JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa

New experiences to look forward to this year at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa as they reopen for the season

JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa will reopen its doors this week, ready to welcome visitors to experience its tranquil setting and luxurious services on its very own Venetian private island escape. As part of the reopening, the resort will be launching a series of new and updated experiences for guests to enjoy.

Five new experiences to look forward to this year at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa:

JW Venice VOGA Academy – traditional Venetian rowing
The JW Venice VOGA Academy is the resort’s first sports school dedicated to traditional Venetian rowing. Guests will have the opportunity to learn the unique art of Venetian rowing, both around the Isola delle Rose island and on some of Venice’s most famous canals. Lessons of about 2 hours a day will have guests experiencing the lagoon as the locals do and learn about what was once the only vehicle for transit and transport in the city. The JW Venice VOGA Academy is open to individuals, couples and families and can be booked via the resort’s app.

JW Culinary Experiences – 10 new Michelin starred Chefs join the line-up
Following the success of the previous years, JW Culinary Experiences is back from May 20th with ten new guest Michelin starred Chefs to showcase the best of Italian cuisine over a series of 10 culinary weekends. The package includes daily breakfast, a Friday night “Starry Aperitif” in collaboration with Chef Giorgio Schifferegger at Sagra Rooftop Restaurant, followed by a Saturday morning cooking class led by the guest chef at the Sapori Cooking Academy. On the Saturday night, guests will enjoy a four hand Michelin starred dinner at Fiola at Dopolavoro Venezia restaurant. Chef guest names in the line up include the two Michelin starred Massimiliano Mascia and Fabio Pisani, and one Michelin starred Paolo Griffa, Theodor Falser, Edoardo Fumagalli, Peter Brunel, Giuseppe Di Iorio and Luigi Lionetti.

New Kids Club for 2022 by Bricks 4 Kidz
Families travelling to JW Marriott Venice in 2022 will be able to enjoy a series of new experiences, including a paddle court, a bowling alley, and an open-air cinema – where a 3-metre screen will play movie classics for the whole family to enjoy. The Kids Club has been redesigned for 2022 in partnership with ‘Bricks 4 Kidz’. The resort will offer its younger guests a program of activities around both the resort and the city, helping keep the little ones entertained.

Pop-up Gourmet Pizzeria
JW Marriott Venice has partnered with Italian pizza maestro Renato Bosco: to bring a pop-up pizzeria to the resort exclusively for the summer 2022 season. Guests will be able to enjoy a selection of delicious hand-made pizzas that made the Veronese Chef famous.

Reopening of Fiola fine dining restaurant
Michelin-starred Chef Fabio Trabocchi, widely celebrated among the world’s leading restaurateurs, returns to the helm of dining at JW Marriott Venice this year, and the resort’s fine dining restaurant Fiola at Dopolavoro Venezia will be reopening on the April 14th 2022. Guests can indulge in the finest Venetian cuisine with a superb selection of wines where the menu perfectly combines seasonal ingredients from the Rialto market in Venice and the Adriatic Sea, vegetables grown in the garden and locally produced olive oil. The historical building “Dopolavoro” welcomes up to 50 guests in an intimate and elegant setting. It is an ideal place to spend pleasant evenings in the cool gentle breezes of the lagoon.

Speaking about the new opening, Cristiano Cabutti, General Manager of the JW Marriott Venice, has said: “The whole team is very happy to be able to welcome back our guests starting from March 16th. We are particularly proud to present many new venues and features in 2022. We have wonderful, renovated facilities and specially designed to make our guests experience a stay they will not easily forget!”

JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa is an oasis away from Venice’s labyrinth of canals and bridges, with lush green spaces and wide-open areas where guests can spend days exploring the finest wellness and dining experiences on offer at the resort. All of this is just a stone’s throw away from the heart of Venice, making it just a short boat ride away to St Mark’s Square for those wanting to explore the city’s cultural attractions. Families will also be well looked after with a range of activities to enjoy, from the dedicated family pool to Venetian biscuit making at the Sapori Cooking Academy.

JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa’s 266 rooms and suites are split into two separate accommodation experiences; the JW historic main building with its rooftop pool and the JW Retreats – a cluster of residences set apart from the main hotel offering another level of seclusion with their own private gardens, with select properties including private pools.


Fairfield By Marriott Continues Its Brand Expansion in Japan

Main image: Fairfield by Marriott Mie Odai Lobby Library

Fairfield by Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, has announced the planned openings of six new Fairfield properties in Japan. 

The new hotels slated to open in 2021 are: Fairfield by Marriott Mie Odai, Fairfield by Marriott Kyoto Minamiyamashiro, Fairfield by Marriott Tochigi Nikko, Fairfield by Marriott Wakayama Kushimoto, Fairfield by Marriott Wakayama Susami and Fairfield by Marriott Gifu Takayama Shokawa.

The openings continue the momentum of the innovative “Michi-no-eki” project, bringing six more Fairfield by Marriott hotels to key locations near roadside rest stations called “Michi-no-Eki”, across four prefectures in Japan. The new hotels are situated close to national parks and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, providing guests easy access to many undiscovered destinations.


