CHICAGO, Ill.—The JW Marriott Chicago has been hosting the world’s greatest leaders in peace, human rights, and individual responsibility for the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Chicago over the past three days. It is the first North American city to be selected for the summit, which includes many of the laureates, government leaders, international dignitaries, and attendees.
The hotel which recently received recognition as the ‘JW Hotel of the Year’ at the 2012 Marriott International Global General Managers Conference, also hosted two summit luncheons in the Burnham Ballroom and pre-summit meetings in the hotel’s 44,000 square feet of event space.
General Manager Catherine Mrowiec explained, “It’s an honor to be a part of such a prestigious event for our great city of Chicago. It’s a life-changing moment to be amongst so many of our world’s great leaders, innovators and pioneers of change. With our Marriott brand standards for equality, environmental initiatives and more, there were some great synergies in working with the World Summit.”
Chicago was selected as the first North American city to host the World Summit due to its rich heritage and international profile. The JW Marriott Chicago hosted notable figures such as Chairman of the World Summit and former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, President Lech Walesa of Poland , actor and humanitarian Sean Penn, Ethel Kennedy, widow of Robert Kennedy), actor Richard Kline and Dr. Shirin Ebadi of Iran. Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton also attended several events hosted at the JW Marriott Chicago.
“I feel extremely proud –not only for our city being selected to host the World Summit but also the exceptional work of our entire JW team. They have worked closely with the Secret Service and City of Chicago to execute these events with the highest level of safety for our distinguished guests, and it’s just another example of our associates’ complete dedication to delivering a superior level of service to our guests,” said Mrowiec.