Naked Ladies Party

New trendy downtown hotel opens with naked ladies, sexy models & bathtub frolics thanks to NY party fiend

New downtown hotel opens with naked ladies, sexy models & bathtub fun

3 Collin Cowie with model at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
Celebrity party planner Colin Cowie of New York orchstrated the event that included body painting and "arrows." Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
23 James Shepherd, from left, Anya Marmuscak and Kate and Drew Riley at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
James Shepherd, from left, Anya Marmuscak and Kate and Drew Riley. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
22 Rachel Toney, from left, Reah Aitken, Kathryn Strauss and Emily Bomar at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
Rachel Toney, from left, Reah Aitken, Kathryn Strauss and Emily Bomar. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
26 JW Marriott Houston exterior at night at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
JW Marriott Houston exterior at night. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
21 Holly Legare, from left, Daniel Colvin, Magen Pastor and Chira Casiraghi at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
Holly Legare, from left, Daniel Colvin, Magen Pastor and Chira Casiraghi. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
20 Dana and Taft McWhorter at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
Dana and Taft McWhorter. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
19 Joshua Tetrault, from left, Kara Houston, Carolyn Figueroa and Gonzo247 at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
Carolyn Figueroa and GONZO247 in the suite where Joshua Tetrault and Kara Houston play act in the bed. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, JW Marriott opening, Colin Cowie, Bill Marriott, Mitzi Gaskins, Paul Cahill, Nov. 2014
Colin Cowie, from left, Bill Marriott, Mitzi Gaskins and Paul Cahill. PHoto by Bob Levey/Getty Images for JW Marriott Houston Downtown
15 Dutch Small, from left, Claudia Solis and Israel Glass at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
Dutch Small, from left, Claudia Solis and Israel Glass. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
4 Aubrie Layne, from left, Jimmy Montgomery and Beatrice Zarco at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
Vanity Lounge estheticians Aubrie Layne, left, and Beatrice Zarco flank new owner Jimmy Montgomery. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
12 Fifi Phi, from left, Bethany Buchanan and Issa Chou at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
Fashion bloggers Fifi Phi, from left, Bethany Buchanan and Issa Chou. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, JW Marriott opening, band, Nov. 2014
Home Free members Adam Rupp, from left, Rob Lundquist, Austin Brown, Chris Rupp and Tim Foust. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images for JW Marriott Houston Downtown
6 Matt Burrus, left, and Michael Pearce at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
Matt Burrus, left, and Michael Pearce. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
11 Martin Prendergast and Lauren Smith at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
Martin Prendergast and Lauren Smith. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
10 Jillian and James Rodgers with painted model at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
Jillian and James Rodgers with a painted model. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
8 Giorgio Milos and Mitzi Gaskins at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
Giorgio Milos and Mitzi Gaskins. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
7 Painted model at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
She actually wore skin-tight panties and nipple covers. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
3 Collin Cowie with model at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
23 James Shepherd, from left, Anya Marmuscak and Kate and Drew Riley at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
22 Rachel Toney, from left, Reah Aitken, Kathryn Strauss and Emily Bomar at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
26 JW Marriott Houston exterior at night at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
21 Holly Legare, from left, Daniel Colvin, Magen Pastor and Chira Casiraghi at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
20 Dana and Taft McWhorter at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
19 Joshua Tetrault, from left, Kara Houston, Carolyn Figueroa and Gonzo247 at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
News, Shelby, JW Marriott opening, Colin Cowie, Bill Marriott, Mitzi Gaskins, Paul Cahill, Nov. 2014
15 Dutch Small, from left, Claudia Solis and Israel Glass at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
4 Aubrie Layne, from left, Jimmy Montgomery and Beatrice Zarco at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
12 Fifi Phi, from left, Bethany Buchanan and Issa Chou at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
News, Shelby, JW Marriott opening, band, Nov. 2014
6 Matt Burrus, left, and Michael Pearce at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
11 Martin Prendergast and Lauren Smith at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
10 Jillian and James Rodgers with painted model at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
8 Giorgio Milos and Mitzi Gaskins at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014
7 Painted model at the JW Marriott Houston Grand Opening November 2014

We're fairly certain that in its 104-year history the Samuel F. Carter building, newly repurposed as the JW Marriott Downtown, never saw a night like the one that celebrity party planner and Marriott brand partner Colin Cowie orchestrated as the hotel's grand opening in the historic building.

More than 700 revelers poured in for the "interactive" celebration that began in the hotel lobby where near-naked women were being dressed in body paint by local artists, and progressed through three additional venues with food, drink and entertainment changing at each. Welcoming guests was a violinist on stilts, dressed in a golden gown and headdress, setting the high vibe tone of the party.

"I was very excited to launch and to bring the story of the JW Marriott Downtown alive," said the New York-based party planner. "I've used human statues and live performers to bring the artwork alive." One of the features of the hotel is its emphasis on art, much of it from local artists.

T he crowd moved from party area to party area in a carefully orchestrated procession of experiences.

Led by six towering "arrows," wearing matching white wigs and blue dresses, the crowd moved from party area to party area in a carefully orchestrated procession of experiences. In the Monet Room, guests were treated to a buffet of global cuisine including tamales, beef tenderloin and Chinese dumplings. Drinks were served from a massive bar in the center of the room while a DJ blasted night sounds.

Next stop, the 11th floor where guests would take a peek in the suites and guest rooms, visit the first Spa by JW (a new concept to spread internationally), and chill in the fab business center where a full bar was offered and where guests could graze through a seafood bar of the best from the Gulf. Views of downtown included.

In the suite, a couple clad in silk pajamas lounged in the king-size bed while ordering room service from the iPad menu. Party guests joined the animation, jumping into the suite's cylindrical bathtub for photos. In the biz center conference room, actors played out a lively business meeting. 

Party guests joined the animation, jumping into the suite's cylindrical bathtub for photos. 

For the grand finale, the throng headed to the Picasso party room where dessert buffets, cheese offerings, coffee stations and bubbly were accompanied by the headliner entertainment — Home Free. And, as Cowie said, "After that, it's cha, cha, cha all night long."

J.W. "Bill" Marriott Jr., president and CEO of Marriott International Inc., made a brief appearance at the start of the party but few guests were able to visit with him as the 82-year-old businessman  retreated to his suite once the party action reached fever pitch. Staying on throughout the night were Pritesh Patel, president of Pearl Hospitality (JW Marriott Houston Downtown developer and owner) and Mitesh Raichada, COO of Pearl Hospitality. 

On the party path throughout the hotel were Vanity Lounge new owner Jimmy Montgomery,  Houston Super Bowl Host Committee CEO Sallie Sargent, artist GOONZO247, Claudia Solis, Israel Glass Robert Sakowitz, Kate and Drew Riley, Magen Pastor, Fifi Phi, Bethany Buchanan, Issa Chou and John Halber of J&D Entertainment, which provided the various actors and models.