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W London Leicester Square unveils tech-based renovation

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W London Leicester Square unveils tech-based renovation

Sheltering the result of fashion designer Jack Irving’s debut interior design collaboration, W london Leicester Square has unveiled its new tech-savvy guestrooms and suites… 

W London – Leicester Square has unveiled a multi-million-pound transformation of all 192 guestrooms and suites. W’s quirky, glamourous and decadent look has been super-charged with the help of architecture firm Concrete, designer firm Krause Architects and fashion designer Jack Irving.

Furthermore, W London has partnered with fashion visionary and dynamic artist, Jack Irving, to create a one-of-a-kind ‘techorative’ pillow, along with a range of immersive in-room experiences.

“W Hotels has consistently been at the forefront of innovation – reinventing and rewriting the rules of hospitality wherever the W sign lands,” said Jenni Benzaquen, Vice President of Luxury Brands – Europe, Marriott International. “The transformation of W London – Leicester Square merges the latest technologies in hospitality and the music industry with boundarybreaking design, offering our guests the ultimate experience in-room, in our newly renovated public spaces, as well as connecting them with what’s new/next in this dynamic city.”

“Upon entry, music and lighting greet the guest to offer a truly immersive and memorable stay.”

Much like its guests, every room at W London is unique. Ever the rebel, the hotel is the first in the UK to embrace the full DigiValet technology – one of the most advanced tablet-based systems in the industry which allows each guest to be in control of their stay right from check in. Upon entry, music and lighting greet the guest to offer a truly immersive and memorable stay. All settings are adjustable and customisable to the guest’s preference and mood, whether getting pumped up for the night ahead or beginning to unwind before the next day’s meeting.

A user-friendly tablet controls the in-room temperature, lighting and media, including personal streaming services, at the touch of a button, while also showcasing a taste of the freshest beats being made and played across the city. W London has teamed up with Kobalt, a music tech company, to curate playlists showcasing London’s coolest up-and-coming artists, including W London’s own Music Curator, DJ/producer Olivia Dawn. Global music-lovers can tune in to hear what’s playing in real time at any of the 55 W Hotels worldwide through advanced music technology by Soundtrackyourbrand. The tablet also gives guests insider access to what’s new and next in London with an ever-evolving calendar of happenings including the hotel’s music programming and the latest dining and entertainment suggestions across the city.

Each of the property’s 192 rooms, including 28 suites, has had a bold makeover. Designed by renowned architects, Concrete, and kitted out by Krause Design, the rooms have benefitted from structural upgrades along with daring new feature walls, refreshed avant-garde furniture and atmospheric lighting. Sleek white details, photo-friendly mirrored walls, and party-starting disco balls complete the provocative new look. This renovation completes the hotel’s full transformation, following the redesign of the hotel’s bar and lounge, The Perception at W London, in 2017 and makeover of the hotel’s luxurious oasis, the AWAY Spa, in 2018.

“Over the years, our guests have made it clear that they want innovation, as well as both fashion and function, from their hotel room,” said Martijn Mulder, General Manager of W London –
Leicester Square. “The new room design is just that- substance, as well as that inimitable W style. We offer the latest tech available today in the hospitality industry for guests to easily control and personalise their stay, from mood lighting to music, in-room dining and entertainment.”

“When set with the task, I took inspiration from Soho’s creative energy and W London’s irreverent attitude.”

To amplify the re-imagined guest experience, W London has teamed up with daring fashion fantasist, Jack Irving, to create a limited-edition pillow collection. Best known for his eyecatching designs injected with a shot of engineered technology, Irving has dressed the likes of global superstar Lady Gaga. Taking inspiration straight from the catwalk and remixing it with the bold attitude of W London, the spiked pillows, available in every guestroom, appear muted to the naked eye until they are brought to life through the click of a camera flash. Through the lens, the smart fabric transforms into an iridescent masterpiece.

