Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts Introduces New ‘Worry-Free Weddings’ Program

New Program Launching April 1 Designed to Take Stress Out of Destination Wedding Planning

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New York, New York (PRWEB) April 22, 2014

A new “Worry-Free Weddings” program offered exclusively by Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts (http://www.paradisebymarriott.com) is helping couples remove the stress of planning a destination wedding and allowing them to focus more on the “happily ever after.”

The program, which launched April 1 at the collection of eight breathtaking resorts located throughout the tropics, will play a pivotal role in a couple’s wedding process from the initial planning stages to their time in the destination and post-nuptials, with special offers and incentives for booking a wedding within the Collection. “Worry-Free Weddings” also provides special activities to bring friends and family members closer together and entertained while in the destination.

Specific offerings vary by property, however, key elements of the program include:

Special Booking Offer
o Providing a great added value for couples, a basic wedding ceremony will be offered complimentary when a minimum of 70 premium category room nights are booked. Details may vary by property, Curaçao resort not included.*

Nuptial Navigator
o Couples can utilize a handy Nuptial Navigator – a detailed checklist/planning timeline distributed as part of the initial collateral exchange. It will include key planning action items and timelines, as well as important information to help navigate the destination itself, including tips on local customs, currency, time zone, electrical current, what to pack, points of interest, etc. Couples will have everything they need to know in advance of their trip.

Tailored Time Together
o The Collection will help make sure that bringing together different families and friends is a fun experience for all. In line with the rapidly growing ‘honeyteering’ trend of couples volunteering on their honeymoon, Tailored Time Together offers specially designed group excursions, team-building activities and charitable outings in the local community, through Marriott’s signature Spirit to Serve program. The program is designed to leave guests feeling closer than ever before.

No Guy Left Behind
o While the wedding is usually known as the bride’s day, the Collection hasn’t forgotten about the groom! No Guy Left Behind is a dedicated menu of activities designed for the groom and his pals. A range of complimentary and fee services are available, such as cigars, scotch/tequila tastings, flag football on the beach, grooming sessions at the spa/salon and more.

Newlyweds Forever
o In addition to the above elements, couples who book their weddings at a resort within the Collection (hotels can be found here) will become eligible for the Newlyweds Forever Package**, a special offer awarding a discount of 20 percent off leisure rates when visiting the same property or another resort in the Collection. Couples have up to one year after their wedding day to book their next vacation.

The Worry-Free Weddings program complements already great offerings for couples planning their nuptials in paradise, including:

Certified Wedding Planners
o Trained, knowledgeable and professional destination wedding experts available at no cost to all brides. Planners provide assistance with everything from centerpieces to event layout.

Rewards when booking a wedding with Marriott
o Up to 50,000 Marriott Rewards points or 15,000 air miles good for complimentary hotel nights, flights or merchandise.

“Our resorts are located in some of the most romantic destinations in the world, so we wanted to offer a program that creates the ultimate destination wedding,” said Michelle Bozoki, Director of marketing & eCommerce for Caribbean & Latin America Resorts. “We created this program to remove the concerns that traditionally accompany a destination wedding and really make the entire process smooth and exciting for not only the couple, but everyone that is traveling to celebrate their love.”

Participating hotel properties include:

  • Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
  • CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort
  • CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
  • Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino
  • Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort
  • Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort
  • JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
  • St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino

*Specific requirements for complimentary ceremony may vary for each resort as part of Special Booking Offer. Additionally, Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino is excluded from this portion of the program.

**Couples will receive a redemption letter upon final booking of wedding. Letter and government issued ID must be presented at time of return visit for discount to be fulfilled.

For more information about “Worry-Free Weddings”, visit http://www.paradisebymarriott.com/worry-free-weddings. For more information about Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts, please visit http://www.paradisebymarriott.com or http://www.facebook.com/MarriottCaribbeanMexico.

Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts:
Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts represents the region’s most luxurious resort properties, each complete with chic accommodations, state-of-the-art amenities and stunning oceanfront locations. The Collection’s eight resorts situated throughout seven destinations in the Caribbean & Latin America share elevated standards of service, style and reputation that are further magnified by participation in the portfolio. Formed in 1997, the Collection brings a refined level of awareness to this exclusive Collection of full-service properties. For more information please visit http://www.paradisebymarriott.com.

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA with more than 3,700 properties in 73 countries and territories and reported revenues of over $12 billion in fiscal year 2011. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 17 brands, including Marriott Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Bulgari, EDITION, Renaissance, Autograph Collection, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott Vacation Club, Grand Residences by Marriott, and The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club. There are approximately 300,000 employees at headquarters, managed and franchised properties. Marriott is consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business operations, which it conducts based on five core values: put people first, pursue excellence, embrace change, act with integrity, and serve our world. Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at http://www.marriott.com.

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