Marriott Opens Second Resort in Spain

7th Apr 2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) announced the opening of the Denia Marriott La Sella Golf Resort & Spa. The resort is the company’s second full-service resort in Spain and is owned by Pepe Bano, a local businessman.
Located on the Gulf of Valencia coast amidst orange groves, the 186-room Denia Marriott La Sella Golf Resort & Spa is situated in the peaceful residential area of La Sella near Denia. The resort is a one-hour drive from the international airports of Valencia in the North and Alicante to the South, as well as a four-hour drive from both Barcelona and Madrid. Marriott Vacation Club International, the company’s vacation ownership division, also offers 166 apartments at the resort, which allows owners to share in the same amenities and activities as hotel guests.

For recreation, the resort offers an 18-hole golf course at the base of Montgo Mountain with plans to add nine more holes. Golfers can also choose from 15 public golf courses within a two-hour drive of the resort. For those looking to revitalize, the hotel has a 1,200-square-meter spa, designed by Alan Wheway, the founder of Champney’s Health Club in England. The spa features various saunas, a whirlpool, a winter garden and several treatment rooms. Guests can also enjoy a casino, an outdoor swimming pool and a children’s pool.

Other amenities include complimentary transfer service to the Beach Club, which is located 10 minutes away on the sandy beaches of Denia. There, guests can bask in the same high levels of service with sun beds, beach towels and a beach bar.
The transfer service also takes guests to Denia’s town center for sightseeing and shopping. In addition, the hotel provides a tour desk, car rental and airline support, and a gift shop.

For dining and entertainment, the Denia Marriott La Sella Golf Resort & Spa offers a wide range of choices from its Mediterranean and Italian restaurants to a Jazz & Blues Bar with live entertainment to a pool bar and a lobby lounge. The golf clubhouse features a tapas restaurant, where guests can dine on the terrace with a view of the first tee.
For social events and meetings, the resort offers 624-square meters of space. There are three meeting rooms and a large ballroom that can host 750 participants and is divisible into four sections.

The Marriott portfolio in Spain also includes the 150-room Mallorca Marriott Son Antem Golf Resort & Spa. In addition, Marriott Vacation Club International currently operates two resort communities, both offering two- and three-bedroom villa-style vacation accomadations: the 232-villa Marriott’s Club Son Antem on the island of Malloraca and the 288-villa Marriott’s Marbella Beach Resort on Spain’s Costa del Sol.
Advance reservations can be made by contacting a travel agent or calling toll free in local markets. Marriott-appointed general sales agents and the local Marriott Global Sales Office can also provide assistance and additional information.
The Denia Marriott La Sella Golf Resort & Spa, along with more than 2,100 affiliated hotels worldwide, participate in Marriott Rewards, the guest reward program that allows members to earn their choice of points or airline miles for dollars spent during each stay.




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