Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Marriott Golf Continues Global Expansion Adding Properties in South America and Europe

Sheraton Colonia Golf Resort & Spa in Uruguay; Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort in Portugal; and Westin La Quinta in Marbella, Spain Join Marriott’s Premier Collection of Worldwide Managed Properties

(ORLANDO, Fla.) - Marriott Golf, the Global Golf Division of Marriott International, announced more global expansion, highlighted by it’s first-ever golf resort property in Uruguay and two additional properties in Europe. The new additions, which include the Sheraton Colonia Golf Resort & Spa, in Uruguay; Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort in the Algarve Region, Portugal, and the Westin La Quinta in Marbella, Spain, join Marriott Golf’s premier collection of managed properties.

This expansion news comes on the heels of Marriott Golf adding two new resort golf facilities in the South Pacific region to its portfolio, following Marriott International, Inc.’s acquisition and integration of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., creating the world’s largest hospitality company.

The Sheraton Colonia Golf Resort & Spa (www.sheratoncolonia.com) located in Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay, features a wide range of amenities for the entire family.  The unique Golf Course is situated among Uruguayan Eucalyptus trees, lakes, and an incredibly beautiful countryside with views of Colonia's spectacular sunsets along the Rio De La Plata River.

Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort in Albufeira, Portugal (www.pinecliffs.com/en/golf-sports/golf/) is a special retreat for the business and leisure traveler.  Pine Cliffs is a multi-faceted property, including The Pine Cliffs Residence, Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites, the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy, and Pine Cliffs Golf Club and Academy.  The immaculate Cliffs Golf Course is situated on top of a stunning sandstone cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.  The walking-only 9 hole course is challenging and fun, but truly memorable due to the pristine environment and amazing views on every hole.  Pine Cliffs Golf Course is a favorite for so many local and regional players, members, and travelers.

The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa (www.westinlaquinta.com/en/golf) is located in the popular Mediterranean seaside city of Marbella, Spain, known as one of Europe’s best beach holiday and leisure locations, with a concentration of many golf courses.  Featuring 27-holes of Championship golf, divided into (3) distinct 9-hole courses, San Pedro, Ronda and, Guadaiza, the course was designed by Spanish golf architect and former Ryder Cup member Manuel PiƱero.  La Quinta Golf enjoys a strong reputation for high quality golf, while conveniently located to all of the area’s beach, nightlife, and dining attractions.

“These newest additions to the Marriott International golf portfolio offer our Rewards members and all guests even more opportunities to combine world class travel experiences with great golf,” said Jim Keane, Senior Director, Golf Operations & Development Planning, Marriott International, Inc.

In keeping with Marriott’s commitment to environmental stewardship, the Company will integrate the new properties by pursuing certification through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, and any future eco-friendly programs adopted by Marriott Golf.

Marriott International’s expanded lodging portfolio now includes 30 leading Hotel brands, establishing a new global standard for unrivaled travel experiences.  Marriott International, Inc. manages or franchises more than 6,000 properties and 1.1 million rooms in over 122 countries.

Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) programs are the most recognized and awarded loyalty programs in hospitality, with over 100 million members combined. Today, golfing travelers will have additional opportunities to earn and redeem rewards points for their golfing experiences around the globe.

For more information, visit http://www.marriott.com/explore-and-plan/golf.mi.

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