The annual Global Day of Discovery brings together over 170 properties worldwide, offering guests extraordinary experiences deeply rooted in the essence of local neighborhoods.


Renaissance Hotels, a distinguished brand within the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio, is gearing up to celebrate its annual Global Day of Discovery from May 18 onwards. This much-anticipated event brings together over 170 properties worldwide, offering guests extraordinary and unexpected experiences deeply rooted in the essence of local neighborhoods.

Now in its ninth year, the Global Day of Discovery shines a spotlight on the revamped Evenings at Renaissance program, designed to provide guests with authentic encounters that showcase the essence of the local culture.

As travel resumes in full swing, the hotel and travel industry recognizes a growing demand for unique experiences that go beyond traditional tourism. The Evenings program takes Renaissance properties to a new level, transforming them into cultural curators by offering surprise bar rituals and collaborations that extend beyond the hotel premises.

Jennifer Connell, Global Brand Leader for Renaissance Hotels and Vice President of Distinctive Premium Brands at Marriott International, expressed her enthusiasm for the event, saying, "This year's Global Day of Discovery and the reintroduction of our Evenings program highlight Renaissance Hotels' passion to uncover the unique DNA of the neighborhood but in an unexpected way.

Today's travelers seek a genuine connection with the locale, and with our properties celebrated as cultural hubs of their community, we are excited to ignite neighborhoods worldwide with unforgettable moments and adventures that leave a lasting impact."

The Global Day of Discovery will feature four exceptional properties around the world, each collaborating with a cultural curator to offer immersive experiences that transcend the ordinary. These tastemakers possess an inherent passion for exploration and deep knowledge of their lesser-known interests.

At the Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel, guests will be transported back in time as the historic Antiques Garage market is revived. Supermodel and fashion icon Lily Aldridge will curate a whimsical exploration of antique treasures and vintage finds from New York Vintage, a renowned local store. The event will also feature speakeasy-inspired bar rituals and a soulful performance by Caroline Vreeland.

In honor of its 150th anniversary, the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London will offer behind-the-scenes immersive tours during the day, followed by a theatrical multi-course dinner experience in the evening. Curated by model-turned-mixologist Portia Freeman and author/podcast host Alexandra Dudley, the dinner will include tea-infused cocktails in collaboration with the iconic London brand Fortnum & Mason.

The Renaissance São Paulo Hotel will treat guests to a curated art walk, leading them to the renowned Batman Alley during the day. In the evening, a captivating fusion of music and art awaits in partnership with Art Battle Brazil. Visual artist-turned-DJ Mariana Mats will take center stage as four local artists compete live, with the winner earning the title of "Artist-In-Residence" and their gallery showcased and available for purchase on the property.

Meanwhile, guests at the Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa will embark on a three-day celebration focused on local traditions, social impact, and ecotourism. Model and ecotourism advocate Veronika Krasnasari will guide engaging tours, while renowned Indonesian mixologist Kiki Moka elevates punchbowl rituals. Additionally, there will be an in-depth discussion on Endek Bali (the island's indigenous fabric), an Endek-themed fashion show by local designer Dwi Iskandar, and a traditional 12-course Balinese Dinner prepared by Balinese Chef Wisnu Adiyatma using sustainably sourced, island-grown produce. The celebration will culminate with a mesmerizing performance by Balinese flute maestro Gus Teja.

Lily Aldridge expressed her honor at collaborating with Renaissance Hotels and New York Vintage for the revival of the historic Antiques Garage Market. She described the collection of vintage pieces as a reflection of Chelsea's vibrant self-expression and enduring fashion choices.

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