of Frankfurt, as well as extraordinary service and special finishing touches, JW Marriott Frankfurt brings excellence and redefined luxury to the city.”

JW Marriott Frankfurt is just a 15-minute drive from Frankfurt International Airport.

For more information on the hotel and its amenities, including open job opportunities and to secure reservations, please visit: www.marriott.com.

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About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio of brands and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. JW Marriott is a tribute to the founder of Marriott International, J. Willard “J.W.” Marriott, who prioritized his own well-being so that he could take better care of others. Inspired by his approach to life and rooted in holistic well-being, JW Marriott properties offer a haven designed to allow guests to focus on feeling whole – present in mind, nourished in body, and revitalized in spirit – through programs and offerings that encourage them to come together and experience every moment to the fullest. Today there are more than 100 JW Marriott hotels in more than 35 countries and territories worldwide that cater to sophisticated, mindful travelers who come seeking experiences that help them be fully present, foster meaningful connections and feed the soul. Visit JW Marriott online, and on Instagram and Facebook. JW Marriott is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.

About Marriott Bonvoy®
Marriott Bonvoy’s extraordinary portfolio offers renowned hospitality in the most memorable destinations in the world, with 30 brands that are tailored to every type of journey. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and premium home rentals, and through everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem their points for experiences including future stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments, or through partners for luxurious products from Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit marriottbonvoy.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS
Georgie Noble, Director, Consumer PR, EMEAMarriott InternationalGeorgie.Noble@marriott.com

Lauren Singleton, PR Manager, Consumer PR, EMEAMarriott InternationalLauren.J.Singleton@marriott.com

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Westin Hotels & Resorts Teams Up With Strava To Motivate Fitness Enthusiasts of All Levels To Go the Extra Mile In Celebration of Global Running Day

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Westin Hotels & Resorts teams up with Strava for Global Running Day 2022

A champion of Global Running Day, Westin Hotels & Resorts – part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands – today announced it has joined forces with Strava, the leading social platform for athletes and the largest sports community in the world, to reward fitness enthusiasts of all types for getting their hearts rates up beginning June 1. Through this new collaboration, 500 Marriott Bonvoy members will have the chance to earn 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points each by completing the month-long global ‘RunWESTIN Challenge’ using the Strava app.

As the preeminent well-being brand in hospitality, Westin has consistently supported Global Running Day for more than five years as a means to further encourage guests to stay active while on the road. Westin empowers guests to transcend the rigors of travel through its Six Pillars of well-being: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well, and Play Well. Inspired by the brand’s Move Well pillar, this new collaboration with Strava continues to build on the industry-leading programming by Westin.

“The philosophy of Westin has always been rooted in empowering our guests to maintain, and even enhance, their well-being while traveling, so they leave feeling better than when they arrived,” said Jennifer Connell, Global Brand Leader, Westin Hotels & Resorts and Vice President, Distinctive Premium Brands, Marriott International. “With this in mind, and inspired by our foundational Move Well pillar, our unique partnership with Strava aims to motivate a global community of fitness enthusiasts and Marriott Bonvoy members to make wellness a priority and get rewarded for doing so.”

The ‘RunWESTIN Challenge’
Marriott Bonvoy members participating in the Challenge must complete 10 hours of physical activity within the month of June by running, in addition to other types of exercise including walking, biking, wheelchair, and hiking. The challenge of 600 minutes or 10 hours of activity for the month is informed by the American Heart Association’s recommendation of at least 150 minutes – roughly 2.5 hours – of physical activity per week[1]. Upon completion of the Challenge at the end of the month, 500 participating members will then be selected at random to receive 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points each.

How to Participate
Marriott Bonvoy members can begin registering for the ‘RunWESTIN Challenge’ on May 25 via the Strava app. The Challenge kicks off June 1 and closes June 30 at 11:59 p.m. in each participant’s respective time zone. Members can register at any point throughout June and complete their 10 hours of activity throughout the month in order to be eligible for the 40,000 points.

“Strava empowers athletes everywhere to find joy through movement,” said David Lorsch, Chief Revenue Officer, Strava. “We’re excited to celebrate Global Running Day with Westin and inspire Marriott Bonvoy members around the world to stay active with the power of Strava Challenges this June.”

To learn more about well-being at Westin, please visit www.westin.marriott.com and join the conversation @westin and #runwestin. To download the free Strava app on your smartphone, visit the App store and search for Strava. To download Strava on your desktop, visit https://www.strava.com.

About Westin® Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts, hospitality’s global leader in well-being for more than a decade, empowers guests to transcend the rigors of travel while on the road through the brand’s Six Pillars of well-being: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well, and Play Well. At more than 230 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, guests can experience wellness offerings that include the brand’s iconic and award-winning Heavenly® Bed, TRX fitness equipment in the signature WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studios, delicious and nutritious menu offerings on their Eat Well menu, and more. Stay connected to Westin on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Westin is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.

About Marriott Bonvoy®
Marriott Bonvoy’s extraordinary portfolio offers renowned hospitality in the most memorable destinations in the world, with 30 brands that are tailored to every type of journey. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and premium home rentals, and through everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem their points for experiences including future stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments, or through partners for luxurious products from Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit marriottbonvoy.com.

About Strava
Strava is the leading social platform for athletes and the largest sports community in the world, with over 99 million athletes around the world. If you sweat you’re an athlete, and Strava’s mobile apps and website connect millions of active people every day. Strava gives athletes simple, fun ways to stay motivated and compete against themselves and others without having to be in the same place at the same time. All athletes belong on Strava no matter where they live, which sport they love or what device they use. Join the community and make the most of your sport with a Strava subscription.

