A TASTE OF HOME FOR HOMELESS KIDS
The JW MARRIOTT HOUSTON DOWNTOWN brought a taste of home to
children living in a local homeless shelter when it hosted 25 elementary
and middle school students for a day of fun and learning at the hotel’s
restaurant, Main Kitchen. Partnering with the local nonprofit organization Homemade Hope, Executive Chef Erin Smith and Pastry Chef
Sharon Gofreed conducted Chef 101, Kitchen 101 and Restaurant 101
workshops, sharing their culinary knowledge with the children and guiding them though the process of creating their own pizzas and cupcakes.
Inspired by their experiences at Main Kitchen, the children took their
newfound skills back to the shelter, where they worked together to plan
a menu and prepare a meal to share with their families.
JW MARRIOTT JAKARTA
During the 60th Commemoration of the Asian-African Conference,
the JW MARRIOTT JAKARTA hosted several of the visiting dignitaries, among them Truong Tan Sang, president of the Socialist
Republic of Vietnam. The president stayed at the hotel for meetings in Jakarta before departing for Bandung in West Java, where
delegates from Asian and African countries, observer countries
and international organizations were invited to take part in this
important economic event.
JW MARRIOTT LOS
ANGELES L.A. LIVE
TAKES CENTER STAGE
The vibrant, anything-goes party known
as the MTV Video Music Awards took place
at Microsoft Theater—just steps from the
JW MARRIOTT LOS ANGELES L.A. LIVE. As
in years past, the hotel hosted several VMA
pre- and post-show events, including the
Nicole Richie- and Tori Kelly–hosted MTV
post-show recap of the night’s highlights,
fashion and performances, to the delight of
guests on the hotel pool deck. The property
also provided an extraordinary opportunity
for guests to catch glimpses of celebrity
attendees lingering in the hotel lobby as
well as prime views as attendees like Taylor
Swift, Ed Sheeran and Nick Jonas rocked the
nearby red carpet.
“Bad Blood” girls Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt, Hailee
Steinfeld, Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez, Taylor
Swift and Karlie Kloss on the 2015 VMA Awards red
carpet, near the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.