SOURCE: Philadelphia Marriott West

Philadelphia Marriott West

June 22, 2011 14:48 ET

Philadelphia Marriott West Unveils Newly Renovated Public Spaces

Conshohocken Hotel Near Villanova and King of Prussia Mall Completes Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA--(Marketwire - Jun 22, 2011) - The 289-room Philadelphia Marriott West hotel has completed a multi-million dollar renovation to the hotel's public spaces, including the lobby, business center, ballroom and event and meeting rooms, it was announced today by Mike Rodden, General Manager.

The renovation represents the new standard for Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International, Inc.'s signature brand. The hotel near Villanova University offers all the amenities and services guests need for a successful trip: warm, genuine service; stylish yet functional guest rooms; lobbies that facilitate connections between people and places; a restaurant serving cuisine prepared simply and from the freshest ingredients; meeting and event spaces and services that are gold standard; and expansive, 24-hour fitness facilities.

The most remarkable of the hotel's new amenities is the new, reinvented lobby, with conversation enhancing seating, nooks for working, meeting and socializing. The lobby easily transitions from day to night while creating a warm, stylish ambiance that fosters relaxation, productive work and informal meetings and social gatherings.

A signature element of the new lobby are the interactive touch screens which provide information on the local Conshohocken area, restaurants, attractions, weather, news, business and sports, all at the touch of a finger. The guest restrooms in the lobby have also been completely remodeled.

The hotel near King of Prussia Mall offers over 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, including the 4,840 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom. All have been completely updated with new flooring, doors, lighting, furniture, electrical systems, flat screen electronic reader boards, televisions and sound systems.

The hotel's Business Center has been completely renovated and expanded to offer three work station, areas for laptop hook up and a computer for printing boarding passes.

The area in front of the hotel's restaurant, Shula's 347 Grill, has also been expanded to provide attractive and comfortable seating with couches, work tables and an intimate dining table for two. Shula's 347 Grill is one the most popular restaurants in Conshohocken, PA, offering gourmet salads, fresh seafood and premium Shula Cut steaks made with Black Angus beef.

About the Philadelphia Marriott West Hotel
The Philadelphia Marriott West is located 12 miles from the heart of Philadelphia, in the affluent Main Line business corridor -- equidistant from Center City and the Philadelphia International Airport. The hotel features comfortable guest rooms and suites with Marriott's signature beds and linens, four concierge floors, indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, fitness center, business center, and over 10,000 sq. ft. of event space. The hotel's restaurant, Shula's 347 Grill, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. For additional information on the Philadelphia Marriott West, call: 1-610-941-5600 or visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/phlwe-philadelphia-marriott-west/.

Marriott Hotels & Resorts is Marriott International's signature and most widely distributed brand, with more than 500 hotels and resorts in 54 countries. Marriott continues to inspire performance and a balanced life on the road for discerning and high-achieving business and leisure travelers, offering warm, professional service; sophisticated yet functional guest room design; lobby spaces that facilitate working, dining and socializing; restaurants and bars serving international cuisine prepared simply and from the freshest ingredients; meeting and event spaces and services that are gold standard; and expansive, 24-hour fitness facilities. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit MarriottHotels.com. Follow Marriott Hotels & Resorts on Twitter at twitter.com/MarriottHotels.

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