Media Contacts
James Bardwell
Marriott International
James.Bardwell@marriott.com

Ballantines PR
PR Agency of Record for Westin Hotels & Resorts
marriott@ballantinespr.com

[1] American Heart Association Recommendations for Physical Activity in Adults and Kids

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Marriott International Announces Two New W Hotels Signings In Italy with W Milan – Duomo and W Naples

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W Naples – Guest Room

Marriott International, Inc. today announced it has signed agreements to debut two new W Hotels in Italy with the signings of W Milan – Duomo and W Naples. Both hotels are slated to welcome guests in 2024, further expanding the brand’s footprint in the country, following the recent opening of W Rome and the signing of W Florence in 2021.

We are thrilled to announce the signing of W Milan – Duomo with Gruppo Marseglia and W Naples with Solido S.p.A. The spirited cities of Milan and Naples have long been a destination of choice for global jetsetters, and we’re delighted to answer to the growing demand for luxury lifestyle hotels with these two significant signings,” said Gianleo Bosticco, Senior Director Development, Italy, Marriott International.

W Hotels Check into Italy’s Fashion Capital

W Milan – Duomo will bring the brand’s magnetic energy and distinctive design to the heart of Milan’s Fashion District. Situated in a prime location, W Milan – Duomo will be within walking distance of the city’s cultural landmarks including Piazza del Duomo, Teatro alla Scala and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. Milan’s vibrant and iconic shopping street, Via Montenapoleone, is just a three-minute walk from the hotel.

First built as a bank in the 1920s, W Milan – Duomo will blend Milan’s classic grandeur with W’s bold branding and innovative programming. Led by Milan-based architects Stefano Boeri Architetti and international design firm Yabu Pushelberg, the hotel is expected to feature 166 guestrooms and 36 suites, including an Extreme WOW Suite.

Design plans for the hotel’s rooftop include the brand’s signature WET deck, offering spectacular views of the Duomo di Milano. The vistas continue with plans for an exclusive rooftop bar, W Lounge, and a signature restaurant; all complete with outdoor terraces and positioned to offer panoramic views of the city and the perfect aperitivo. Inspiring workout spaces are expected to include a 380-square-metre AWAY Spa, complete with an indoor pool and FIT fitness centre. Guests will also have access to the W brand’s iconic Whatever/Whenever® service.

“We are delighted to work with Marriott International on this exciting project, which will become a new point of reference in Milan for luxury lifestyle under the socially driven W brand. W Milan – Duomo will be an icon in the city for years to come,” said Leonardo Marseglia, Chairman of Marseglia Group.

The Majestic Bay of Naples Meets W Hotels Vibrant Energy

W Naples is set to become a buzzing centerpiece in the heart of the historical Piazza del Municipio square. The charming building, also formerly a bank, will receive a multi-million-pound renovation, with the historic façade remaining untouched playing homage to its historic past.

Old-world charm meets W Hotels’ unexpected design and innovative programming as the hotel is expected to serve as the perfect gateway to discover Naples by foot. Guests will find themselves immersed in the heart of the locally charged cultural scene with the hotel’s location just steps from the ancient Via Toledo known as the shopping street of Naples, the famed glass domed Galleria Umberto I and the prestigious UNESCO-listed, Teatro San Carlo, which is one of the oldest opera houses in the world.

W Naples will also be within walking distance of Molo Beverello Port where guests can dine al fresco with seafront views, or take a day trip to nearby Rome, Capri, Positano, or Pompei.

W Naples is set to bring together noble grandeur, culinary delicacies and couture fashion. The hotel is expected to feature 78 guestrooms, including 17 suites, several of which offer private terraces. The interior transformation will be headed up by the acclaimed Rockwell Group and design plans include a signature restaurant, W Lounge and FIT fitness center.

“We are so proud to have the W brand come to Naples. The hotel will provide a new social hub for locals and tourists alike when visiting wonderful Naples, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast.” said Mr. Manuel d’Avanzo head of development of Solido S.p.A Group.

This announcement reaffirms the growth of W Hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, where the brand currently operates 14 properties and residences, with new openings planned across the region in exciting destinations such as, Portugal, Greece, Scotland and Czech Republic.

For more information, please visit www.whotels.com

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Credit: Marriott International, Inc.

Media Contacts
Georgie Noble, Director, Consumer PR, EMEA
Marriott International
Georgie.Noble@marriott.com

Lauren Singleton, PR Manager, Consumer PR, EMEA
Marriott International
Lauren.J.Singleton@marriott.com

About W Hotels Worldwide
Born from the bold, 24/7 culture of New York City, W Hotels has redefined hospitality for over two decades, breaking the norms of traditional luxury wherever the iconic W sign lands. With nearly 60 hotels around the globe, the detail-driven design, iconic Whatever/Whenever service and buzzing, signature Living Rooms create an experience that is often imitated but never matched. Dynamic and invigorating, the brand celebrates each travelers’ desire to uncover the destination through a lens that is distinctly W. For more information on W Hotels, visit whotels.com/theangle or follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. W Hotels Worldwide is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including complimentary nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.

About Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 8,000 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 139 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy®, its highly awarded travel program. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com. and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

About Marseglia Group
The Marseglia Group has been operating in Italy since 1974. The company operates across the renewable energy, agro-industrial, electricity construction, finance, real estate, and hospitality sectors.

About Solido S.p.A Group
Solido S.p.A Group was born in 1987. The mission of the group is to operate in all the chain of real estate and finance. Providing turnkey project from residential to commercial and hotel development. Specialized in conversion of historical building, in its portfolio there are hotel and development in many countries around Europe.

