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Marriott International

November 13, 2013 16:08 ET

Guests Savor Exciting Changes at One Baku Luxury Hotel

From Take-Away to Sit-and-Stay, the JW Marriott Hotel Absheron Baku's Zest Lifestyle Cafe Is Overhauling Its Culinary Approach

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN--(Marketwired - Nov 13, 2013) - Contrary to the popular adage, just because something isn't broken doesn't mean it can't be fixed up a little bit, at least when it comes to restaurants. At the JW Marriott Hotel Absheron Baku, which opened in 2012, four eateries have won over visitors and locals alike. However for Zest Lifestyle Café, changes are underway to make it even more compelling among restaurants in the Baku, Azerbaijan dining scene.

The idea for Zest began simply enough. Create a gourmet delicatessen where guests could drop in at any time and choose from salads, sandwiches, cakes, pastries and breads. They could take these goodies to go, or they could pair it with coffee or tea and relax in the lounge.

And for this hotel in Baku, where luxury reigns and service is designed to exceed guests' expectations, Zest needed to be elevated to the next level. And so, once renovations to the space are complete in January 2014, the café will become a more full-service destination. Guests and locals will be able to enjoy a full American breakfast, as well as lunches and dinners, all prepared by an up-and-coming chef, whose enthusiasm and innovation influence every dish.

Take-away hasn't gone away either. Visitors will still enjoy the to-go availability of these dishes, which will embrace three key principles: fast, fresh and simple.

Located on the lobby level of the hotel, this updated restaurant in Baku will emphasize a simple, cosmopolitan approach to the menu that resonates with the local dining scene. Special holiday menus, culinary festivals and a thoroughly modern approach to food will render the café one of the city's most gastronomically relevant destinations.

Zest's renovations will also help bring the restaurant up to speed with the rest of the luxury property. From expansive meeting spaces, to relaxing spa treatments, to some of the most elegant hotel rooms in Baku, Azerbaijan, the property has been synonymous with excellence since its opening. And when Zest reopens, it promises to carry on that legacy.

About the JW Marriott Hotel Absheron Baku
Combining the best of both style and substance, the JW Marriott Hotel Absheron Baku welcomes guests with an array of alluring amenities. The 243 guest rooms, for example, include luxury bedding and custom duvets, flat-screen televisions, Wi-Fi, iPod/iPad docking systems, spacious desks and stunning views of either the Caspian Sea or Baku's city center. Four restaurants, which range from Asian specialties, to Italian masterpieces, to swanky cocktails, ensure guests can savor a variety of dishes during their stay. If travelers arrive for work, they can look forward to enjoying productive meetings within the hotel's 14 daylight-infused event spaces, or the stunning, Sharg Zali ballroom whose panoramic views are uninterrupted by structural pillars. A full-service Absheron spa on the 21st floor, a state-of-the-art fitness center and an indoor swimming pool on the hotel's roof provide diverse methods for relaxation and wellness. The hotel's location in the heart of Baku's city center, meanwhile, puts guests in the vortex of past and present, where historic attractions like Baku Boulevard intersect with the modern buildings and business centers of the city's future.

Contact Information

    JW Marriott Hotel Absheron Baku
    Natavan Malikova
    674 Azadliq Square
    Baku, AZ-1010 Azerbaijan
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