Marriott International has opened the JW Marriott Marquis Miami in downtown Miami, located in the burgeoning center of the Metropolitan Miami residential, entertainment, retail, hotel and office complex.
The JW Marriott Marquis Miami is the company's first JW property to be classified a "Marquis," denoting a select property offering high-end levels of technology, service, meeting facilities, privacy and amenities.
JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts is opening another 20 properties sceduled to open over the next five years, including a second 1,612-room JW Marriott Marquis scheduled to open in Dubai in 2011, bringing the total portfolio to more than 65 hotels in 27 countries.
For dining and recreation at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami, the hotel will feature three restaurants, including db Bistro Moderne, home to three time James Beard Foundation winner and French Chef, Daniel Boulud. For relaxation and fitness, the hotel offers two full floors of recreation and lifestyle amenities totaling 50,000 square feet.
These include an outdoor swimming pool; a 10,000-square-foot NBA approved basketball court, Jim McLean Golf School with virtual golf and golf lessons, a bowling alley, media room, billiard room and a state of the art fitness center.
The hotel will also be home to South Florida's leader in trendsetting beauty, a 4,000 square foot Rik-Rak Salon & Spa.
The JW Marriott Marquis Miami offers more than 80,000 square feet of flexible space, including the largest ballroom space in downtown Miami, at 20,000 square feet. The hotel also offers Virtual Meetings by JW Marriott, in partnership with AT&T and Cisco. The public telepresence facility at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami enables people to hold virtual meetings with customers and colleagues around the world.