About Società Rinascimento Valori
Managed by Marco Stoppelli, Società Rinascimento Valori is an advisory company specialized in value-added strategies in hotel projects and developments, with an innovative vision and extraordinary know-how and has acted as the advisor of Marseglia Group and Solido S.p.A. Group, also will lead the project management of the hotel renovation.

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JW Marriott Hotel Changsha Debuted in Central China’s Historical and Cultural City

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JW Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, has expanded in China with the opening of JW Marriott Hotel Changsha. Owned by Jianhongda Industrial Group of Hunan, the first JW Marriott property in Hunan province welcomes luxury travelers to an urban oasis with meaningful design, warm service, and a holistic approach to well-being, allowing them to take in the moment and be fully immersed in Changsha.

“We are thrilled to mark the opening of JW Marriott Hotel Changsha as part of our strategic brand expansion across key cities in central China,” said Bruce Rohr, Vice President and Global Brand Leader, JW Marriott. “For discerning guests, JW Marriott creates immersive experiences through thoughtful design, impeccable service and a commitment to restorative travel and holistic wellbeing.”

The new JW Marriott Hotel Changsha is located in one of the city’s upscale neighborhoods and main thoroughfares, close to commercial, retail and attractions such as Xiang River and Orange Island. The nearest metro station is a five-minute walk away, making the rest of the city and surrounding regions easily accessible from the hotel. Changsha Huanghua International Airport and Changsha South Railway Station are approximately a half hour’s drive.

Designed by HBA Singapore, the hotel’s interior integrates the traditional aesthetics of the region with high-end modern touches. From the arrival lobby, guests are transported by lift to the 35th-floor Sky Lobby, which celebrates elements from Changsha’s historic architecture with soothing natural palettes and a quiet design language that finds expression in simple architectural lines.

JW Marriott Hotel Changsha features 287 guest rooms, including 14 suites with floor-to-ceiling windows that infuse the spaces with natural light and offer spectacular views of the historic Xiang River and the skyline of Changsha. Color palettes in the guest rooms echo the natural hues of the Sky Lobby. Pieces of original art recall the intriguing heritage and culture of Changsha, such as abstract paintings in shades of copper and royal blue that evoke the bold brush strokes of Chinese calligraphy from the 1,000-year-old Yuelu Academy, one of China’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning. All guest rooms offer the residential comforts of home, with thoughtful amenities such as the latest smart in-room technology, LCD HD TVs and sound insulation systems.

With a diverse selection of culinary experiences across three restaurants and two lounges, the hotel wants guests to feel nourished in body and revitalized in spirit as they explore the distinctive cuisine of south-central China and the surrounding regions. Signature restaurant Hao Yu offers popular local Xiang dishes, as well as Cantonese cuisine. Ginza Onodera from Tokyo brings Japanese teppanyaki to Changsha. All-day-dining restaurant Yun Kitchen delivers local specialties complemented by international dishes and live cooking stations. Located on the Sky Lobby level, the JW Lounge showcases seasonally inspired afternoon tea and crafted beverages, while the Executive Lounge is an exclusive space for leisure and business guests to marvel at the spectacular Changsha skyline over handcrafted cocktails and a light, healthy menu.

Throughout the hotel, guests are encouraged to celebrate being in the present and focus on experiencing the benefits of a holistic approach to living. The brand’s signature JW Garden grows fresh herbs and vegetables such as mint, rosemary, chili, and cherry tomato, all of which are showcased across the hotel’s menus. The brand’s Family by JW™ program welcomes families traveling with children with a dedicated kids’ area and kids’ menu, enabling generations to reconnect over shared fun and meaningful experiences. On the 33rd floor, guests can access a haven of wellness, comprising a 24-hour Fitness Center, an indoor heated pool with floor-to-ceiling windows, and the hotel’s dedicated spa with an extensive menu of treatments designed to promote blissful relaxation and rejuvenation of the mind and spirit.

The hotel offers dedicated venues for memorable weddings as well as other social and business gatherings, including a 650-square-meter pillar-free Grand Ballroom that accommodates more than 500 guests. The Grand Ballroom features a 64-square-meter LED screen, as well as an additional 229-square-meter exclusive foyer for receptions and event breakouts. A smaller ballroom, the Sixth Capital Junior Ballroom, with simulated soft natural lighting, is ideal for smaller events. A separate VIP room and five multi-functional Meeting Rooms featuring integrated conferencing technologies offer a highly customizable selection of venues for different events.

“As the first JW Marriott hotel in Hunan province, it is our privilege to welcome guests to experience the JW Marriott brand’s principles of mindfulness,” said Doug Ariza, General Manager, JW Marriott Hotel Changsha. “We are committed to providing our guests a destination for them to be present in mind, nourished in body and revitalized in spirit by offering purposeful programs and genuine service.”

For more information, please visit www.jwmarriottchangsha.com/.

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Credit: Marriott International, Inc.

About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio of brands and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. JW Marriott is a tribute to the founder of Marriott International, J. Willard “J.W.” Marriott, who prioritized his own well-being so that he could take better care of others. Inspired by his approach to life and rooted in holistic well-being, JW Marriott properties offer a haven designed to allow guests to focus on feeling whole – present in mind, nourished in body, and revitalized in spirit – through programs and offerings that encourage them to come together and experience every moment to the fullest. Today there are more than 100 JW Marriott hotels in more than 35 countries and territories worldwide that cater to sophisticated, mindful travelers who come seeking experiences that help them be fully present, foster meaningful connections and feed the soul. Visit JW Marriott online, and on Instagram and Facebook. JW Marriott is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.