AC Hotels by Marriott® Debuts in the Dominican Republic with the Opening of AC Punta Cana

The Design-Driven Hotel Brings the Brand’s European Style to the Heart of Punta Cana

AC Hotels by Marriott® has announced the opening of the 129-room AC Hotel by Marriott Punta Cana. With open and multifunctional public spaces, guests are invited to experience a hotel in the centre of one of the most important tourist and corporate destinations in the Caribbean.

“With a picture-perfect location, the first AC Hotel in the Dominican Republic offers visitors elegant and purposefully designed spaces, modern rooms and a refined culinary experience,” said Jeff Tomczek, Vice President & Global Brand Leader, Distinctive Select Brands. “We’ve created an ideal environment to become a benchmark in hospitality for Punta Cana and throughout the country, which will allow discerning travellers to live life by design with everything they need and nothing they don’t.”

The culture and rich history of the Dominican Republic served as inspiration for the hotel, defining it as a relaxed, upscale option in the city. The hotel’s design features subtle nods to Caribbean nature and culture, including coffee accessories, local crafts, ceramics, and ornaments. In addition, the hotel’s dedication to the creative community will be reflected in its programming, with local artists of various genres showcasing the beauty of the destination with their interpretations.

Image courtesy of AC Hotels by Marriott®

Located just 15 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) in the San Juan Shopping Center, the new hotel embodies the AC Hotels brand ethos to curate an effortless experience that offers only the best of what guests truly need with no unwanted extras, focusing on the increasingly growing trend of “bleisure travel.”

The brand’s signature offerings include the Spanish-inspired AC Kitchen, open for breakfast, dinner and brunch on weekends. Guests are welcomed into a sophisticated atmosphere with contemporary design featuring natural tones, richly textured finishes and carefully selected pieces. The signature AC Lounge® offers expertly made cocktails, including a locally-inspired gin tonic, local craft beers, and an elevated wine program. Tapas-style small bites complete the food menu in a comfortable and elegant atmosphere.

Guests can savour their refreshments outdoors on the terrace featuring an infinity pool with a children’s area for family gatherings, outfitted with cabanas and lounge chairs. The terrace offers a selection of food, drink and entertainment from sunrise to sunset for hotel guests and will offer a weekly schedule that includes music and social events.

The AC Punta Cana hotel offers more than 700 square feet of flexible meeting space and two smaller meeting rooms that provide event attendees with the perfect setup for brainstorming sessions and strategies. A beautiful outdoor lawn with 3,480 square feet of outdoor space provides a picturesque backdrop for any social or professional event. The hotel also includes a signature AC Library, an open space designed for individuals or groups to study, think and connect with creative ideas.

The AC Punta Cana makes its debut in the Dominican Republic through the investment group EGI Business Group and will be operated by Highgate.


Moxy Hotels Brings Its Play On Spirit to Mainland China, Making Its Brand Debut with the Opening of Moxy Shanghai Hongqiao CBD

The Disruptive Hotel Brand Expands to Mainland China with Additional Openings Slated for Shanghai, Nanjing, Shenzhen and Xi’an in the Next Year

Moxy Shanghai Hongqiao CBD (Central Business District) has officially opened its doors, debuting the Moxy Hotels brand in mainland China. Designed for the young and the young-at-heart, Moxy Hotels – part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 brands – enables guests to save on space and splurge on experiences. With thoughtful, tech-enabled bedrooms, interactive gathering spaces and approachable service, Moxy boldly reinvents the traditional hotel stay and aims to surprise travellers with a playful, spirited and fun guest experience.

The new 158-room hotel is located right next to one of the most important transportation hubs in China, which brings together the high-speed rail, an international airport, and local metro lines. Lidoway, a 15-minute drive from the hotel, is a bustling Gen-Z destination with an array of trendy lifestyle shops, restaurants and bars. Travellers visiting the Moxy Shanghai Hongqiao CBD can also explore popular attractions in Shanghai, including The Bund, known for its famous skyline, Xintiandi for its vibrant nightlife and food scene, and Tianzifang arts and crafts shopping.

“We are thrilled to continue to grow our global portfolio and introduce the energetic Moxy brand to mainland China with the opening of Moxy Shanghai Hongqiao CBD,” said Jeff Tomczek, Vice President and Global Brand Leader, Distinctive Select Brands at Marriott International. “Shanghai is a world-renowned commercial hub and tourist destination, with an appeal to experientially minded travellers. Moxy will bring its Play On spirit and unconventional hotel experience to this world-class city and expects five more Moxy Hotels to open in mainland China within the next year.”

Moxy Hotels plans to open five additional properties in mainland China next year, marking anticipated solid growth in a region where next-gen travellers play an essential role in the China tourism market. Following the opening of Moxy Shanghai Hongqiao CBD, a vibrant new social scene is set to be introduced at Moxy Shanghai Xuhui, which is slated to open in the cosmopolitan city later this summer. Additional new Moxy Hotels are slated to open in NanjingShenzhen and Xi’an within the next twelve months.

Moxy Shanghai Hongqiao CBD SHAOX – image courtesy of Marriott

“The opening marks the entry of Marriott Bonvoy’s 24th brand into mainland China – a testament to our focus on bringing a diversified portfolio for different types of travellers to China,” said Henry Lee, President, Greater China, Marriott International. “We currently operate more than 50 hotels in Shanghai and look forward to expanding our portfolio further across China to offer distinctive and personalised experiences for travellers.”

