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Clark Marriott keeps spirit of hospitality, innovation alive for MICECON and beyond

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, – As Clark Freeport Zone gears up to host the upcoming Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions
Conference (MICECON), Clark Marriott Hotel reinforces its dedication to serving
the evolving needs of the industry.

The team behind the first 5-star hotel North of Manila demonstrates this dedication by upholding Marriott’s signature brand of hospitality, leveraging its thoughtfully-designed venues, and embracing innovation.

The gathering of industry experts, event professionals, and business leaders puts
the spotlight on the former military base turned economic zone as a potential hub
for MICE, with players like Clark Marriott actively shaping the future of meetings,
events, and tourism in the region.

The Standard for Meetings and More
“When we opened Clark Marriott back in 2018, showcasing many firsts associated
with the Marriott brand was something we were very proud of. Earning the loyalty of our patrons and gaining recognition from award-giving bodies also inspires us to continue delivering the wonderful hospitality that we’ve been known for,” said Clark Marriott Hotel General Manager Goeran Soelter.

Beyond well-appointed rooms, culinary offerings, and wellness services, the
culture of hospitality and excellence extends to its venues and dedicated team of event planners. The hotel’s events professionals, catering staff and partners have made the property one of the region’s leading venues for meetings and celebrations, even gaining recognition at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Tourism Standards Awards for its Grand Ballroom in the MICE Venue category from 2020 to 2024. The expansive, modern space can accommodate up to 360 guests, providing a sophisticated and pillar-lessbenvironment for any event.

Embracing Innovation

Taking hospitality and hosting further, Clark Marriott is among the Marriott
properties that embraces technology to streamline the MICE experience. The team leverages Marriott’s “Red Coat Direct” app, which bridges planners and hotel teams by allowing real-time communication through a web-enabled device. The first-of-its-kind app empowers meeting organizers to take control of events by making requests such as room temperature adjustments, coffee refills, or adding catering options all possible with a touch of a button.

“The needs of travelers and guests of today are evolving and we look forward to the future of meetings and events – a future that prioritizes flexibility and guest experience,” said Soelter.

With the vast developments in the region, a newly expanded Clark International Airport, and the return of MICECON to Clark after a decade, Clark Marriott stands ready to move with the times and redefine the MICE landscape for years to come.