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August 25, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
An Indonesian court sentenced a Muslim militant to 10 years in jail for involvement in last year's bombing of the J.W. Marriott hotel in Jakarta but acquitted him of helping plan the 2002 Bali attacks, even though he acknowledged participating. The August 2003 attack on the Marriott killed 12 people, and the bombings in Bali killed 202.
February 27, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
An Indonesian court convicted a man of storing explosives used to kill 12 people in the Aug. 5 bombing of the JW Marriott Hotel in Jakarta and sentenced him to 10 years in jail. Sardona Siliwangi, 23, became the first person convicted in connection with the bombing. He was found guilty of storing chemicals in April that were later used to make the bomb and allowing his home to be used for meetings to plan the attack.
October 27, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
An Indonesian court sentenced the younger brother of jailed cleric and alleged Southeast Asian terrorist leader Hambali to four years in jail on charges of helping finance last year's suicide bombing at the JW Marriott Hotel in Jakarta. Rusman Gunawan, one of four Indonesian students deported from Pakistan in December, was found guilty by a three-judge panel of violating the country's anti-terrorism law.
October 28, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir went on trial in Indonesia on charges of leading the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist group. Scores of supporters of the 66-year-old Bashir were at the courthouse as the bespectacled, gray-haired preacher was brought by police officers wielding M-16 rifles.
August 22, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A radical Islamic cleric accused of heading an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist network in Asia wept in court as he accused the Indonesian government of framing him on charges of treason and plotting to assassinate the president. Abu Bakar Bashir, 64, said authorities in neighboring Singapore and Malaysia had tortured witnesses to testify against him.
October 1, 2006 | R.J. McClure
Cheer on the New Orleans Saints in the renovated Louisiana Superdome with a special Marriott Hotel comeback package. The package, available through Jan. 2, offers accommodations from $139 to $189 a night at the New Orleans Marriott and JW Marriott New Orleans. Guests receive breakfast and a New Orleans Saints welcome pack, including team cap, T-shirt, peanuts and soft drinks. For information and reservations, call (800) 228-9290 and ask for promotional code SPE, or visit www.neworleansmarriott.
January 20, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Morgan Stanley agreed to buy CNL Hotels & Resorts Inc. for $6.6 billion, including debt, adding to its holdings eight luxury U.S. resorts including La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA West in La Quinta, Calif. CNL, based in Orlando, Fla., also will sell its remaining 51 properties to Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. for $2.4 billion, the companies said in a statement. That sum is included in Morgan Stanley's purchase price.
January 8, 1989
Four California hotels--in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Century City and San Diego--are among the top 10 best new hotels in the world, according to Travel & Leisure magazine. The JW Marriott at Century City, a 375-room, 17-story hotel, was singled out by writer Paul B. Finney in the magazine's December, 1988, issue, as deserving "an Academy Award for 'Best Performance by a Major Chain."
June 3, 2005 | From Associated Press
The United States today warned its citizens living in Indonesia that terrorists were planning to bomb hotels in the capital. "The embassy has learned that as of June 1, 2005, there were plans by extremists to conduct bomb attacks targeting the lobbies of hotels frequented by Westerners in Jakarta. The attacks were to occur circa noon on an unspecified date," the embassy said in a message to U.S. citizens in Indonesia.
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