About Marriott Bonvoy®
Marriott Bonvoy’s extraordinary portfolio offers renowned hospitality in the most memorable destinations in the world, with 30 brands that are tailored to every type of journey. From The Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis to W Hotels and more, Marriott Bonvoy has more luxury offerings than any other travel program. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and premium home rentals, and through everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem their points for experiences including future stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments, or through partners for luxurious products from Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit marriottbonvoy.com.

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Senior Director, Brand PR & Communications, Asia Pacific
Marriott International
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Senior Manager, Luxury Brands PR & Communications, Asia Pacific
Marriott International
Li-sa.ng@marriott.com

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Marriott International Signs Agreement With the Red Sea Development Company To Bring the First Ritz-Carlton Reserve to the Middle East

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Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Villa at Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Marriott International, Inc. today announced it has signed an agreement with The Red Sea Development Company to debut its distinguished Ritz-Carlton Reserve brand off the west coast of Saudi Arabia. Slated to debut in 2023, Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is expected to form part of the eagerly anticipated Red Sea destination and offer a highly personalized leisure experience that blends intuitive and heartfelt service with stunning natural beauty and indigenous design. Nujuma will be the first property from the brand in the Middle East and joins an exclusive collection of only five Ritz-Carlton Reserves worldwide.

“We are thrilled to bring our most luxurious brand, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, and its exemplary experience to the Middle East. Perfectly situated on one of the most anticipated regenerative tourism projects in the world, the resort will blend seclusion and sophistication to provide a highly personalized luxury escape,” said Jerome Briet, Chief Development Officer, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International.

Nujuma will be situated on a pristine set of private islands, which are part of the Red Sea’s Blue Hole cluster of islands. Surrounded by unspoiled natural beauty and designed to blend seamlessly with the environment, the resort is expected to feature 63 one to four bedroom water and beach villas. Plans also include a range of luxurious amenities and exceptional services including a lavish spa, swimming pools, multiple culinary venues, a retail area and a variety of other leisure and entertainment offerings including a Conservation Center.

Ritz-Carlton Reserve offers a complete escape to the unexpected: a private and transformative travel experience that is centered around human connection and brings together unique elements of the local culture, heritage and environment. For the most discerning travelers seeking a distinct and luxurious escape, Reserve properties are tucked away in handpicked corners of the world, featuring chic, relaxed and intimate settings that weave indigenous flavors with highly responsive and individualized service. Current Ritz-Carlton Reserve properties are located in Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.

The destination is also expected to include 18 Ritz-Carlton Reserve branded residences, offering owners a one-of-a-kind living experience.

“I am excited to welcome Ritz-Carlton Reserve into the fold of our luxury collection of brands for The Red Sea,” said John Pagano, CEO at The Red Sea Development Company. “Around the world, Ritz-Carlton Reserve properties are synonymous with providing unique luxury experiences and creating personalized meaningful escapes, underpinned by a commitment to sustainable practices. As we inch closer to opening our first resorts early next year, this world-class brand is sure to excite and entice future guests.”

The Red Sea Project is an ambitious regenerative tourism project, covering 28,000 square kilometers on the west coast of Saudi Arabia, of which less than one percent will be developed. The destination is expected to offer a new type of barefoot luxury experience and is being developed with the highest standards of sustainability. The development features an archipelago of more than 90 untouched natural islands, as well as dormant volcanoes, sweeping desert dunes, mountains and wadis, and more than 1,600 cultural heritage sites.

About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 8,000 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 139 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy®, its highly-awarded travel program. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

About The Red Sea Development Company
The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC – www.theredsea.sa) is a closed joint-stock company wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia. TRSDC was established to drive the development of The Red Sea Project, a luxury, regenerative tourism destination that will set new standards in sustainable development and position Saudi Arabia on the global tourism map.

The project is being developed over 28,000 km2 of pristine lands and waters along Saudi Arabia’s west coast and includes a vast archipelago of more than 90 pristine islands. The destination also features sweeping desert dunes, mountain canyons, dormant volcanoes, and ancient cultural and heritage sites. It is designed to include hotels, residential properties, leisure, commercial and entertainment amenities, as well as supporting infrastructure that emphasizes renewable energy and water conservation and re-use, as well as a circular waste management system to achieve zero waste to landfill.

Activity for the first phase of development is well underway and is on track to be completed by the end of 2023. The project has surpassed significant milestones, with over 800 contracts signed to date, worth in excess SAR 20 bn ($5.33bn).

The 100-hectare Landscape Nursery, which will provide more than 25 million plants for The Red Sea Project and AMAALA, is now fully operational. There are more than 15,000 workers currently on-site and 80km of new roads are now complete. The Construction Village and the Waste Management Centre are both fully operational and development is progressing well at the Coastal Village, which will be home to around 14,000 people who will eventually work at the destination.

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Marriott International Collaborates with Playa Hotels & Resorts to Bring The Luxury Collection Brand to Cap Cana

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Marriott International, Inc. and Playa Hotels & Resorts (NASDAQ: PLYA, Playa), a leading owner and operator of all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean, today announced an agreement between Francisco Martínez, the owner of Sanctuary Cap Cana, and Marriott International to debut Marriott’s first all-inclusive extension of The Luxury Collection brand in the Dominican Republic with Sanctuary Cap Cana, a Luxury Collection Adult All-Inclusive Resort. The new resort is expected to open in summer 2022 under The Luxury Collection brand.