Moxy Shanghai Hongqiao CBD’s stylish and playful design pays homage to the neighbouring Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. It aims to welcome guests with the brand’s signature bold spirit by incorporating clever elements from airport terminals into the hotel lobby design, including an immersive display board that will feature flight information, route maps and aircraft seating updates in real-time.

Upon arrival, guests are instantly welcomed into an immersive stay with check-in at Bar Moxy, complete with a complimentary “Got Moxy” cocktail. The buzzing bar is also a communal hub in the lobby where guests can dine and socialise. Moxy’s 24/7 self-service grab-and-go concept gives guests access to what they want, whenever they want, with options including snacks, fresh juice, coffee, wine and beer. Guests can also re-energise at the hotel’s 24-hour fitness centre decked out with a boxing bag, signature racing bike and other equipment. Additionally, the new hotel features a 24-hour ironing room, a signature Moxy amenity, for guests to iron their outfits or socialise with their crew before hitting the town.

The hotel’s tech-savvy, modern bedrooms intermix edgy details with functionality and are cleverly designed to maximise space and allow guests the flexibility to adapt the room to their needs. Guests can enjoy smart features from plush platform beds to a fun-size work surface and peg walls instead of closets. Each guestroom is equipped with Moxy’s signature Stellar Works foldable workspace desks and chairs, as well as 55-inch flat-screen TVs, bedside USB ports, electronic safety box, walk-in rain showers and furiously fast and free Wi-Fi, allowing guests to stay plugged in around the clock.

Moxy’s interactive and intriguing Play On communal spaces will come alive with thoughtfully crafted happenings designed by the Moxy Crew to cater to travellers and locals who like to socialise and meet new friends. At Moxy Shanghai Hongqiao CBD, foosball and various popular board games are available in the communal spaces, and guests can mingle at events organised by the hotel.

“We’re thrilled to be the first Moxy hotel in mainland China in the electrified metropolitan of Shanghai and to show this city just how invigorating and fun a hotel stay really can be,” said Aleen Wan, Captain of the Moxy Shanghai Hongqiao CBD. “Different from anything else in this area, our spirited Crew members are excited to connect with travellers in a playful way over games and cocktails in our design-driven social areas, allowing travellers to blend work and play – all at an approachable price point.”


SpringHill Suites by Marriott Celebrates 500th Milestone Opening With Debut on Amelia Island

The Stylish All-Suite Brand Makes a Splash in Charming Coastal Beach Towns this Summer, From San Diego to Cocoa Beach

SpringHill Suites by Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, has celebrated the significant milestone of its 500th hotel opening with the debut of SpringHill Suites by Marriott Amelia Island. The oceanside property is ideally situated in a pristine coastal location on Amelia Island, known as Florida’s jewel of the Sea Islands. As travellers continue to seek under-the-radar destinations to escape the crowds, SpringHill Suites has introduced a number of notable new properties across charming coastal towns, from San Diego to Cocoa Beach, to offer tranquillity on secluded beaches for a memorable summer excursion.

“SpringHill Suites continues to delight travellers with unexpected style and space, and diverse locations in laidback destinations that are off the beaten path,” said Diane Mayer, Vice President & Global Brand Manager for SpringHill Suites. “We’ve seen heightened interest for our National Parks hotels and now, for coastal beach town retreats as we strive to provide comfort and quality with small indulgences for guests to unwind.”

The all-suite brand offers a fresh take on mixing business and leisure, providing more space and extras that surprise and delight guests throughout their stay. Its spacious suites feature a contemporary design outfitted with upscale West Elm furnishings and are ideal for travellers looking for a chance to escape their everyday routine. Guests can look forward to a refreshing stay with SpringHill Suites, accented by popular amenities including outdoor firepits, complimentary hot breakfast, modern fitness centres, and free Wi-Fi to stay on top of it all.

SpringHill Suites Amelia Island – image courtesy of Marriott International

The new SpringHill Suites Amelia Island, connected under one roof with Courtyard by Marriott Amelia Island, beckons travellers to enjoy a quaint seaside getaway with 239 modern guest rooms featuring balcony and ocean views, a resort-style pool deck, and multiple dining venues, including Tides Pool Bar & Grill. Equipped with 6,060 square feet of flexible meeting space, the property provides an idyllic backdrop for any special occasion. The hotel is in close proximity to Amelia Island’s main attractions, such as Main Beach Park, Fort Clinch State Park, and historic Fernandina Beach.

SpringHill Suites invites travellers to explore even more serene landscapes and breathtaking coastlines this summer with its newest hotels in relaxing beach town destinations.

SpringHill Suites San Diego Carlsbad – image courtesy of Marriott International

SpringHill Suites San Diego Carlsbad

Newly opened in December 2020, this beachfront, all-suite property located in Carlsbad Village is a breath of fresh air within close distance to Carlsbad State Beach. The 104-room hotel offers ocean-view suites with plenty of natural light to give travellers a little extra California sunshine. Guests can take a leisurely stroll to upscale shops and restaurants downtown or relax on the Rooftop Lounge with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. With 4,245 square feet of event space, including an outdoor venue, it is the perfect location to host inspiring meetings or events.

