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Renaissance Hotels Celebrate 9th Annual Global Day of Discovery

Courtesy of Renaissance Hotels

Global Day of Discovery will return to Renaissance Hotels on May 18, 2023. On this date, all Renaissance properties worldwide will deliver elevated experiences to their guests. 

However, four properties in the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio will take things to the next level with immersive moments led by cultural curators: 

  • Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel will be restored to the property’s historic Antiques Garage, which was once frequented by Warhol. Guests will be led on a whimsical journey through past, present and future by model-turned-fashion icon Lily Aldridge. Antique treasures and vintage finds hand-selected by Aldridge will be on display from New York Vintage. A speakeasy inspired experience with soulful songbird Caroline Vreeland will take place in the Somewhere Nowhere Lounge upstairs. 
  • St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London celebrates its 150th anniversary by welcoming guests to behind-the-scenes tours of the iconic property. At night, guests will enjoy a multi-course dinner with a theatrical flair. Portia Freeman and Alexandra Dudley have curated a new way to enjoy high tea with tea-infused cocktails. These drinks are available in partnership with London brand Fortnum & Mason.
  • Renaissance São Paulo Hotel will treat guests to a curated art walk to Batman Alley during the day. At night, music and art will take over the hotel, featuring DJ Mariana Mats in partnership with Art Battle Brazil. Four local artists will compete in a live art battle to win the title of “Artist-in-Residence”. The winner’s work will be featured and available for sale on the property through July 2023. 
  • Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa will celebrate local traditions while shining a light on ecotourism. Veronika Krasnasari will host the three-day celebration. There will be tours at the nearby ZeroWaste Center. Additionally, guests will enjoy elevated punchbowl rituals showcasing Balinese flavor, a discussion of the island’s indigenous fabric and an Endek-themed fashion show. Chef Wisnu Adiyatma will prepare a 12-course, sustainably sourced traditional dinner as Gus Teja, a Balinese flute maestro, performs. 
Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa / Courtesy of TripAdvisor

“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, in an unexpected way,” said Jennifer Connell, Global Brand Leader, Renaissance Hotels and Vice President, Distinctive Premium Brands, Marriott International. “Today’s travelers crave a genuine connection with the locale, and with our properties celebrated as cultural hubs of their community, we cannot wait to ignite the neighborhoods around the globe with moments that make you look and look again, and adventures you won’t forget.”

To learn more about Renaissance Hotels, its Evenings at Renaissance program or book your trip, visit To explore Global Day of Discovery events happening at the 170+ properties around the world, please visit

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