Nestled in the heart of the Dominican Republic, the resort is located in Cap Cana, a private enclave in Punta Cana comprised of 30,000 acres of flawless beaches. Visitors will experience a wide variety of attractions, including the “Punta Espada” golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, a state-of-the-art marina with more than 150 slips accommodating yachts up to 150-feet, as well as an equestrian center featuring two world-class polo fields designed by Alejandro Batros.

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The adults-only 325-room resort underwent a renovation in 2019 and includes five a la carte restaurants, six bars, five pools, and Sanctuary Town, the resort’s own nightlife destination. Owned by Francisco Martínez, Sanctuary Cap Cana is expected to become the first Playa managed resort under a Marriott International brand.

“We are thrilled to bring our first The Luxury Collection all-inclusive brand extension to the Dominican Republic and we are grateful to the Martínez family for developing such a unique resort,” said Laurent de Kousemaeker, Chief Development Officer, Caribbean and Latin America, Marriott International. “We are also excited for the opportunity to work with Playa Hotels & Resorts, a very reputable all-inclusive operator.”

“In our first joint venture with Marriott International, Sanctuary Cap Cana is the perfect choice for the level of style and sophistication that has made Marriott’s The Luxury Collection resorts the standard-bearer for unique, one-of-a-kind vacations,” said Fernando Mulet, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Playa Hotels & Resorts. “I would like to personally thank Mr. Martinez for his continuous trust in Playa and commitment to the success of this magnificent property.”

Marriott International entered the segment in 2019, leveraging seven of its world-renowned brands, and currently offers a portfolio of 28 all-inclusive properties,. The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts brand features 123 hotels globally in 41 countries and territories.

About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of approximately 8,000 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 139 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy®, its highly-awarded travel program. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

About The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts
The Luxury Collection® is comprised of world-renowned hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination’s indigenous charms and treasures. Originated in 1906 under the CIGA® brand as a collection of Europe’s most celebrated and iconic properties, today The Luxury Collection brand is a glittering ensemble of more than 120 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 40 countries and territories. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the world’s finest. For more information and new openings, visit theluxurycollection.com or follow Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The Luxury Collection is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.

About Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V.
Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (NASDAQ: PLYA, “Playa”) is a leading owner, operator and developer of all-inclusive resorts in prime beachfront locations in popular vacation destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean. Playa owns and/or manages a total portfolio consisting of 22 resorts (8,366 rooms) located in Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. Playa leverages years of all-inclusive resort operating expertise and relationships with globally recognized hospitality brands to provide a best in class experience and exceptional value to its guests, while building a direct relationship to improve customer acquisition cost and drive repeat business. Playa owns and manages 15 resorts (6,004 rooms) located throughout Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. Playa also owns two resorts in the Dominican Republic that are managed by a third party and manages five resorts on behalf of third-party owners. For more information, please visit playaresorts.com.

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AC Hotels by Marriott® Unveils First Hotel in Australia with the Opening of AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank

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AC Melbourne Southbank Exterior

AC Hotels by Marriott®, the design-led lifestyle brand part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, announces its brand debut in Australia with the opening of AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank. Located in one of Melbourne’s premier events, arts and entertainment precincts, the new hotel features 205 thoughtfully designed guest rooms and suites, signature dining, and an infinity pool and cocktail bar with sweeping views of the city skyline. AC Melbourne Southbank has been expertly refined and crafted to deliver an elegant yet unobtrusive experience, right in the cultural capital of Australia.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the arrival of the AC Hotels brand in Australia with the opening of AC Melbourne Southbank,” said Jeff Tomczek, Vice President and Global Brand Leader of AC Hotels. “Melbourne is the cultural and design capital of Australia, allowing for a seamless fit with AC Hotels, known for its purposeful design and obsession with detail. With Australia’s border reopening, we look forward to welcoming travellers with a distinctive experience that has been edited to offer only the best of what guests truly need.”

Nestled in the prestigious inner-city enclave of Melbourne’s Southbank, with the Central Business District and South Wharf precinct – Australia’s largest urban renewal project – on its doorstep, AC Melbourne Southbank brings together the very best of Melbourne, housed in one sculptural landmark address. With close proximity to public transport, South Melbourne Market, Melbourne Convention Centre, South Wharf shops and eateries, the Arts precinct, and other first-class amenities, the hotel offers sweeping city views with everything guests need for a memorable stay.

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AC Lounge in AC Melbourne Southbank
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Designed by DKO Architecture in collaboration with Capital Alliance, AC Melbourne Southbank has created a bold architectural presence within the Fishermans Bend skyline. The design approach to every space is optimal comfort and utility through modern décor with open layouts offering functional beauty without distraction. The elegantly framed geometric glass façade will be activated by LED lighting at night acting as a beacon for visitors and residents alike. A sculptural canopy creates an iconic entry to the hotel and the design-led guestrooms contained within.

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AC Melbourne Southbank Deluxe King Room

The 205 thoughtfully designed guestrooms and suites offer sweeping views of the city skyline and the Yarra River. From sleek desks, open closets, and integrated bathrooms to easily accessible outlets for mindful work and play, AC guestrooms are free of clutter and maximise a sense of openness. The subtle layering of materiality with modern classic finishes such as natural stone tiling, warm textured timber, metal details, soft layers of drapery and brass accents all create a sense of functional calm. The mood reflects the industrial warehouse scenes of South Melbourne while echoing the Spanish roots of the AC brand.

