The JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts is one of the many brands owned by Marriott International. While it is one of the smaller chains owned by the corporation it is also the most luxurious. The name is derived from J. Willard Marriott, the founder of the company. Mr. Marriott began his business more than fifty years ago with a small root beer stand he opened in Washington, D.C. The Marriott brand has evolved to include fifteen hotel brands with more than 3,200 individual properties throughout the United States and 66 countries.
JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts is renowned for providing luxury accommodations. There are 43 properties located in more than twenty countries around the world. Some of the more popular locations include Beijing, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Seoul, San Francisco, and New Orleans. The destinations served by JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts are some of the most sought after for vacations and business trips. Staying at one of these exclusive properties will provide one with luxurious accommodations that are sure to be one of the highlights of the trip.
The amenities offered by the JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts vary depending on the location chosen. However, some of the most frequently provided amenities include a fitness and business center, highspeed Internet access, onsite restaurant, pool, and room service. Other amenities that may be provided include complimentary breakfast, pet accommodations, airport shuttle, and an in room kitchen or kitchenette.
There are also some amenities that are unique to the JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts. The concierge service is available to coordinate all aspects of your visit and room service, housekeeping, and dry cleaning are available throughout the day. Other luxurious touches include custom bedding along with a nightly turn down service, marble bathrooms, and exclusive complimentary toiletries. Instead of a standard gym, JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts offer an environment that is more like a spa. In addition to traditional gym equipment, other services such as massage, yoga, and various body and facial treatments are available. Dining is another activity that should not be missed during a visit to one of the JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts. Around the world these hotels offer specialized cuisine inspired from local and exotic cultures.
Some of the JW Marriott Hotels & Resort properties are entirely devoted to the spa environment. JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa in Cancun has a spa that was inspired by the Mayan tradition as well as top rated seafood and Italian cuisine. The JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa in Thailand is located on the beach and has a spa that specializes in both Asian and Western relaxation techniques. Additionally the Thailand resort has eleven highly rated restaurants, a culinary school, and access to numerous outdoor activities. The JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa is located on the beaches of western O'ahu. The spa has a number of services that focus on Polynesian spa treatments. Additional methods of relaxation include a championship golf course and exquisite dining options.
The Marriott Rewards program allows guests to earn points by staying at any of the almost 3,000 hotels owned by Marriott, including the JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts. There are a number of ways in addition to hotel stays for program members to earn points. These include purchases made on a program credit card, purchases made with affiliate companies, frequent flier programs with more than 30 different airlines, purchases made with other travel related companies such as Hertz, and financial arrangements made through a variety of financial institutions. Rewards can be used for free flights with participating airlines and free nights at a Marriott hotel. Other benefits include priority check-in service and depending on the level discounts, bonus rewards, and extended checkout.
The combination of exotic locales and exquisite accommodations and service makes staying at one of the JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts a logical choice for those who wish to enjoy a bit of pampering. In addition to all of the more obvious reasons to visit one of these locations there are also some important, and less visible reasons. The company is committed to reducing its carbon footprint by reducing the amount of water used, installing solar power, and aggressively acting to reduce waste, reuse items when possible and then to recycle. More immediate actions have included replacing traditional light bulbs with fluorescent lights and installing low flow toilets and showerheads in many bathrooms. Other environment friendly actions the company has taken include greener room keys, eco friendly pillows and towels, coreless toilet paper, and recycled pens.