Marriott St. Louis Grand to Host Blues, Bourbon, and Beer Event February 22

 Marriott St. Louis Grand is excited to co-sponsor the Blues, Bourbon, and Beer event with the National Blues Museum on Thursday, February 22, 2024. Hosted by Marriott St. Louis Grand at 800 Washington Avenue, the event is an opportunity to enjoy soulful blues music and savor hors d’oeuvres, crafted bourbon, and local beer. It is taking place in the registered landmark Statler Ballroom, the former lobby of the historic Statler Hotel that opened in 1917.

The event starts at 6 pm, with live blues music from 6:30 pm to 10 pm by well-known St. Louis-area vocalist Charles “Skeet” Rodgers and his musicians. Robert Nelson from the National Blues Museum is the host and emcee for the evening.

Attendees can sip on a selection of carefully crafted bourbons known for their rich flavors and smoothness, including the hotel’s custom Maker’s Mark® 1917 Grand Reserve, and taste a variety of local and international brews. Delicious bites from the Grand’s own kitchen will complement the drinks, music, and overall experience.

Tickets are $25 each, and 200 are available. Each includes the blues performance, passed hors d’oeuvres, and one drink per person. Ticket holders will have a $5 valet or complimentary self-parking if they park at the Grand. To get tickets for the Blues, Bourbon, and Beer event, go to

About Marriott St. Louis Grand

A contemporary oasis in the downtown area, Marriott St. Louis Grand offers stylish accommodations for business and leisure travel. Relax and recharge in one of our 917 guest rooms, which includes 48 suites, including a suite with a Peloton Bike, featuring modern amenities like Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with Netflix, Pandora, Hulu, and Crackle streaming content. Greet the day with a bountiful buffet breakfast, or grab a quick bite on the go from our 8th Street Pantry. Gather in 68,000 square feet of versatile event space for meetings, weddings, and social affairs. Discover a diverse collection of popular nearby attractions, including Ballpark Village, the St. Louis Gateway Arch, Busch Stadium, and the St. Louis Zoo. After a day of work, shopping, or sightseeing, treat yourself to delectable chef-crafted cuisine at our Zenia Bar & Grille, or relax and socialize while sipping microbrews, cocktails, or wine. With a fitness center and nearby public transportation, our downtown hotel offers comfort, convenience, and sophistication amid the very best of St. Louis hospitality. For more information, please visit

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Marriott Bonvoy Kicks Off Largest Cyber Week Sale to Date, Helping Members Save On Bookings At More Than 6,500 Hotels Across The Globe This Holiday Season

Opportunity for members to give back, with Marriott Bonvoy matching two points for every one point donated to three charities

Bethesda, MD – WEBWIRE

Marriott Bonvoy is announcing its largest Cyber Week Sale to date. With more than 6,500 participating properties across its unparalleled portfolio, the sale is the perfect time for members to book the gift of travel this holiday season.

Beginning Tuesday, November 21 through Travel Tuesday, November 28, Marriott Bonvoy members* can receive 20 percent off bookings for stays occurring from Sunday, November 26, 2023 through Monday, January 15, 2024 at participating hotels. To book, visit or the Marriott Bonvoy mobile app. Members can earn benefits like special rates and room upgrades by booking stays, and travelers can sign up for Marriott Bonvoy for free at to take advantage of the sale.

Whether members are booking for themselves or booking for a travel fanatic on their holiday shopping list, Marriott Bonvoys unparalleled portfolio of over 30 extraordinary brands offers something for everyone. From warm-weather escapes to city retreats, Marriott Bonvoy hotels participating in the Cyber Week Sale span a variety of unbeatable destinations, including:

  • Wailea Beach Resort Marriott, Maui: Experience stylish comfort along the waters edge in Wailea Beach Resorts family-friendly accommodations. Guests can further elevate their beachside experience with access to luxury amenities including a modern fitness center, a tranquil spa and championship-level golf courses, all within steps of the ocean.
  • W Toronto: Discover the urban oasis that travelers of all kinds call home. Perfect for work and play, spacious guest rooms and suites offer elevated city and courtyard views. The enchanting rooftop bar, Skylight, offers a rebellious twist on nostalgic classic eats and live DJ entertainment. W Toronto is also home to Canadas first W Sound Suite, a fully equipped recording studio, in addition to a curated collection of Toronto-inspired artwork.
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Pensacola Beach: This spectacular beachfront oasis promises a luxurious stay with the Gulf of Mexicos shimmering white sands and turquoise waters just footsteps away. Nestled perfectly on the pristine shores of Pensacola Beach, guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast, a spacious lobby bar and the longest lazy river on the Gulf Coast.
  • The Joseph, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Nashville: Located within close proximity to Nashvilles best attractions, The Joseph is a pet-friendly hotel that welcomes guests with uncompromising attention to detail, refined experiences and local culture. From the handmade cocktails at Denim, the hotels guest-only 21st-floor rooftop bar, to the fine art on display throughout the hotel, every detail conveys beauty and intriguing complexity.
  • San Francisco Marriott Marquis: Situated downtown, this San Francisco hotel provides easy access to attractions, prime shopping destinations and nearby museums. Guests are invited to relax and recharge in contemporary rooms and suites with sweeping city views, and indulge at B55 Craft House & Kitchen for a breakfast buffet. The View Lounge on the 39th floor boasts panoramic views of the Bay area, which is perfect to enjoy while sipping on signature cocktails.

