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10/31/2012

Gaylord Hotels Joins Marriott International – Becomes Marriott Rewards Newest Brand Offering Unique Experiences, More Choices

Gaylord Joins Marriott Rewards

Marriott Rewards members can now earn and redeem points at three of Gaylord Hotels’ premier resorts  -  Gaylord National, National Harbor, MD (just outside Washington, DC); Gaylord Palms, Kissimmee, FL (near Orlando, FL); and Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, TX (on the outskirts of Dallas). 

Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, TN, will join the program in early 2013 and The Inn at Opryland will join the program toward the end of 2012.  

Gaylord Hotels are the 14th brand in the Marriott Rewards portfolio, which offers members the hotel industry’s most extensive array of brands and unique travel experiences. The addition of Gaylord Hotels provides more opportunities for meeting planners and attendees as well as leisure and business travelers to earn Marriott Rewards points, airline miles and elite status.

Members earn 10 points per dollar spent at Gaylord Hotels on room rate only or two airline miles per dollar spent on room rate only.  Gaylord Hotels participate in Marriott Rewards Rewarding Events.  Meeting planners can earn up to three Marriott Rewards points per dollar spent up to 50,000 points or one airline mile per dollar spent on meeting-related expenses such as room blocks (attendees also earn their points on their room rate), food and beverage and audio visual needs.  In addition, meeting planners will earn 10 elite nights toward elite status for each qualifying group, meeting or event held at Gaylord Hotels.

Gaylord Hotels® is a collection of four upscale, resorts which afford endless opportunities for leisure travelers and conventioneers. The hotel company’s hallmark – “everything in one place” – provides vacationers with diverse dining options, quality spa and fitness center services, top-notch entertainment, on-site shopping and endless activities – all within each resort. Gaylord Hotels is a pioneer in the hotel and convention industry with properties in the nation’s most desirable destinations. Gaylord Hotels include Gaylord Opryland® in Nashville, Tennessee; Gaylord Palms® in Kissimmee, Florida near Orlando; and Gaylord Texan® on Lake Grapevine near Dallas, Texas, and Gaylord National® on the Potomac in National Harbor, Maryland. Gaylord Hotels is a part of Marriott International, Inc’s (NYSE:MAR) portfolio of brands. For more information, please visit: www.GaylordHotels.com.

Gaylord Hotels joins Marriott Rewards 13 other participating brands in 73 countries: JW Marriott, EDITION, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, AC Hotels by Marriott, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, TownePlace Suites by Marriott and Marriott Vacation Club.  Members can also earn and redeem points at Marriott Rewards’ exclusive luxury hotel partner, The Ritz-Carlton. 

Marriott Rewards is free to join and has no blackout dates. Members can earn and redeem points at more than 3,600 Marriott International hotels around the world.  Members can also redeem points for frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals and more. 

Marriott Rewards won the Freddie Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program in the Americas” five years in a row and the 2011 and 2010 Frequent Travel Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program”.  It has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines.

For information about Marriott Rewards, guests can call 1-800-450-4442 or log onto MarriottRewards.com.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

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