Video Message for 2010 Report Showcases Company’s Global Reach
Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) features some of the most eye-catching hotels in the world in its just-issued interactive 2010 Annual Report online at www.marriott.com/investor.
The report includes an executive discussion of the company’s business, a comprehensive overview of Marriott’s 18 brands, and easy-to-navigate financial and performance information. Another highlight—exclusive to the online version— is a 5-minute engaging video with Chairman and CEO Bill Marriott and President and COO Arne Sorenson, who along with Marriott’s global team of associates, virtually “open doors” to some of the company’s global portfolio of hotels.
The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, an equity-based, luxury destination club collection of properties, is proud to have its Ladies and Gentlemen volunteer their time in the local communities through The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company’s Community Footprints program. The Clubs have collaborated with local organizations and developed programs tailored to their unique destination.
The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club introduces its 10th Club location in one of the country’s most sought-after ski destinations, Vail, Colo. The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton Club, Vail are now welcoming Members to the newest club property at the base of Vail Mountain in LionsHead Village and neighboring the banks of Gore Creek. Featuring Vail’s traditional Bavarian-style architecture hailing from ski resorts in Europe, The Ritz-Carlton Club, Vail offers beautifully appointed two-, three- and four-bedroom Club residences.
The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club has created a new way for young Members to explore exciting places, make great vacation memories and have fun. The new Adventure Passport program allows children to have five distinctive experiences at nine of The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club locations throughout North America and the Caribbean.
Announced today, industry leading, equity based, luxury destination clubs, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club and Abercrombie & Kent Residence Club, have forged a new exchange opportunity for the benefit of their Members. This strategic alliance presents Members of both Clubs an expanding universe of extraordinary destinations only these two renowned companies can provide. This affiliation marks a first for the destination club industry through The Lion & Crown Travel Co., LLC, the exclusive external exchange company for The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club.
Unveiled today, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, an equity-based, luxury destination club, and Hall of Fame golfer, Annika Sorenstam, have entered a new partnership where Annika will serve as an ambassador of the brand. For the benefit of Club Members, this partnership presents the opportunity for elite experiences that mirror Annika’s passions and growing lifestyle brand.
As part of the exclusive partnership, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club will create an “ANNIKA sense of place” at Club locations with branded products including everything from signature clothing and fragrances, to wines and autographed photography. Culinary events, wine tastings and golf outings with Annika will provide memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences for Members of all ages. The ANNIKA Academy will also take the team on the road to select Club locations to inspire players of varying skill levels to reach their potential by transferring more energy and power from the gym to the golf course.