Marriott Hotels and Resorts sponsor Conde Nast Traveller Innovation and Design Awards for a fourth year

Wednesday 12, May 2010


Marriott Hotels and Resorts sponsor Conde Nast Traveller Innovation and Design Awards for a fourth year


Marriott Hotels & Resorts continue their union with Conde Nast Traveller’s annual Innovation & Design Awards, acting as title sponsor for the fourth year running. The awards will take place on Monday 10th May at the Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel in London.



With nearly a century of hospitality experience, Marriott has established itself as a leader in hotel innovation, winning top awards for everything from environmental initiatives to customer service. Its design offerings across brands such as Renaissance and JW Marriott have showcased work with some of the world's top architects and designers. Marriott continues to innovate across all of its brands, listening to customers needs and progressing with each hotel renovation and new hotel opening.


Belinda Pote, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer for Marriott in Europe, said "Marriott is delighted to once again be supporting the Conde Nast Traveller Innovation & Design Awards. The travel experience is uniquely enhanced by incredible design and great innovation. These awards allow us to celebrate excellence in categories that will have a wide appeal to the discerning traveller. Marriott is continuously striving to make its hotels the first choice for leisure, business and meetings and we look forward to being inspired by the nominees and winner at this years awards as we look to the future for our own hotels."


The Renaissance brand, with more than 140 hotels worldwide, offers an experience of discovery to its guests with each of its hotel's locations providing the inspiration for the design. Capturing the local flavour and culture of its location, Renaissance provides guests with unique moments of discovery including design, food, music and culture. Two of Renaissance brand's most exciting new gems are the recently opened Renaissance Arc de Triomphe Hotel in Paris, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Paris architect Christian de Portzamparc, and the highly anticipated St Pancras Renaissance Hotel set to open in London in the Spring of 2011. When opened, this iconic London landmark, the former Midland Grand Hotel designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, will usher in a new era in the life of St Pancras and the Renaissance brand.


The JW Marriott brand demonstrates the result of leading designers around the globe creating spaces that are dramatic, distinctive and authentic. Having already had six of its hotels listed on the coveted US Conde Nast Traveler Gold list in 2010, this year also saw the opening of the state-of-the-art JW Marriott Hotel Los Angeles with uber-hip interiors and glittering rooftop bar. London's Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel is no stranger to innovation either, which after celebrating 80 years last year completed a total refurbishment and opened its impressive new JW Steakhouse last month.


Marriott also recently completed an exciting 120 million renovation project, transforming 5,000 guest rooms across 41 Marriott properties in the United Kingdom. Marriott Hotels & Resorts innovative new "great room" concept-our lobby concept that creates multiple zones for work and relaxation-can be seen now at hotels including the Portsmouth Marriott Hotel, London Heathrow Marriott Hotel and Tudor Park, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club.


Most recently, Marriott has announced the latest addition to its impressive portfolio with the launch of the prestigious Autograph Collection. The brand will feature a diverse range of independent hotels and resorts from around the world representing upscale and luxury properties with truly distinctive personalities.


2010 is going to be a ground breaking year for Marriott. Celebrating it's 35th anniversary in Europe, the company recently announced its plans to double its portfolio of hotels throughout the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe by 2015. Since the first European venture in Amsterdam in 1975, the Marriott portfolio has now grown to over 3,400 properties in 68 countries around the world with 174 hotels across 24 countries in Europe.




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