BETHESDA, Md., May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today in New York, Residence Inn by Marriott will recognize La La Anthony as the 2016 Resident Mom of the Year. La La has had an impressive career trajectory, from radio and television personality; to actress and beauty entrepreneur; to best-selling author and producer. Her most important roles, however, remain closer to home as a mom to son Kiyan and wife to husband Carmelo.
The Resident Mom award, now in its sixth year, highlights the brand's continued commitment to celebrating moms. Residence Inn makes family travel easier and enables moms to maximize their time with select conveniences and services including: free hot breakfast and Wi-Fi; fitness centers; pools and complimentary grocery delivery service. Most importantly, spacious suites complete with full kitchens give families the opportunity to spread out and live better during extended stays.
La La is inspiring. She thrives as an accomplished businesswoman and role model who encourages women and mothers, in particular, to forge their path. Throughout her career she has devoted equal parts of her time to work, home and fun, and employs this balance even when traveling. Her busy career often means celebrating holidays on the road with her family, and the superstar has picked up a few tricks along the way. Today, La La will unveil La La's Lists, a series of curated grocery delivery lists exclusive to Residence Inn. From signature beverages, including Shirley-La's Temples, to holiday treats such as peanut butter cup pilgrim hats and fun ideas for children's birthdays, La La's Lists provide creative concepts for milestone occasions.
"Travel is a central part of my family's lives. Whether it's acting on location, sourcing materials from around the world for my beauty and clothing lines or accompanying my husband during the basketball season, I am always on the go," said La La. "I appreciate Residence Inn and how the brand helps travelers, especially busy moms, navigate life on the road with time-saving amenities in stylish settings, which means I can spend my trip exploring new destinations and focusing on quality time with loved ones."
"La La exemplifies what it means to be Resident Mom of the Year," said Diane Mayer, vice president and global brand manager, Residence Inn. "She has proven that dedication and hard work can drive success and propel you to reach your goals. La La is a devoted mom and wife who balances her career and family, and yet, still finds time for fun and discovery. This strikes a chord for many moms, and is a perfect fit for Residence Inn, a brand that understands the importance of maximizing time and thriving while on the road."
As a pre-Mother's Day kick-off, La La, in partnership with Residence Inn, is teaming up with American Red Cross Greater New York to host deserving moms for an intimate, inspiring lunch with the star. Located at a spacious penthouse suite at Residence Inn New York / Manhattan Midtown East, attendees will include mom volunteers and moms who have needed the organization's support this past year. In addition to mingling amongst each other and lunching with La La, the moms will get glammed with GLAMSQUAD mini make-overs using MOTIVES by La La beauty products.
La La will join Residence Inn for a Traveling Mom Twitter party on May 19 at 9:00pm EDT to discuss thriving on the road, and tips for celebrating special occasions. Join the conversation using hashtag #RIMom and #TMOM for the chance to win prizes including Residence Inn gift cards, perfect for summer family travel.
About La La Anthony
La La Anthony is an actress, producer, New York Times bestselling author and fashion-and-cosmetics mogul whose presence in the film and TV industry is rapidly growing. La La recently made her Broadway producing debut with "Eclipsed," the first all-female, all-black Broadway show starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o. In addition to her many film and TV credits, La La stars as 'LaKeisha' on the hit Starz original drama series, "Power" which returns for a new season in July. La La is also the best-selling author of two books; The Power Playbook and The Love Playbook which she is currently adapting for the big-screen with Queen Latifah.
Residence Inn by Marriott
Residence Inn by Marriott is the global leader in the extended-stay lodging segment, with more than 700 properties located in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Central America. Designed for long stays, the brand offers spacious suites with separate living, working, and sleeping zones. Fully functional kitchens; grocery delivery service; 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfasts help guests maximize their time and thrive while they travel. The RI Mix™ evening events afford guests the opportunity to socialize and connect with the local community. Each Residence Inn offers free Wi-Fi in both public and guests spaces to ensure continuous connectivity while on the road.
As a member of the Marriott International portfolio, Residence Inn participates in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent guest program. Members earn their choice of points toward free vacations or frequent flyer mileage for dollars spent at any of the more than 4,000 Marriott hotels worldwide.
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