Marriott Bonvoy will also celebrate the season by participating in Giving Tuesday, offering members the ability to donate points theyve earned via bookings and other purchases to charities doing good around the world. To help members give back in a meaningful way, Marriott Bonvoy has also committed to matching two points for every one donated between November 21 through November 28* .

Members can choose to donate points to one of three non-profit organizations for matching points: World Central Kitchen, which provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which helps sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife, and NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Americas premier legal organization fighting for racial justice.

Giving the gift of travel means gifting unmatched experiences and memories that will last a lifetime, which makes our Cyber Week Sale the perfect time for guests to book a trip with more than 6,500 hotels participating in a variety of destinations, said Julius Robinson, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, U.S. and Canada, Marriott International. We also know that todays traveler shares our passion for serving the community and the world at-large, so were thrilled to give back alongside our members this year.

For those who are seeking other ways to save on their holiday shopping, Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques is offering 20 percent off all mattresses and more from its portfolio of brands, including Westin Heavenly Bed and Marriott Hotels Bed, so members can experience the brands they love within their own homes. Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques offer a selection of home goods ranging from bath towels to barware, all of which deliver on Marriotts world class hotel experience.

For more information on Marriott Bonvoys Cyber Week Sale, visit and to explore Marriott Bonvoys portfolio of brands and award-winning loyalty program, visit

*Non-members will receive 15 percent off Cyber Week Sale bookings from November 21-28, 2023. For Giving Tuesday, from November 21-November 28, Marriott Bonvoy will double its match of any points donated to World Central Kitchen, World Wildlife Fund and NAACP Legal Defense fund through up to 10 million points. This match of donated points will end when the 10 million points threshold is reached or at 11:59 pm EST November 28, whichever is sooner. If you want to donate points already in your Marriott Bonvoy account, please follow the steps to donate points on here. Donations are not tax deductible for Marriott Bonvoy members and are non-refundable and non-cancellable. Marriott Bonvoy cannot direct or otherwise guarantee how World Central Kitchen, World Wildlife Fund, and NAACP Legal Defense Fund will spend the donation. See additional terms and conditions here.

About Marriott Bonvoy
Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott Internationals award-winning travel program and marketplace, gives members access to transformative, eye-opening experiences around the corner and across the globe. Marriott Bonvoys portfolio of over 30 extraordinary brands offers renowned hospitality in the most memorable destinations in the world. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and premium home rentals, as well as through everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem their points for experiences including future stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments, or through partners for luxurious products from Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques. With the Marriott Bonvoy app, members enjoy a level of personalization and contactless experience that allows them to travel with peace of mind. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit To download the Marriott Bonvoy app, go here. Travelers can also connect with Marriott Bonvoy on Facebook, X, Instagram and TikTok.

Marriott Bonvoy Launches Virtual City in Fortnite With New ‘Marriott Bonvoy Land’ Game

Twitch streamer Sommerset and a surprise celebrity guest take on Marriott Bonvoy Land & give away free Marriott Bonvoy stays in livestream event November 2, 2023


Marriott Bonvoy Marriott Internationals portfolio of over 30 extraordinary hotel brands and 10,000 global destinations has become the first and largest hospitality company to launch in the Fortnite universe with Marriott Bonvoy Land, a virtual park leading to four hotel themed Mini Games that represent four distinct Marriott Bonvoy branded hotels: Moxy Hotels, Westin Hotels & Resorts, W Hotels & Resorts, and Autograph Collection Hotels.

Fortnite is more than just a game – its a place to escape, to discover, and a place that defies physical realities. Similarly, Marriott Bonvoy is more than a portfolio of hotel brands – its keys unlock new experiences and the start of adventures that can take you anywhere, said Brian Povinelli, SVP and Global Head of Marketing and Brand, Marriott International. Were gamifying the magic of our brands so that the next generation of travelers can interact with and experience our diverse portfolio of hotels and unique offerings, no matter where they are.

