FACES + PLACES
Oktoberfest Comes to Dubai
For guests who stepped into the Hofbräuhaus at the
JW MARRIOTT DUBAI this past October, they might
have dreamed they had been transported to the real
deal in Munich, Germany. While staff greeted revelers
in full lederhosen and dirndls and an “oompah” band
entertained the crowd with traditional tunes, guests got
into the spirit by hoisting heavy mugs of authentic German beer, participating in a sausage-eating competition
and decorating their own lebkuchen. Like the original celebration in Bavaria that has taken place every year since
1810, the hotel’s Oktoberfest has become an annual
Red Hot Film Premieres
at L.A. LIVE
Guests of the JW MARRIOTT LOS ANGELES L.A. LIVE felt the heat as the cast of
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire attended the Los Angeles premiere at L.A. LIVE.
Stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth burned up the red
carpet, stopping to chat with fans and pose for photographs.
Above, from left to right: Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson.
Medan Goes Wild for
Existing precariously in the diminishing rainforest, Sumatran
orangutans are an endangered species. To bring awareness to their plight and the need for local cultural and
environmental preservation, the JW MARRIOTT MEDAN
turned the pathway to its Marriott Café into a photo gallery
exhibiting the daily life of Sumatran orangutans that had
been released back into the wild by the Sumatran Orang-utan Conservation Program. Proceeds from the sale of
these photos benefited this worthwhile cause.