BUCHAREST, ROMANIA--(Marketwired - Sep 25, 2013) - Designed with comfort and elegance in mind, impressive new public areas are being unveiled this week inside the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel as renovation of the lobby, which now boasts the exciting new Pavilion Lounge, is completed.

Complimenting this iconic Bucharest luxury hotel's stately position next to the Parliament Palace with contemporary designs and impeccable style, the new lobby welcomes guests with a transitional décor that opens the ground floor public areas so guests can freely explore and experience the grand allure and friendly spirit of this expansive lodging.

A focal point of the renovation includes a lighting feature wall behind new reception pods so guests can easily check in or out with increased privacy and even greater personalized service. Designed with dark timber, onyx and leather features, the new pods along with exciting new carpet and color designs, transition easily with existing classical designs to provide a modern look and inviting feel. Also added are wall and ceiling finishes and new LED lighting to embellish the reception area and create a grand and artful space.

A central hub of this palatial "city within a city" hotel in Bucharest is now its new Pavilion Lobby Bar. Set to host an array of social and business networking activities, this inviting new Bucharest lounge is a regal compliment to the hotel's restaurant lineup, providing groups and individuals plenty of space for gathering to discuss business, mingling with friends or simply unwinding at day's end. The vibrant new venue is ideal for pre- or post-dinner cocktails and snacks.

Key characteristics of the Pavilion include a magnificent bar of Calcutta marble in front of a feature alcohol display wall designed of dark timber, bronze metal and dramatic lighting. Using many of the same design characteristics to create a subtle and warm feeling, the new lounge also incorporates a glass encased smoking/cigar lounge allowing the two spaces to integrate as one.

The atmosphere of this exciting new space is that of a contemporary lounge bar where coffee, modern bar snacks and an impressive selection of signature cocktails and beverages can be enjoyed during the day or night. Surrounded by classical charms outside, guests of this lobby lounge will find modern menu items such as foie gras truffles and chorizo croquettes, while a large selection of premium single malt and blended whiskeys are available along with wines by the glass. All served by a warm, friendly and professional staff, guests can expect to be wowed by the renowned JW Marriott service and unique serving styles that enhance the experience and characteristic of each drink. Live piano music is also used to add to the relaxed tone and atmosphere of the lounge.

About the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel
The JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, winner of Romania's Leading Hotel 2013 award by World Travel Awards, is a popular destination for European royalty and visiting international dignitaries, surrounding its guests with Old-World charms and modern comforts. Featuring fine restaurants, a shopping gallery, casino, convention center, and World Class Health Academy fitness club, the hotel is a destination in itself for those seeking exceptional five-star service and elegant Bucharest accommodations. Whether occupying a spacious guest room or expansive suite, all guests are pampered with 24-hour butler service and Eastern Europe's finest luxuries.

About JW Marriott
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 57 JW Marriott hotels in 23 countries; by 2015 the portfolio is expected to encompass 79 properties in 28 countries.

About Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 3,800 properties in 72 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $12 billion in fiscal year 2012. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands, including Marriott Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Bulgari, EDITION, Renaissance, Gaylord Hotels, Autograph Collection, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott Vacation Club, Grand Residences by Marriott and The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club. There are approximately 325,000 employees at headquarters, managed and franchised properties. Marriott is consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business operations, which it conducts based on five core values: put people first, pursue excellence, embrace change, act with integrity, and serve our world. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

Contact Information:


JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel
Calea 13 Septembrie 90, Bucharest, 050726 Romania