SpringHill Suites Panama City Beach Beachfront – image courtesy of Marriott International

SpringHill Suites Panama City Beach Beachfront

The recently opened oceanfront hotel overlooks the Gulf of Mexico and is steps away from the Emerald Coast’s famous beaches and nearby family attractions such as Shipwreck Island Waterpark, Pier Park Panama City Beach, Shell Island and Frank Brown Park. The property includes 200 all-suite guest rooms and an outdoor pool, and a lazy river, offering something a little extra for kids and adults alike. The hotel is home to multiple dining venues, including Compass Wine Bar and Latitudes Bar and Grill, featuring an expansive outdoor patio to watch the sunset over the ocean waves.

SpringHill Suites Cape Canaveral Cocoa Beach – image courtesy of Marriott International

SpringHill Suites Cape Canaveral Cocoa Beach

Nestled just east of Orlando and located minutes away from Port Canaveral, the Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach and more, the new hotel is ideal for sun-seekers looking for pristine beaches in an area rich with history on land, sea and space. Each of its 151 spacious suites seamlessly blends design and functionality, with modern amenities that help guests stay refreshed and focused, whether travelling for business or leisure. Guests can experience the laidback Cocoa Beach lifestyle in this legendary surf town graced by iconic astronauts and explore outer space adventures on Florida’s Space Coast.

With the opening of Spring Hill Suites Amelia Island, the SpringHill Suites brand currently operates 500 properties across the U.S. and Canada, with additional openings to come. 


The Luxury Collection Debuts in South Korea with Opening of Josun Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seoul Gangnam

With a legacy of more than 100 years, Josun Palace showcases a unique heritage-inspired design with modernistic influences, indigenous experiences and impeccable service in one of Seoul’s most upscale neighbourhoods

The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, celebrates its brand debut in South Korea with the opening of Josun Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seoul Gangnam. Originally built in 1914 as one of Korea’s first luxury hotels, the hotel is located in Gangnam, one of Seoul’s most vibrant and energetic districts. Just steps from the city’s most popular shopping and entertainment attractions, including the COEX Mall and Apgujeong, the hotel serves as a gateway to charming and unexpected experiences, including Bongeunsa, a peaceful Buddhist temple and Samneung Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

“We are delighted to mark the milestone expansion of our Luxury Collection brand into South Korea with the opening of Josun Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seoul Gangnam,” said Rajeev Menon, President, Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China), Marriott International. “The opening of our newest gem further diversifies our exciting collection of hotels in South Korea, offering unique experiences to our discerning guests.”

Palace Gate at Josun Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seoul Gangnam. Image courtesy of Marriott International

Josun Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seoul Gangnam, celebrates the heritage of the first opulent hotel in Korea, the century-old Chosun Hotel, once an iconic landmark in the heart of the city. Designed by renowned architectural team Humbert & Poyet of Monaco, Josun Palace redefines luxury by combining sophisticated, modern aesthetics with timeless Korean design elements such as strong lines and bold geometric patterns. The hotel’s arrival area and its Grand Reception usher guests into a world of elegance and impeccable Korean hospitality. Awakening the senses from the moment of arrival to departure, Josun Palace also features a signature fragrance, ‘Lasting Impression’, throughout all its spaces, evoking the mystery and elegance of incense.

“Seoul is a vibrant and culturally rich city, making it a natural fit for our expanding footprint as we continue to offer our global explorers captivating home bases from which to explore all corners of the world,” said Philipp Weghmann, VP and Global Brand Leader for The Luxury Collection. “Josun Palace will draw on its storied legacy, and we’re delighted to offer our guests distinctive design and exceptional service as they discover this magical destination.”

Each of the hotel’s 254 rooms and suites offers breathtaking views overlooking Seoul and are furnished with the latest amenities for every comfort and convenience. For the ultimate in luxurious and restful night’s sleep, beds are outfitted with Frette’s exclusive ‘Andrea’ line. Each room and suite also features toiletries and bath amenities by The Luxury Collection’s signature ‘Le Chemin’ line by BYREDO, as well as a specialized private bar for guests who enjoy crafting their own cocktails and other drinks in-room.

Josun Palace offers guests five elevated, on-site food and beverage options. For authentic modern Cantonese fine dining, The Great Hong Yuan serves curated seasonal menus, while new Korean contemporary food is showcased in the bright and airy spaces of Eatanic Garden. Constans is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves local and international menu favourites. 1914 Lounge & Bar honours the modern cultural heritage of the old Chosun Hotel, which played host to distinguished guests in the early 20th century. The bar serves tea and light meals in the afternoons and elegant cocktails and classic spirits in the evening, with its nine-meter-high glass windows framing stunning views of the city. Josun Deli the Boutique serves delicious, freshly baked pastries and cakes, along with gourmet coffee and tea for an afternoon treat.

Signature Luxury Collection programs at Josun Palace include epicurean moments with hors d’oeuvres served daily at the Grand Reception, as well as weekly showcases of unique ingredients creating memorable gourmet experiences for guests throughout their stay.

