Washington, DC- March 6, 2014 – The JW Marriott Washington, DC, the flagship of the JW Marriott brand, is turning 30 this year. To kick off its yearlong anniversary celebration, the luxury hotel, situated at 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue at 14th Street, NW, recently honored its family of 25 of original charter associates for their 30 years of service to the hotel.
“We are very proud and thankful for our charter associates’ loyalty, hard work and dedication they have shown the JW Marriott Washington, DC over the years,” said Mr. Satinder Palta, general manager, JW Marriott Washington, DC. “JW Marriott has a rich heritage and culture that embraces diversity and inclusion indicative by our 473 associates who represent more than 100 different countries around the globe.”
“We are thrilled to honor of our most devoted associates who have helped lay the groundwork for JW Marriott’s growth,” said Mitzi Gaskins, vice president & global brand manager for JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts. “With 64 properties in 26 countries, we have come an extremely long way over the past 30 years, and we owe a great amount of gratitude to both our charter associates and our associates worldwide for their continued commitment to exception guest service that goes above and beyond what travelers expect.”
The hotel’s 30th anniversary associate celebration is the first in a series of events and promotions planned to throughout the year. The JW Marriott Washington, DC, the first JW Marriott branded property, opened in 1984 as a tribute to J. Willard Marriott, founder of Marriott International, Inc. Since then the luxury brand has grown to 64 JW Marriott hotels in 26 countries; by 2016 the portfolio is expected to encompass more than 90 properties in over 30 countries.
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About JW Marriott Washington, DC One of the country’s premiere meeting destinations, the JW Marriott Washington, DC features over 37,000 square feet of superior banquet and meeting space, including the 14,000 square foot Grand Ballroom, 29 meetings rooms and a 7,000 square foot terrace on the 12th floor, overlooking the nation capital and its historic monuments and landmarks. For more information or to make reservations, contact your travel professional, call the hotel directly at (202) 393-2000, or visit www.jwmarriottdc.com.
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 64 JW Marriott hotels in 26 countries; by 2016 the portfolio is expected to encompass more than 92 properties over 36 countries. Visit us online, jwmarriott.com, and