SOURCE: Marriott

Downtown Shanghai Hotels

December 21, 2010 11:21 ET

An Award for Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi

Extraordinary Journey 2010 Travel Award

SHANGHAI, CHINA--(Marketwire - December 21, 2010) -  Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi -- a brand new downtown Shanghai hotel, has been voted as the Most Potential Newly-Opening Hotel 2010 by Oriental Morning Post. The gorgeous event at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai Pudong on November 30 was attended by staff from some of the most reputable and renowned hotels, airline companies, cruises and tourist bureaus. It unveiled the Best Airline, the Most Popular Tourist Destination, the Most Popular Hotel, the Most Popular Business Hotel, the Most Influential Newly-Opening hotel, The Most potential Newly-Opening Hotel etc.

The award is organized by Wenhui Xinmin United Press Group, which is the leading newspaper publisher in China, and Oriental Morning Post, a giant Chinese daily under the group covering 15 cities in the Yangtze River delta, focusing on business and financial news, targeting well-educated people aged between 30 to 55 years with a fairly good income. The 2010 Travel Award is aimed to recognize hotels, venues, airlines, cruises that demonstrate excellence throughout the customer's experience and are dedicated to the development of Hospitality Industry in China. The judging panel for the 2010 Travel Award is comprised of hundreds of CEOs and thousands of Executives, together with online voting.

Mr. Robert Chiang, general manger of the Shanghai downtown hotel, commented on receiving the award, "The award gives full recognition thanks to excellent work that has been done by each staff member. We will keep it up, provide exceptional experience to the customers, and at the same time make the contributions to the Zhabei district."

Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi opened its doors on 9 Sept 2010 as the brand's largest hotel in China. Nestled in the cultural and entertainment center of Shanghai, the 456-guest room hotel near Nanjing Road is ideal for both business and leisure guests, offering travelers spacious rooms, extraordinary new restaurants in Xintandi, excellent value and downtown location with easy access to both the local railway and metro. The new Shanghai Downtown Hotel delivers on Courtyard's promise, providing flexible space and amenities that allow guests to maximize their stay.

Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi is centrally located in the city center within walking distance to Shanghai Railway Station and Metro line 1, 3 & 4. A number of city attractions are within easy access with only 10 minutes to Nanjing Road West, Jing An Temple and People's Square.

Hotel offers 456 spacious guestrooms showcasing contemporary design at its best. The Executive Lounge is located on the 30th floor offers breathtaking city views with exclusive facilities and privileges to Executive Room and Suite guests. In addition, the hotel features a variety of leisure options including MoMo Cafe, MoMo 2 Go, Lobby Lounge, fitness center and indoor swimming pool.

500 square meters total of function space, including a Grand Ballroom and 4 function rooms, is supported by comprehensive meeting facilities and our professional catering and events team. Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi is committed to make your event and stay a total success.

Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests' needs for choice and control. With more than 860 locations in 30 countries, Courtyard is Marriott's largest brand; 200 additional Courtyard by Marriott hotels will open around the world over the next three years. All Courtyard by Marriott hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. To make reservations, visit www.courtyard.com, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 1-800-321-2211 or contact a travel professional. For more information about Marriott International, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,400 lodging properties in 70 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, The Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; licenses and manages whole-ownership residential brands, including The Ritz-Carlton Residences, JW Marriott Residences and Marriott Residences; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and had approximately 137,000 employees at 2009 year-end. It is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the best companies to work for, and by Newsweek as one of the greenest big companies in America. In fiscal year 2009, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $11 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.