The Josun Wellness Club at Josun Palace features a heated indoor pool and a deck area with panoramic views over the Gangnam skyline. A fully-equipped fitness centre with the latest cardio and resistance training equipment allows guests to maintain their fitness routines during their visit. After a strenuous workout, guests are invited to unwind and relax in the Club’s luxurious sauna facility.

Josun Palace also offers bespoke function rooms and facilities for hosting memorable events, including The Great Hall, which features an extra-large media wall and the latest AV facilities. The Great Hall seats up to 300 guests and has a lavish foyer for pre-function cocktails. For more intimate gatherings, the hotel features the Royal Chamber, which seats up to 140 guests, while the Private Chamber accommodates small to medium-sized social gatherings of up to 110 guests.


St. Regis Hotels and Resorts Makes Glamorous Debut on Dubai’s Iconic Palm Jumeirah Island

The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm offers bespoke service, celebrated rituals and exquisite culinary offerings from its world-famous Dubai address

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, today announced the highly anticipated debut of The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm. Heralding the storied heritage and celebrated traditions of St. Regis, this hotel joins a dynamic global portfolio and brings the brand’s signature hallmarks of bespoke service, innovative design, and exquisite experiences to the world-famous island and cosmopolitan city of Dubai.

“With its spectacular skyline, breathtaking desert landscapes, contemporary architecture, thriving culture and varied entertainment offerings, Dubai is one of the most sought-after destinations for global leisure travellers,” said Sandeep Walia, Area Vice President – United Arab Emirates, Marriott International. “The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm is an exquisite addition to our global portfolio and offers a century-old legacy of uncompromising refinement and bespoke service on Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah.”

“We are delighted to welcome the St. Regis brand to our portfolio of hospitality partners. Palm Jumeirah is firmly established as a world-leading destination for living, leisure and tourism, and the opening of The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm brings yet another world-class hospitality offering to the island’s ever-growing list of attractions, including The View, which opened at the top of The Palm Tower last month. With its enviable location, luxury facilities and signature service, the hotel is sure to be a draw for UAE residents and Dubai’s regional and global luminaries,” said Omar Khoory, Chief Assets and Hospitality Officer at Nakheel.

Image Courtesy of St Regis Hotels & Resorts

Sophisticated Design and Exceptional Accommodations

Designed to feature the brand’s sophisticated aesthetic, The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm balances local influences with the modern glamour and visionary spirit of St. Regis. Elegant décor and contemporary interiors are accentuated with bespoke elements such as the hotel’s grand staircase, which is embellished with gold detailing that encircles an exquisite chandelier. Inspired by the Arabian palm tree, the chandelier is gilded with shimmering crystals that gracefully illuminate the ground floor of the hotel.

The intimate lobby features plush lounge areas, and a tucked-away library lit by an artful fireplace. The corridors and gathering spaces are adorned with a thoughtfully curated art collection featuring contemporary artwork and paintings. The 264 lavishly appointed guestrooms and 26 elegant suites offer luxuriant comfort, exceptional amenities and expansive views of Palm Jumeirah, the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows. The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm features the renowned hallmarks of the St. Regis brand, including St. Regis Butler Service, which allows each guest to customise their stay according to personal tastes and preferences.

Distinctive Culinary Experiences

The hotel is a vibrant lifestyle destination with a diverse selection of restaurants, bars and lounges. Cordelia sets the tone for a sophisticated evening, offering a variety of flavourful cuisine, including premium cuts of meat and seafood sourced from around the world – expertly prepared and grilled to perfection.

Her by Caroline Astor offers an elegant gathering place to enjoy the brand’s signature Afternoon Tea. The ladies-only venue is an intimate setting and features curated tea pairings and a locally inspired take on this acclaimed St. Regis ritual.

The iconic St. Regis Bar extends the legacy of the King Cole Bar at the brand’s flagship property at 55th and Fifth Ave. in New York City, where the world-renowned Bloody Mary cocktail was born in 1934. Guests can enjoy The Glitzy Mary, a locally inspired take on the brand’s signature beverage, which features traditional Emirati flavours including date syrup, an aromatic bazaar spice blend, sun-dried lime and earthy saffron. The poolside restaurant, Dip Pool Barwith scenic views of Dubai’s skyline, is the ideal place to relax and enjoy a light meal.

Honouring a signature tradition at St. Regis properties around the world, The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm marks the transition from day to evening with a celebratory sabering at dusk.

Rejuvenation for the Body and Soul

A luxurious oasis, The St. Regis Spa offers transformative and bespoke signature treatments, including the Signature Gold Journey, which uses 24k gold to nourish and strengthen the skin. Guests can work out in the exclusive Fitness Center, featuring a range of cardio and strength equipment, or enjoy a leisurely swim in a choice of two pools, one for families and one for adults. The hotel is also steps away from soft sandy beaches and the soon-to-open St. Regis Beach Club.

A Sophisticated Destination for Bespoke Events

Marking the brand’s legacy of iconic celebrations, The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm boasts an elegant Astor Ballroom, which is brightly lit with natural daylight and features grand sculpted doors, blended silk rugs and a striking chandelier with abstract fluted glass leaves. From intimate events to lavish celebrations and business gatherings alike, the hotel offers choice and flexibility with its six multi-purpose meeting rooms, all equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

“We are delighted to have opened the doors of The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm and look forward to inviting guests to enjoy our rituals and traditions, alongside exceptional luxury and anticipatory service,” said Marwan Fadel, General Manager, The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm.