AC Melbourne Southbank features a range of collaborative spaces including the brand’s signature AC Lounge, a modern co-working space for creative gatherings by day and a buzzing social hub offering European-style tapas by night. The signature AC Gin Tonic experience is available throughout all dining and bar venues at the hotel. The speciality cocktail is served in a custom glass by sculptural glass artist Adam Walmon and has been scientifically developed to heighten the taste, aroma and palate experience for the drinker.

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AC Melbourne Southbank Triana Bar

Sorolla provides the perfect place for breakfast to start the day, with a dining experience that includes an open kitchen to capture the chefs in action. Triana Bar exudes a ‘wow’ factor showcasing stunning views and a long, iconic freestanding bar where guests can mix and mingle with each other. The space offers simplicity and sophistication in the subtle finishes of warm timber, natural stone, bronze accents and softer grey materials. Bar de Buceo, the pool bar, also offers guests a relaxed area to enjoy drinks and light, alfresco style dining, making it the perfect place to unwind.

The hotel offers a range of leisure facilities, including an outdoor, infinity-edge swimming pool spanning the width of the building, a 24-hour fitness centre, and meeting and event space designed to host groups of varying sizes.

The hotel houses 576 square metres of flexible meeting space, with floor-to-ceiling windows providing abundant natural light, along with an outdoor covered terrace room and pool bar. The outdoor terrace beside the infinity pool can serve as a pre-function space accommodating up to 200 guests in cocktail format or broken down into smaller spaces for breakouts and more intimate meetings, social gatherings and weddings.

“I am truly delighted to open the first AC Hotel in Australia,” commented Harry Singh, General Manager of AC by Marriott Melbourne Southbank. “Working in collaboration with DKO, we have brought to life the core elements of the AC design philosophy – every detail of the experience is meticulously over-thought to create a seamless stay, right in the heart of the city known as the design capital of Australia.”

Owned by Capital Alliance, a Melbourne-based diversified mixed-use real estate developer and investment company, the hotel marks Marriott International’s ninth hotel in Melbourne and the third new hotel to open in the Victorian capital over the last 12 months.

For more information or reservations, please visit https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/melac-ac-hotel-melbourne-southbank/

About Marriott Bonvoy®
Marriott Bonvoy’s extraordinary portfolio offers renowned hospitality in the most memorable destinations in the world, with 30 brands that are tailored to every type of journey. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and premium home rentals, and through everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem their points for experiences including future stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments, or through partners for luxurious products from Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit marriottbonvoy.com.

About AC Hotels by Marriott®
AC Hotels includes over 195 hotels in more than 27 countries and territories. At AC Hotels, every moment has been designed, refined, crafted, and considered to create a seamless guest experience. Each AC Hotel features purposefully designed signature spaces that strike the perfect balance of form and function. Most notably, the AC Lounge® invites guests and locals alike to collaborate during the day, or to enjoy signature cocktails and tapas in the evening. The AC Kitchen offers a European-inspired breakfast each morning. All AC guest rooms and public spaces evoke a particular sophistication, featuring sleek furnishings, curated artwork, and intuitive technology. The brand is dedicated to the details that matter most to guests during their travels with a mission to deliver The Perfectly Precise Hotel™ experience. For more information, visit www.ac-hotels.com and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. AC Hotels is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments, and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.

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JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea Opens Along Turkey’s Beautiful Waterfront Oasis

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JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea
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JW Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, today announces the opening of JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea. Surrounded by the tranquil Sea of Marmara, the new luxury hotel offers guests a transformative and elevated stay to nourish the mind, body and spirit within Istanbul’s serene Atakoy district.

“JW Marriott combines a legacy of extraordinary hospitality with a refreshing commitment to mindfulness and wellbeing that resonates so deeply with today’s global traveler,” said Bruce Rohr, Global Brand Leader, JW Marriott. “JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea embodies this holistic approach to the guest experience from its JW Garden where organic herbs are harvested for use by the culinary team, to its robust fitness and wellness classes and introspective, intentional design. We know these principles will be the perfect complement to this breathtaking location.”

Inspiring Design
Styled by London-based firm KCA International, the hotel’s aesthetic draws inspiration from Turkey’s vibrant textures and marries them with the JW Marriott brand’s serene sensibility. The lobby has a unique flying carpet art installation that pays homage to traditional Turkish crafts with a contemporary twist. Signature bespoke lighting by the artist Khuan Chew found throughout the hotel showcases a modern interpretation of Turkish culture. From tranquillity pools in the lobby to tucked-away garden spaces, opportunity awaits around every corner for guests to escape in a moment of calm reflection.

“With breathtaking views and exhilarating activities for travel enthusiasts, JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea is ideal for guests seeking to enjoy meaningful moments as they explore this historic destination,” said Candice D’Cruz, Vice President – Luxury Brands, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. “As with all JW Marriott hotels, mindfulness and connection to place are thoughtfully woven into the hotel’s nature-focused design, as well as through the hotel’s holistic programming and wellness offerings.”

The hotel’s 204 guest rooms and suites are thoughtfully situated within 17 floors and are as spacious as they are sumptuous. Most offer balconies facing the Marmara Sea and Istanbul skyline, and all feature marble bathrooms with large soaking tubs, rain shower heads, flat-screen TVs, and separate working and living areas. Smart lighting lulls guests to sleep at night or gently wakes them in the morning. The hotel’s suites offer expansive, contemporary living rooms and dedicated kitchen areas. The Signature and Presidential suites boast terrace jacuzzies and BOSE® music systems in the living room. The Presidential suite also features a private gym and an additional indoor jacuzzi with awe-inspiring views of the Marmara Sea. All executive room guests, as well as Marriott Bonvoy® Platinum, Titanium and Ambassador Elite members, can enjoy access to the exclusive Executive Lounge which offers complimentary breakfast in the morning and a selection of cocktails, snacks and desserts throughout the day.

