Canvas the Local Art Scene with SpringHill Suites' ArtNight Series

BETHESDA, Md., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What started as two small events in 2010, showcasing local art to enhance the guest experience, ArtNight is now an award winning experiential platform. Recently adopted as a brand standard, more than 300 SpringHill Suites hotels will transform into a space for creativity and inspiration during their ArtNight event this year.

"We are excited to enhance our ArtNight program and bring the experience to even more travelers this year," said Callette Nielsen, vice president and global brand manager, SpringHill Suites by Marriott. "ArtNight reflects our brand's commitment to style and is an excellent partnership helping cast a spotlight on local art communities."

To create a gallery inspired experience, every SpringHill Suites hotel will partner with an aspiring local artist to display a variety of artwork in the lobby. Some previous partners have included Las Vegas non-profit, ThinkArt!, Chicago's first public high school for the arts, ChiArts and Montreal's Galerie Synesthesie. ArtNight has been recognized as an industry leading initiative, receiving the Silver Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Adrian Award for on-property marketing and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Thoth Award for Outstanding Achievement in the category of Media Relations: Print Campaign.

SpringHill Suites recognizes the importance of art in everyday life and is focused on delivering modern style and design to its guests. ArtNight provides a unique opportunity for guests and neighbors to appreciate the local flair while presenting aspiring artists an outlet to showcase their talent. With a wide array of mediums on display, guests can experience a taste of their destination without leaving the lobby.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott is an all-suite brand that offers design and style at an affordable price, appealing to both business and leisure travelers. Ranked highest in the Guest Satisfaction Study for the Upscale Brand Segment by J.D. Power and Associates' 2012 North America Guest Satisfaction Index Study, the brand features spacious suites and smart layouts that allow guests to relax and reenergize. Launched in 1998, the brand currently has more than 300 locations in the United States and Canada. SpringHill Suites participates 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 or reservations, call the SpringHill Suites toll-free number at 888-287-9400, visit www.springhillsuites.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/springhillsuites or follow SpringHill at www.twitter.com/springhillsuite.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company newsvisit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

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SOURCE Marriott International, Inc.



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