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Marriott International

March 30, 2012 11:13 ET

Fore! at JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina

The Luxury Oceanfront Resort Co-Sponsors the LPGA LOTTE Championship, April 18-21

KO OLINA, OAHU, HI--(Marketwire - Mar 30, 2012) - Championship golf returns to the premier Ko Olina Resort this Spring, and a stay at the luxurious JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina is the best way to catch all the action!

"We are thrilled and excited to have the LPGA Tour return here again at Ko Olina Golf Club," said Paul Toner, general manager of JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina.

From April 18-21, the Ko Olina Golf Club will be hosting the LPGA's 2012 LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf, with a field of 144 players battling for a $1.7 million purse. In 2008, the Fields Open was held at the 6,519-yard, par 72 Ko Olina Golf Club where Paula Creamer won, beating South Korea's Jeong Jang, Annika Sorenstam, and Michelle Wie.

Golf enthusiasts planning to catch the highly anticipated event will find convenience in staying at the AAA Four-Diamond oceanfront Oahu luxury resort, located just a few minutes away via courtesy shuttle to the golf course.

For the LOTTE Championship event, room rates begin at $399 per night and are subject to availability. For more information or reservations, please visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hnljw-jw-marriott-ihilani-ko-olina-resort-and-spa/.

To attend the LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf, prices are $10 for daily tickets and $25 for a season badge good for admission throughout the week. Tickets are available for purchase at the Ko Olina Golf Club Main Gate. Children under 16 years old are free when accompanied by a paid adult. For more information, visit www.koolinagolf.com/lottechampionship.

About JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa
The luxurious JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina offers 387 spacious guest rooms including 36 suites, which have been completely transformed to feature a residential resort look-and-feel and upgraded amenities including a 42-inch flat screen LCD TV. The AAA Four Diamond award winning resort in Oahu fronts the first of four lagoons in the 640-acre Ko Olina Resort & Marina, offering the island's most complete resort experience with a relaxed Hawaiian elegance and gracious, warm personalized service. The Oahu beachfront resort is ideal for meetings and weddings with a total of 77,694 square feet of outdoor and indoor meeting space, including the newly expanded 15,600-square-foot Hokulani Ballroom. Resort activities include 18 holes of championship play at Ko Olina Golf Club, tennis courts with ocean views and a variety of restaurants showcasing unique and distinctive island cuisine, including the AAA Four Diamond award winning Azul restaurant. The world-class Ihilani Spa, voted one of the "Top Spas in the World" by readers of Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines, has been completely redesigned with a new layout, couple's treatment room, the brand new Ho'onanea suite for private events, and a 24-hour fitness center. Ihilani Spa is internationally renowned for its full complement of invigorating body treatments and massages, using products harvested from the honua (earth) and the moana (ocean) here in the islands. The resort recently ranked as one of the "Top 15 Hawaii Golf Resorts" by Conde Nast Traveler, one of the "World's Best Hawaii Resorts" by Travel + Leisure, and number one in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser's "Best of the Best Hotel & Resort" poll voted by island readers.

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 53 JW Marriott hotels in 22 countries; by 2015 the portfolio will encompass 80 properties in 29 countries.

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