Starting today, people around the world can experience Marriott Bonvoy Land by using the game code: 7652-9467-4215 to portal into the park square via Fortnite Creative. At the intersection of travel and gaming, players begin by socializing and exploring before checking-in to the different hotels. The virtual concierge greets guests with two options, to check out their guest room or unlock the hotels Mini Game.

  • At the Moxy, players challenge each other with a playful prop hunt, having one player transform into items such as flamingos or bananas, while the other player tries to expose their disguise, all while uncovering a disco, arcade games, and vibrant art along the way.
  • At the Westin hotel, players will flex their endurance via a race hopping across yoga mats in the hotels indoor pool, navigating through the WestinWORKOUT fitness studio, and blazing past an indoor living wall, complete with Westin Run Concierges cheering them on.
  • The W Hotels futuristic facade invites players in to search for a code to unlock a captivating labyrinth, challenging players to follow the music and find their way to a DJ performance on the iconic WET rooftop deck breathtaking views included.
  • At Autograph Collections hotel, players explore a series of rooms inspired by different destinations searching for unique items that echo the brands Exactly Like Nothing Else mantra. Players who complete all of the games will be rewarded with a fireworks display set against the parks skyline.

To celebrate this launch, a surprise celebrity guest will drop in on Twitch streamer Sommersets livestream on November 2 to play Marriott Bonvoy Land, chat bucket list travel dreams and give away Marriott Bonvoy stays to gamers.

Join the conversation @MarriottBonvoy. For more information, please visit To check out Marriott Bonvoys portfolio of brands and hotels, visit

About Marriott Bonvoy
Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott Internationals award-winning travel program and marketplace, gives members access to transformative, eye-opening experiences around the corner and across the globe. Marriott Bonvoys portfolio of over 30 extraordinary brands offers renowned hospitality in the most memorable destinations in the world. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and premium home rentals, as well as through everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem their points for experiences including future stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments, or through partners for luxurious products from Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques. With the Marriott Bonvoy app, members enjoy a level of personalization and contactless experience that allows them to travel with peace of mind. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit To download the Marriott app, go here. Travelers can also connect with Marriott Bonvoy on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

Fortnite is developed by Epic Games, and offers a wide range of tools to empower anyone to design games and experiences. This is an independently created Fortnite experience and is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Epic Games, Inc.

Marriott International, Ecovadis and Leading Industry Organizations Launch the Hospitality Alliance for Responsible Procurement

Alliance to accelerate positive sustainability performance across the hospitality industry through supplier engagement

Bethesda, MD – WEBWIRE

Marriott International, EcoVadis and several leading global hospitality organizations Accor, Hilton, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Radisson Hotel Group, and two global hospitality group purchasing organizations, Avendra and Entegra announced the launch of the Hospitality Alliance for Responsible Procurement (HARP).

Driven by members commitment to improve sustainability performance, the Alliance will work to accelerate sustainable practices by fostering close collaboration with trading partners to build transparency and scale positive impact across their value chains.

As companies seek to engage their value chain partners in their sustainability efforts, they realize the complex scope, as well as common challenges, in their own sector, said Richard Eyram, Chief Customer Officer at EcoVadis. It is through partnerships and industry-wide collaboration that the hospitality industry can maximize its collective impact. By joining forces, aligning focus and sharing best practices, HARP members can achieve positive outcomes that pave the way towards Net Zero targets and a more sustainable future for all.

Bringing a common voice, standard and platform around sustainability for the industry value chain, the HARP initiative addresses core challenges faced by its collective supplier sustainability programs including:

  • Scaling up visibility by strengthening supplier engagement rate, starting with the supplier assessment.
  • Accelerating suppliers performance improvement curve.
  • Enhancing the relevance of those engagements with a focus on the industrys key categories.

To achieve all of these goals, HARP has chosen to utilize EcoVadis proven sustainability rating methodology, scorecards, and improvement platform. The EcoVadis Sector Initiative features are built as an antitrust-compliant network and allow for more efficient supplier onboarding, transparency, as well as collaboration and analytics. Together, these capabilities deliver HARP visibility across the hospitality supply chains sustainability performance and allow HARP members to align on the top priorities of their industry. This results in a positive message towards the supplier community and a more coherent direction to enable targeted improvement.

To realize this targeted improvement and meet the requirements of the hospitality industry, HARP member suppliers will have access to additional capacity-building and engagement activities, as well as tools and best practices.

Marriott and the seven HARP founding member collectively rated more than 2,000 suppliers upon the initiatives founding. HARP plans to further expand this number to gain greater insight into the sustainability performance of its supply chain and drive maximum improvement.

