Marriott Expands Autograph Collection to Sydney, San Diego and Chicago

Travel News Asia Videos Podcasts Latest Travel News Asia Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Marriott is to grow its Autograph Collection of hotels to three new destinations.

This season, Autograph Collection will open Pier One Sydney Harbour in Sydney, Australia, the ocean front Pier South Resort in San Diego, California, and the Hotel Chicago (formerly the Hotel Sax) in Chicago, Illinois. Nearing 60 hotels worldwide, these three new hotel experiences represent Autograph Collections entry into each locale.

PierOne Sydney Harbor Sydney, Australia

Representing Autograph Collections debut in Australia, Pier One Sydney Harbour offers an exclusive waterfront experience in the heart of one of the worlds most glamorous destinations.

Nestled alongside the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge with panoramic views, the hotel offers easy access to the historic heart of the Central Business District, The Rocks and the citys most desirable tourist destinations including Circular Quay, the Sydney Opera House, Martin Place and the glamorous Castlereagh Street shopping strip.

Featuring 189 guest rooms including 18 suites, a selection of rooms within the hotel include a choice of magnificent views of Sydney Harbour, Sydney Bridge and the world famous Opera House.

Located alongside the harbor, the hotels Front Restaurant & Bar offers alfresco dining on the Pier complemented by a modern Australian menu and extensive wine list.

As an added element, with the hotels prime waterside location, guests can arrive in style by water taxi or by yacht via the hotels private pontoon which provides direct water access to nearby attractions including the Opera House, Manly and Darling Harbour.

To celebrate its inauguration into Autograph Collection and for a limited time, the hotel is offering guests who stay two nights or more a complimentary upgrade to a water view suite with breakfast for two and double Marriott Rewards points.

Pier South Resort San Diego, California

The first Autograph Collection resort in Southern California, the beachfront boutique Pier South Resort in San Diego, has opened.

With 78 suite-style accommodations, a new coastal tavern and quintessential California ambience, this intimate boutique hotel provides a four-star coastal escape, just steps from the sand and 20 minutes from downtown San Diegos vibrant Gaslamp District.

Pier South Resort rests just south of Coronado on Californias southernmost beach, home to legendary surf break Boca Rio. Virtually all of the hotels suite-style accommodations offer 180-degree Pacific Ocean views, immersing guests in the spirit of California.

The resort is also home to San Diegos most highly-anticipated destination, SEA180. This contemporary coastal tavern is led by Cohn Restaurant Group, one of the most in-demand names in the San Diego culinary scene and operators of some of the citys hottest restaurants. The boldly-hued indoor space features Philippe Beltran-designed dcor, sky-high glass windows, a large restaurant patio and a rooftop space with 360-degree views that is aiming to be the most sought-after event venue in San Diego.

In addition to exceptional dining, amenities and spacious accommodation, Pier South Resort will also feature a full service spa by Dames Day Spa.

Each of its 620-square-foot suites showcases floor-to-ceiling windows, separate living areas, private balconies and dramatic ocean views.

As a LEED Silver-Certified property, Pier South Resort will utilize water conservation technologies and harness the California sun for solar cooling and heating.

Hotel Chicago Chicago, Illinois

Formerly the Hotel Sax and representing Autograph Collections debut in Chicago, Hotel Chicago pays homage to the very best of the Windy City.

The hotels artistic dcor and eclectic surroundings provide a perfect backdrop for its setting in the citys downtown River North area.

Guests can step right outside the hotel door to experience Chicagos very best restaurants, entertainment and nightlife including the legendary House of Blues.

Activities unique to its prime River North location also include kayaking in the Chicago River, architectural boat tours, and world-class shopping on the Magnificent Mile.

To celebrate its inauguration into Autograph Collection and for a limited time, the hotel is offering guests double Marriott Rewards points for stays from 5 February 31 May 2014.

For meeting planners, the hotel will offer 7,000 Marriott Rewards Planner Points for meetings and special events booked between 5 February and 31 May 2014 for all events held in 2014.

Autograph, San Diego, Sydney, Chicago

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