BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Marriott International's Content Studio released the exclusive trailer for the second installment of the Two Bellmen short film franchise. Shot on location at the world's tallest hotel, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Two Bellmen Two reflects JW Marriott's commitment to luxury guest service, providing an entertaining and theatrical inside look into the action-packed world of two bellmen.
To view the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyAE9k8YAkY&feature=youtu.be
"Our bellmen are often the first to welcome our guests to JW Marriott," said Mitzi Gaskins, Vice President, Luxury Brand Management at Marriott International. "Our associates are known for going above and beyond to take great care of each and every guest that walks through our doors, and Two Bellmen Two provides an entertaining glimpse into the life of the bellmen – capturing the lengths that our associates will go to make that experience unforgettable."
Slated to premiere on February 4, 2016, the Content Studio's fourth original short film stars award-winning international actress Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire, Planet of the Apes, Trishna) and sees the return of bellmen Gage and Christian, played by Hollywood actors and stuntmen William Spencer (Spider-Man; Spider-Man 2) and Caine Sinclaire (NBC's Grimm; How I Met Your Mother). Other cast members include popular Dubai comedian Ali Al Sayed, actor Darin Toonder (June, Adrift; Flashback; Missed Connection) and a cameo from JW Marriott's celebrity brand partner and event planner Colin Cowie.
Two Bellmen Two begins with Leila Patel played by Pinto, a top executive traveling to JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai to give an important presentation at the Luxury Symposium hosted at the hotel. Upon arrival, Leila gives her young assistant, Reed, the USB drive featuring her presentation, only for him to lose it moments later. Bellmen Gage and Christian quickly notice that something is wrong and spring into action, maneuvering the streets of Dubai to rescue the USB before time runs out.
"Two Bellmen Two is the next short film from the global franchise where we are using original storytelling to engage with and win the hearts, minds, and wallets of next generation travelers," said David Beebe, Vice President, Global Creative + Content Marketing at Marriott International. "The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai was written into the script from scratch as a character along with the rest of cast and also features iconic locations throughout Dubai, ultimately inspiring viewers to travel."
A global hub for commerce and luxury travel experiences, Dubai is a burgeoning location for top filmmakers and production houses. Offering a versatile backdrop, the city is home to some of the world's most stunning structures and brings sun, sand and snow to this action-packed film – making it an ideal central character in Two Bellmen Two.
Two Bellmen Two will have a global multiplatform premiere in February 2016 through a limited theatrical release, YouTube, Marriott.com and additional digital-platform rollouts, as well as via in-room and partner channels. In the following weeks, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai and JW Marriott L.A. LIVE will host private premiere events, inviting talent, press and executives to the hotels for exclusive viewings to celebrate the film's release.
The film was written by Daniel Malakai Cabrera and overseen by executive producers David Beebe and Sandra J. Schulze. To watch the original Two Bellmen and for more information, visit www.twobellmen.com or follow the franchise on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
About JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts
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 77 JW Marriott hotels in 27 countries; by 2019 the portfolio is expected to encompass more than 100 properties in over 30 countries. Visit us online, on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
About Marriott International's Content Studio
Launched in September 2014, Marriott's Content Studio is dedicated to publishing, distributing and sharing digital content across multiple platforms and on all screens. To further the company's focus on next-generation travelers and to drive new business, the studio aims to own original content marketing and to produce engaging content that builds worldwide communities of people passionate about travel that will drive commerce to the company's hotels.
About Marriott International Luxury + Lifestyle Brands
Marriott International's luxury and lifestyle brand portfolio includes The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, EDITION Hotels, BVLGARI Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, AC Hotels and Moxy Hotels – totaling 550 properties worldwide. By the end of 2016, we expect that the portfolio will grow to 650 hotels with new locations in Geneva, Switzerland; Paris, France; Los Cabos, Mexico; and Sanya, China. Marriott's Luxury and Lifestyle portfolio also accounts for approximately 25 percent of Marriott's system-wide development pipeline. Future plans call for more than 250 additional luxury and lifestyle hotel projects over the next several years.
Note on forward looking statements: The anticipated growth of Marriott International's luxury and lifestyle brand portfolio and the expected future hotel locations are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of U.S. federal securities laws, not historical facts, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including supply and demand changes for hotel rooms; competitive conditions in the lodging industry; relationships with clients and property owners; the availability of capital to finance hotel growth; and other risk factors identified in Marriott International, Inc.'s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K or quarterly report on Form 10-Q; any of which could cause the actual numbers or locations of new hotels to be different. These statements are made as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise them or any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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