Marriott Golf Expands Reach

Adds Courses In South America & Europe

Marriott Golf Westin La Quinta in Spain

Marriott Golf has announced more global expansion, highlighted by its first-ever golf resort property in Uruguay and two additional properties in Europe. The new additions, which include the Sheraton Colonia Golf Resort & Spa, in Uruguay; Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort in the Algarve Region, Portugal, and the Westin La Quinta in Marbella, Spain, join Marriott Golf’s premier collection of managed properties.

This expansion news comes on the heels of Marriott Golf adding two new resort golf facilities in the South Pacific region to its portfolio, following Marriott International, Inc.’s acquisition and integration of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., creating the world’s largest hospitality company.

The Sheraton Colonia Golf Resort & Spa, located in Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay, features a wide range of amenities for the entire family. The unique Golf Course is situated among Uruguayan Eucalyptus trees, lakes, and an incredibly beautiful countryside with views of Colonia’s spectacular sunsets along the Rio De La Plata River.

Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort in Albufeira, Portugal, is a special retreat for the business and leisure traveler. Pine Cliffs is a multi-faceted property, including The Pine Cliffs Residence, Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites, the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy, and Pine Cliffs Golf Club and Academy.  The immaculate Cliffs Golf Course is situated on top of a stunning sandstone cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The walking-only 9 hole course is challenging and fun, but truly memorable due to the pristine environment and amazing views on every hole.  Pine Cliffs Golf Course is a favorite for so many local and regional players, members, and travelers.

The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa is located in the popular Mediterranean seaside city of Marbella, Spain, known as one of Europe’s best beach holiday and leisure locations, with a concentration of many golf courses.  Featuring 27 holes of Championship golf, divided into three distinct 9-hole courses, San Pedro, Ronda and, Guadaiza, the course was designed by Spanish golf architect and former Ryder Cup member Manuel Piñero. La Quinta Golf enjoys a strong reputation for high quality golf, while conveniently located to all of the area’s beach, nightlife, and dining attractions.

“These newest additions to the Marriott International golf portfolio offer our Rewards members and all guests even more opportunities to combine world class travel experiences with great golf,” said Jim Keane, Senior Director, Golf Operations & Development Planning, Marriott International, Inc.

In keeping with Marriott’s commitment to environmental stewardship, the Company will integrate the new properties by pursuing certification through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, and any future eco-friendly programs adopted by Marriott Golf.

Marriott Golf manages 55 courses in 15 countries across 5 continents, offering nearly 1,000 holes of championship golf for Marriott International lodging brands, including The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Westin, Sheraton, Gaylord Hotels, Le Meridien, Renaissance Hotels, and Marriott Golf Academy.  Since 1971, Marriott has been a recognized leader of integrated resort and golf operations, through its award winning business results and renowned service culture.  Marriott provides golf development expertise, golf management, and consulting services to a unique variety of hospitality environments including resorts, private membership clubs, daily fee courses, golf schools, and franchises.

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