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01/29/2014

Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts Offer Hot Deal to Counter Cold Temperatures

Hammock pictureGuests Receive 30 Percent Off Leisure Rates With Goodbye Winter, Hello Savings Event.

January 29, 2014 – Travelers seeking warm weather relief can say goodbye to low temperatures and hello to 30 percent off leisure rates during the Goodbye Winter, Hello Savings Event at Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts (www.paradisebymarriott.com) – a collection of 11 top luxury resorts located throughout 10 destinations in the tropics.

Beginning February 1, visitors can save 30 perfect off leisure rates for travel April 1, 2014 through July 31, 2014, with a minimum two-night stay required. Guests can soak up the sun on pristine beaches, enjoy treatments at award-winning spas, wine and dine at an array of notable restaurants and participate in cultural excursions within the destination.

To take advantage of this special offer, reservations must be made by February 28, 2014 and the promotional code ‘5CL’ must be used.* Participating hotel properties include: 

  • Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
  • JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
  • CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort
  • CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
  • Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino
  • Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort
  • St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino
  • Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort
  • Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
  • Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa
  • San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

To book a stay, visit www.paradisebymarriott.com/goodbye-winter-hello-savings.

For more information about Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts please visit www.ParadiseByMarriott.com or www.facebook.com/MarriottCaribbeanMexico.

*The Goodbye Winter, Hello Savings Event is valid for reservations booked between February 1 – 28, 2014, for stays from April 1, 2014 – July 31, 2014 at participating Marriott® Hotels & Resorts and JW Marriott® Hotels & Resorts. Must quote promotional code 5CL to receive the promotional rate. A limited number of rooms are available and blackout dates or other restrictions may apply. Available at participating locations only. Some hotels may not be available at the rates shown. A stay is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity. Promotion cannot be combined with any other offer, sale promotion, or prior purchase/reservation. Void where prohibited.

Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts:
Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts represents the region’s most luxurious resort properties, each complete with chic accommodations, state-of-the-art amenities and stunning oceanfront locations. The Collection’s 11 resorts situated throughout 10 destinations in the Caribbean & Latin America share elevated standards of service, style and reputation that are further magnified by participation in the portfolio. Formed in 1997, the Collection brings a refined level of awareness to this exclusive Collection of full-service properties. For more information please visit www.paradisebymarriott.com.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 3,900 properties in 72 countries and territories, and reported revenues of nearly $12 billion in fiscal year 2012.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

Media Contacts:
Carlyn Topkin /Hannah Nelson
Lou Hammond & Associates
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12/04/2013

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. and Jean-Michel Cousteau Launch Ritz Kids at Hotels and Resorts Around the World

Kids promotionChevy Chase, Md. – December 4, 2013 – The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., announced today the launch of new, exclusive Ritz Kids children’s programming through an expanded partnership with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society.

The Ritz-Carlton aims to delight their youngest guests by making memories that last well beyond their hotel stays. Ritz Kids is an engaging and immersive experience that builds upon the adventures of travel that children will always treasure at 84 hotels from Hawaii to Kazakhstan.

“We are very excited to continue our highly successful relationship with a unique individual whose entire life has been spent dedicated to preservation of the environment, with particular attention to marine conservation and education,” said Herve Humler, president and chief operating officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

The new global brand standard for children’s programming includes robust activities for resorts, in addition to multiple touch points for children at city and urban properties. The refined luxury experience for young guests aged four to 12 provides a differentiated program which engages children to explore the world around them. 

“The fun and exciting activities appeal to a child's innate love of discovery and sense of curiosity.  All kids start out as scientists, constantly asking ‘Why? What’s that? How does it work?’   I have spent my life exploring the natural wonders of the world, seeking to understand how our planet works and how we can better protect it,” said Jean-Michel Cousteau.

“Ritz Kids is offering something no other hotel company has before – globally consistent, immersive programming that builds upon the adventures of travel your child will always treasure.  These experiences will be remembered long after their stay,” he added.

The content of the Ritz Kids programming was created by Ocean Futures Society exclusively for The Ritz-Carlton. The environmental expertise of Ocean Futures Society allows The Ritz-Carlton to craft fascinating experiences that are based on four key pillars: 
• Water: Emphasizing the importance of sea life and health.
• Land: Encouraging exploration and discovery.
• Environmental Responsibility: Promoting the environmental health of our planet for the future.
• Culture:  Exposing young minds to a variety of art forms, including music, local customs and history, as well as cuisine.

