The first five-star plus hotel on the Bucharest market, JW Marriott Grand celebrates this November 15 years since its launching, a press release informs.
Opened in November 2000 as the Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, the unit is part of Marriott International Inc., a leading lodging company with more than 3,600 lodging properties in over 70 countries and territories.
Four years later, thanks to the available endowments and the recommendation of Bill Marriott – the descendant of the founding family and company’s CEO at the time – it was rebranded as JW Marriott, the first property in Europe to wear the high distinction of this luxury brand.
The Grand Ballroom and Vienna Lounge were renovated in 2010 with EUR 1.2 million, becoming one of the most modern and technically updated ballrooms in town.
The renovation of Constanta Ballroom and all small meeting rooms was completed in 2012, following a EUR 1.1 million investment, boasting a completely new public area and convention centre on the first floor.
At the same time, the refurbishment of the reception area and bar downstairs, Pavilion Lounge, was also possible due to an EUR 1.5 million investment.
The next large-scale plan is to renovate the rooms, a process that will begin early next year and is expected to be running in stages, during the periods with an lighter occupancy rate, so as not to affect the performance of regular operations.
The anniversary month is celebrated by the hotel through special events and promotions in each restaurant: ‘Rib Eye Around the World’ in JW Steakhouse, ‘Classici Italiani’ in Cucina, ‘Burger Fest’ in Champions, ‘Chocoholic’ in Vienna Lounge and Fine Cocktails in the Pavilion Lounge.
Currently, the hotel has 380 rooms and 22 suites, 12 versatile meeting rooms totalling 21,000 sqm, as well as six restaurants and bars.