Image caption/credit: The spiked pillows, designed by fashion designer to the stars, Jack Irving,  appears muted to the naked eye until they are brought to life through the click of a camera flash. Through the lens, the smart fabric transforms into an iridescent masterpiece making it truly instagrammable/W Hotels

“It’s amazing to be working with W London for my first interiors collaboration, as the hotel’s unmistakable bold identity is a perfect match for my avant-garde designs,” said Jack Irving. “When set with the task, I took inspiration from Soho’s creative energy and W London’s irreverent attitude, to create a unique statement piece that unites the hotel fabulous new room design and upgraded functionality.”

The limited-edition pillow by Jack Irving and new Mini Mega Bar will be available to experience in all 28 suites from mid-June and will be rolled out to all guestrooms later this summer.

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Autograph Collection Hotels debuts in Kenya

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Autograph Collection Hotels debuts in Kenya

Autograph Collection Hotels debuts in Kenya welcoming Sankara Nairobi to its dynamic portfolio of Passionately Independent Hotels…

Autograph Collection HotelsMarriott International’s distinctive collection of passionately independent hotels, today welcomed Sankara Nairobi to its diverse and distinguished portfolio around the world, marking the debut for the brand in Kenya.

Set in the heart of Westlands, Sankara Nairobi lies in the epicentre of the city’s commercial, retail, and entertainment quarter and boasts quintessential Kenyan charm and hospitality, contemporary interiors and carefully curated modern African art throughout the hotel.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sankara Nairobi, a distinctive hotel which evokes the spirit and heritage of this vibrant city, to our portfolio,” said Alex Kyriakidis President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. “As the first Autograph Collection Hotel in Kenya, Sankara Nairobi is a significant addition to our rapidly growing portfolio in the region and a testament to our conversion friendly strategy. The hotel perfectly embodies the brand’s unique perspective on design, craft, hospitality and its Exactly Like Nothing Else philosophy. This rebranding is in lockstep with the growing demand from consumers and their desire for differentiated experiences wherever they travel.”

Just a short drive away from the city centre and the United Nations Headquarters, and within easy access from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the Wilson Airport, the hotel is situated at the heart of the city’s vibrant social and business life.  It comprises 168 thoughtfully designed rooms, a tempting choice of authentic and award-winning restaurants, destination bars, social and meeting spaces, and fitness facilities. The newly refurbished guest rooms including a brand-new Presidential Suite captures the hotel’s personality with signature elements showcasing a unique character and a defining sense of place.

“We are excited to join the brand’s global portfolio of iconic hotels around the world and deliver a thoughtfully curated and authentic experience,” said Krishna Unni, Group General Manager of Sankara Hotel Group. “Socially and culturally immersive, Sankara Nairobi creates a vibrant and warm character that is deeply ingrained in the art, culture and lifestyle of Nairobi. We are confident that Sankara Nairobi will soon emerge as a preferred choice for travellers to Nairobi welcoming both Marriott International’s loyal members as well as new guests”.

Autograph Collection Hotels advocates for the original, championing the individuality of each of its over 171 independent hotels located in the most desirable destinations across more than 30 countries and territories.

The Edition brand lands in Spain as the brand’s luxury empire expands

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The 100-key Barcelona Edition has arrived as the brand continues to rapidly expand its international portfolio…

Ian Schrager’s rising global influence has arrived in Spain, adding another luxury property to the EDITION empire. The Barcelona EDITION combines the personal, intimate, individualised and unique hotel experience that Schrager is known for. This delicate balancing act encompasses not only exceptional design and true innovation, but also personal, friendly, luxury service as well as outstanding, one-of-a-kind food, beverage and entertainment offerings ‘all under one roof’. The heightened experience, authenticity and originality that Ian Schrager brings, coupled with the global reach of Marriott International results in a truly distinct product that sets itself apart from anything else currently in the marketplace.  “I am proud to further the global expansion of the brand with this incredibly exciting project in Barcelona.” Schrager says, “The city represents a great, cultural epi-center of Europe, making it an ideal location for the region’s newest EDITION.”

