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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Celebrates its Grand Opening in Costa Rica


10-room Resort Debuts in Hacienda Pinilla Development

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) celebrated today the grand opening of its 310-room JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz, Costa Rica. The resort is operated under a franchise agreement with Hotel Real de Pinilla, S.A., a subsidiary of Real Hotels & Resorts of El Salvador. It is the fourth Marriott International-branded hotel in the country.

The new resort is located approximately one hour from the Daniel Oduber Liberia International Airport, and is part of the 4,000 acre Hacienda Pinilla Beach Resort & Residential community. Perfectly situated on the Pacific Ocean, the new and growing development offers an 18-hole golf course, equestrian center, tennis courts, as well as the JW Marriott Guanacaste Spa.

“We are delighted to work with Real Hotels & Resorts, and to see our award-winning JW Marriott brand grow in Latin America, “ said Ed Fuller, president and managing director of international lodging for Marriott. “Costa Rica is an exciting leisure and incentive travel destination, especially for eco-tourism, and attracts a diverse group of visitors. Coupled with Marriott’s global reputation for service and quality of product, we are confident this resort will be successful.”

Speaking for Real Hotels & Resorts, President & Chief Executive Officer Ricardo Poma, said “Our company is thrilled to be working with Marriott on this unique project. Our goal is to position it as the preferred resort for travelers to Costa Rica.”

For dining and entertainment the resort features six dining outlets including two specialty dining restaurants offering traditional Costa Rican and contemporary international cuisine, as well as a variety of other restaurant options for guests.

For conferences and social events, the JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa has over 75,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, ranging from intimate conference rooms to larger ballroom facilities.

The current Marriott International lodging portfolio in Costa Rica includes the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose, the Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort, and the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel San Jose. Marriott plans to open three additional hotels over the next three years in Costa Rica including the Residence Inn San Jose, the Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport, and the Courtyard by Marriott Guanacaste El Coco.


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