Whether at a city or a resort destination, children will be exposed to an array of environmentally focused experiences that foster interaction with the world in which they live. The content created by naturalists is as diverse as the natural world around us and is tailored specifically to intrigue and thrill bright young minds. Every family-friendly Ritz-Carlton hotel around the world incorporates Ritz Kids touch points for children throughout their stay.  Specifically, Ritz-Carlton resorts offer an array of exciting adventures, each rooted in one of the key pillars, designed to engage dialogue, spark curiosity and draw wonder from each hotel’s dynamic culture and locale. Examples include searching for indigenous birds in the wild, exploring gardens for Food Fun, playing games to learn about various types of fish, exploring how fish are different from people and learning about local cultures, myths and legends.

Jean-Michel Cousteau and The Ritz-Carlton have also introduced Ambassadors of the Environment eco-travel programs at resorts in Kapalua, Grand Cayman, St. Thomas and Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve which include an environmental and cultural education center with excursions for all ages led by expert naturalists.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 84 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize successful quality strategies. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in 1992 and 1999. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR).

About Ocean Futures Society
Ocean Futures Society (OFS) is a non-profit organization with the motto, “Protect the ocean and you protect yourself.” The mission of OFS is to explore our global ocean, inspiring and educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for its protection, documenting the critical connection between humanity and nature, and celebrating the ocean’s vital importance to the survival of all life on our planet. OFS is based in Santa Barbara, CA, USA with offices in Paris; Lucca, Italy; and Sao Paulo, Brazil. For more information, visit www.oceanfutures.org.

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10/10/2013

New Survey Finds Americans Feel They Need Help With Romance; Marriott Caribbean & Mexico Resorts Responds With “Cupid On Call”

BeachNew Program Designed to Help Guests Say “I Love You” ...or Maybe “I’m Sorry”

NEW YORK, NY - According to a new survey of more than 850 Americans conducted by Marriott Caribbean & Mexico Resorts (www.paradisebymarriott.com), a majority feel that, when it comes to love, they are more romantic than their partners but could still use a little help to spark passion in their relationship.

The survey also found an overwhelming 92 percent of respondents agreeing that traveling as a couple provides sparks in the relationship, however 51 percent felt they don’t plan amorous getaways often enough. More than 57 percent of respondents also lamented that, when it came to remembering anniversaries and special occasions, their partner was more likely to be the forgetful one.

As a remedy, the collection of eight luxurious resorts in seven destinations across the Caribbean and Mexico has developed “Cupid on Call”, a new “emergency romance program” designed to help even those most romantically challenged spice up – or repair – their relationships. The program features a menu of love-inspiring amenities available for purchase and delivery, including flowers, dinner on the beach, chocolate and champagne upon arrival, and couples-themed spa treatments, as well as complimentary offerings such as suggestions for the most romantic locations around the resort and destination. Add-on offerings at individual resorts may include a selection of romantic greeting cards, choice of love poems and love-inspired music to help set the mood.

According to Michelle Bozoki, director of marketing and eCommerce for Marriott and Caribbean and Latin America Resorts, the “Cupid on Call” program is the antidote for those time-starved romantics who are trying to find ways to reconnect.

“In today’s hectic, stress-filled world, couples are bombarded with so many distractions that they don’t always find the time to be romantic. So we’ve created the ‘Cupid on Call’ program to help even the most affection-starved couples feel like they are in a romance novel,” said Bozoki. “Essentially we are giving even the least romantic and most forgetful partner the chance to make up for it while they are staying with us. Whether they need to say ‘I love you’ or even ‘I’m sorry’ we’re here to help.”

Marriott Caribbean & Mexico Resorts’ “Cupid on Call” amenities are available now and will run throughout 2014. Guests wishing to take advantage of this program can alert hotel staff upon arrival or check within the resort activities guide or the concierge desk for all available offerings.

According to Bozoki, the survey was originally designed to be a fun way to glean information on traveler preferences but became an eye opener on how romantic the respondents perceived their partners -- and themselves -- to be.

“It was interesting for us to see how many people felt they needed some assistance in planning for their romantic holiday together,” said Bozoki. “It was also intriguing to see how they perceived their partner’s attitude on romance. It became obvious that a little help would be appreciated.”
 