The City’s Finest Address

The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm occupies the first 18 floors of The Palm Tower, a stunning new 52-story landmark development connected to the Nakheel Mall, which offers world-class shopping, a variety of culinary venues and entertainment options. Guests can also access the Palm Monorail from the mall for a scenic route to the landmarks of Palm Jumeirah. On the 52nd floor of the tower, The View at The Palm is an exclusive observation deck that rests 240 metres above the iconic island and offers sweeping, 360-degree views of Palm Jumeirah, the Arabian Gulf and the city skyline, as well as an interactive experience showcasing the history and creativity behind the island. The hotel is also a three-minute drive to The Pointe, an iconic waterfront destination, with restaurants, shops, and the world’s largest fountain measuring 7,327 square metres.


JW Marriott Monterrey Valle makes its Debut in the heart of Mexico’s “City of the Mountains”

Stunning Design and Exceptional Service Await at the Brand’s Fifth Property in Mexico

JW Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands has announced the opening of JW Marriott Monterrey Valle, the brand’s newest luxury property and fifth in Mexico. Acquired by Fibra Inn and operated by Grupo Hotelero Prisma, JW Marriott Monterrey Valle is set in an unparalleled location, flanked by the majestic Sierra Madre mountain range and in the heart of San Pedro Garza Garcia, one of the most prestigious economic centres of Latin America.

“We are excited to continue to grow our JW Marriott portfolio in Mexico with the opening of JW Marriott Monterrey Valle,” said Bruce Rohr, Global Brand Leader of JW Marriott. “Whether travelling for business or pleasure, this dynamic, bustling city is perfect for the JW Marriott experience, one which centres on the holistic wellbeing of our guests and invites them to pause, reset and live in the moment. A respite from the outside world, JW Marriott Monterrey Valle provides a modern, luxurious and wellness-focused setting for travellers seeking a stay that nourishes the mind, body and spirit.”

Thoughtful Design

Inspired by the principles of mindfulness, the hotel is a sophisticated haven with 250 rooms and suites that surround guests in tranquil luxury, with modern decor that evokes a residential feel and provides the perfect sanctuary to be in the moment. With a muted, calming colour palette as well as spa-inspired showers and floor-to-ceiling windows, JW Marriott Monterrey Valle is ideal for business or leisure travellers looking for a revitalizing getaway.

“We are delighted to expand the presence of JW Marriott in one of the most important cities for the economy and social life in Mexico, with Monterrey being the home to both national and global companies that are part of the history and development of this country,” said Leandro Castillo Parada, CEO Grupo Hotelero Prisma. “We hope that our guests will feel inspired and enriched by their stay in this city of world-class museums, stunning mountains and an emerging culinary scene.”

Nourish the Body

Indulgences await with the hotel’s impressive gastronomy offerings that serve thoughtful dishes highlighting local ingredients in a sophisticated environment. JW Marriott Monterrey Valle is home to Orfebre Cocina Artesana, created by renowned chef Sergi Arola, which showcases Mexican ingredients that transform international dishes into culinary art. The Executive Lounge is the ideal spot to enjoy breakfast while taking a moment to admire the stunning views of the city’s modern skyline. For a relaxing evening with friends or colleagues, the Lobby Bar offers small bites and signature cocktails.

Revitalise the Spirit

Guests of JW Marriott Monterrey Valle are encouraged to take time for themselves and find a sense of balance through experiences that inspire, rejuvenate and leave them feeling whole. Spa by JW® offers a holistic approach to wellbeing with Express Treatment pods ideal for business travellers on the go, as well as a salon, sauna, steam room, private treatment rooms and in-suite massages. And for those looking to keep up their fitness routine on the road, the hotel also features a 24-hour Fitness Center and outdoor swimming pool.

Making Connections

Located in the heart of Monterrey’s business centre, JW Marriott Monterrey Valle is the ideal spot to host a variety of events, from intimate and private gatherings to business meetings or grand-scale events. The hotel provides outstanding custom catering and highly skilled event planners who create authentic experiences that allow guests to gather with intention and be completely present and focused. JW Marriott Monterrey Valle features nine event rooms spanning a total of over 10,000 sq. ft., as well as state-of-the-art event technology.

In close proximity to popular shopping centres like Paseo San Pedro, Parque Arboleda and Punto Valle, JW Marriott Monterrey Valle will become a favourite destination for travellers of all kinds – from those on an extended business trip to discerning travellers seeking a pampering visit. Guests will also enjoy having access to iconic cultural attractions in the city such as Parque Fundidora, Chipinque Natural Park, Santa Lucia Riverwalk and the renowned Museum of Contemporary Art, MARCO.


The Ven at Embassy Row Expected to Debut January 2021 in Washington, D.C.

An exciting new addition to Washington, D.C.’s famed Dupont Circle, The Ven at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., a Tribute Portfolio Hotel plans to begin welcoming guests in January 2021. 