Regarded as the avant-garde capital of Spain, Barcelona is the natural destination for EDITION’s latest hotel to set a pioneering cultural precedent in modern luxury travel, forming a vibrant new landmark for the self-confident city. Up until now, W Hotel’s signature property has dominated the city’s luxury hotel offerings, but the now-open Barcelona EDITION’s answer to luxury is the true personification of an urban resort: an intimate and sophisticated boutique-style environment, yet at the same time, a destination in itself for the city’s best entertainment, food and drink.

“What was once an outdated, underused property has been transformed into a contemporary, glass-fronted monument.”

Not only famed for its creative spirit and energy, Barcelona is the first city in the world to gain UNESCO Biosphere accreditation as a sustainable tourist destination. With EDITION’s Stay Plastic Free initiative to inspire and influence other hotels, brands and properties to ban the use of single-use plastic, The Barcelona EDITION will act as a thought leader and innovator in the city’s sustainable tourism action, promoting a new kind of travel that shares environmental responsibility between visitors and residents alike.

Exterior render of the hotelHaving undergone a complete metamorphosis by Carlos Ferrater Studio, what was once an outdated, underused property has been transformed into a contemporary, glass-fronted monument, acting as an urban mirror to reflect the city’s gothic architecture. Playing with geometric angles to emphasise light and shade, The Barcelona EDITION appears to harness the essence of its environment.

As with each of its predecessors, The Barcelona EDITION has all the trademarks of the EDITION brand: lasting comfort, extraordinary style and an exceptional level of service in a uniquely individual environment. Under the creative direction of Ian Schrager, alongside the famed Spanish interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán the hotel brings together, in a subtle synergy, the integrity and character of a historic environment with a simple, sophisticated design sensibility, creating a seamless blend of charisma and ease. With 100 rooms and suites, three restaurants, two bars, a roof terrace with plunge pool and a buzzing lobby, the hotel offers a dynamic social hub where guests and visitors can work, relax, socialise and dine all under one roof.

A new kind of lobby design

The Barcelona EDITION is a new kind of gathering place unlike anything that the city has experienced before. It is a testament to the modern lifestyle, welcoming a new generation of travellers that are more connected than ever and are hungry for community and social interaction in the physical world, not just online. They seek to surround themselves with likeminded individuals with common interests, views, aesthetics, tastes and desires. The hotel’s public spaces will be activated day and night, starting with the lobby which has been taken by Schrager and evolved into the centre of The Barcelona EDITION’s social activity, dedicated as much to work as it is to play. First impressions are the ones that last, which is why upon entering through the main doors, guests are greeted by a spectacular double-height lobby space dominated by a striking, sapphire blue Eric Schmitt chandelier and a selection of timeless furniture pieces originally designed by Catalan masters, Salvador Dalí and Antoni Gaudí.

To the right of the impressive entrance, a black marble and walnut wood reception desk reminiscent of an abstract sculpture piece dominates the reception and concierge area. To the left, an eclectic and sophisticated lobby lounge area invites guests to enjoy a more laid-back ambience set against the backdrop of the dynamic bar-restaurant. Composed of two generous spaces, the lobby lounge boasts a rich selection of furniture pieces with greatly varying styles. The first of the two spaces, aims to give the impression of a more traditional living room ambience with four Christian Liaigre chairs and a games table in the centre, as well as a pair of iconic Yves Klein blue armchairs designed by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld. The second space has been conceived as a more intimate lounge area with low ceilings and large sheepskin armchairs. An iconic illuminated blue art piece by Carlos Coronas is framed by the space to the rear and combines elegantly with dark wood wall finishes and off white fabrics.

Connecting to the lobby and boasting its own separate entrance to the corner of the building which overlooks the iconic Santa Caterina Market, Bar Veraz’s guests and visitors alike are captivated by an enormous central bar piece that occupies the double height space. Hanging from the high ceilings above the bar, this awe-inspiring aged brass element glows elegantly. The wall of backlit liquor bottles creates a warm crepuscular light reminiscent of a Mediterranean sunset. A selection of original art pieces by 4 famous Catalan artists Joana Biarnes, Colita, Xavier Miserachs and Oriol Maspons accompany the seating arrangements, helping to forge a strong connection between the city, culture and fine dining. A protected island of terrace seating at the front of the hotel offers guests an al fresco dining experience, looking out over the Santa Caterina Market and perfect for observing local life along this busy Barcelona thoroughfare.

