Marriott Chairman and CEO Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Marriott Miami Airport Campus

Marriott Chairman and CEO Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Marriott Miami Airport Campus

Unique Collection of Three Marriott International Brands Shows Off $70 Million Makeover


MIAMI, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — On October 5, 2009, Bill Marriott, chairman and CEO of Marriott International, Inc. and Lee Pillsbury, chairman and CEO of Thayer Lodging Group, Inc., celebrated the grand re-opening of the Miami Airport Marriott, the Courtyard Miami Airport South, and the Residence Inn Miami Airport South – which make up The Marriott Miami Airport Campus. When guests arrived, they were greeted by John Mulrey, general manager of the Miami Airport Marriott, Debra Saccavino, general manager of the Residence Inn Miami Airport South and Todd Winch, general manager of the Courtyard Miami Airport South. During the ceremony, Mr. Marriott and Mr. Pillsbury made remarks about the campus’ extensive renovation. After the speeches, in a nontraditional twist, Mr. Marriott and other principals beat on Tito Puente, Jr.’s drums to symbolize the grand re-opening. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed food courtesy Cane Fire Grille, the restaurant located in the Miami Airport Marriott. Following lunch, guests went on an All Access Pass VIP Tour of all the Campus facilities. At each stop of the tour, guests dropped off their business cards and were entered to win a 27″ HD TV, overnight stays at the hotels and certificates at Champions Sports Bar, Cane Fire Grille or Starbucks.

“The three hotels on this campus exemplify the latest design concepts, technology and food and beverage offerings for each of the brands, Marriott, Courtyard and Residence Inn, and have been a huge hit with our guests” said Mr. Marriott. “Together with Thayer Lodging, we are excited to offer travelers to Miami the best of three brands on one campus.”

The Marriott Miami Airport Campus is located just one mile from Miami International Airport and offers unsurpassed convenience and affordability for driven business and leisure travelers. The campus’ unique concept offers world-renowned Marriott services and an abundance of innovative amenities such as Hypo-allergenic PURE(R) rooms, specially sanitized and outfitted with advanced air filtration systems for an irritant-free stay, state-of-the-art meeting and event facilities, a 2,800 square-foot health club accessible to guests of all three hotels. Guest rooms feature the Marriott Plug-In feature that allows guests to connect their laptops and other portable electronic devices into the sleek LCD flat-screen televisions. Other guest facilities and services within the campus include luxury bedding, an outdoor heated pool, whirlpool, wireless high-speed internet access and complimentary airport shuttle.

The 366-room Miami Airport Marriott features Cane Fire Grille Restaurant and Lounge and a Starbucks(R). This property is the first Miami Marriott to adopt the brand’s imaginative M.I. Greatroom; a new “adaptable” lobby concept and experience that changes throughout the day and night, as a place for guests to work, relax and socialize. Guests have greater access to technology, food and beverage options and comfortable seating. The newly renovated lobby includes communal tables with complimentary Wi-Fi, media zone and a day/night bar. The three trendy zones meet the changing needs of today’s travelers. The five-story hotel offers 11 meeting rooms, totaling 17,000 square-feet of meeting space.

The Courtyard Miami Airport South makes travel hassle free and comfortable with Courtyard by Marriott’s innovative features. Boasting the Courtyard’s “refreshing business” makeover, the hotel is the first Courtyard in the area to feature the new lobby and room design. Unique to the Courtyard Miami Airport South is the hotel’s 300 guest rooms and 2,900 square-feet of meeting space dispersed over six meeting rooms. The hotel takes travel convenience into consideration with an interactive GoBoard(TM) providing up-to-date local information, weather and maps. The lobby’s high-tech functionality includes media pods in addition to food and beverage options at the Champions Sports Bar, featuring 23 HD TVs and a menu of savory American classics served all day.

The 163-suite Residence Inn Miami Airport South is designed to help guests thrive on long stays and provide leisure travelers with a tremendous value. The hotel’s studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites create a residential environment and provide spacious accommodations for total guest comfort. Each suite has a fully-equipped kitchen with coffee maker, microwave oven, full-sized appliances and complimentary high-speed internet access which makes the hotel perfect for travelers on long stays and a terrific value for leisure travelers. The hotel offers daily housekeeping, complimentary grocery shopping and same-day dry cleaning. These amenities, along with a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, outdoor swimming pool, exercise room, social room, weeknight social hour and faxing/copying/printing assistance, allow guests to thrive during long stays with intuitive service and a human touch.

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Marriott Chairman and CEO Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Marriott Miami Airport Campus