PUNE, INDIA--(Marketwired - Oct 11, 2013) - 'Joy of Giving' is something that needs no explanation. This festival of philanthropy is one that the JW Marriott Hotel Pune, a Pune luxury hotel, proudly partook in, from 2nd to 8th October 2013.

JW Marriott Hotel Pune conducts the 'Joy of Giving' week each year. This year, the Pune airport hotel had two kinds of initiatives, all focused at underprivileged children. One was to conduct activities and donate items to an NGO, and the other was to raise funds, the proceeds of which will be channeled to the Marriott Home in Chennai. A 'Wish Tree' was put up in the lobby for the guests to pledge cash contributions towards Marriott Home.

JW Marriott Hotel Pune plans to donate toys and stationery to Door Step School, arrange for a Zoo trip, a Kid Zone, and donate old blankets and bed sheets. Additionally, they will hold a donation drive amongst its associates for the children of Sparsh Balgram, an NGO adopted by the JW Marriott Hotel Pune. The hotel will also host a stall for displaying the work of 'Maher' in its lobby for its guests and associates. Maher is an NGO that provides home to destitute women and children to help them enhance their capabilities.

As a part of the fund raising activity, JW Marriott Hotel Pune will make special 'Joy of Giving' cupcakes, which will be sold at BMC Software to raise funds. JW Marriott Hotel Pune will also have a 'special dish of the day' and the funds collected from both of these will be given to Marriott Home in Chennai. (The Marriott Home started out In April 2004 as a housing for 27 children with leprosy from Chennai.) Now, the Marriott Home can accommodate almost 400 children. Here, children attend school on campus where they learn English, computer & other necessary skills.

About JW Marriott Pune 
JW Marriott Pune is the 3rd JW in India. The hotel, which is centrally located near pune station, encompasses 416 rooms including 44 suites designed for the business and leisure traveler, a bi-level Convention Centre and 12 flexible meeting, 7 F&B outlets and the Quan Spa - the largest spa in West India. JW Marriott Pune strives towards continued innovation, luxury and excellence. The bi level Convention Centre, 12 flexible meeting rooms that offer about 40,000 square feet of exhibition space make the hotel a sought after option for a pune conference venue. For those who want to have the perfect wedding that mirrors their personality and dreams, JW Marriott Pune offers more than 40,000 square feet of elegant, state-of-the art, flexible ballroom area teamed together with excellent culinary creations from the hotel's catering team.

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 60 JW Marriott hotels in 24 countries; by 2016 the portfolio is expected to encompass 88 properties in 31 countries. Visit us online, jwmarriott.com, @jwmarriott and facebook.com/JWMarriott

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JW Marriott Hotel Pune
Amanda Joshi