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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,
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,
Autograph Collection continues to provide travelers with a range of exciting travel experiences around the world, soon to include: