MIAMI, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Basketball, tennis, golf, bowling and billiards -- all part of the 50,000-square-foot sports, lifestyle and entertainment complex available when the world's first JW Marriott Marquis Miami hotel makes its debut in October 2010. As one of the most unique indoor lifestyle and entertainment complexes of any hotel in the U.S., the two-story facility will feature a 10,000-square-foot NBA approved basketball arena, full-size tennis court, world-renowned Jim McLean Golf School, Rik Rak Spa & Salon, virtual bowling alley, Met 2 Fitness and more.
"The multiplex entertainment facility spans the hotel's 19th and 20th floors, and was created as part of our mission to cater to the individual preferences of each guest," said Florencia Tabeni, the hotel's General Manager. "As a first-to-market brand, and the most exclusive of its kind, the JW Marriott Marquis Miami is able to further our guest's expectations of what a world-class hotel should offer."
Also sharing these world-class amenities are guests of the exclusive, 44-room Hotel Beaux Arts Miami, an art-infused, urban retreat located directly above the JW Marriot Marquis Miami.
Fusing the latest technology with the highest quality, the entertainment complex creates a diverse landscape of recreational activities comprised of competitive and leisure sports, fitness, beauty and rejuvenation. Extended across the hotel's 19th floor is an arsenal of sports options as well as a high-tech 3D media room, and a fashionably furnished pool deck -- which touts a heated stainless steel pool and whirlpool.
A golf enthusiast's haven, the property's renowned Jim McLean Golf School will offer skilled personal instruction, virtual golf simulators, two putting greens, lounge seating, a Pro Shop, and sweeping city views.
Centered on the same floor will be a 10,000-square-foot Arena with a multi-use portable floor system -- the same flooring used at the Miami Heat's home stadium, the American Airline Arena -- that transforms into an NBA Approved Basketball court, a tennis court featuring the identical surface used at the Sony Ericsson Open or carpeted event space.
Those seeking more leisurely sports pursuits will enjoy the hotel's Billiard Room, featuring a top-of-the-line midnight blue Brunswich Treviso pool table, and its Virtual Bowling Alley. By combining today's high-tech video and simulation games, bowling is brought to the next generation of fun. From a classic game to bowling in outer space, to a cyber ketchup factory or penguin-themed arctic alley, once entered into the games "virtual world," the possibilities are endless.
The 20th floor of the JW Marriott Marquis Miami will house a sanctuary for wellness and relaxation with a full-service spa, beauty salon and fitness center. Featuring extraordinary city and bay views, its 4,500-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center will be outfitted with eco-friendly Technogym equipment, the world's most advanced fitness equipment, used in the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Located in downtown Miami's new Metropolitan Miami (The Met) development, a much desired urban destination, the JW Marriott Marquis Miami offers a vibrant, urban destination in a diverse setting of business, meeting and pleasure travel pursuits. In addition to its sports, lifestyle and entertainment offerings, the 41-floor hotel will feature a 20,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom, the largest in the area, as well as Miami's first DB Bistro Moderne, a French/American restaurant by acclaimed chef-restaurateur and winner of three James Beard Foundation awards, Chef Daniel Boulud.
The JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Hotel Beaux Arts Miami are scheduled to open October 2010.
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 45 JW Marriott hotels in 19 countries; by 2013 the portfolio has plans to encompass 73 properties in 28 countries.
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