For more information about HARP, visit:

Marriott International Inks Landmark Agreement with Rua Al Madinah Holding Company to Open Eight Hotels in Saudi Arabia

Anticipated projects will add nearly 4,400 rooms in the Holy City of Madinah


Marriott International, Inc. announced it has signed an agreement with Rua Al Madinah Holding Company to open eight hotels in the Holy City of Madinah in Saudi Arabia. Located in close proximity to the Prophets Mosque, Al Masjid An Nabawi, the planned properties will be part of the Rua Al Madinah Project which aims to elevate the service and travel experience for visitors of Madinah. The anticipated openings will feature approximately 4,400 rooms across eight of the companys brands The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Marriott Hotels, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Le Mridien Hotels & Resorts, Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft Hotels, and Courtyard by Marriott.

There is a strong demand for high-quality hotel accommodation in Madinah and we are delighted to work with Rua Al Madinah Holding Company to support the enhancement and diversification of the citys hospitality landscape, said Satya Anand, President, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International. This multi-deal agreement also strengthens our footprint in Saudi Arabia where we continue to see strong growth momentum in line with the Kingdoms vision for its tourism sector.

The agreement with one of the worlds leading hospitality operators brings the Rua Al Madinah project a step closer to realising its ambitions to further enrich Madinah citys Hajj and Umrah services” commented Eng. Ahmed Al Juhani, CEO of Rua Al Madinah Holding Company. This collaboration will culminate in the launch of eight new hotels and nearly 4.400 rooms that will serve both residents as well as visitors from around the world looking to visit Madinah.

The eight planned properties includeThe Ritz-Carlton, Rua Al Madinahwhich is slated to offer151 luxurious rooms and suites including a signature Ritz-Carlton suite, multiple dining concepts, a 500-sqm ballroom, an expansive fitness centre and Ritz Kids space.JW Marriott Rua Al Madinahis anticipated to feature 252 well-appointed guestrooms and suites along with multiple dining concepts, a fitness centre and meeting room facilities.

Plans forMadinah Marriott Hotel Rua Al Madinahinclude450spaciousguest rooms and suites in addition to dining, recreation, and meeting facilities.Le Mridien Rua Al Madinahis expected tofeature 533 modern guest rooms and suites, and three dining concepts alongside recreation and meeting facilities.The Westin Rua Al Madinahis anticipated to comprise 361 spacious rooms and suites, three dining outlets, a fitness centre, a kids club, and meeting facilities.

Four Points by Sheraton Rua Al Madinahanticipates 777 modern rooms and apartments, two all-day dining concepts, spacious meeting facilities, and a fitness centre.Aloft Rua Al MadinahandCourtyard by Marriott Rua Al Madinahare expected to offer a combined 1,810 rooms and suites, 1,100 sqm of meeting space facilities, and multiple dining and recreation offerings.

The expected openings in Madinah are part of Marriott Internationals commitment to the growth of the tourism sector in Saudi Arabia where the companys current portfolio encompasses 36 properties and more than 10,000 rooms across 11 of its brands.

Rua Al Madinah Holding Company is responsible for the development masterplan for the Rua Al Madinah project and some other real estate projects in the Holy City of Madinah as one of the key initiatives of the Public Investment Fund to achieve Saudi Arabias Vision 2030. The development of the Rua Al Madinah Project is expected to cover 1.5 million square meters, including 47,000 new rooms by 2030. Approximately 63% of the projects master plan will consist of open spaces. Integrated transportation solutions such as bus stops, and underground parking are anticipated to facilitate easy access to the Prophets Mosque and support residential and commercial activity within the master development.

About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of nearly 8,300 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 138 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy, its highly awarded travel program. For more information, please visit our website In addition, connect with us onFacebookand @MarriottIntl onTwitterandInstagram.

About Rua Al Madinah Holding
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabias Public Investment Fund, Rua Al Madinah Holding undertakes holistic development projects that feature modern urban planning to elevate the experience of residents and visitors of Madinah, the home to countless Islamic monuments that tell the story of the Prophet (PBUH) and his revered companions. The company aims to elevate Madinah as a modern Islamic and cultural destination.

With a capital of SAR2.99 billion, Rua Al Madinah Holding aims to develop a comprehensive hospitality and retail ecosystem that further enhances the inclusive and communal nature of Madinah. Through diverse development projects and an ultramodern infrastructure that enrich the experience of both residents and visitors, the companys driving vision is to improve the quality of infrastructure and services according to the highest international standards. Rua Al Madinah Holdings strategy is fully aligned with the Public Investment Funds efforts to develop and enable promising sectors and help accomplish the Vision 2030 objective of bringing 30 million Hajj and Umrah pilgrims to the Kingdom by the year 2030.