Among the survey’s findings:
• 43 percent of travelers expressed interest in utilizing the help of a third party to plan romantic activities and gestures on vacation.
• 50 percent agreed an ideal romantic date on vacation is taking in a beautiful sunset together on the beach.
• 57 percent of respondents believed they were more romantic than their partner.
• 48 percent said they were more likely to plan a romantic escape than their partner.
• 50 percent said taking in the sunset by the beach is an ideal romantic date on vacation.
• 43 percent reported flowers are the best way to say “I’m sorry”.
•  “The Notebook” was voted most all-time romantic movie, closely followed by “Sleepless in Seattle” and the classic, “Casablanca”.
• Frank Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight” was deemed most romantic song, followed by “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston and Percy Sledge’s “When a Man Loves a Woman” at 24 percent.
• 43 percent voted Prince William and Kate Middleton as the ideal celebrity couple to double date with, out ranking power houses Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith.

The Marriott Caribbean & Mexico Resorts Collection includes:
• Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
• CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort
• CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
• Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino
• Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort
Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort
• JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
• St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino

To learn more about the “Cupid on Call” program, visit www.paradisebymarriott.com/cupid-on-call.

To book a vacation at any of the eight resorts, visit www.paradisebymarriott.com.

Marriott Caribbean & Mexico Resorts
Marriott Caribbean & Mexico Resorts represents the region’s most luxurious resort properties, each complete with chic accommodations, state-of-the-art amenities and stunning oceanfront locations. The Collection’s eight Resorts situated throughout seven destinations in the Caribbean & Mexico share elevated standards of service, style and reputation that are further magnified by participation in the portfolio.   Formed in 1997, the Collection brings a refined level of awareness to this exclusive Collection of full-service properties. For more information please visit www.paradisebymarriott.com

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

Media Contacts:
Carlyn Topkin /Terry Gallagher
Lou Hammond & Associates
Tel: (212) 891-0214; Fax: (212) 891-0200
E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected]

08/26/2013

Book Your Fall Escape Deal at Over 50 Marriott Vacation Club Resorts Worldwide

MVW - Exterior Signature ImageORLANDO, Fla. – Marriott Vacation Club announces a Fall Escape deal to some of the best travel destinations in the world. Our luxurious resorts and amenities provide the perfect setting for rest, relaxation and reconnecting with family and friends. Book now and save 20 percent off leisure rates at more than 50 Marriott Vacation Club resorts for stays of three nights or more between September 3, 2013 – December 20, 2013 and November 3, 2013 – March 28, 2014 at the brand’s European resorts.*

Escape with family and friends to spectacular resorts in sought after destinations.

• Avoid the summer crowds on a getaway to Orlando, Fla., the world’s theme park capital and enjoy some of the best attractions, shopping and dining around while staying at one of seven Marriott Vacation Club resorts.
• Just off the Las Vegas Strip, Marriott’s Grand Chateau features luxurious villas and amenities with convenient access to countless entertainment and dining options. Stop by the resort’s 38th floor and enjoy an evening cocktail at SkyBar 38 while gazing at incredible panoramic views of the Strip.
• Palm Desert, Calif. welcomes you to perfect weather and beautiful green golf courses. Marriott’s Shadow Ridge offers one of the finest 18-hole golf experiences in addition to the new on-site Marriott Golf Academy where you can sharpen your long or short game skills.
• The breathtaking, natural beauty of Hawaii provides the perfect tropical setting for our five island resorts. Find your slice of paradise at Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club, Oahu or at our other resort locations on Maui and Kauai where warm, tranquil waters and fresh ocean breezes refresh and energize you.

Guests enjoy all the comforts of home in luxurious and spacious studio, one-, two- or three-bedroom villas featuring fully-equipped kitchens, separate living and dining areas, multiple televisions, private balcony/patio, washer/dryer and Wi-Fi Internet access. Resorts with three-bedroom villas can accommodate up to 10 guests.

Visit www.marriott.com/FallEscapes and book this deal today or call 1-800-VILLAS-9 [845-5279] using promotional code V63.

*Terms and Conditions
Valid seven days a week through 3/28/14. Must book by 11/30/13 for travel in the U.S., Caribbean and Asia between 9/3/13 and 12/20/13. Must book by 2/21/14 for travel in Europe between 11/3/13 and 3/28/14. Three night minimum stay required. Limited number of rooms are available for this promotion. Tax is additional. Offer does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions. Blackout dates may apply. Advance reservations required. Other restrictions apply. Rates are per room, per night and based on availability at the time of reservations.

About Marriott Vacation Club
Marriott Vacation Club is a global leader in vacation ownership with over 417,000 Owners, a diverse portfolio of 54 resorts and more than 11,800 timeshare villas throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Europe and Asia. For more information please visit www.marriottvacationclub.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MarriottVacClub and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/marriottvacationclub.

