Families Come Together for Meaningful Moments with Family by JW Program
JW Marriott, part of Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR), recently announced the launch of the Family by JW program in the Asia-Pacific region. Inspired by the legacy of JW Marriott founders, J. Willard and Alice Marriott, Family by JW is a global initiative for children 5 -12 years old. Through vibrant partnerships and non-profit collaborations, and with exclusive on-property experiences, Family by JW is an innovative program designed for multi-generational families traveling together, whether they are exploring a bustling city or seeking relaxation on a tranquil beach.
Families traveling on vacations appreciate the combination of convenience, balance, discoveries and delightful activities. Family by JW addresses these needs with a variety of meaningful and unforgettable experiences and memories long after vacation ends. Each of the almost 90 JW Marriott hotels and resorts around the world offers authentic opportunities for families to spend quality time together through engaging programming, brought to life by the brand's passion for nourishing the soul, togetherness and mindfulness.
"Family by JW has been created specifically to cater to families traveling together, adding an extra dimension of fun and enriching experiences during their stay with us," said Bruce Ryde, Vice President, Luxury Brands and Brand Marketing Asia Pacific, Marriott International. "Across our luxury portfolio of 37 beautiful properties across Asia Pacific, we have seen an increased interest in family-oriented travel, and JW Marriott hotels are responding to this trend with a great series of curated experiences unique to each destination. By engaging children and parents through meaningful activities that are interesting and enjoyable for everyone, Family by JW lets every family create their own wonderful holiday memories that will last a lifetime."
Mindful & Present
With JW Marriott, the journey is simplified so that families can do less and enjoy more. Great vacations begin with thoughtful touches such as In-Room Check-in at JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata and JW Marriott Phuket Hotel & Spa (upon request), Prioritized Check-in at JW Marriott Hotel Medan, and VIP kids check-in with mini steps at JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Changfeng Park. Kids' Clubs at selected JW Marriott hotels offer babysitting services while parents can become fully present, mindful and take in the moment with some well-deserved 'me' time at the spa. JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai Sahar guides kids on fun and educational behind-the-scenes hotel tours, and JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Changfeng Park arranges kids-only weekend stays with LEGOLAND Discovery Center. The fun continues for kids and parents with in-room tents at JW Marriott hotels in Macau, Surabaya and the soon to be opened JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong, where playtime spent together creates precious childhood memories.
At JW Marriott, spending quality time together becomes interesting and engaging, with fun activities designed to appeal to the whole family. JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa offers easy cycling tours for all ages. JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai Sahar and JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata organize informative city tours and heritage walks while JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa offers Family Shibori tie dyeing, fish feeding, an on-site turtle shelter and educational center and beach clean-up activities.
Nourish The Soul
Healthy bodies and healthy minds go together with JW Marriott's deliciously nourishing menus. Kids are encouraged to take an interest in healthy food choices with cooking classes with the whole family, and discover new taste sensations with local flavors. At JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata, JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai Sahar, JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul and JW Marriott Jaipur Resort & Spa, kids can enjoy making their own cupcakes and pizzas. Delightful hotel-specific programs also include a 'Picnic on the lawn' at JW Marriott Macau, an intriguing costumed 'Travel Through Time' family high tea at JW Marriott Hotel Qufu, and a memorable 'Kukas ki Chaupar' evening high tea with entertainment and elephant rides at JW Marriott Jaipur Resort & Spa.
Family by JW Asia-Pacific launch
The Asia-Pacific launch of the Family by JW program was held at the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa from July 18-20, 2019. The launch was celebrated with an outstanding array of activities over the weekend,. Parents and kids also met Australian Swimmer & Triple Olympic Gold medalist Stephanie Rice for exclusive masterclasses at the South Pool, where she also shared her inspirational tips on how to live a healthy, positive life. As a closing feast, a Farm-to-Table dinner was held by the Lotus Pond, featuring sustainable, locally-sourced fresh ingredients for an unforgettable meal under the stars.
As part of the launch celebrations, JW Marriott hotels across Asia Pacific will offer over twenty five dedicated packages and activities for the entire family with Olympic swimming gold medalist and world record holder Stephanie Rice. Stephanie will be touring eight JW Marriott hotels and resorts in Asia to conduct swimming, fitness, and stretching classes, including exclusive experiences for Marriott Bonvoy members, from now until late August.
"It's a dream come true to be working with JW Marriott and I'm very excited to be sharing my knowledge and experiences with a new generation of travelers and their families. I hope to be able to inspire others to live health, happy and fulfilling lives and encourage people to step outside their comfort zones and try new things, because I know personally how rewarding that can be," said Stephanie.
These Marriott Bonvoy Moments Masterclasses with Stephanie Rice has started in Thailand at JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa from 16th – 17th July , JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa from 18th – 21st July (the official launching date), and then the following by other JW Marriott hotels in Asia Pacific regions like JW Marriott Hotel Surabaya, Jakarta, JW Marriott Phu Quoc, JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square, JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Changfeng Park, Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa and JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity.
For more information on JW Marriott's Family by JW programming, please visit www.jwmarriott.com/family . The summer campaign packages are available at www.jwmarriottfamily.com
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(TM) – 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(TM), the new name of Marriott's travel program replacing Marriott Rewards(R), The Ritz-Carlton Rewards(R), and Starwood Preferred Guest(R)(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. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.