"We are thrilled to open the JW Marriott Essex House with an unforgettable celebration that speaks to our continued focus on enriching the guest experience through our brand partners," said Mitzi Gaskins, Vice President and Global Brand Manager for JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts. "As our domestic and international presence grows, JW Marriott brings an undeniably authentic travel experience to travelers worldwide through the brand's distinctive style of approachable luxury."Guests can truly experience a night of luxury at the JW Marriott Essex House with additional partnership activations, including a soaring flower arrangement depicting the iconic Essex House sign as imagined by Jane Packer, one of the world's foremost artistic floral company's with outposts in New York, London and Tokyo, along with the availability of Aromatherapy Associates products, whose expertly crafted and customized bathroom amenities harness the power of nature through essential oils. Offering commanding views of Central Park, the Essex House recently underwent a comprehensive $90 million renovation in 2007 and is among the most luxurious and recognized hotels in Manhattan. " New York is the center of the hospitality industry and a continuously growing market influencing leisure, business and group travel," said General Manager, Steve Batta. "With such an ideal location overlooking Central Park, we are excited to offer guests a one-of-a-kind experience that embodies the distinctive sense of place and genuine flavor that is Manhattan." For more information about the JW Marriott Essex House or to make a reservation, visit www.jwmarriott.com, or contact the hotel directly on (212) 247-0300 or online at www.essexhouse.com 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 60 JW Marriott hotels in 24 countries; by 2015 the portfolio is expected to encompass 79 properties in 28 countries. Visit us online, jwmarriott.com, @jwmarriott and facebook.com/JWMarriott. Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. SOURCE Marriott International, Inc.