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Sunstone Hotels Opens the 196-room
JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek


WASHINGTON – June 2, 2004 – Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) announced today the opening of the JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek.  The 11-story, 196-room luxury hotel is located at 150 Clayton Lane and will operate as a Marriott franchise managed by Sunstone Hotels and owned by a partnership consisting of WB Cherry Creek, L.L.C. and Sunstone Hotels . 
The JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek is part of the prestigious Clayton Lane development, which also includes Janus Funds’ world headquarters and soon to open two-story Crate & Barrel, North Italian Restaurant, Bob’s Steakhouse and John Atencio Jewelers.  In addition, the development includes luxury condominiums and covered parking. 

“We’re very proud to be the first JW Marriott in Colorado ,” said Bob Trotter, general manager, JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek.  “This is an exciting luxury hotel with a great location, unique design and an outstanding restaurant operated by one of the most recognized and celebrated restaurant groups in Colorado.”

JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek
150 Clayton Lane
Denver, Colorado
The JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek is home to Mirepoix, a signature 100-seat restaurant and bar, operated by the nationally recognized Adega restaurant team, under the direction of one of Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chefs of 2003, Chef Bryan Moscatello.  Contemporary in its décor, Mirepoix features an open exhibition kitchen and a floating wine display that covers an entire wall of the room and constantly changes colors due to unique lighting.  The restaurant is open daily and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

In mid-September, the hotel will be home to The Spa at Cherry Creek, a 9,300-square-foot full-service day spa and salon, available for use by hotel guests and the public.  Developed in conjunction with the Antoine du Chez management group, the upscale ambience of the spa is in keeping with the sophisticated look and feel of the hotel.  Fireplaces and water features provide a relaxing and inviting environment, and guest’s can spend the day enjoying spa treatments and having “spa service” meals delivered from the hotel’s Mirepoix restaurant. 

The JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek provides convenient access to the acclaimed Cherry Creek shopping area with over 250 high-end retailers and unique boutiques all within walking distance. 

The hotel’s oversized guest rooms are designed to meet the needs of business travelers, with complimentary high-speed internet access, a 32” flat screen TV, DVD-CD players, portable phones, an oversized desk with ergonomic desk chair, large safe and an in-room refreshment center.  A luxurious bedding package includes a custom-made duvet cover with three sheets and feather pillows.  Spacious bathrooms have an elegant, upscale residential feel with granite and marble surfaces.  All have a glass-enclosed shower, separate bathtub and oversized custom-made granite-top vanity with custom trim, enhanced lighting and magnifying mirror.  Egyptian cotton robes, extra thick towels and upgraded amenities complete the bathroom’s spa-like feel.

The hotel offers 5,660 square feet of meeting space, including a 3,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom.  Dramatic sconces and domed chandeliers give the room a comfortable yet formal look, and a window-walled pre-function area features views of the hotel courtyard.  The Junior Ballroom, divisible into the Astor, Bluebell and Rose rooms, offers seating for up to 150 in a sunlit space with western views.  Intimate groups of up to 10 may utilize the boardroom, with a window wall, over-sized plasma screen TV and high-speed internet wireless connectivity.

Additional hotel amenities and services include a fully equipped fitness center, two outdoor hot tubs, 24-hour room service, full business center, laundry valet, and lobby gift shop with “to-go” coffee. 

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading worldwide hospitality company with over 2,700 lodging properties in the United States and 68 other countries and territories. 

Matthew Carroll
Marriott International
(301) 380-8331
Also See: Sunstone Hotels Investors Spending $2.4 million to Convert Radisson Hotel in Oxnard to a Courtyard by Marriott / March 2004
Summit Group of Sioux Falls, S.D., Acquires from Sunstone Hotel Investors the Hampton Inn, Pueblo, Colorado for $2.5 million / July 2003
Sunstone Hotel Investors Acquires Ontario Airport Marriott Hotel for $25.7 million; Jeffrey Brown Returns as GM / Feb 2003

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