Marriott global pursuits

This years Marriott global pursuits was at Grosvenor house hotel park lane, now part of the marriott portfolio. Last years event was at the amazing st pancras Renaissance

I was greeted by a couple of beefeaters at the door representing London and the UK

There was a good spread of worldwide hotels, both business and leisure from USA, Europe, Caribbean, middle east,

I had the opportunity to speak to both the San Francisco hotels, one on fishermans wharf and the other just off union square. I also spoke to the representative from laguna vista between long beach and San Diego

I didn’t realize that AC hotels were part of the Marriott/Renaissance portfolio and I managed to pick up a directory, very useful. AC have 90 hotels mostly in Spain but also Portugal and Italy.

Renaissance and ritz Carlton are also under the same umbrella. Ritz Carlton are mainly resort based large 5 star hotels and Renaissance are mostly city based

Team spirit events had a dice throwing competition. I got two sixes so in the draw for a bottle of champagne and the lady behind me got four and won £100 shopping vouchers

There was the usual competition for the best dressed stand and this year it was definitely middle east who had a Bedouin tent in Moroccan style in shades of red and orange.

Four of the Boscolo hotels, Prague, Venice, Rome and Budapest are part of the Marriott portfolio but the rest are not

If you want more information or to book Renaissance, ritz Carlton, Marriott group, boscolo or ac please contact me cathie.odea@travelcounsellors.com

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