Marriott International Celebrates New Year with the Opening of Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel
Marriott’s fifth hotel in Hong Kong offers specials for grand opening and Chinese New Year
Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) announced the opening of Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel, a 658-room hotel attached to AsiaWorld Expo exhibition center at Hong Kong’s International Airport. Operating under a management agreement with Union Sky Holdings, the hotel is Marriott’s fifth branded property in Hong Kong. The General Manager is Bob Jensch and Director of Marketing is Maxine Howe.
During the Chinese New Year, between January 22, 2009 and February, 8, 2009, double occupancy rooms are priced at a special rate of HK$888 based on double occupancy. Reservations can be made through Marriott Hotel reservations line on 1-800-968-3218 or through the hotel directly on +852 3969 1888.
Hong Kong Sky City Marriott Hotel’s ideal location, merely 10-kilometers from Hong Kong Disneyland and a 27-minute express train ride from Hong Kong’s central business district, allows its guests to see all major Hong Kong attractions during the day while providing them with an escape from the bustling city in the evening.
Perched on the banks of the South China Sea, the hotel boasts magnificent views from its oversized guest rooms that offer luxurious bedding, mini-bar, safe, internet and air conditioning on all 14 levels. Three floors are designated executive levels with three private meeting rooms, fully equipped to serve the needs of business travelers and conference attendees.
The hotel has 11 meeting rooms, totaling more than 1,300 square feet of event space. The largest room is the SkyCity Marriott Ballroom with meeting space of close to 7,000 square feet for a maximum seating capacity of 500. Premium exhibition space is available on-site with wireless internet connections. Marriott’s expert meeting professionals are available to assist with all social and business functions.
With six restaurants, guests at the hotel can select from a variety of cuisines to satisfy their every taste and mood. Velocity Bar and Grill is a modern sports bar featuring hamburgers and chicken wings accompanied by a large selection of beers on tap. Chinese delicacies can be found at Marriott’s famous Man Ho Restaurant offering Shanghai and Peking specialties as well as private dining rooms upon request. Asian fare such as seared Japanese beef and soba noodles can be found at the Red Zen Noodle Bar while the Sky City Bistro offers all day dining of international favorites such as pastas, pizzas and prime rib. Relax at The Lounge with entertainment and a stunning view of the South China Sea while sipping drinks and snacking on pastries and tapas. For caffeine enthusiasts, Java+ is open for breakfast and lunch and has quick take away treats to accompany that perfect cup of espresso or latte.
Guests are never bored, being in close proximity to golf courses, bike trails, horseback riding trails, volleyball courts, and numerous water sports outlets offering water skiing, scuba diving, surfing, sailing and much more. The hotel also offers a fully equipped health club with an indoor pool and Marriott’s signature full-service Quan Spa with countless treatments certain to pamper any guest.
Hong Kong Sky City Marriott Hotel, along with over 2,800 Marriott-affiliated hotels worldwide, participates in Marriott Rewards, the guest reward program that allows members to earn their choice of points or airline miles for dollar spent during each stay.
The Marriott International lodging portfolio in Hong Kong is currently represented by the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, the Renaissance Hotel Kowloon, and Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong.
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,100 lodging properties in the United States and 66 other countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Md., and had approximately 151,000 employees at 2007 year-end. It is ranked as the lodging industry’s most admired company and one of the best companies to work for by FORTUNE®, and has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the 2007 Sustained Excellence Award and Partner of the Year since 2004. In fiscal year 2007, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $13 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at .
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