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12/20/2012

Golf, Spa and Surf: JW Marriott Luxury Brand Opens First Resort in Panama

JW Marriott Panama - PoolJW Marriott Hotels & Resorts opened the 118-room JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort today, marking the brand’s first resort and first hotel in the country. The property is located within the master-planned Buenaventura beachfront community, near the town of Rio Hato, about two hours driving distance from Panama City, on the Pacific Coast of Panama.  

 “Panama remains one of the most vibrant countries for new development in all of Latin America," said Rob Steigerwald, Chief Operations Officer for the Southern Americas at Marriott International. “We are thrilled to finally reveal our first world class JW Marriott luxury brand hotel in the country. This beautiful resort brings the highest levels of accommodations and service to Panama and is a great addition to the brand’s growing global portfolio.”

All of the resort’s 118 guestrooms feature private balconies or gardens, bringing the natural beauty of the region right to their door.  The resort features five restaurants including Tamarindo, which celebrates local Panamanian cuisine and cocktail culture.  Adventure seekers can relish in a variety of activities both on and offsite, including the resort’s recently opened 18-hole Nicklaus Design course, surfing at world-renowned Playa Rio Mar, zip-lining at nearby El Valle de Anton, jet skiing and snorkeling at Farallon Island, exploring outdoor markets and more.  A fitness center, tranquil spa, kids club and newly built beach club with a breathtaking infinity pool and waterfront butler service complete the exclusive resort experience.  The hotel has 517 square meters of meeting space, including a grand ballroom and four smaller meeting rooms to accommodate groups, events and destination celebrations.

JW Panama Golf Course“The JW Marriott Panama’s exotic and tropical seaside location along with its luxurious accommodations, amenities and services, has made it Panama’s premiere resort destination. Whether you are traveling for leisure with your family, on a romantic getaway, or an incentive trip with your company, the property has a vast selection of activities and amenities to accommodate you. ” Manuel Ovies, Area Vice President of Operations for Central America & Northern South America. The property is located in Buenaventura, undoubtedly Panama’s most exclusive resort community, approximately 80 miles southwest of Panama City on Panama’s Pacific coast. The resort is nestled on 1,000 lush acres with 118 accommodations, including five expansive suites and four residence-style villas.
 
“We are thrilled to open our first property in Panama,” said Mitzi Gaskin’s, Vice President & Global Brand Manager for JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts.  “We focus on giving guests the space and time they need to do what is most important to them.  Whether it is a zip-lining adventure or a beach-side spa treatment, the new JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort can deliver.”

Marriott International is currently represented in Panama by the 380-room Panama City Marriott Hotel, the 248-room Courtyard by Marriott Panama Real Hotel, the 120-room Courtyard Panama City MetroMall and the 126-unit Marriott Executive Apartments Panama City, Finisterre.

About JW Marriott
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 58 JW Marriott hotels in 23 countries; by 2015 the portfolio is expected to encompass 79 properties in 28 countries. www.marriott.com/jw-marriott/travel.mi.

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10/18/2012

Marriott Hotels & Resorts Signs New Strategic Partnership with The German Golf Association

Marriott Hotels & Resorts and The German Golf AssociationThree-Year Partnership Makes Marriott Hotels & Resorts the Official Hotel Partner of the DGV.

Frankfurt – 18 October, 2012 – Marriott Hotels & Resorts yesterday signed a three year strategic partnership with the German Golf Association (DGV), the umbrella organization representing over 800 golf clubs in Germany.  The partnership, effective from 1st January 2013, makes Marriott Hotels & Resorts one of four main sponsors of the DGV and the official hotel partner. 

[Pictured: Marriott Hotels & Resorts and the German Golf Association inaugurate their three-year strategic partnership by 'tee-ing off' at the Frankfurt Marriott hotel.  From left to right: Nikolaus Peltzer, CEO DGS; Osama Hirzalla, Vice President Brand Marketing & eCommerce Marriott Int.; Hans Joachim Nothelfer, President DGV; Gita Brückmann, Area Vice President Central Europe Marriott Int.; Reiner Sachau, Chief Operating Officer Marriott Int.]

The partnership with the DGV will build on Marriott Hotels & Resorts experience as a hospitality leader and open up opportunities for guests and golfers throughout Germany.  Activated across a number of platforms, the alliance will affiliate Marriott Hotels & Resorts in Germany with local golf clubs and offer unique experiences and special booking conditions for guests and golfers of the DGV.

Osama Hirzalla, vice president brand marketing and ecommerce for Marriott International in Europe said, “We are thrilled to collaborate with the German Golf Association on this exciting new partnership.  It is a great opportunity to expose our brand to a wider audience and share our passion for excellence with our guests and golfers of the DGV.  We look forward to working with the DGV to bring new, exciting opportunities and brilliantly hosted experiences to Marriott Hotels & Resorts guests and golfers throughout Germany.”

