SOURCE: Marriott Executive Apartments London, West India Quay & London Marriott Hotel West India Quay

Marriott Executive Apartments London, West India Quay & London Marriott Hotel West India Quay

December 10, 2014 16:18 ET

Canary Wharf Hotels Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz"

There's No Place Like Home... but Staying at the London Marriott Hotel and Apartments of West India Quay Just Might Be Better

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Dec 10, 2014) - This Christmas, visitors to the London Marriott Hotel West India Quay and the Marriott Executive Apartments London, West India Quay might have some question over whether or not they're in Kansas anymore. For while these hotels near The O2 arena in London immerse guests in a sleekly beautiful aesthetic and modern amenities, they are also partnering with Warner Brothers to rekindle the magic of "The Wizard of Oz". And that means guests get to float between the disparate worlds of cosmopolitan London and Old Hollywood glamour during the most magical month of the year.

The journey begins when guests arrive at the lobby of these connected London Docklands hotels and discover Dorothy's house has departed the Kansas prairie and the mythical Oz to arrive near the check-in desk. With the ruby slipper-clad feet of the Wicked Witch of the East ominously protruding from the house's foundation, and the yellow-brick road winding toward the Emerald City in the distance, visitors may well believe for a moment they're someplace other than London. And when that reverie ends, they can snap a photo and upload it to Twitter or Instagram.

The idea behind the dramatic scene, after all, is not just to promote the launch of the newly re-mastered 3D version of the movie. It's also designed to initiate a social-media contest celebrating the perks of travelling with Marriott. To participate, visitors simply snap a photo of the hotel's decorations, cocktails or other culinary delights and then use the hashtag #NoPlaceLikeMarriott when uploading it.

Of course, at this London apartment hotel, guests have their choice of perks, especially at the G&Tea bar. There, visitors can take selfies as they sip one of the three specialty cocktails crafted in honor of the movie: the Cowardly Lion (Jose Cuervo Gold, Grand Marnier and orange juice), the Scarecrow (amaretto with white cacao and Prosecco) or the Tin Man (vodka, blue curacao, crème de cassis and lime juice).

Like Dorothy's house, the social-media competition will be in effect through 31 December 2014. The best picture will earn its photographer a five-night stay at the Manhattan Beach Marriott, along with flights to Los Angeles and a tour of Warner Brothers Studios. And 74 runners-up will receive a copy of the new, 3D version of "The Wizard of Oz". With so much magic swirling about the two properties, no one will be in any hurry to click those ruby slippers together and go home.

About the London Marriott Hotel West India Quay
Offering 5-star service in the Canary Wharf district, the London Marriott Hotel West India Quay features 279 guest rooms, 22 suites, 20 meeting rooms, four concierge levels and one state-of-the-art health club for the ultimate in guest convenience. The two restaurants, Manhattan Grill and G&Tea, embrace contemporary style and locally sourced food with equal gusto for a quintessentially modern British dining experience. And for those hoping to partake in London's biggest events, this hotel puts them near London's biggest venues, including ExCeL and The O2 arena.

About the Marriott Executive Apartments London, West India Quay
Ideal for travellers looking for more space or extended-stay accommodations, the Marriott Executive Apartments London, West India Quay combine style and service in exciting ways. Guests can choose from studio and one- or two-bedroom apartments, all of which feature full kitchens, entertainment centers and dedicated workspaces. Touches like complimentary grocery delivery service and plush bedding enhance any stay, whether it's for business or pleasure. And the hotel's two restaurants; more than 8,000 square feet of contemporary function space; and convenient location near event venues, restaurants and shopping make every visit as convenient as it is memorable.

Contact Information