The opening of the JW Marriott Marquis Miami was a star-studded event fitting the brands very first Marquis designation. Just like any media event, it gives the hotel an opportunity to showcase the amenities while allowing mere mortals like myself the opportunity to brush with celebrities. The buzz was electrifying in the lobby as each celebrity is ushered through the red carpet. Brooke Shields, A-Rod, Angie Harmon, Anna Kournikova, Venus Williams, Tim
Hardaway and Helio Castroneves to name a few.
Chef Daniel Boulud put out a nice spread at his lobby level db Bistro Moderne to start the festivities. Models in black dresses led the partygoers to the 19th floor afterwards for more hobnobbing with the celebrities. DJ Arie entertained the crowd of 500 in the basketball court where A-Rod won the celebrity shootout to benefit the boys & Girls Club of Miami. Champagne and Grey Goose martini's flowed while guests enjoyed the golf lessons, virtual bowling and cigars by the pool.
My hats off to the team at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami opening. There's no doubt in my mind that the Marquis will be a standout in the Miami luxury hotel market.