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07/17/2013

JW Marriott®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance®, Marriott Resorts® and Gaylord Hotels® Celebrate Endless Summer

Package Includes Room Upgrade & Up to $100 Nightly Credit For Those Who Book by Sept. 25 and Stay July 28 – Oct. 31

Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & SpaJW Marriott, Autograph Collection Hotels, Renaissance, Marriott  Resorts and Gaylord Hotels are turning up the heat on savings with the Endless Summer package. Valid through Sept. 25, travelers can choose from participating resorts throughout the country and receive a room upgrade and up to $100 resort credit per night for stays from July 28 – Oct. 31, 2013.

The resort credit can be applied to a variety of amenities including dining, spa services, golf tee times and on-property retail stores. The Endless Summer package is available at the following participating properties throughout the U.S.:

Florida:
JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes• Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa
• Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
• Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina
• JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes®
• Key Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort
• Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa
• Orlando World Center Marriott 
• Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa
Renaissance Orlando at Sea World Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®
• The Renaissance Vinoy® Resort & Golf Club
• Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa
• Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
• Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
• Turnberry Isle Miami, Autograph Collection

California:
Vail Mountain Marriott Resort• Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa
• JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
• JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live
• Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa

Southwest:
• JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
• JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
• JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & SpaJW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
• JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa
• Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa

Hawaii:
• JW Marriott Ihilani Ko Olina Resort & Spa
• Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
• Kauai Marriott Resort
• Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
• Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

South:
• Horseshoe Bay Resort Marriott
• Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
• The Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel
• Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
• JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

Northeast:
• Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

For reservations, visit www.EndlessSummerSpecial.com and enter the promotional code ZX0.

TERMS & CONDITIONS:
Offer valid for stays between July 28 – October 31, 2013 at participating JW Marriott®, Autograph Collection®, Renaissance®, Marriott Hotels & Resorts® and Gaylord Hotels®.  Reservation must be made by September 25, 2013.   Minimum stay may be required. Upon checkout the credit will be applied to folio.  Resort credit is not applicable to room rate but can be used on spa, golf, dining and resort shop.  Please check with resort for list of applicable amenities. Room upgrade is based on availability and not guaranteed. Limited number of rooms are available for this promotion. Tax is additional. Offer does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Rates are per room, per night and based on availability at the time of reservations.

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today’s sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 60 JW Marriott hotels in 24 countries; by 2015 the portfolio is expected to encompass 79 properties in 28 countries. Visit us online, jwmarriott.com, @jwmarriott and facebook.com/JWMarriott

With 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 60 countries around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest’s stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom, Future of Meetings and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit www.MarriottHotels.com. To join the ongoing Marriott conversation, like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/Marriott) and follow us on Twitter (Twitter.com/Marriott, @Marriott).

Renaissance Hotels is an upscale brand with more than 145 properties in 32 countries that speaks to passionate travelers in search of authentic local discoveries when traveling for business or leisure. Renaissance Hotels has recently welcomed several new "gems" to its global collection – the boutique Renaissance Malmo hotel in Sweden, the historic Stanford Court hotel in San Francisco, the exotic Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino in the Dutch Caribbean, the opulent Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel and the modern Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel.  These hotels join a rich portfolio defined by distinctive and well-known icons such as the La Concha Renaissance San Juan, Renaissance New York Hotel 57 and Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe. All Renaissance hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay.  To make reservations and for more information visit www.renaissancehotels.com.  Follow Renaissance on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RenaissanceHotels, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RenHotels, and via the RLife blog at www.therenaissancelife.com.   

The Autograph Collection is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Each destination has been selected for its quality, bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. From near to far, iconic to historic, the result is an array of properties that is nothing less than unique, nothing short of collectively exceptional. For more information please visit www.autographhotels.com

Gaylord Hotels is a collection of hotels and upscale resorts that afford endless opportunities for leisure travelers and conventioneers. The brand’s hallmark—“everything in one place”—provides guests with diverse dining options, quality spa and fitness center services, top-notch entertainment, on-site shopping and endless activities. Gaylord Hotels is a pioneer in the hotel and convention industry with properties in the nation’s most desirable destinations. Gaylord Hotels properties include Gaylord Opryland® in Nashville, Tenn.; Gaylord Palms® in Kissimmee, Fla. (near Orlando); Gaylord Texan® in Grapevine, Texas (near Dallas); Gaylord National® in National Harbor, Md. (near Washington, D.C.); and The Inn at Opryland® in Nashville, Tenn. For more information, please visit http://www.GaylordHotels.com.