Located in an area known for its art, culture, cuisine and embassies, this boutique property will feature 231 guestrooms and suites overlooking Embassy Row’s stately mansions and will be reflective of the vibrant neighbourhood it calls home. Offering style and international flair in a sophisticated yet comfortable environment, The Ven will implement various elements and touchpoints reflective of the Danish and Norwegian concept of hygge; design meant to encourage guests’ comfort, exploration and personal wellbeing.

The Ven joins the Tribute Portfolio, a growing global family of characterful, independent hotels drawn together by their passion for captivating design and their drive to create vibrant social scenes for guests and locals alike. As guests arrive at The Ven, they will walk into an expansive lobby that will feature floor-to-ceiling windows looking onto famed Massachusetts Avenue, providing the perfect sociable summit to mingle with friends and build new connections. A bespoke playlist from Soundry Music will evoke an energetic vibe and can be downloaded by visitors to enjoy on future journeys. Local Dupont Circle partner, Valley Brook Tea will provide guests with an introduction to the worldly craft of tea service, with an On-Demand pour over tea instruction. When evenings call for rest and rejuvenation, an essential oils bar is available for guests to create a personalized scented sachet bag, creating a lasting memento of calm and contentment.

The Ven will have a captivating Scandinavian-inspired design created with simplicity and minimalism in mind. Guests will soak up and experience vibrant social spaces with pops of pink and blue, blonde wood tones throughout the property, arched passageways, custom-made furnishings, and a Gallery level featuring rotating art from local, national and international artists that will instil curiosity and joy in guests. Four times per day guests can transport themselves to the geographic phenomenon of the Northern Lights, with a digital light installation and guided meditation.

Render courtesy of Marriott | Tribute Portfolio Hotels

The Ven’s unique gift shop, The Exchange, will feature curated items from local vendors and products from companies that sell ethically sourced goods. The hotel will also feature three flexible meeting spaces designed to accommodate bespoke and intimate gatherings of up to 25 people.

In spring 2021, The Ven will be debuting it’s Rooftop Pool & Bar featuring weekend yoga classes in partnership with Epic Yoga. The hotel will also be unveiling Fred & Stilla, a full-service restaurant in a living room setting that will offer local and fresh programming. Local Nordic food purveyor, Mikko will provide a variety of breakfast essentials, and in the evenings, a convivial bar scene will inspire warmth and connection.

“We are thrilled to start welcoming guests to The Ven in January and are excited to be a part of the Tribute Portfolio,” said Jennifer Goodman, General Manager of The Ven at Embassy Row. “The hotel features various elements and experiences that will make it the perfect destination for both locals and those visiting the city.”

The Ven will be following the guidelines from Marriott’s Commitment to Clean policy. The hotel will add floor decals to aid social distancing, frequently clean and disinfect common areas, place hand sanitizing stations throughout the lobby, remove nonessential items from guestrooms including magazines and ice buckets, install physical barriers such as plexiglass, utilize hospital-grade disinfectants throughout the rooms on items such as light switches and faucet handles, require employees and guests to use face coverings in public areas, and implement mobile technology to allow for contactless check-in and mobile keys.


Four Points by Sheraton Expands in Thailand with the Opening of Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort

Overlooking the Andaman Sea in the island’s most dynamic district, Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort is perfectly suited for business and leisure travellers alike

Four Points by Sheraton makes a breakthrough in Thailand with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort. With 600 guestrooms, the hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Phuket’s most famous beach destination. Whether travellers are visiting for work or fun, the hotel is sure to cater to the needs of today’s every day traveller with its approachable design, stylish comfort and all of the brand’s popular extras.

“We are excited to see the opening of the Four Points by Sheraton brand in a resort destination with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort,” said Rajeev Menon, President, Asia Pacific (excluding China), Marriott International. “The brand’s genuine hospitality experience and the hotel’s location in the heart of Phuket will raise the bar for hospitality in this enduringly popular destination. With 14 different brands now present in Thailand, the debut of Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort further compliments Marriott International’s commitment to growth in the region and underscores the confidence we have in the travel industry.”

Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort Exterior

Nestled in a crescent-shaped bay of white sand, overlooking the azure ocean on Phuket’s highly sought-after west coast, Patong Beach is one of Thailand’s top tourism hubs. Located 45 minutes away from Phuket International Airport, travellers can discover a wealth of attractions located in close proximity to the hotel, from golden beaches, idyllic islands and lush forests, to fun-filled water parks, first-class retail outlets and championship golf courses. For culture seekers, the golden temples, local markets and classical architecture of Phuket’s Old Town are just a short distance away.

Reflecting the brand’s promise to provide for today’s modern travellers seeking balance on the road, Four Points Phuket Patong Beach Resort features 600 well-appointed, spacious guest rooms and suites, including pool access rooms with private terraces. Each room features “Vintage Modern” contemporary décor, comfortable bedding, spacious bathroom with a power shower, and state-of-the-art amenities including integrated USB ports and high-speed Wi-Fi. The Family Suite features a dedicated kids room including boat beds and children amenities. In addition, the Ocean View suites offer breath-taking vistas of Patong Beach and the Andaman Sea.

