, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Autograph Collection (
), Marriott International's (NYSE: MAR) exclusive portfolio of upscale, independent hotels, announced today the debut of the St. Ermin's Hotel in the Westminster area of
, representing the third Autograph Collection hotel in the
. Earlier this month, Autograph Collection announced its entree into the U.K. with the inauguration of Threadneedles in the heart of
's financial district and The Glasshouse in central
. The 331-room iconic St. Ermin's Hotel will expand the collection of independent lifestyle hotels to include more than 40 exceptional travel experiences in
the United States
The vision behind the Autograph Collection is to offer an evolving group of passionately independent hotels that fall under distinct categories of travel experience including Culinary Delight, Artistic Getaway, Historic Exploration, or Sporting Adventure. Each 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 unique global portfolio has proven to be a highly successful venture due to its discerning process to select only the most exceptional hotels and enriching travel experiences.
"This is an incredibly exciting time for the Autograph Collection, and a significant event for us in a prime, central
, president and managing director for Marriott International in
. "Our three Autograph Collection hotels in the
offer travelers an enviable range of artistic, culinary and cultural adventures and this historic hotel is a hugely powerful addition."
St. Ermin's Hotel, London