“A black granite fireplace combined with sophisticated leather and green velvet furniture pieces adds further to the warmth of the space.”

A fresh incarnation of The London EDITION’s award-winning Punch Room occupies the mezzanine floor, adapted seamlessly to suit the Barcelona zeitgeist. Accessed by a feature spiral staircase of steel, marble and wood, this sophisticated space overlooks the main lobby and dining area and offers an extensive menu of long drinks, punches and sangrias served from vintage silver bowls as well as a highly curated menu of individual cocktails alongside a selection light bites to complement the drinks offering. For those with a sporting streak, an impressive Castilian style billiard table with golden cloth welcomes guests into a space enclosed by elegant oak panelled walls which are complimented by a rich dark oak checkerboard floor. A black granite fireplace combined with sophisticated leather and green velvet furniture pieces adds further to the warmth of the space, whilst a collection of photos by local artist Andrea Torres are framed along the walls, flanked by elegant wall sconces and antique free-standing lamps.

Clandestinely hidden in the basement floor of the hotel sits a new world altogether. Cabaret offers a new kind of dining concept, never seen before in Barcelona. Conceived with late-night revelry in mind with its low lighting and sumptuous materials, Cabaret is a restaurant for the darker hours with a sultry lounge area, cocktail bar and superior food experience based around a tasting menu concept. As guests come to the end of their main courses, the long, velvet curtains at the far end of the dining room will be drawn back to reveal the stage, dramatically framed by a large archway and ready to expose the night’s entertainment, from the hottest DJs and internationally renowned performers, playing out into the early hours of the morning. An impressive cocktail bar sits at one end of the space whilst the lounge area, with its low ceiling and black velvet walls glimmer in the low light and set the scene for a more intimate ambience away from the main club area, fated to become a cult venue in Barcelona’s ever-growing nightlife scene.

Unmatched views over the city

Destined to be the most desired of Barcelona’s daytime social gathering places, The Roof, located on the 10th floor of The Barcelona EDITION, offers an unparalleled panoramic view over the city and offers food and drinks served all day to residents and visitors alike. The kitchen offers small plates of light, flavourful Latin-American dishes with an Asian influence, designed to be shared and enjoyed amongst friends and families. The abundantly-planted lounge area, with colourful Bougainvillea and a profusion of plants, flowers and greenery giving the ambience of a garden in the sky. An Iroko wood decking spans across the terrace, further adding to the sensation of a private garden, equipped with lanterns and upholstered furniture in ivory, grey and blue tones. The travertine marble-fronted cocktail bar offers an innovative seasonal drinks menu as well as healthy juices and smoothies, surrounded by lounge seating and sunbeds situated around the unique plunge pool. For the cooler days and evenings, service continues come rain or shine as the glass sliding walls come to a close to offer guests one of the only year-round rooftops in Barcelona.

Guestrooms and suites

Settled in between the public areas on the first floor and The Roof lies the 100 rooms and suites, each with their own faultless city views over Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, Santa Caterina Market and the district of El Born. Bringing modern luxury to a new era, each room features the conveniences travellers and pleasure seekers have come to expect and rely on, as well as indulgent amenities waiting to be discovered. State-of-the-art beds are adorned with EDITION’s Signature imported luxury Anichini linens and unique, custom designed furniture with carefully selected fabrics such as the embossed Spanish leather headboards give a warm and sophisticated touch to each room.

The windows, all of which give breathtaking views of Barcelona’s skyline, add to the feeling of insulated calm within the rooms. The walls of the bedrooms are clad in walnut panelling, evocative of the shutters that dominate the old town’s narrow street facades and floors feature a fresh whitened oak herringbone parquet. Bathrooms are finished in white Sivec marble, detailed with contrasting brass hardware, for a modern bathing experience with custom-scented Le Labo amenities as standard. Two stunning penthouses set the standard for luxury in Barcelona, each a home-from-home concept with their own private terraces equipped with laid-back lounge areas and dining furniture for private al fresco meals and relaxation under the Catalan sun.

The gym, meanwhile, on level one, does away with the crowded standard of contemporary gyms, and combines wellness and holistic design into the need for physical exertion, open 24 hours. The state-of-the-art gym equipment selected with no expenses spared by renowned fitness experts, are installed on a smoked oak skin that lines the floor and walls. The gym studio gives onto a wellness and meditation space where guests can rest and practice tai chi, yoga, and cardio against an urban backdrop.

In short, The Barcelona EDITION will deliver an innovative travel experience in Barcelona, bringing the new generation of luxury and lifestyle to the city centre with a strong focus on sustainability. It will commit to provide an unforgettable experience with genuine, personal, uncomplicated levels of service delivered by the most talented and impassioned employees. As with all EDITION hotels, it will offer the perfect marriage between accommodation, food, drinks, entertainment and design for visitors and locals alike.

Sleek interiors at London Marriott West India Quay

M Studio London completes fresh interiors at London Marriott Hotel West India Quay

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Working with designers M Studio London, all 301 guestrooms and suites at the London Marriott Hotel West India Quay have undergone a full refurbishmnet to offer fresh, stylish accommodation in the heart of Canary Wharf, London…

Sleek lines with splashes of turquoise to reflect the waterways surrounding the property were the inspiration behind M Studio London’s latest project at London Marriott Hotel West India Quay. The hotel guestrooms and suites have been designed to incorporate intelligent technology to creating a luxurious blend of interiors tailored for both business and leisure travellers.

The spacious guestrooms boast stylish, understated carpets and wallpaper in a neutral beige and taupe palette, contrasted by dark wood furniture detailing and a flash of colour from the hand blown glass turquoise lamps. “When designing an interior we integrate vernacular of the architecture and local surroundings,” explained Alan McVitty, Director of M Studio London. All flooded with natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows, certain guestrooms also boast scenic views over West India Quay whilst the Curve Suites showcase incredible sights across Canary Wharf’s skyline.

Guestrooms have been decked out with luxurious flat screen TVs and plush mattresses, whilst suites come equipped with Nespresso coffee machines. Up-to-the-minute technology including high-speed Wi-Fi and 8 USB ports can be found in each room, ensuring ease for business travel.

“Here at London Marriott Hotel West India Quay the makeover has been inspired by our guests from start to finish,” said Bertrand Dijoux, General Manager at the hotel. “For our unique mix of business and leisure travellers, we’ve integrated high-quality, easy to use technological features and amenities, whilst maintaining a sleek and understated design.”

The property’s renowned steakhouse Manhattan Grill and relaxed bar G&Tea attract hotel guests and locals alike. Overlooking Canary Wharf quay side with a modern, light and airy ambiance, the Manhattan Grill claims to serve up some of the finest steaks in the area.

G&Tea, the sophisticated cocktail bar housing over 180 gins from both micro-breweries across London as well as classic brands, provides a relaxed spot to unwind with a drink and bar nibbles or a superb afternoon tea.

The hotel boasts a quiet fitness centre and sauna, perfect for switching off after a long working day, along with 19 stylish and modern event and meeting rooms able to accommodate 290, equipped with high-speed internet and modern audiovisual facilities.

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Marriott International ‘grow luxury footprint’ as they reveal massive 40 hotel roll out in 2018

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Marriott have revealed ambitious plans to extend their luxury footprint in 2018 with a giant 40 hotel roll out.

Global Brand Officer Tina Edmunson has written a statement insisting Marriott’s luxury expansion understands the “global shift in perception around luxury”.

“We are uniquely positioned to provide personalised and truly differentiated experiences that resonate with this next generation jetsetter,” she said.

There are eight distinct brands within the Marriott portfolio. They include The Ritz Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St. Regis, W Hotels, The Luxury Collection, EDITION and JW Marriott.