Hans Joachim Nothelfer, president of the DGV added, “We are very proud and happy that we’ve found with Marriott Hotels & Resorts a partner who strongly supports German golfing and who will contribute to the attraction of golfing in Germany and beyond boundaries.”

Marriott International operates 80 golf courses worldwide, 19 of which are aligned with the company’s signature Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand.  In Europe the brand boasts 11 country clubs in the United Kingdom, and premier golf resorts in both Portugal and Spain, including the recently renovated Mallorca Marriott Son Antem Golf Resort & Spa.

Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the signature brand of Marriott International, currently operates nine hotels in Germany. 

About Marriott Hotels & Resorts
Marriott Hotels & Resorts continues to inspire and provide a balanced life on the road for discerning and high-achieving business and leisure travelers, offering warm, professional service; sophisticated yet functional guest room design; lobby spaces that facilitate working, dining and socializing; restaurants and bars serving international cuisine prepared simply and from the freshest ingredients; meeting and event spaces and services that are gold standard; and expansive, 24-hour fitness facilities. 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

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09/10/2012

Industry Icons Mark the Pairing of Two World-Renowned American Brands as Arnold Palmer & Bill Marriott Open SpringHill Suites Latrobe in Palmer’s Hometown

Bill Marriott and Arnold PalmerHotel Offers Guests an Exclusive Opportunity to Play “Arnie’s” Course.

LATROBE, Pa., September 10, 2012 -- Golfing legend Arnold Palmer and hospitality industry icon Bill Marriott today teamed up to celebrate the opening of the SpringHill Suites Pittsburgh Latrobe hotel in Palmer’s hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania. SpringHill Suites by Marriott is an all-suite brand that focuses on design and style, providing travelers a refreshing experience on their journey.

Located at 115 Arnold Palmer Drive, the 109-room, all-suite, LEED -certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) hotel is a joint venture between Palmer Hospitality, L.P., Concord Hospitality Enterprises, one of the nation’s top-ranked hotel developer/owner/operators, and private investor Keith H. McGraw of Sewickley, Pennsylvania. Concord Hospitality developed and will operate the hotel.

Ribbon cuttingThe new hotel bears the unique distinction of being the only hotel to offer guests an exclusive opportunity to play at Palmer’s Latrobe Country Club, a members-only golf club less than a mile from the hotel, where Palmer learned to play.  SpringHill Suites Pittsburgh Latrobe is the latest of many economic and civic contributions that Palmer has made to the community where he was born and has spent much of his life. 

“For years, I’ve wanted to build a hotel to complement the country club, and because this is my hometown, it was important to me that I partner with the right developer and the right operator and choose the right brand,” Palmer said.  “I found all of that with Marriott’s SpringHill Suites brand and Concord Hospitality.  We all share the same philosophy and outlook in terms of guest care, attention to detail and community involvement.”

A devoted philanthropist , Palmer’s local endeavors include The University Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Arnold Palmer Pavilion and the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve, a community park dedicated to his late wife. 

“I understand and appreciate Arnie’s dedication and deep connection to this area. It is an honor for us to be a part of this special destination,” said Marriott.   “Concord is a great owner and operator of many of our Marriott branded hotels.  I am proud to be a member of this great threesome.”

“The mid-priced, all-suite hotel concept is ideal for this market,” explained Callette Nielsen, vice president and global brand manager, SpringHill Suites.  “Our spacious suites with separate areas for sleeping, working and relaxing are well-suited for golfers and other leisure guests, as well as for business travelers visiting the area.” 

“For golfers, the Latrobe Country Club is a bucket-list destination, and to work with Arnold Palmer on this uniquely personal hotel endeavor is indeed a career highlight for me and a significant milestone for Concord,” noted Mark Laport, president of Concord Hospitality. 

Bill Marriott and Arnold Palmer - Golf CartPalmer’s involvement with the hotel is evident the minute guests walk through the door. At the front desk, they are greeted by a mural of a brilliant green golf tee with an autographed, giant ball.  The lobby itself is a showcase of Palmer memorabilia, including quotes and letters spanning his storied career, a replica of his Masters trophy, and a glass-top table embedded with bag tags from courses and tournaments around the world.  The golf theme is carried out on each floor’s elevator lobby where floor to ceiling murals, featuring a montage of the world’s most famous courses, are depicted.  In the bar, guests can enjoy viewing Palmer’s commemorative golf bag from the 1960 U.S. Open Championship and several pair of golf shoes. 

