Luxury Resort Treats Guests to Exclusive Beachfront Gala and Performance by International Pop Star Betty Who

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the global luxury brand part of Marriott International’s (NASDAQ: MAR) Luxury + Lifestyle portfolio, celebrated the grand opening of JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa. Nearly 300 VIP guests attended the spectacular two-day event, which celebrated the luxury brand’s commitment to offering enriching guest experiences and the time-honored traditions of Baja Sur – culminating with a musical performance by celebrated singer-songwriter and international pop sensation Betty Who.

Grand opening party – JW Marriott Los CabosThe two-night celebration began with a beachfront welcome event at the ultra-exclusive Griffin Club, a 45-room boutique hotel within the resort, which featured an extraordinary fire performance and music from local celebrated DJ Antares Guerena.

During the daytime, guests were treated to enriching culinary, culture and well-being experiences showcasing the property’s programming and amenities that speak to their passions. Experiences included culinary demonstrations led by internationally-acclaimed Café des Artistes chef Thierry Blouet, a guided meditation and temazcal ritual – a traditional Mexican sweat lodge – in the 21,000 square foot Jasha Spa, an art walk of the resort’s multi-million dollar collection – including works from Jaume JW Marriott Los Cabos opening partyPlensa and Jan Hendrix, and more.

The celebration continued with an excusive evening gala including a starlit feast honoring the sacred pitaya fruit and other ingredients indigenous to the region. Following dinner, guests explored the expansive property while being treated to live percussion, water artists creating modern reinterpretations of regional cave paintings, and cocktails under an open-air temazcal lighting up the night’s sky. Betty Who kept the party going into the early morning.

“The newly-opened JW Marriott Los Cabos exemplifies our global luxury brand’s passion points and is a significant addition to the portfolio,” said Mitzi Gaskins, Vice President, Luxury Brand Management at Marriott International. “This has been an unforgettable grand opening event in one of the most breathtakingly beautiful locations in the world. Los Cabos has been an idyllic backdrop for an unparalleled celebration with our JW Marriott friends and family.”

JW Marriott Los Cabos is designed by Jim Olson from Olson Kundig in collaboration with Mexico City-based design firm IDEA Asociados, and boasts 299-guestrooms and suites, in addition to 10 pools, including sea water and infinity pools; the 21,000 square foot Jasha Spa and modern-day temazcal, a Mexican sweat lodge; seven restaurants and bars, including the signature restaurant Café des Artistes by famed Chef Thierry Blouet; banquet and meeting facilities; and retail shops.

About JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts
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 77 JW Marriott hotels in 27 countries; by 2019 the portfolio is expected to encompass more than 100 properties in over 30 countries. Visit us online, on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

About Marriott International Luxury + Lifestyle Brands
Marriott International’s luxury and lifestyle brand portfolio includes The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, EDITION Hotels, BVLGARI Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, AC Hotels and Moxy Hotels – totaling 550 properties worldwide. By the end of 2016, we expect that the portfolio will grow to 650 hotels with new locations in Geneva, Switzerland; Paris, France; Los Cabos, Mexico; and Sanya, China. Marriott’s Luxury and Lifestyle portfolio also accounts for approximately 25 percent of Marriott’s system-wide development pipeline. Future plans call for more than 250 additional luxury and lifestyle hotel projects over the next several years.

About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,300 properties in 85 countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at, and for the latest company news, visit

Note on forward looking statements: The anticipated growth of Marriott International’s luxury and lifestyle brand portfolio and the expected future hotel locations are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of U.S. federal securities laws, not historical facts, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including supply and demand changes for hotel rooms; competitive conditions in the lodging industry; relationships with clients and property owners; the availability of capital to finance hotel growth; and other risk factors identified in Marriott International, Inc.’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K or quarterly report on Form 10-Q; any of which could cause the actual numbers or locations of new hotels to be different. These statements are made as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise them or any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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