JWM MAGAZINE 76 JWMARRIOTT.COM
A CLOSER LOOK
Two JW hotels reveal spectacular renovations.
JW MARRIOTT QUITO UNVEILS NEW GUEST ROOMS
It’s easy for guests to be transfixed as they take in the views of the
surrounding Andes mountain peaks from their guest room windows
at the JW MARRIOTT QUITO. Now, after an extensive, nearly yearlong renovation of the hotel’s 257 guest rooms, Executive Lounge and
hallways, the view inside is just as enlightening. Encapsulated in the
new modern design and décor is a minimalist aesthetic that suits this
cosmopolitan city’s—and the JW guests’—sophisticated sensibilities.
Carpets have given way to marvelous hardwood floors, manufactured
with German technology and accessorized by pre-Columbian design
throw rugs. Lighting is provided by modern lamps made from stainless
steel and wood. Guest bathrooms combine Italian marble with delicate
wood accents for an elegantly soothing ambience. And new blackout
curtains display a unique butterfly design that represents the 4,000
di;erent species of butterflies that can be found in Ecuador, providing
a subtle yet natural link to this charming capital city ensconced in
the Andean foothills.
JW MARRIOTT LONDON
THE NEXT CHAPTER
Since it opened in 1929, its admired lineage and
design have made the JW MARRIOTT LONDON
GROSVENOR HOUSE a favorite destination.
With a multiphase renovation, the next chapter
of this iconic hotel celebrates its rich history
while solidifying a sense of place.
Designers enhanced the magnificent setting
by opening up the large ground floor to o;er
views of Hyde Park, and infusing the design
with delightful references to the natural world.
A fireplace encased in floor-to-ceiling glass
replaces a more traditional one; the warm
flames draw guests in and the spectacular
transparent frame captures the park vista.
The Park Room drives the narrative of the
hotel’s refurbishment story. The social hub
of Grosvenor House, this sophisticated open
lounge gracefully transitions from co;ee to
afternoon tea and cocktails. The refined new
design features pale oak herringbone floors and
custom rugs reflecting nature motifs. The color
palette evokes the park, with sharp greens,
grays and cream predominating. At its focal
point is a collection of white-glass butterflies
that form the central chandelier, giving The Park
Room its most majestic link to its London locale.