SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

May 29, 2012 13:18 ET

Hospitality Celebrates Its Best at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel

Hotel Near Newark Liberty International Airport Plays Host to the 2012 Freddie Awards

NEWARK, NJ--(Marketwire - May 29, 2012) - Frequent travelers can be demanding, and with good reason -- they see more terminals, rental cars, and hotel rooms in a year than most others see in ten. With that in mind, they can be very picky, and very loyal to brands, staff, and reward programs. And on April 26, 2012, the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel proudly hosted the event recognizing Marriott for the best reward programs for frequent travelers -- the 2012 Freddie Awards.

Over 400 attendees from the entire hospitality industry converged on the Prudential Center Newark hotel's ballroom to celebrate and recognize the industry's best, including Marriott International, which walked away with first place in "Promotion for Redemption," "Redemption Ability," "Elite Level Program," "Best Customer Service," and top honors -- "Best Program of the Year - Americas" for the fifth year in a row.

Introduced in 1988, the "Freddies" have grown in stature and importance to become the most prestigious member-generated awards in the travel loyalty industry. The goal of the Freddie Awards is to give voice to the frequent flyer and to honor the efforts of an industry that counts more than 300 million members worldwide. More than 1 million ballots are cast annually online by frequent travelers around the globe, in 7 languages. In 2012, voters were able to cast a ballot for their favorite travel loyalty program in one of three geographical regions: The Americas, Europe/Africa and Middle East/Asia/Oceania.

Located conveniently just outside of Manhattan and near the Newark International Airport, the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel offers 16 separate meeting rooms with over 17,000 sq. ft. of total meeting space. Unique among luxury hotels, EWR's Renaissance hotel boasts a recent multi-million dollar renovation, a convenient location and free EWR airport shuttle. This Elizabeth, New Jersey hotel is a chic alternative to other hotels near Newark. The hotel offers floor-to-ceiling sound resistant windows facing Newark Airport and sweeping views of the NYC skyline. This hotel provides ideal accommodations for groups and large meetings in New Jersey.

To really get the most out of their NYC trip, guests can discover hidden gems only a local would know with the Renaissance's In-The-Know recommendations, personally curated weekly by the hotel's Navigator. This stylish, luxurious hotel also features free parking and complimentary shuttle service to EWR Airport when guests book a Park Here, Fly There package. More packages and deals can be found at

About the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel

A luxurious option among nearby airport hotels, Newark's Renaissance Hotel invites guests to relax in one of its 397 lavish hotel rooms or suites, each with refrigerators, laptop safes, connectivity panels and 37" flat panel HD televisions. Guests can also experience the Ironbound Grill, serving delectable American cuisine, or unwind in our 24-hour fitness center and indoor pool. Showcasing the largest event space in the area, this standout among Elizabeth, NJ hotels offers 17,000 sq. ft. of Newark meeting space and banquet halls with plenty of parking for group guests.