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Marriott International

August 30, 2013 15:51 ET

Pyrotechnic Art Festival Goers Experience Explosive Views From Cote d'Azur Hotel

Outdoor Dining at JW Marriott Cannes Includes Majestic Fireworks Displays

CANNES, FRANCE--(Marketwired - Aug 30, 2013) - Intriguing the senses of more than 200,000 spectators, the annual Festival of Pyrotechnic Art captured explosive reviews for pyrotechnicians who used their talents to turn crisp night skies over the Bay of Cannes into a canvas of majestic displays.

Lighting up the skies with a mix of flaming colors set to music, the festivities began in July and lingered well into August as firms representing six countries presented breathtaking displays to the delight of enthusiasts who had traveled to the Cannes beachfront from around the world to enjoy the programs along with grand French Riviera hospitality and lavish hotel accommodations.

Designed by pyrotechnic professionals, the programs competed for the Silver Vestal, the Jury's Prize and a Public Prize organized by the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. Points were awarded for theme originality, fireworks, presentation, synchronization, colors used and general coordination of the show for the first two honors, with the people's choice determined through registered voting of spectators. 

"From Cannes with Love," presented by Vacculluzzo Pirotecnia of Italy, received top honors claiming both the Silver Vestal and the Public Prize. Pyro Magic representing Hong Kong, China was presented with the Jury's Prize for presentation of "Les Racines du Fleuve Jaune". Other countries represented included Greece, Azerbaijan, France and Portugal.

Surrounded by the Esterel Mountains, the Bay of Cannes and Lerins Islands, those making their way to the prominent JW Marriott Cannes for these remarkable shows found themselves on the original site of Palais des Festivals at 50 Boulevard de la Croisette. Centrally located, this chic 5-star hotel features unsurpassed accommodations and exceptional access to the many festivals and events hosted by Cannes throughout the year. Guests for the Festival of Pyrotechnic Art were able to enjoy stunning views of the magnificent fireworks along with fine outdoor dining from the JW Grill Cannes and the spectacular Panorama rooftop terrace.

Offering a distinctive selection of stylish guest rooms and suites, this luxury hotel in Cannes is an elite choice for leisure and business travel. In addition to relaxing amenities the hotel features high-tech meeting rooms, an impressive auditorium and 13,000 square feet of state-of-the-art event space. Ideal for entertaining small parties or expansive conferences, the hotel is located just steps from the beach and features contemporary designs, impeccable accommodations and flawless service.

About the JW Marriott Cannes
The JW Marriott Cannes welcomes travelers with chic French elegance featuring modern designs, grand views and exceptional service. Greeted by a sparkling gold entry and spacious lobby atrium, guests are surrounded by upscale amenities and attentive service to ensure a remarkable French Riviera hotel experience. On-site dining, a rooftop pool and elite fitness center combine with easy access to the beachfront and nearby attractions to provide travelers with an extraordinary destination for a Mediterranean vacation, couple's escape or corporate retreat.

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 45 JW Marriott hotels in 19 countries; by 2013 the portfolio will encompass 73 properties in 28 countries.

About Marriott International
Marriott International is a leading lodging company with more than 3,400 lodging properties in 68 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites Inn and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, The Ritz-Carlton Residences and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; 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 137,000 employees at 2009 yearend. It is recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the best companies to work for, and by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Partner of the Year since 2004. In fiscal year 2009, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $11 billion. For more information, please visit our web site at