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 The Camelback Inn's 453 Adobe-style Casita Guest
Rooms Upgraded, Resort Now a
JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts


WASHINGTON – Feb. 11, 2004 – Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) announced today that Marriott’s Camelback Inn Resort, Golf Club & Spa has joined the world-class collection of distinctive JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts.  Catering to discerning travelers around the world, JW Marriott properties are the most distinctive and elegant hotels and resorts carrying the Marriott name. 

“Marriott’s Camelback Inn is one of the most unique and award-winning resorts in the country and offers a one-of-a-kind experience,” said Wynn Tyner, general manager, Marriott’s Camelback Inn.  “The JW Marriott name reinforces the resort’s status as one of Marriott’s most luxurious properties, and with the recent renovation of the Spa, this will continue to be a premier destination for both group and leisure travelers.” 

Originally opened in 1936, Camelback Inn has a distinguished history, having hosted many Hollywood legends, presidents and guests who have returned year after year for generations.  The property is also one of only three resorts in the country to remain on AAA’s coveted Five Diamond list since the award’s inception 28 years ago.  Marriott acquired Camelback Inn in 1967, and the resort maintains its authentic adobe style with 453 oversized casita guest rooms and suites with refrigerator, microwave, wet-bar, mini-bar, private entrances, garden patios and balconies.  Several deluxe suites provide private swimming pools. 

Following a comprehensive $8 million renovation, The Spa at Camelback Inn reopened its doors on November 17, 2003.  The 32,000-square-foot sanctuary features a distinctive Southwestern design and a full complement of spa offerings, including state-of-the-art fitness center, 32 treatment rooms, spa pool and Scottsdale’s only spa restaurant, Sprouts.  Desert inspired treatments include the Adobe Clay Purification Treatment, inspired by the ancient healing rituals of the Native American culture, and the “Healing Drum Circle,” which combines an outdoor sunset ritual with the repetitive, rhythmic beating of a native drum to create awareness of self and inner peace. 

Camelback Inn also offers 40,000 square feet of meeting space, 36 holes of championship golf, six tennis courts, three pools and seven restaurants and lounges. 

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts embody “comfortable luxury” with understated elegance and gracious, attentive, personal service.  Brand hallmarks include distinctive architectural and interior features, spacious guest rooms with luxurious appointments, unique restaurants and lounges, premium fitness centers and enhanced services, including 24-hour room service, nightly turndown and upgraded bath amenities.

There are currently 31 hotels in the world that carry the JW Marriott name, and they are located in key global gateway cities and resort destinations, including Atlanta, Bangkok, Caracas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Lima, Mexico City, Miami, Mumbai, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, Quito, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Monica, Seoul, Shanghai, Surabaya, and Washington, D.C. 

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading worldwide hospitality company with over 2,700 lodging properties in the United States and 67 other countries and territories. 

Matthew Carroll
Marriott International
(301) 380-8331
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