Marriott will launch in new territories in 2018 including Iceland, Nepal and Cuba

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If 40 new hotels sounds like steep growth, Marriot have some 200 hotels “in the development pipeline”, across the 60 countries currently represented by Marriott, and further afield, having taken on an extra 25 countries.

Some of those countries include Iceland, Nepal, Cuba and The Philippines.

Tina’s statement went on: “From former palaces in Venice and Vienna, to skyscrapers in Hong Kong and Dubai, to intimate, remote escapes in the Maldives and Mexico, the breadth of our portfolio is incomparable and allows us to surpass the expectations of our guests around the globe.”

Authentic experiences are the bedrock of the modern day luxury seeker 

The hotel are keen to promote the work of travel intelligence platform Skift, whose research suggests authentic experiences are the bedrock of the modern day luxury seeker.

Tina Edmundson agrees. She thinks “today’s global luxurian defies traditional stereotypes, moving far beyond the antiquated notion of ‘time’ being the ultimate luxury. Our guests are on a journey towards personal fulfilment, seeking meaningful and purposeful travel experiences that speak to their inner, idealized selves. Whether that be creating a signature dish at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman’s Culinary Studio, prioritizing wellness by tapping into on-demand fitness with JW Marriott’s Behind the Barre program, recharging in an over-water villa at The St. Regis Maldives or exploring one of the world’s most energetic cities through a W Insider.”

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Marriott International to open first Northern Ireland hotel in Belfast

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Belfast waterfront will be the site of the city’s newest hotel with the construction of Marriott International’s City Quays Hotel.

This will be Marriott’s first hotel in Northern Ireland, joining the company’s portfolio of nearly 4,500 hotels located in 87 countries and territories around the world. The four-star hotel will include 188 rooms, a restaurant, a bar/lounge, fitness facilities and meeting rooms.

Graeme Johnston, Belfast Harbour ’s Property Director, said: “Bringing Marriott to Northern Ireland for the first time is great news for both business and leisure travellers as well as for the city.

“The hotel will also be well placed to tap into Belfast’s growing reputation as a conference destination with the newly-refurbished Waterfront Hall just a short riverside walk away.

“With views of Titanic Belfast and SS Nomadic the hotel will also appeal to inbound tourists and – given Marriott’s reputation for quality – we’re confident that it will appeal strongly to local people looking for a new leisure experience.”

Marriott already has two hotels in Ireland: the world famous Shelbourne Dublin, a Renaissance Hotel and Powerscourt Hotel, Autograph Collection in Co Wicklow. Marriott International hotels in London include the five-star JW Marriott Grosvenor House and St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.

“We are delighted to bring our lifestyle hotel brand, AC Hotels by Marriott, to the revitalised City Quays area of Belfast,” said Paul Thomas, Director International Development.

“This will be the first AC Hotel by Marriott in Northern Ireland, demonstrating our commitment to opening design-led hotels in thriving destinations where we see growing demand from discerning travellers seeking a refreshed hotel experience. We look forward to being part of this exciting and flourishing city.”

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Minsk Marriott Hotel opening expands brand’s footprint in Belarus

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Marriott International opens its second hotel in Belarus with the addition of Minsk Marriott Hotel, the capital’s first 5-star internationally rated hotel, which is now open for business.

The deluxe Minsk Marriott Hotel sits within a new compound located on the Svisloch riverside offering an exceptional range of services under one roof including a sports and entertainment complex, which comprises a state-of-the-art sports arena for 3,000 people complete with cafes and bars, a modern gym, a wellness centre with spa services, a tennis and squash academy and a cinema.

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The Minsk Marriott Hotel’s 217 deluxe guest rooms, including 25 suites, are designed with a spacious and upgraded look with tailored solutions that are as inventive as the guest. They reflect elements of the hotel’s locale and Belarussian heritage, including hand-made wall finishings and natural colours and materials to create a calm and elegant environment. Many of the rooms also offer balconies and panoramic riverside views.

