LONDON, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Autograph Collection, Marriott International's (NYSE: MAR) exclusive portfolio of upscale, independent hotels continues to grow in Europe with the introduction of two new extraordinary travel experiences this spring. Threadneedles, in the heart of London's financial district, and The Glasshouse in central Edinburgh, Scotland, will represent the Autograph Collection's first hotels in the United Kingdom. The additions are set to expand the exclusive portfolio of upscale, independent lifestyle hotels to include more than 40 exceptional hotel experiences in the United States, Europe, Caribbean, and South America.
The Autograph Collection currently offers a number of passionately independent hotel experiences throughout Europe, including the spectacular Fontecruz Lisboa Hotel in Portugal, Hotel De Bourgtheroulde in the historic city of Rouen and the Hotel L'Hermitage Gantois in Lille. Last month, the Autograph Collection revealed its entree into Germany with the opening later this year of the Hotel am Steinplatz, routinely recognized as one of Berlin's most iconic gathering places.
The vision behind the Autograph Collection is to offer an evolving group of independent, upscale hotels that each fall under distinct categories of travel experience including Culinary Delight, Artistic Getaway, Historic Exploration or Sporting Adventure. Each independent hotel is thoughtfully chosen for its quality, originality, bold character and capacity to offer guests a range of unique and unexpected experiences suited to their individual sense of style and adventure.
"This is an exciting time for the Autograph Collection in Europe as we add experiences in two of the United Kingdom's most important destinations," said Amy McPherson, president and managing director for Marriott International in Europe. "Autograph Collection offers an enviable range of artistic, culinary and cultural adventures for our guests and these two iconic hotels will be valuable additions."You can learn more about these new Autograph Collection travel experiences and explore what your own personal signature says about you by visiting the new "What Does Your Autograph Say About You?" app on the Autograph Collection Facebook page, www.facebook.com/autographcollection. Autograph Collection continues to provide travelers with a range of exciting travel experiences around the world, soon to include: