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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 August Online Hotel Business Review


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Food & Beverage: Going Casual
According to industry tracker PKF Hospitality Research, food and beverage sales represent the second- largest source of revenue for full-service hotels behind rooms. Given its financial importance, hotel operators are constantly adapting and evolving their F&B operations in order to remain current with industry trends and to meet (and exceed) guest expectations. Recent food developments which continue to proliferate include the farm-to-table movement; customized menus for those who are vegan, vegetarian, paleo or gluten-free; the appearance of smaller dishes on tasting menus; and creatively- prepared comfort foods served in more casual settings. In fact, there is a growing emphasis in the entire industry on more casual food operations. Customers are eschewing the typical breakfast-lunch- dinner/appetizer-entrée-dessert model in favor of "fast-casual" menus and service (think Panera, Chipotle or Cosi as examples). Even better if these menus are also available throughout the property, especially in social-gathering areas like the lobby, pool or bar. Some hotels are also experimenting with "pop-up" restaurants - a temporary dining option with edgy menus and design served in unexpected locations (like rooftops or lobbies) - as a way to keep things energetic and fresh. Another trend which applies to both food and wine is the option to purchase food and beverages in multiple sizes. Some operations are giving their customers the opportunity to choose - a three ounce pour of wine or a nine-ounce pour; a six-ounce filet or a twelve-ounce - the customers decide their portion size and pay accordingly. The August issue of the Hotel Business Review will document all these trends and challenges in the food and beverage sector, and report on what some leading hotels are doing to enhance this area of their business.