DISCOVERING YOUR DREAM VACATION DESTINATION WITH MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you pick for your dream vacation destination?

Would you head out on a vespa and wind through the streets of Italy? Take a break from it all to connect with nature at a remote location? Or would you gather up the family for your go-to beach destination?

Vacation means so many different things to so many different people that there is no one-size-fits-all “dream vacation.” 

That’s why we teamed up with our friends at Marriott International to not only help you determine which destination represents your idea of a dream vacation, but also to help you get there. (Stay tuned for the end of the post to learn how you can win a $250 Marriott International gift card to use at a dream location of your choice!)

For the adventure seeker…

Are you the type of traveler who’s always looking to go where no one else has gone before? The trend-setter who is always jetting off to cities that no one has heard of, or is going on adventures that your friends wouldn’t dream to book. Well then, these are the properties for you…

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W Hotels: Known for their mission to fuel guests’ lust for life, the W Hotels properties are all about igniting your obsessive desire to soak it up, live it up, and hit repeat… all without sacrificing incomparable luxury accommodations and service.

Autograph Collection Hotels: If you’re looking to go on an adventure unlike anything else, the Autograph Collection Hotels is the property for you. Their strikingly independent locations help you celebrate your individuality and independence, while their lodging has you celebrating comfort and class.

Aloft: Created for the innovators, the dream-chasers, and forward-thinkers, Aloft properties are suited to the artist inside. From their Emoji Room Service to their rockstar initiatives in music, design, and technology, the Aloft properties will have you excited and energized from your first stroll through the lobby. 

For the work-obsessed entrepreneur…

Does your idea of the perfect trip include connecting with an awesome industry innovator? Or how about attending a global summit featuring your start up? If your idea of work and play are the same thing, check out these work-friendly Marriott International properties for your next trip…

JW Marriott: The great innovators of the world, like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, were all about routines. Routines helped them focus on the things that mattered to their business, instead of what outfit they were going to wear that day. (Although, we have to disagree — picking an outfit is what matters in our business world!) If you’re a believer in routine and expectation, JW Marriott has got you covered. Their accustomed luxury properties are all about highly choreographed, anticipatory service and modern design — so you can focus on your next billion dollar idea.

Marriott: If you’re someone who likes to blend work and play, the flagship Marriott International properties are known to deliver on their commitment to constantly enhance your guest experience and to foster creativity. They even offer a Masterclass in Ted Talks to guests who are looking to be inspired by other great entrepreneurs and leaders.

Courtyard by Marriott: The key to being a successful work traveler is all about making the most of your time on the road… and Courtyard by Marriott helps you do that. Catering specifically to business travelers, these smart, dynamic properties help you enjoy the break from routine but also keep you productive during your up-time.

For the family of sight seers…

So many people love traveling because it’s their chance to get outside and see the sights and smells of a world so much bigger than the city or town they live in. If you’re all about checking landmarks and experiences off of your bucket list, these dream vacation properties are all you need to fill your wanderlust…

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Luxury Collection: If the last thing you want when you travel is to stay in a room or a hotel that looks exactly like home, The Luxury Collection is your ultimate destination. Each hotel and resort is a unique, cherished expression of the city or area where it resides — acting as a portal to each destination’s indigenous charms and treasures. Perfect for the family who is looking to completely immerse themselves in local culture!

Sheraton: With nearly 450 hotels in over 70 countries, the Sheraton makes it so easy for families to explore all of the possibilities of travel, because they are in the heart of so many different communities across the globe. With Sheraton properties, you can take the family to the coast of Australia or to the city of Nashville, plus everywhere in between.

AC Hotels: If your family’s tastes are a little older or more sophisticated, the European-inspired AC Hotels are perfect for modern, trendy travelers who want to stay somewhere that reflects the uniqueness and character of their urban location. Their AC Lounge even features local craft beers and tapas-style small bites for when need to take a break from the sight-seeing.

For the yogi looking to relax…

For some, a dream vacation doesn’t include friends, family, tour guides, or companions. In fact, it means just the opposite — time away from it all. A chance to relax, unwind, grab a refreshing massage, and reconnect with yourself. If you are looking for a little meditation and me-time on your next vacay, check out these perfect properties…

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Element: Designed specifically for today’s healthy, active traveler, Element properties are the perfect nature-inspired backdrop for your vacation centered around personal time and simplicity. Their goal is to help you live a more balanced life on the go, whether you’re staying for a while or just passing through for a weekend of wellness.

Westin: If you’re looking for it all — the chance to feel well, work well, move well, eat well, sleep well, and play well — the Westin is your place. Relax and unwind throughout every part of your stay, from their world-renowned Heavenly® Bed and nourishing SuperFoodsRx™ dishes, to their energizing WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studios.

Four Points: If you’re looking for comfort first, but style second, Four Points offers their travelers a casual and relaxed ambiance where classic and industrial elements meet modern design. The result? A space that is sophisticated and comfortable in character, allowing you to focus on your wellness routine.

Does one of the Marriott International properties above sound like your picture perfect vacation destination? Well, today you’re in luck. We’re offering a chance to win a $250 Marriott.com gift card to five lucky winners.

How to enter our sweepstakes:

Visit usejewel.com and create or log in to your Jewel account. Head to the Marriott International retailer page and mark it as a “favorite” store in your account. That’s it! When the sweepstakes comes to an end on 10/31, five lucky winners will be chosen randomly from a list of eligible entries to win a $250 Marriott gift card. Click here to see the full Official Rules.  No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes ends 10/31.

Good luck!