07/01/2013

Book Now and Save Big at Marriott Vacation Club Resorts Worldwide

Marriott's Grande VistaORLANDO, Fla. – Grand resorts in great destinations around the world await your arrival as Marriott Vacation Club makes your Fall getaway dreams possible through this limited time offer. Save 40 percent off regular room rates now through August 15, 2013 at over 40 resorts in the U.S., Caribbean and Asia for stays of three nights or more between September 8 and December 20, 2013.*

Take time to relax and reconnect with family and friends at our luxurious resorts.

• Surrounded by the majestic Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains, Marriott’s Shadow Ridge resort in Palm Desert, Calif. is a golfer’s paradise boasting the 18-hole Nick Faldo designed golf course at the Shadow Ridge Golf Club. Fine dining and upscale shopping are located nearby.
• Panoramic ocean views and warm sandy beaches await you at Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club, Oahu, where Hawaii’s warm aloha spirit welcomes guests to simply unwind or experience tropical adventures, activities and many breathtaking sights.
• Orlando, Fla. is home to seven Marriott Vacation Club resorts offering a wide variety of amenities from pools and water slides to splash pads, sport courts and golf courses. Soak in the sun or enjoy a spa treatment. Our Orlando resorts offer that balance of activity and relaxation right in the heart of the world famous theme parks.
• Rejuvenate and reconnect while experiencing the tropical beauty and serenity of Phuket, Thailand at Marriott’s Phuket Beach Club situated along the renowned Mai Khao Beach with spectacular views of the Andaman Sea.

Guests enjoy all the comforts of home in luxurious and spacious studio, one-, two- or three-bedroom villas featuring fully-equipped kitchens, separate living and dining areas, multiple televisions, private balcony/patio, washer/dryer and Wi-Fi Internet access. Resorts with three-bedroom villas can accommodate up to 10 guests.

Visit www.marriott.com/autumnadvanceoffer and book this deal today or call 1-800-VILLAS-9 [845-5279] using promotional code V61.

*Terms and Conditions
Three night minimum stay required. Advance purchase required. Reservations must be made and paid for during the booking window period of July 1 - August 15, 2013. Valid for travel September 8 - December 20, 2013. Reservation is non-refundable and non-changeable at time of booking.  Limited number of rooms are available for this promotion. Tax is additional. Offer does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions. Blackout dates may apply. Advance reservations required. Other restrictions apply. Rates are per room, per night and based on availability at the time of reservations.

About Marriott Vacation Club
Marriott Vacation Club is a global leader in vacation ownership with over 416,000 Owners, a diverse portfolio of 54 resorts and more than 11,800 timeshare villas throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Europe and Asia. For more information please visit www.marriottvacationclub.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MarriottVacClub and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/marriottvacationclub.

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06/24/2013

Orlando World Center Marriott Slides into Summer with Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Completion

Exterior_DayOne of the world's coolest hotel pools* just got cooler as guests “Slide into Summer” with the highly anticipated completion of the multifaceted overhaul to the iconic Falls Pool Oasis at Orlando World Center Marriott. Sparing no expense to both thrill and chill, guests plunge into an entirely new experience with enticing enrichments inclusive of a new Icon Slide Tower featuring two, 200-foot winding waterslides and one, 90-foot speed waterslide -- among the tallest and fastest resort slides in Florida -- in addition to a Splash Zone offering kids a zero entry pool and playground, as well as a Kid’s Activity Zone and Poolside Bar and Grill.

In an effort to continue offering endless experiences that are a "World Beyond Compare," Orlando’s 200-acre tropical oasis invites summer travelers to slide-in and chill-out with “SUNTASTIC” summer savings, STARTING AT $131/NIGHT, BOOKABLE NOW - JULY 21,  2013, FOR STAYS NOW - SEPT. 30, 2013 -- representing savings up to 50% off peak season rates -- when using promotional code: F8L. Celebrating a milestone in Orlando World Center Marriott’s history, guests enjoy a whole new world of possibilities, along with great rates, world-class service, a $25/per night resort credit and kids eat free program.

Splash ZoneOrlando World Center Marriott will officially celebrate the multi-million dollar renovation completion July 18-21, inviting summer travelers to come make a splash among sun-seekers. With a wide array of on property events and activities, including everything from live poolside music and entertainment, to a luau, golf clinics and yoga on the lawn, as well as culinary events like “Taste of Our World,” cooking classes and an exclusive Wine dinner – there is something to suit every lifestyle and interest. To build excitement and encourage everyone to join the fun and festivities, the resort has started a countdown clock on Facebook (Facebook.com/worldcenter) and will also engage on Twitter (@WorldCenter) using #SlideIntoSummer.

