BAKU, AZERBAIJAN--(Marketwired - Mar 10, 2014) - If the city of Baku is where history and the future intersect, then the JW Marriott Hotel Absheron Baku represents the splendor such a marriage can produce. Its lavish appointments, contemporary aesthetic and personalized service have created a new benchmark for hospitality in the area. And with the arrival of its new General Manager, Martin Kleinmann, another successful match has been made.
Kleinmann began his career 17 years ago as an apprentice at a luxury hotel in Stuttgart, Germany where his enthusiasm and dedication helped him quickly climb the ranks. Today, he's applying that same passion for hospitality to this exciting new role.
"Joining the JW Marriott Hotel Absheron Baku is a tremendous opportunity to share what I've learned and to grow as a professional," Kleinmann says. "I look forward to continuing the success of the hotel by making every guest's visit one to remember."
Kleinmann's arrival at this Baku hotel represents a perfect culmination of his experience and interest. Having successfully held senior executive positions at luxury properties around the world -- including The Barclay InterContinental New York, The Imperial in New Delhi and as a General Manager for The Ritz-Carlton properties in Bahrain, Cairo, Istanbul as well as Shenzhen -- Kleinmann brings a seasoned, global perspective to his new position.
While this luxury hotel in Baku has only been open for two years, it has already established a glittering reputation. Its ideal location within the historic part of town puts visitors near the business and fashion districts for an experience that encompasses the many faces of Baku. And with 21,528 square feet of inspired meeting space, four restaurants, a transcendental spa and 243 sumptuous, Baku, Azerbaijan hotel rooms, guests are poised to experience a modern-day oasis under Kleinmann's enthusiastic leadership.
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 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 are juxtaposed with the modern buildings and business centers of the city's future.
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.