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Marriott International Launches ‘The Masters of Craft’ Search for Next Beverage Rock Stars

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Ready to shake up the market and take on the big boys? Then Marriott International is looking for you.

The global hotel leader has issued an open call for up-and-coming craft spirits distillers and wine producers to compete for selection as “The Masters of Craft.” Up to 10 brands will be chosen to attend and participate in the 2016 Marriott Global Beverage Partners Meeting, to be held April 6 – 7, 2016, in New Orleans.

These masters of their craft will have the opportunity to present their products to the Marriott Beverage Management Team for consideration of inclusion in the Marriott International Global Beverage Program. They will also be able to network with leading beverage alcohol suppliers and distributors currently working with Marriott International.

To be considered, producers must:

  • Be independently owned
  • Employ certified artisanal/craft production methods
  • Operate on a small scale
  • Use hands-on production

Complete criteria and instructions for entering can be found at the Marriott International 2016 Masters of the Craft website, www.themastersofcraft.com.

“Guests and locals visiting our hotels love to be among the first to know about rising stars in the world of artisanal spirits distillers and regional wine producers,” says Wolfgang Lindlbauer, Chief Discipline Leader, Global Operations Services, for Marriott International. “So we’re leading the search to discover high-potential, quality brands with a great story behind them.”

Producers interested in putting their hot brands in the spotlight will need to move fast. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MARCH 6, 2016.
Winners will be notified by March 21, 2016. Enter today at www.themastersofcraft.com.

About Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company with more than 4,200 properties in 79 countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. Founded by J. Willard and Alice Marriott and guided by Marriott family leadership for nearly 90 years, the company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

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