Towering above more than 200 prime, Central Florida acres, the Four-Diamond Orlando World Center offers everything a guest could possibly want. Having recently undergone an extensive multi-million dollar transformation, the resort now features everything on-premise from the iconic Falls Pool to a championship golf course, Bill Madonna Golf Academy at Hawk’s Landing Golf Club, a full service spa and fitness center, as well as 10 taste-tempting restaurants and lounges, including a food court for guests on-the-go. In this magnificent locale with year ‘round average temperatures sitting at 78º, the 2000-room resort is located only 1.5 miles from Walt Disney World® and just minutes from SeaWorld® Orlando, Discovery Cove®, Aquatica™ and Universal Studios® Orlando.

For additional information on the renovations at Orlando World Center Marriott or to book a reservation, call 1-800-380-7931 or visit www.worldcentermarriott.com and www.ourworldisyours.com.

About Orlando World Center Marriott:
Orlando World Center offers a championship golf course, full-service spa, fitness center, tennis, basketball, volleyball, 450,000 total square-feet of event space, and 10 diverse restaurants and lounges including a food court for families on the go. The Four Diamond, 2000-room property is located only 1.5 miles from Walt Disney World® and just minutes from SeaWorld® Orlando, Discovery Cove®, Aquatica™ and Universal Studios® Orlando. Guests slide into summer with a refreshing new pool experience featuring two 200-foot winding water slides, 90-foot speed slide, poolside bar & grill, kid’s zero entry pool and splash zone, activity center and game room!  Visit www.ourworldisyours.com for more information. For reservations, please call 888-99-WORLD or visit www.worldcentermarriott.com.

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06/17/2013

Deals of the Month

June 2013

Courtyard Scottsdale Salt RiverIndependence Day Music Festival at the Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River

The Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River invites guests to celebrate Independence Day with live music and fireworks at the annual Independence Day Music Festival at Salt River Fields, featuring country music star Brantley Gilbert, on July 3. Guests must book by July 1, to receive overnight accommodations and two tickets to the Independence Day Music Festival.

For reservations:
Click on "Check Availability" to make an online reservation or alternatively, call 1-888-213-0414 or the local Marriott reservations office and quote the promotional code: XYO
http://www.marriott.com/specials/mesOffer.mi?marrOfferId=811776&displayLink=true
Valid through: July 4, 2013
 
Chicago Art InstituteDiscover the Art Institute Chicago

Marriott invites guests to explore one of Chicago's most famed attractions, the Art Institute, with this deluxe overnight package. Guests of the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, JW Marriott Chicago and the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel will receive two tickets to take in the arts at the Art Institute of Chicago.  Also included with this deal, are two tickets to the Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity special exhibit running from June 26-September 22.

For reservations:
Click on "Check Availability" to make an online reservation or alternatively, call 1-888-213-0414 or the local Marriott reservations office and quote the promotional code: EB6
http://www.marriott.com/specials/mesOffer.mi?marrOfferId=802370&displayLink=true
Valid through: Sept. 22, 2013

Cape Ann Whale WatchBoston Summer Whale Watch Experience

Guests of participating Boston Marriott hotels can experience the gentle giants of the sea with Cape Ann Whale Watch. Named “The Best for Whale Watching” by Boston Magazine’s New England Travel Guide, Cape Ann offers half-day trips throughout the summer and fall months. With this package, guests will receive overnight accommodations and two whale watch tickets.

For reservations:
Click on "Check Availability" to make an online reservation or alternatively, call 1-888-213-0414 or the local Marriott reservations office and quote the promotional code: ES7
http://www.marriott.com/specials/mesOffer.mi?marrOfferId=708872&displayLink=true
Valid through: October 27, 2013

Kaboom Town Addison TexasKaboom Town Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate Independence Day with “Kaboom Town” on July 3 at the SpringHill Suites and the Courtyard Dallas Addison/ Quorum Drive. This spectacular party includes fireworks choreographed to music, historic warplane fly-bys, food and live music. Rates start at $99/night and are is valid on July 3rd only.

