JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort Appoints New Executive Team to Lead Theme Park Property Through 2020 Opening

/JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort Appoints New Executive Team to Lead Theme Park Property Through 2020 Opening

JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort Appoints New Executive Team to Lead Theme Park Property Through 2020 Opening

|2019-09-20T11:40:04-04:00September 19th, 2019|

Anaheim, CA (September 19, 2019) – Orange County’s highly-anticipated luxury travel destination, the JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort announces Nusrat Mirza as its General Manager and Maribel Denner as its Director of Sales and Marketing. The new executive team will lead the resort through its grand opening on April 2020, and serve as strategic leaders and visionaries for the new build hotel.

The JW Marriott Anaheim Resort, owned by a joint venture between Prospera Hotels, Inc. and O’Connell Hotel Group, is located at the Anaheim GardenWalk, just steps from the Disneyland Resort®, Anaheim Convention Center and all the other attractions of Anaheim including Angels Stadium, home of the Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Honda Center, home of National Hockey League’s Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

Nusrat Mirza, an established industry leader with more than 40 years of hospitality experience, joins the property from the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa. Mirza served as General Manager for over five years at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa and led the property through a multi-million dollar renovation. Mirza’s efforts transformed the hotel into a leading Southern California wellness resort, increasing overall revenue and earning it recognition as a premier spa resort.

Maribel Denner will also fill a key role on the leadership team as Director of Sales and Marketing. Bringing over 30 years of hospitality experience with her, Denner has earned accolades as a top one percent performer for Marriott International and Group Sales Leader of the Year. She previously served as Director of Sales for Marriott Southwest Group Sales, where she managed over 30 personnel and was responsible for top-line group sales revenue, generating over $100 million annually for 35 hotels within Southern California. Denner has also served as President for Meeting Professionals International for the Southern California Chapter (MPISCC), President of the El Camino College Foundation Board and as a chair for the MPI Diversity & Inclusion Task Force in 2018.

The new JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort will be the first luxury hotel located outside of theme park gates, and the first JW Marriott to open in Orange County; which Mirza says makes the project a groundbreaking addition to both Anaheim and Orange County’s tourism offerings.

“This is truly a significant project, and it is an honor to serve on the JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort’s leadership team,” continued Mirza. “We are absolutely thrilled to present an entirely new luxury experience to one of the world’s most sought after travel destinations. Through exceptionally designed spaces and amenities, a holistic approach to wellbeing and artistry that is truly one-of-a-kind, the JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort will be a space where anything is possible.”

At the JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort guests will step into a kingdom all their own and find a welcome respite from nearby attractions. Enlightening moments will be found around every corner, with standout features including:

  • 466 lavish guest rooms, including 19 suites with quiet floors
  • 15 meeting rooms and 43,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function spaces
  • Grand Ballroom measuring at 13,440 square-feet to engage up to 1,400 guests, as well as expansive pre-function areas with floor-to-ceiling windows
  • JW Gardens, an outdoor experience including the Secret Butterfly Garden, where inspiring art installations come to life through innovative augmented reality technology
  • Rooftop bar/lounge with amazing views of nightly fireworks and Southern California
  • Rejuvenating outdoor swimming pool, complete with cabanas
  • Expansive fitness center featuring Peloton Bike’s and state-of-the-art equipment
  • Yoga and Zen Room with oversized video screen for digital classes and meditations
  • Carefully curated attention to wellbeing with pop-up spa treatments infused throughout the property

Nourishing, chef-crafted menus set the tone for an array of exceptional culinary offerings, including a modern and stylish Italian chop house, an eclectic lobby bar and quick-service market café.  Notably, the property will introduce the city’s highest rooftop bar and lounge. The soon-to-be nighttime hotspot will feature live DJs, creative libations and spectacular views of theme park fireworks that light the sky each night.

The JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort debuts in April 2020 and will begin taking reservations in November 2019 at www.JWMarriottAnaheimResort.com. For more information, high-resolution photos, and to schedule an interview or hard-hat tour, contact Haley at [email protected].

About JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort

Experience travel with greater meaning at JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort opening in early 2020. The new luxury hotel in Orange County, CA and owned by a joint venture between Prospera Hotels, Inc. and O’Connell Hotel Group, uplifts the soul, enriches the body, spirit and mind, and places travelers in an ideal location just steps from Disneyland® Resort, the Anaheim Convention Center and Anaheim attractions. Thoughtfully designed to bring people together, the hotel will offer multiple social spaces and amenities, including a JW Garden, yoga and Zen room, expansive fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, signature restaurant, and rooftop bar and lounge with stunning views of the nightly fireworks show. Plus, 43,000 square feet of inspiring indoor and outdoor function spaces will leave meeting and event attendees feeling richer than when they arrived. From locally inspired dishes to a holistic approach to wellbeing, JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort provides expertly choreographed service and experiences designed to deepen a traveler’s journey at the hotel and beyond. To learn more, visit www.JWMarriottAnaheimResort.com

Contact: Haley Messner

[email protected]/619-312-1212

About JW Marriott

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio of brands and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. The impressive array of award-winning hotels cater to sophisticated, mindful travelers seeking The JW Treatment™ – the brand's philosophy that true luxury is created by people who are passionate about what they do. These experiences help guests to be fully present, foster connections and feed the soul. Inspired by the principles of mindfulness, JW Marriott is a haven designed to allow guests to focus on feeling whole – present in mind, nourished in body, and revitalized in spirit – through programs and offerings that encourage them to come together, act with intention and experience every moment to the fullest. Today there are over 80 JW Marriott hotels in more than 25 countries and territories. Visit JW Marriott online, and on Instagram and Facebook. JW Marriott is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy™, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®(SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition.

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