The hotel’s board room features handsomely framed photos and letters from U.S. Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, reflecting Palmer’s prominence in American culture over the decades.

Unique to SpringHill Suites Latrobe is the 19th Hole cocktail lounge, created exclusively with golfers in mind.  The hotel also offers the brand’s signature, complimentary hot breakfast, SpringHill Suites’ way of making sure guests have a good start to their day.  The hotel offers a 24-hour market, business services, same-day dry cleaning, guest laundry facilities, an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool spa, fitness center and two additional meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 40 people. 

For business and leisure travelers who look for style and inspiration in their stay, the 109-suite hotel offers everything from furniture to lighting that provides a calm and refreshing alternative to traditional hotels.  Separate living, working and sleeping spaces assure guests have flexibility and ease. A comfortable pullout sofa bed offers additional space for relaxation or extra family members. The new hotel’s spacious guest bathrooms feature marble-top vanity, iridescent tile walls and creative lighting features, all of which help to reenergize and revive. Free high-speed Internet access and WiFi allow guests to remain connected at all times.

The smoke-free SpringHill Suites Latrobe is conveniently located for guests attending Latrobe Country Club events, as well as visitors to Pittsburgh Steelers training camp, St. Vincent College, Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve, Frank Lloyd-Wright’s Fallingwater, Idlewild and SoakZone amusement parks, historic Ligonier and the year-round activities in the Laurel Highland Mountains. 

About Palmer Hospitality, L.P.
Palmer Hospitality, L.P., is an entity created by Arnold Palmer, the golf professional whose legendary career includes 92 national and international championships, 62 of them on the regular PGA Tour during his prime playing years.  These followed an impressive formative amateur career that peaked with his victory in the 1954 U.S. Amateur Championship.  Most prominent among the professional titles were four Masters, two British Opens and the memorable U.S. Open Championship at Cherry Hills in 1960.  For nearly a half century, Palmer has been one of the best-known sportsmen and businessmen in the world.
 
About Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company
Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, an award-winning hotel management and development company based in Raleigh, N.C., manages or has under construction more than 80 hotels, offering more than 11,000 guest rooms in 25 states and two Canadian provinces.  The company operates hotels and resorts under such well-known industry elite brands as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Starwood, IHG and Choice Hotels, as well as select independent boutique hotels.  Formed in 1985, Concord recently was ranked as one of the top management companies in the U.S. by independent sources.  Concord properties are some of the most awarded hotels in the country, having won a number of top honors for operating and development excellence in the past two years alone, including Marriott’s Hotel of the Year and Developer of the Year, and Best Opening of the Year awards. 

About SpringHill Suites by Marriott
SpringHill Suites by Marriott is an all-suite brand that offers design and style at an affordable price, appealing to both business and leisure travelers. Ranked highest in the Guest Satisfaction Study for the Upscale Brand Segment by J.D. Power and Associates’ 2012 North America Guest Satisfaction Index Study, the brand features spacious suites and smart layouts that allow guests to relax and reenergize. Bright and inviting lobbies offer the ideal venue to conduct casual meetings or socialize. Launched in 1998, the brand currently has nearly 300 locations in the United States and Canada. SpringHill Suites participates 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 or reservations, call the SpringHill Suites toll-free number at 888-287-9400, visit www.springhillsuites.com or become a fan at www.facebook.com/springhillsuites.

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05/17/2012

Marriott Golf Introduces “Fairways-Fore-FREEdom” Military Golf Program To Honor Nation’s Armed Forces

Marriott GolfDesigned To Support The Men And Women Who Protect America’s Freedom, New Program Provides Free & Discount Golf To Members Of The Military At Leading Resort Golf Destinations Throughout North America.

Marriott Golf, one of the world’s premier golf operators and the golf management organization of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR), today introduced “Fairways-Fore- FREEdom,” a new military program designed to support the men and women dedicated to protecting America’s freedom.  In celebrating America’s armed forces, “Fairways-Fore- FREEdom” provides active, reserve and retired military personnel with both free and discount golf at over 25 acclaimed Marriott Golf courses throughout the United States.

“As military personnel continue to return home from serving our country overseas, and as we know that many members of the armed forces love to play golf, ‘Fairways-Fore-FREEdom’ is designed to say thank you and offer them special opportunities to enjoy this great game,” said Jim Keane, Senior Director of Operations, Marriott Golf.  “With hundreds of thousands of active, reserve and retired military personnel who play golf, we can’t think of a better way to reward their unmatched dedication then to provide terrific values, along with free golf, at our collection of championship courses.”

