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Shop, Relax & Luxuriate with a Holiday Weekend at the JW Marriott Denver

December 1, 2010 - Celebrate the holiday season with a shopping getaway to The JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek, where you can enjoy unparalleled access to Cherry Creek North’s more than 300 designer boutiques, galleries, restaurants and spas, all within footsteps of our front door.

Starting at just $245 per night, the JW Marriott Denver’s Holiday Shopping Package includes:

  • Accommodations for two in a luxurious guest room
  • A $50 Cherry Creek North gift card
  • Complimentary valet parking

Cherry Creek North is raising the 2010 holiday season to new heights with two special Celebrity Santa events at the JW Marriott Denver!

  • Celebrity Santa with Denver Broncos Quarterback Kyle Orton – December 6 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  • Celebrity Santa with Denver Nuggets Chris “the Birdman” Andersen – Dec. 19 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Tickets to tell Christmas wishes to Celebrity Santa are $10 each, with 100% of ticket sale proceeds going to benefit Orton’s choice of Champa House, and Andersen’s choice of the Alliance for Choice in Education (ACE). Andersen will also host a VIP reception on Sunday, Dec. 19 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; VIP tickets are $100 each, benefitting ACE. Tickets are sale now at http://cherrycreeknorth.com/events/featured/celebrity-santa/. Hurry - these events will sell out!

The JW Marriott Denver’s Holiday Shopping Package is available on Friday, Saturday (and Sunday with a Saturday night stay over) nights on an ongoing basis, based on availability. Upgrades to Mountain View and Concierge Level are available; tax is not included. Rate Code: SHO. To make a reservation, please call 866-706-7814 or visit www.jwmarriottdenver.com.

The dog-friendly JW Marriott Denver, which was recently named on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards as one of the “Top Hotels in the United States,” is located at 150 Clayton Lane in Denver. The hotel features 196 opulent guest rooms and suites that blend modern décor with generous space, high-tech amenities and an exquisite 4-piece marble bathroom. It is also home to Second Home Kitchen + Bar, which serves modern American home cooking with spins on timeless classics in a setting that is reminiscent of a “second home” in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Coming Up In The March Online Hotel Business Review


Feature Focus
Human Resources: Strategies to Find and Keep the Best Employees
The hotel industry is notoriously rife with employee issues and human resource professionals are typically charged with the task of solving them. These issues can often seem daunting, given the myriad of problems HR departments encounter every day. Increasingly, issues such as workplace violence, workplace safety, workforce diversity, drug and alcohol abuse, labor shortages, inter-departmental conflicts, and compliance with all legal, employment and government regulations have become more prevalent in recent years. However, according to a recent survey, the biggest challenges human resource professionals face involves recruiting, training, retaining and rewarding employees. More than one-half (59%) of HR professionals believe that recruiting, training and rewarding their best employees, and developing the next generation of corporate leaders, will be their greatest challenges. About one-third (34%) predict the challenges will be creating a corporate culture that attracts the best employees, and finding people with the specialized skills the organization requires. Of course, all of these efforts are part of a strategy to reduce employee turnover - an issue that continues to plague the industry. An average hotel spends 33 percent of its revenues on labor costs, but employee turnover in the industry can be as high as 31 percent. A high rate of turnover dramatically disrupts operations and profitability, and it falls to HR professionals to address and resolve this area of concern. The March Hotel Business Review will document some of the biggest challenges HR professionals are currently facing, and will report on some of the best practices they are employing to achieve their goals.