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 The 352-room West Palm Beach Marriott Reopens; 
PBM Properties, LLC Completes Renovation
and Conversion of Former Sheraton

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., - October 28, 2004 – West Palm Beach’s only full-service Marriott, the re-branded, upscale, 352-room West Palm Beach Marriott, officially dedicated Friday, October 22, 2004 with Marriott International Chairman and CEO J.W. Marriott, Jr., and a host of local dignitaries attending.

While in the midst of a renovation and conversion from a Sheraton Hotel, the West Palm Beach Marriott immediately came to the aid of their community. While the hotel was closed to the general public, they opened their doors to accommodate a host of emergency personnel from such organizations as: FEMA, Florida Wildlife, Sheriffs Department, and Florida Highway Patrol. They also accommodated a number of hotel staff and their families, who found themselves without a safe place to call home. 
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Standing Left to Right - Marriott International Chairman and CEO
J.W. Marriott, Jr., West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel, West Palm
Beach Marriott General Manager, Tim Digby and Palm Beach County
Convention & Visitors Bureau Chairman of the Board Phil Arvidson.
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Owned by PBM Properties, LLC and managed by Marriott International, the 10-story, West Palm Beach Marriott is two miles from Palm Beach International Airport, and just minutes from CityPlace, an upscale shopping, dining and entertainment complex; Kravis Center for the Performing Arts; and one of Florida’s most popular beaches.

Inspired by the beauty, grace and elegance of neighboring West Palm Beach mansions, the exquisite interiors of the West Palm Beach Marriott were designed with a wide open feel, which is immediately apparent when entering the hotel’s expansive main lobby and lushly landscaped outdoor verandah.  Custom-designed, casually elegant furnishings, combined with unique, specially commissioned murals and artwork is thoughtfully incorporated throughout the entire hotel for a contemporary and comfortably inviting atmosphere.

Now joining an elite handful of hotels in the world with a fully kosher kitchen, the West Palm Beach Marriott with 18,000 square-feet of meeting space also serves as the headquarter hotel to the all-new Palm Beach County Convention Center. The partnership provides an additional 350,000 square-feet of meeting space, including the state-of-the-art 100,000 square-foot Exhibition Hall. 

One of the most dramatic transformations is the hotel's 6,650 square-foot ballroom, now completely redesigned to include custom crystal chandeliers and millwork enhancements, rivaling those of a by-gone era. Classically elegant in true Palm Beach style, it is the ideal setting to host lavish banquets, creative themed events, or corporate meetings.  The West Palm Beach Marriott provides high-speed internet and full audio-visual capabilities, including an executive boardroom for smaller groups and a covered terrace for themed receptions. The property also contains full-service shipping and receiving facilities. 

All renovated guest rooms feature the signature “Marriott Bed,” with quilted top mattresses, oversized comforters and feather pillows; high-speed internet access; two-line telephone with data ports, speakerphone and voicemail; TV with cable and in-room movies; individual climate control; daily newspaper, complimentary in-room coffee and tea service, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, and mini bar.  Additional on-site amenities include the Bistro Ten Zero One Restaurant (casual, upbeat, featuring exceptional American cuisine).

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with nearly 2,800 lodging properties in the United States and 69 other countries and territories. 

   

 
Contact:
West Palm Beach Marriott
www.westpalmbeachmarriott.com
Also See: Sheraton West Palm Beach Officially Converted to the West Palm Beach Marriott; 349-room Property is Adjacent to Palm Beach County Convention Center / June 2003
Marriott Family Trust AcquiresThe Sheraton Palm Beach at CityPlace Hotel; Hotel Will Undergo Fourth Name Change in 21 Years / Jan 2003


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