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Marriott International

September 27, 2013 17:00 ET

Cote d'Azur Hotel Reaches Out to Its Community and Beyond in a Series of Charitable Events

From Team-Building to Global Causes, the JW Marriott Cannes Brings Its Golden Touch to Issues of the Moment

CANNES, FRANCE--(Marketwired - Sep 27, 2013) - Cannes may be known for luxury and celebrity, but as the JW Marriott Cannes proves, there's a heart of gold beneath all that glitter. In the coming weeks, the hotel will participate in a trifecta of good causes that speak to its local community and the world at large.

First for this Cannes beachfront hotel is the 18th-annual Pyramid of Shoes. Organized by Handicap International, the event collects shoes and signatures in efforts both symbolic and actionable to eradicate the presence of landmines and cluster bombs. This year, the hotel has teamed up with the City of Cannes to collect shoes and provide a complimentary meeting room for the press conference on October 9, 2013. On the actual event day, September 28, the hotel will serve breakfast for the 150 volunteers as well. This event is coordinated in cities throughout France and Europe, and has led, via more than 2 million collected signatures, to two successful treaties.

Staff from this hotel near the Nice Côte d'Azur Airport will participate in another locally beloved event on September 29: Le Raid Inter-Hôtels Côte d'Azur. More than 150 staff from hotels around the area compete in teams to navigate, run, kayak and climb their way through the Lérins Islands' Île Sainte-Marguerite. Spectators, meanwhile, can enjoy the stunning natural surroundings of Cannes, from French restaurants to beaches and shopping, while they wait to see who will win the race.

Everyone, however, is a winner on October 30, 2013 when this hotel near the Palais des Festivals undertakes what it does best: Hospitality. Only on this day, the guests of honor will be the children who are patients at the Hôpital des Broussailles. JW Marriott Cannes' chef will whip up a party for the children with specially crafted pastries, cakes and dishes that everyone can enjoy, no matter what dietary restrictions an illness may impose.

With so many events on the calendar, there has never been a better time to visit this exceptional five-star property where guests can live well and do good at the same time.

About JW Marriott Cannes
Nowhere else in the world do stunning natural surroundings like the Mediterranean Sea and the Southern Alps converge with a rich historical legacy and modern celebrity the way they do at the five-star JW Marriott Cannes. Boasting a prime location in the heart of the city, the hotel extends every comfort to its visitors, from spacious suites and rooms overlooking the beach, to a rooftop terrace and pool, to its own 820-person auditorium. The area's storied association with film plays out in each suite where black-and-white cinematic portraits hang for added atmosphere. Ambience, in fact, pervades every element of this hotel, from the property's three restaurants (including the fine-dining JW Grill Cannes), to the 13,000 square feet of meeting space, to the onsite casino. Being at the center of it all does indeed have its perks.

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