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Marriott International

February 13, 2012 12:09 ET

The London Heathrow Marriott's Italian Restaurant Is Awarded AA Rosette for Culinary Experience

LONDON--(Marketwire - Feb 13, 2012) - The London Heathrow Marriott has been celebrating the recent AA Rosette awarded to its Tuscany Ristorante for culinary excellence.

Specialising in Northern Italian provincial cuisine, this restaurant near Heathrow Airport has been open as long as the Marriott Heathrow itself, 13 years, and is a firm favourite with hotel guests. The single objective of the restaurant is quite simple; create flavoursome, hearty dishes using fresh produce from sustainable sources. All the ingredients are locally sourced and seasonally fresh.

The AA inspector judged the Italian restaurant near Heathrow Airport on the quality of the food, the flavours and textures and whether or not it was in keeping with the concept of the restaurant. Consistency in the product and presentation were also a deciding factor.

Executive Chef Joe Beaver believes that another aspect to receiving the award was the restaurant went back to basics, keeping true to the flavours of the produce, serving uncomplicated food, cooked with care. Chef Beaver said, "It feels wonderful to get the rosette back. It's a great accolade to the way the restaurant's been progressing over the last couple of years and all the hard work, dedication and love everyone has put in to achieving it."

One of the added thrills in the Heathrow London hotel's restaurant is the live theatre kitchen, where the chefs cook in front of the guests, encouraging the diners to get to know the chefs and see them preparing the great food that they've chosen from the menu.

Tuscany Ristorante offers a relaxed atmosphere with an elegance which marries well with the quality of service, the perfect ingredients for a wonderful dining experience.

About Tuscany Ristorante
Tuscany Ristorante at the London Heathrow Marriott open 7 days a week from 6:00pm to 10:30pm. To view the menu and learn about special offers visit Tuscany Ristorante's website.

About London Heathrow Marriott Hotel
The London Heathrow Marriott Hotel is conveniently located next to London Heathrow Airport with easy access to motorways and well connected to London via the Heathrow Express. This 4 star Heathrow Airport Hotel boasts in amenities, including: 393 spacious and fully air-conditioned bedrooms with 42" flat screen TVs, tea and coffee facilities. The London Heathrow Marriott Hotel is an ideal choice when planning large conferences or looking for a London Heathrow business hotel. Perfect for both business and leisure guests, London Heathrow Marriott Hotel is a convenient destination with premium hospitality.

About Marriott International
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,600 lodging properties in 71 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, EDITION, Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; licenses and manages whole-ownership residential brands, including The Ritz-Carlton Residences, JW Marriott Residences and Marriott Residences; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and had approximately 129,000 employees at 2010 year-end. It is ranked by FORTUNE as the lodging industry's most admired company and one of the best companies to work for. In fiscal year 2010, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $12 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

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