Guests can immerse in the timeless classics meet modern design of the hotel that welcomes them into a world of authentic local art, with interiors that reflect Phuket’s classical Peranakan culture. The resort feels like a living gallery, with a collection of almost 70 original paintings and sculptures including works by Artslonga, an acclaimed local artist.

The hotel features five stylish dining venues; Chao Leh Kitchen is a bright all-day restaurant with an open-plan layout and a focus on Phuket cuisine, along with pan-Asian and Western favourites. Sears & Co. offers a casual dining experience with indoor and alfresco seating, including a garden shaded by tropical trees. The Deck Beach Club Patong is the perfect place to kick back and relax whilst listening to DJ beats, while enjoying light bites and signature cocktails, including Phuket’s Best Brews™, as part of Four Points’ signature craft beer program that offers local craft beer on tap. Alternatively, the Lobby Bar is a familiar, authentic space to take a break at any time of day, while the Pool Bar – with its seven-seat swim-up counter – is an enticing place to cool off.

Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort Guestroom

During the day, guests can also recline at The Deck Beach Club Patong, the sea-facing chill-out zone, work out in the 24-hour gym, unwind in a cozy cabana, or take a dip in the three different swimming pools available at the hotel, including a saltwater lagoon pool. Youngsters will be entertained at the Little Sea Gypsies Kid’s Club, where activities range from cooking classes to face painting, kids’ boot camps and more.

With 1,200 square metres of flexible function space including two ballrooms and over 1,000 square meters of outdoor events space, Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort offers venues for all types of corporate or social gatherings. The Akara Grand Ballroom, foyer and pre-function area can cater up to 500 people for large-scale conventions and gala dinners, while the Kathu Junior Ballroom is ideal for talk-of-the-town events with up to 170 delegates. Seven other bright and well-equipped meeting rooms can be adapted for a range of function types. For couples looking to tie the knot, the hotel can also host truly wonderful weddings, either in the ballrooms or outdoors on the elegant Garden Terrace.

“The opening of Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort affirms our commitment in meeting the growing demand for travellers seeking stylish comfort at great value,” said Jennie Toh, Vice President, Brands, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “Phuket is a world-class destination, and the arrival of Four Points by Sheraton on the island will allow business and leisure travellers to experience the honest and uncomplicated service the brand is known for.”

“We are very excited to welcome guests to Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort for the first time. We look forward to creating inspiring experiences that showcase the island’s rich culture heritage while providing travelers with everything they need to rest, relax and stay connected,” said Daryn Hudson, the resort’s General Manager.


Marriott International Expands at Frankfurt Airport Offering More Choice than Ever Before with Flagship Sheraton and Marriott Brands

Marriott International has unveiled an exciting new offering at Frankfurt Airport following a long-term commitment to upgrade and elevate the existing Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center. The renovation of the property delivers a revamped Sheraton hotel plus a brand-new Marriott hotel, bringing two of Marriott International’s most well-known brands together in one location for the first time. Each hotel is distinct and retains individual brand characteristics, including guest rooms, executive lounges and lobby experience, but shares expansive facilities including dining, conference and fitness.

“I am delighted that we can leverage the synergies and appeal of these two popular brands to offer our guests more choice and flexibility,” said John Licence, VP Premium & Select Brands Europe, Marriott International. “Both brands are transforming the guest experience in their own unique way, meaning we will be able to offer the best of both at Germany’s largest aviation hub and a key business destination.”

A guestroom at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Centre

Previously occupying three interconnected buildings with 1,008 rooms, the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Centre has been divided to allow for a 779-room Sheraton hotel and a 233-room Marriott hotel. Over the past five years, all rooms of the Sheraton hotel have been refurbished, offering guests a comfortable experience. Focused on connecting communities in line with the brand vision, the Sheraton hotel will soon offer a new Sheraton Club Lounge, designed to provide the comfort and connectivity that Sheraton guests associate with the brand.

Reflecting Marriott Hotels’ ethos of creating spaces that enable guests to flourish, the new Frankfurt Airport Marriott Hotel delivers the residential design aesthetic with locally-inspired accents synonymous with the Marriott range. Led by Hamburg-based JOI-Design, the design is stylish and sophisticated and takes cues from Frankfurt’s history of literature, the printing industry and the famous Frankfurt Book Fair with inspiring quotations, a sofa for reading and relaxing, and library elements in the new lobby. The design aims to promote creativity and productivity.

The Frankfurt Airport Marriott Hotel’s 233 contemporary guest rooms feature hardwood flooring, comfortable work zones with sofas and flexible tables, and stylish lighting. The hotel also features the brand’s signature M Club, an exclusive 24/7 lounge for relaxing, working and meeting.
The final stage of the renovation will commence shortly with the refurbishment of the Sheraton lobby, Sheraton Conference Center, and shared dining facilities, of which there are two restaurants and two bars. The Sheraton Conference Center, offering 57 meeting spaces across 4,148 square metres, has already been updated with a state-of-the-art lighting concept and will enjoy further refurbishments over the next two years. The property expects to be fully transformed by the end of 2022.

Marriott International now offers five properties at Frankfurt Airport including Moxy Frankfurt Airport, Moxy Frankfurt Airport Kelsterbach and Element Frankfurt Airport.