Distinct Culinary Experiences
JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea provides a myriad of culinary options, giving guests and residents the chance to create meaningful connections over memorable dining experiences. Open all day, Ceres serves Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian and fusion dishes, with a seafood reflective of the hotel’s waterfront front location. From lavish Sunday brunches to fun activities for keeping younger guests entertained, the family-friendly destination also features a brick oven centerpiece for baking fresh breads and delectable pizzas. The outdoor terrace offers live cooking stations and open kitchens.

Guests can take in scenic views of the Marmara Sea while enjoying afternoon tea and refreshing cocktails alongside sweet and savoury bites at The Pearl. The Vitola Lounge offers a chic ambiance, cigars, light dishes and curated cocktails, while Spa Lounge provides the perfect daytime escape. This relaxing eatery showcases airy tones and warm sunshine is complemented by a plethora of lush greenery and offers a menu of fresh juices and healthy snacks. Sail Bar is set around the hotel’s outdoor infinity pool offering delicious appetizers and cocktails accompanied by live music and the Mediterranean breeze. Following the success of his restaurants in Las Vegas, Paris, Dubai and London, celebrated Michelin-Starred Chef Akira Back will introduce his innovative Japanese cuisine to Turkey this June at JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea.

The hotel presents a farm-to-table program anchored by JW Garden, a bespoke organic and herb botanic garden, featuring tomatoes, mint, parsley, rocket, rosemary, olives, local greens and more. This freshly grown produce is used throughout the hotel’s dining venues.

A Haven for Holistic Wellbeing
Every aspect of JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea is designed with guests’ wellbeing in mind. Serene Spaces for quiet reflection are hidden among natural surroundings designed to promote thoughtful, meditative experiences, as these secluded locations encourage guests to ground themselves and savour the moment.

Those looking for a unique atmosphere to nourish the body and mind can indulge in a range of signature treatments in the elegantly designed La Vallée SPA, a flagship location for the prestigious Swiss beauty line in Turkey. The serene oasis invites visitors to experience eight treatment rooms, an exclusive VIP treatment room, private jacuzzi and wellbeing packages. The hotel also features indoor and outdoor infinity pools, a children’s pool and contemporary Turkish hammams.

The hotel’s state-of-the-art La Vallee Fitness and Wellness Center features Technogym equipment, while programming includes yoga sessions, breathwork training and a variety of fitness classes including spinning on the outdoor terrace. Guests of all ages will enjoy family friendly experiences such as sailing classes, luxury excursions and walking tours.

Ideal Destination for Events and Celebrations
With its spectacular location and magnificent sea views, the hotel provides a spectacular setting to host any corporate occasion, lavish wedding or social functions. Certified event planners are on hand to assist with event execution, with over 23,000 square-feet of event space, eight meeting rooms, high-end visual facilities, 600-person ballroom with an external entrance and bridal room and a 24-hour business center. Catering options for events are plentiful, ranging from light refreshments to full banquet menus.

Weddings at JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea will include the elegant ballroom with a picturesque backdrop of the Marmara Sea – the only ballroom in Istanbul with sun terrace access, a bridal suite connected to the main venue and the option of having a menu created by acclaimed chef Akira Back.

Explore the City’s Sights
JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea sits in the charming and tranquil Atakoy district, just a short drive to the enthralling metropolis of Istanbul. The hotel is ideally located near the wondrous sights of the city including Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Galata Port, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square and Istanbul Aquarium.

Guests can enjoy retail therapy without having to leave the grounds as the complex is home to 11 high-end boutiques including a bespoke tailor Milimetrik, an antique emporium, Vakko and a designer jewellery store. Endless shopping experiences are also available nearby at A Plus, Galleria and Carousel.

The hotel is a 45-minute drive from Istanbul International Airport, and is also close to Istanbul Ataturk Airport, which offers access to private jets.

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Consumer PR, EMEA
Marriott International
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About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio of brands and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. JW Marriott is a tribute to the founder of Marriott International, J. Willard “J.W.” Marriott, who prioritized his own well-being so that he could take better care of others. Inspired by his approach to life and rooted in holistic well-being, JW Marriott properties offer a haven designed to allow guests to focus on feeling whole – present in mind, nourished in body, and revitalized in spirit – through programs and offerings that encourage them to come together and experience every moment to the fullest. Today there are more than 100 JW Marriott hotels in more than 35 countries and territories worldwide that cater to sophisticated, mindful travelers who come seeking experiences that help them be fully present, foster meaningful connections Marriott online, and on Instagram and Facebook. JW Marriott is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.

About Marriott Bonvoy®
Marriott Bonvoy’s extraordinary portfolio offers renowned hospitality in the most memorable destinations in the world, with 30 brands that are tailored to every type of journey. From The Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis to W Hotels and more, Marriott Bonvoy has more luxury offerings than any other travel program. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and premium home rentals, and through everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem their points for experiences including future stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments, or through partners for luxurious products from Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit marriottbonvoy.com.

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‘CAMP’ Is in Session: All-Inclusive by Marriott Bonvoy Hits the Beach With Leading Family Experience Company, CAMP, Bringing a Week of Activities to the Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa

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All-Inclusive by Marriott Bonvoy has partnered with innovative family experience company, CAMP, to create an exclusive journey for kids at The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa in Costa Rica. From July 6th through 10th, the bookable family-friendly package brings a week of physical, cultural, and creative activities such as yoga, DIY arts and crafts, water play, karaoke, and more to the Kids Club on property. The package – inspired by Westin’s Six Pillars of Well-Being – marks CAMP’s first international activation, incorporating the brand’s FUN and PLAY expertise to the all-inclusive model, forging a hospitality first.