For more information:
http://www.marriott.com/specials/mesOffer.mi?marrOfferId=818081&displayLink=true 

05/31/2013

Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts Wake Up Vacationers With “Breakfast At The Beach”

CALA - Breakfast At The BeachGuests Receive 20 to 30 Percent Off Stay for Breakfast Rates this Summer

NEW YORK – Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts are helping travelers start their days off on the right foot with the new Breakfast at the Beach Event. Guests can book beginning June 1 and receive 20-30 percent off the Stay for Breakfast rates, at a choice of nine tropical resorts across the Caribbean and Latin America. The package includes accommodations and daily breakfast for two adults (children 12 and under eat free*). To take advantage of this special offer, bookings must be complete before June 30, 2013 for travel between June 15, 2013 and October 31, 2013, with a minimum two-night stay required. Travelers must use the promotional code ‘3CL’ when making a reservation.*

Participating hotel properties offering 30 percent off include:
• St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino
• CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
• Los Suenos Marriott Resort
• JW Marriott Panama Resort

Participating hotel properties offering 25 percent off include:
• Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort

Participating hotel properties offering 20 percent off include:
• CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort
• Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino
• Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort
• JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa

To book a stay, visit www.paradisebymarriott.com/breakfast-at-the-beach.

For more information about Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts please visit www.ParadiseByMarriott.com or www.facebook.com/MarriottCaribbeanMexico.

*The Breakfast at the Beach Event is valid only for reservations booked between June 1—30, 2013, for stays from June 15, 2013 – October 31, 2013 at participating Marriott® Hotels & Resorts and JW Marriott® Hotels & Resorts. Stay for Breakfast rate includes breakfast for up to two adults and children age 12 and under when staying in the same room and accompanied by an adult. A stay is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity. Must quote promotional code 3CL to receive the promotional rate. A limited number of rooms are available and blackout dates or other restrictions may apply. Offer not available to groups of 10 rooms or more. Promotion cannot be combined with any other offer, sale promotion, or prior purchase/reservation. Void where prohibited. Offer subject to change at any time.

Marriott Caribbean & Mexico Resorts
Marriott Caribbean & Mexico Resorts represents the region’s most luxurious resort properties, each complete with chic accommodations, state-of-the-art amenities and stunning oceanfront locations. The Collection’s eight Resorts situated throughout seven destinations in the Caribbean & Mexico share elevated standards of service, style and reputation that are further magnified by participation in the portfolio.   Formed in 1997, the Collection brings a refined level of awareness to this exclusive Collection of full-service properties. For more information please visit www.paradisebymarriott.com
 
Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 3,800 properties in 74 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $12 billion in fiscal year 2012.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. 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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05/13/2013

Celebrate Summer in America’s Most Exciting Regions at Gaylord Hotels

Gaylord Hotels - Indoor and Outdoor Pool Play AreasSummerFest Activities Include The DreamWorks Experience and More.

NASHVILLE, TENN. -- There’s no better way to get away this summer than with Gaylord Hotels’ SummerFest, an exciting line-up of special events and activities available all summer long – from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend at Gaylord Hotels. 

Located in or near Washington, D.C., Nashville, Orlando and Dallas, the four Gaylord Hotels are destinations unto themselves. Each property’s unique design provides a stunning backdrop for relaxing fun, whether it’s a family vacation or a couple’s getaway, with entertainment, art and architecture celebrating each area’s local history. Best of all – and new for SummerFest – guests can now earn Marriott Rewards points when they stay at Gaylord Hotels. 

Gaylord Hotels SummerFest 2013 - Shrek HugAs part of SummerFest, guests can enjoy the Summer DreamWorks experience and vacation with the beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation films such as Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Puss In Boots and Madagascar. Interactive DreamWorks-themed activities created exclusively for kids and families will make their stays unforgettable.  At each resort, guests will also discover delicious dining options overseen by award-winning chefs who showcase regional delicacies, full-service spas and salons, indoor and outdoor pools, access to golf, shopping and much more. Or, with convenient transportation options available at each resort to local attractions, guests can set off on excursions to explore the exciting offerings found in each region.     
SummerFest at Gaylord National Resort (National Harbor, Md.)

Gaylord National, the premiere waterfront resort on the Potomac River and a gateway to Washington, D.C., will embody all-American fun this summer. Guests will enjoy spectacular fireworks shows over the river, food and drink specials, nightly sunset toasts, a weekly Artisanal Cheese Class hosted by the hotel’s Maitre d’Fromage, splashin’ fun at the pool and adjacent sundeck overlooking the waterfront, and exclusive summer spa treatments. Kids and families are in for a treat with the Summer DreamWorks Experience, an exciting array of activities featuring favorite characters from DreamWorks Animation films such as Shrek, Madagascar, Puss In Boots and Kung Fu Panda. Exclusive events include DreamWorks Dance Parties and the Madagascar Crack-A-Lackin’ Cook-In (character dining). Just steps from the resort, guests can explore the exciting destination of National Harbor, Maryland, which offers dozens of restaurants, shops, art galleries, nightlife venues and weekly outdoor events such as movies along the waterfront, live musical performances, an open-air street market, and popular summer festivals such as the Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival.  For packages and more information, go to www.gaylordhotels.com/summerfest.

