JW Marriott Hotels
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JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts is a luxury hotel chain that is a brand of Marriott International. It is named after John Willard Marriott, the founder of Marriott Corporation. It competes with brands such as Westin by Starwood and Conrad by Hilton, as well as, to an increasing degree, luxury brands such as Four Seasons, Park Hyatt and Ritz-Carlton (also owned by Marriott International).
As of January 2017, there are 83 hotels and resorts open and operating under the brand:
2003 Jakarta hotel bombing
On August 5, 2003, the JW Marriott Jakarta was the site of a massive terrorist car bombing. The bomb exploded in a car in the hotel's entrance directly off the lobby, destroying the entryway, sending marble panels off the lobby walls (along with the near-annihilation of the lobby), and knocking off a large amount of glass panes on the exterior. Several guests inside their hotel rooms mentioned that the force of the blast knocked them over as a result of the entire building shaking. One guest also said that his window imploded into his bedroom and the force of the blast sent him flying from one end of his room to the other. Casualties included the deaths of several guards, as well as many guest injuries. The hotel put together a strong reconstruction team and successfully reopened with full-facilities before year-end.
2009 Jakarta hotel bombing
On Friday 17 July 2009 at 07.45 a.m Jakarta time, a bomb exploded in the Jakarta JW Marriott hotel, destroying the first floor of the hotel. The explosion occurred 5 minutes after an explosion at the nearby Jakarta Ritz-Carlton. Latest reports indicate that 9 people died and 14 were injured in the explosions, with 6 of the dead from this Marriott hotel, 2 from the Ritz Carlton, while 1 died in the hospital.
- "Locations - JW Marriott Hotels". Marriott.com. Retrieved 2017-01-05.
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