“We are excited to collaborate with CAMP on this truly unique experience for families,” said Jason Nuell, Senior Vice President, Premium Brands, Marriott International. “CAMP regulars from Boston to Brooklyn and Dallas to Los Angeles know how extraordinary the experience is stepping inside a CAMP location. Now we are bringing that experience to life against the backdrop of the breathtaking Westin Reserva Conchal. Parents will have peace of mind knowing their kids are having a blast, while they enjoy all that this incredible resort has to offer. It’s a win-win for families.”

The eco-friendly Westin Reserva Conchal is set between the exotic forests and unspoiled beaches of Costa Rica’s North Pacific Riviera, offering the ideal balance of soothing escape, local culture, and family fun. Families who book the CAMP Westin Reserva Conchal package will enjoy:

  • Five-night all-inclusive stay from July 6-10 including meals, activities, and more
  • Flexible five-day kids club itinerary (with the ability to drop off or pick up) with activities guided by Westin’s Six Pillars of Well-being:
    • Sleep Well – Westin’s signature programming that supports a restful night’s sleep to recharge after a day of adventure at CAMP
    • Eat Well – incorporating nutritious and delicious dining options from Westin’s Eat Well Menu for Kids
    • Move Well – staying active with field day activities, water games, and CAMP Olympics
    • Play Well – inviting kids to let loose with CAMP’s slime bootCAMP, bubble bash, sing-a-longs, ultimate dance parties, water play, and more
    • Feel Well – stimulating the senses with themed morning yoga classes and educational sessions allowing for kids to connect with nature and learn more about Costa Rica
    • Work Well – creating an inviting atmosphere for kids to learn together and keep in touch with DIY crafts, experiments, and pen pal postcards
  • Date night after-hour services provided by CAMP counselors, engaging kids for a fun night of activities at the kid’s club
  • Voucher for the online CAMP kid’s store filled with a curated selection of toys, books, clothing, and more
  • Collectible travel guide showcasing popular destinations, native animals, and local cuisine from Costa Rica used during hands-on educational sessions
  • Activities like swimming, tennis, golf, table games, beach cricket or volleyball are also included
  • CAMP at Westin Reserva Conchal is ideal for children aged 4 to 12

“CAMP’s mission is to help families answer the question, ‘What should we do today?’ through a combination of play, product, and programming,” said Amanda Raposo, Chief Experience Officer at CAMP. “In our stores, our communities, and online, we create joyful and interactive experiences for kids and their families. Our partnership with Marriott gives us an incredible opportunity to bring the magic of CAMP and its counselors to families beyond our own walls. We are excited to bring play into the family vacation.”

In addition to the exclusive programming at the Westin Reserva Conchal, CAMP will also create collectible travel guide activity booklets for kid’s clubs at other select All-Inclusive by Marriott Bonvoy properties. These destination-specific booklets will feature engaging educational activities including learning pages to discover local animals, cultural touchpoints, culinary wonders, natural marvels, and more.

“All-Inclusive by Marriott Bonvoy is on a mission to transform the way guests perceive the segment by delivering experiences that allow guests and kids to engage, learn something new, and come away from a vacation feeling completely refreshed and inspired,” said Nuell.

CAMP is a totally unique shop/play hybrid experience both in physical locations across the country and online. Inside CAMP stores are rotating themed experiences where every surface is a seamless blend of play and product. With expertly curated product collections, gift guides, top toys, tips on forward-looking play trends, and a wealth of engaging activities for both children and adults to enjoy, CAMP stores and CAMP.com have everything a family needs to have fun.

Marriott Bonvoy is the award-winning travel program and marketplace from Marriott International. It brings together the company’s portfolio of extraordinary brands, which includes more than 8,000 properties across 139 countries and territories as well as its premium home rental offering Homes & Villas by Marriott International, destination tours and activities, and All-Inclusive by Marriott Bonvoy. Members enjoy complimentary and enhanced Wi-Fi, exclusive member rates, and access to Marriott Bonvoy Moments exclusive experiences, all the features of the Marriott Bonvoy app including contactless check-in, among many more program benefits.

To reserve the package, visit hotel-deals.marriott.com/lirwi-camp-family-package/ and to learn and explore more about All-Inclusive by Marriott Bonvoy, visit all-inclusive.marriott.com. For more information about Marriott Bonvoy and to join for free, visit marriottbonvoy.com.

About All-Inclusive by Marriott Bonvoy
Encompassing eight leading brands, All-Inclusive by Marriott Bonvoy is Marriott International’s all-inclusive platform, offering unparalleled amenities, diverse culinary options, and endless experiences for all ages, and tailored for each brand. The growing portfolio of more than 20 immersive getaways in spectacular destinations include The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa in Costa Rica and Royalton Antigua, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino. All-Inclusive by Marriott Bonvoy is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments, and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.

About CAMP
CAMP is a Family Experience Company that helps answer the question, “What should we do today?” through a unique combination of retail and media. Launched in December of 2018, CAMP operates nine retail locations in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, California, and Connecticut and serves families everywhere via its digital platforms. To learn more about CAMP, please visit CAMP.com

Media Contacts
Shannon Bodo
Marriott International
Shannon.Bodo@marriott.com

Sydney Shapiro
PR Manager, CAMP
Sydney@CAMP.com

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