SummerFest at Gaylord Opryland Resort (Nashville, Tenn.)
Gaylord Opryland brings the toe-tapping magic of Music City to life with live entertainment and easy access to Nashville’s most popular attractions, including the Grand Ole Opry, General Jackson Showboat, Wildhorse Saloon, and the historic Ryman Auditorium. This summer, guests will enjoy live music, culinary tours and demonstrations, carriage and Delta flatboat rides, and many other engaging events all season long. Families are especially in for a treat with the Summer DreamWorks Experience, an exciting array of activities featuring favorite characters from DreamWorks Animation films such as Shrek, Madagascar, Puss In Boots and Kung Fu Panda. Exclusive events include DreamWorks Experience Meet & Greets, Saturday Family Fun Nights, the Madagascar Crack-A-Lackin’ Cook-In (character dining), and DreamWorks-themed pool parties. For packages and more information, go to www.gaylordhotels.com/summerfest.

SummerFest at Gaylord Palms Resort (Kissimmee, Fla.)
SummerFest at Gaylord Palms is a great way to celebrate what the sunshine state is famous for: sun, music and fun! Guests will enjoy family entertainment, live music, and drink and dining specials all summer long, from our Key West Sunset Celebrations to specialty craft beers in our Wreckers Beer Garden. Kids and families are in for a treat with the Summer DreamWorks Experience, an exciting array of activities featuring favorite characters from DreamWorks Animation films such as Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda. Exclusive events include DreamWorks Experience Meet & Greets, ShrekFeast (character dining), afternoon poolside games and the Crack-A-Lackin’ Pool Party at the fabulous Cypress Springs Family Fun Water Park with four water slides, Tree House water play structure and “Toddler Bay.” For packages and more information, go to www.gaylordhotels.com/summerfest.

SummerFest at Gaylord Texan Resort (Grapevine, Texas)
Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Grapevine (close to Dallas/Ft. Worth), Gaylord Texan celebrates the spirit and unique beauty of the Lone Star State with four-and-a-half acres of gardens and regionally inspired architecture under glass. This summer, guests will enjoy live entertainment such as strolling characters, magicians, stilt walkers and face painters, firework shows every Friday night, culinary events and classes such as junior chef camps, adult cooking classes, poolside music and mimosas, pool parties at Paradise Springs – the resort’s 10-acre pool and lazy river complex, acrylic painting classes for adults and kids, a Texas atrium art tour, sunrise yoga, spa specials and live music all season long. Families are especially in for a treat with the Summer DreamWorks Experience, an exciting array of activities featuring favorite characters from DreamWorks Animation films such as Shrek, Madagascar, Puss In Boots and Kung Fu Panda. Exclusive events include DreamWorks Experience Meet & Greets and the Madagascar Crack-A-Lackin’ Cook-In (character dining). For packages and more information, go to www.gaylordhotels.com/summerfest.

About Gaylord Hotels®
As part of the Marriott family of brands, Gaylord Hotels® is a collection of hotels and upscale resorts that afford endless opportunities for leisure travelers and conventioneers. The brand’s hallmark—“everything in one place”—provides guests with diverse dining options, quality spa and fitness center services, top-notch entertainment, on-site shopping and endless activities. Gaylord Hotels is a pioneer in the hotel and convention industry with properties in the nation’s most desirable destinations. Gaylord Hotels properties include Gaylord Opryland® in Nashville, Tenn.; Gaylord Palms® in Kissimmee, Fla. (near Orlando); Gaylord Texan® in Grapevine, Texas (near Dallas); Gaylord National® in National Harbor, Md. (near Washington, D.C.); and The Inn at Opryland® in Nashville, Tenn. For more information, please visit http://www.GaylordHotels.com.

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 3,800 properties in 74 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $12 billion in fiscal year 2012.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

Shrek, Madagascar, Puss in Boots, Kung Fu Panda, and all related characters and properties © 2013 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C.

Media contact:
Amie Gorrell
Director of Public Relations
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
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