JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts Wins Big on U.S. News & World Report “Best Hotels” List


WEBWIRE – Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Luxury Hospitality Brand Awarded Silver Badges for Eight Properties.

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International’s luxury brand, has been recognized as having some of the best hotels in the country by U.S. News & World Report. An impressive 21 of JW Marriott’s 23 U.S. properties received honors in the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels Rankings. Eight of JW Marriott’s U.S. properties were awarded silver badges, ranking in the top 10 within their individual markets. The coveted recognition puts the luxury hospitality at the forefront of major U.S. travel markets, from Chicago to Honolulu. The 2013 Best Hotels rankings are available online at http://travel.usnews.com/.

To create this year’s rankings, U.S. News & World Report used a standardized methodology based on three major components: guest reviews, hotel class ratings, and reputation among professional travel experts. Nearly 2,000 hotels across the U.S. and Caribbean were evaluated this year, with the top 10 percent of candidates in the luxury segment. Only a fraction of contenders scored high enough to be named Best Hotels by U.S. News.

“The hospitality industry is a competitive one, and we take great pride in being recognized as having some of the best hotels in the country,” said Mitzi Gaskins, Vice President & Global Brand Manager, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts at Marriott International. “As our global portfolio continues to grow, we remain dedicated to offering our guests unforgettable travel experiences with intuitive service, thoughtful amenities and refined design, celebrating the flavor of each JW Marriott destination.”

SILVER BADGE WINNERS
Recognized as one of the Best Hotels in their market

• JW Marriott Chicago
• JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek
• JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa at Ko Olina
• JW Marriott Indianapolis – Best Hotels in Indianapolis
• JW Marriott Marquis Miami
• JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
• JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
• JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

In addition to ranking high in their individual cities, three JW Marriott hotels impressed as some of the best in their state. JW Marriott Indianapolis was recognized as the third best in the state of Indiana, JW Marriott Chicago was recognized as the eighth best in the state of Illinois and JW Marriott Grand Rapids was recognized as the sixth best hotel in the state of Michigan. Other properties recognized on the U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 Best Hotels list include:

• JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead
• JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
• JW Marriott Grand Rapids
• JW Marriott Hotel Washington, DC
• JW Marriott Houston
• JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
• JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
• JW Marriott Miami
• JW Marriott New Orleans
• JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
• JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
• JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot
• JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa

The U.S. News rankings of the 2013 Best Hotels can be found online here: http://travel.usnews.com/Hotels.

About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today’s sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 59 JW Marriott hotels in 23 countries; by 2015 the portfolio is expected to encompass 79 properties in 28 countries. www.marriott.com/jw-marriott/travel.mi

About Marriott International
Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.



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