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Guests looking to expand their horizons while traveling to a new destination will be spoilt for choice with an array of venues including Fornello, a Mediterranean restaurant with a summer terrace, private dining area for 10 people and open kitchen with chef’s table, and Barrel Bar, featuring authentic colonial style interiors and serving signature drinks.

Meetings and events are expertly catered for within the hotel’s 940 m2 of transformable meeting space, which includes eight flexible conference rooms and a multifunctional space for collaboration, workshops and private meetings for those looking for a bespoke meeting experience. Marriott Hotels’ signature meetings concept, Meetings Imagined, enables meeting and event planners to design their perfect event using the online platform and expert tips and advice.

The impressive Falcon Ballroom can accommodate up to 600 people for events ranging from traditional business meetings to extravagant galas. Bespoke chandeliers comprise over 800,000 crystal beads and offer modern lighting technologies to transform the atmosphere depending on the occasion.

Marriott Hotels debuts in Rotterdam

Marriott Hotels debuts in Rotterdam

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Marriott Hotels, the signature brand of Marriott International, has welcomed Rotterdam Marriott Hotel to its portfolio.

Formerly known as The Manhatten Hotel Rotterdam, Rotterdam Marriott Hotel has undergone extensive renovation of its interiors to meet the needs of today’s traveller.

The hotel’s 230 luxurious guest rooms and suites feature modern amentites throughout and are designed with a spacious and upgraded look with tailored solutions that are as inventive as the guest. The lobby has been transformed into a vibrant space to welcome guests and visitors to relax and socialise.

“We want our guests to experience forward-thinking, aesthetically pleasing spaces that help foster their inventive nature,” said Matthew Carroll, vice president, Marriott Hotels. “Marriott Hotels has consistently pushed the boundaries of innovation in travel to create experiences that inspire and push our guests’ creativity.

The upgraded interiors are complemented by warm and personal service. Rotterdam Marriott Hotel offers 24-hour room service, valet parking and free high-speed internet. The fully equipped fitness centre offers guests the most high tech equipment for any kind of workout they want. An Executive Lounge, Business Centre, and nearly 600sqm of flexible space for meetings and events cater to guests. Through connections, the hotel also has the ability to coordinate with De Doelen International Congress Centre, which can accommodate groups of up to 3,000 visitors.

The debut of Marriott Hotels in Rotterdam marks a key moment in the development of the world port city. The hotel’s local area and commercial heart of the city, the Rotterdam Central District, has undergone significant change in recent years with the arrival of numerous international companies and extensive regeneration.

Marriott Hotels is on a transformational journey to enable its guests to Travel Brilliantly. Guests and travel enthusiasts can visit www.travelbrilliantly.com to experience the countless ways Marriott Hotels continues to meet the needs of today’s travellers. In addition to mobile check-in, checkout, room ready alerts and Mobile Requests, Marriott Hotels is piloting keyless entry with mobile devices at select properties.

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Marriott Hotels debuts in German city of Bonn

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Situated on the banks of the Rhine, just moments away from Bonn’s famous Museum Mile, the Marriott Bonn World Conference Hotel is scheduled to open its doors to guests at the end of the month.

With 17 floors and 336 rooms – including 30 suites, two presidential suites and an array of modern facilities – the hotel is one of the largest in Germany and boasts a roof-top restaurant, fitness centre, spa and indoor pool.

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Designed to cater to both business and leisure guests, the 19,000m2 hotel is perfectly located for both the bustling business district and the fantastic bars, restaurants and famous museums the city is renowned for.

The hotel’s interiors have been inspired by the rich history of the Bonn Republic and boast fresh, modern design with images of famous figures from the city’s political past decorating each floor.

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In addition to the stunning views, gastronomic delights and beautiful interiors, the hotel also offers 662m2 of fantastic conference and banquet space including three private dining areas on the top floor of the hotel, for creative exchanges, private events and meetings.

Within the new hotel is a 1500m2 spa built around historic Roman remains that are integrated into the space itself. The spa will offer an extensive treatment menu, allowing guests to pamper themselves with tailor-made therapies, as well as having access to the indoor pool and fitness centre.