The “Fairways-Fore-FREEdom” program commences on Friday, May 25, 2012, in honor of Memorial Day weekend, and runs through Veteran’s Day on Monday, November 12, 2012.  As part of the program, members of the armed forces that present a valid military ID card can take advantage of discounted “twilight” green fees/carts, ranging from just $29 - $69, while receiving a free replay certificate for another day.  The free replay certificates will be valid until December 31, 2012.  The program is available after 3 p.m. any day of the week at participating Marriott Golf courses, and all tee times can be made up to three days in advance.  In some cases, select Marriott Golf properties will even extend the hours that the special offer is available, further enhancing the value of the program and enabling eligible military personnel to experience the Company’s prestigious collection of championship golf courses.

Participating courses in the “Fairways-Fore-FREEdom” military golf program represent some of the country’s premier championship venues, including: Camelback Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Desert Springs Golf Resort, Palm Desert, Calif.; Grande Pines Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.; Grande Vista Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.; Hawk’s Landing Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.; MetroWest Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.; Falcon’s Fire Golf Club, Kissimmee, Fla.; Renaissance Vinoy Resort, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Shadow Ridge Golf Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; Starr Pass Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.; The Rookery at Marco, Naples, Fla.; Wildfire Golf Club, Phoenix, Ariz.; Cattails Golf Club, Kingsport, Tenn.; Toftrees Golf Club, State College, Pa.; Griffin Gate Golf Club, Lexington, Ky.; Kauai Lagoons Golf Club, Lihue, Hawaii; Stone Mountain Golf Club, Stone Mountain, Ga.; Crane’s Landing Golf Club, Lincolnshire, Ill.; Westfields Golf Club, Clifton, Va.; and Willow Crest Golf Club, Oak Brook, Ill.  In total, 25 golf courses located at 20 Marriott Golf properties will participate in the program, which will provide military personnel with arguably the greatest golf values in the country today.

Members of the armed forces participating in “Fairways-Fore-FREEdom” can also take advantage of Marriott Golf Links, the Company’s golfer loyalty program that enables Marriott Rewards members to both earn and redeem points for golf.  Members can earn Marriott Rewards points for rounds of golf and golf retail merchandise purchases.  In addition, members can redeem points for rounds of golf, hotel accommodations, spa experiences, golf instruction, and more. 

The “Fairways-Fore-FREEdom” military golf program, which cannot be combined with any other offer, is based on availability at participating Marriott Golf-managed courses, and certain restrictions may apply.  This offer is valid for active, reserve, and retired personnel from the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, National Guard and Coast Guard.  For more information on the program, visit www.marriottgolf.com

About Marriott Golf
Marriott Golf manages 61 golf courses at 44 locations in 12 countries, offering more than 1,000 holes of championship golf.  Marriott has been managing golf operations since 1970 and is one of the world’s premier golf operators.  Marriott provides golf management and consulting services to a variety of operational environments including resort, private club, daily fee, golf school and franchises.  For more information, visit www.marriottgolf.com.  Click here for Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) company information.

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11/18/2011

Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort Expands Golf Amenities & Acquires 18-Hole Hammock Bay Golf Course

Golfcourse3One of Only 25 Global Gold-Certified Audubon Sanctuaries, Open Exclusively To Members & Resort Guests; Clubhouse Includes Pool, Tennis & Golf Shop. Dennis Clark to Instruct at Both The Rookery at Marco & Hammock Bay Courses.

Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort is excited to announce an expansion of its golf amenities with the addition of the 18-hole Hammock Bay Golf Course. The off-site facility, located only 10 minutes from the resort, is available exclusively to members and resort guests. The elite course joins the resort’s current golf offering, The Rookery at Marco, also an 18-hole course. The new addition is a direct result of increased demand for tee times from members, groups and leisure guests. Green fees range from $79 to $179 per round seasonally.

At 7,080 yards, the par-72 Hammock Bay golf course, designed by Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy, is recognized as a “Gold Certified Signature Sanctuary” by Audubon International, one of just 25 designated communities in the world. The gold certification is the highest level of the Audubon Signature Programs, recognizing sustainable communities within the natural environment. The Rookery at Marco is also certified with Audubon International, as a Cooperative Sanctuary.

Hammock Bay offers a diverse layout with each hole different than its predecessor. The sea-level course offers dramatic elevation changes with man-made dunes up to 30 feet high and 200 feet long alongside varied but accessible greens. The coastal location between Naples and Marco Island was a major factor into the course’s design, with each of the four par 3s playing in different directions to account for shifting gulf winds. The landscaping of the course mirrors the region with tropical wild flowers and crushed shells among mangrove hammocks.

“The addition of the Hammock Bay golf course enhances an already incredible and unique membership and resort private experience. Golfers will now enjoy our award-winning tropical resort amenties with a combined 36 holes of championship golf,” said Rick Medwedeff, general manager of Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort. “This expansion really accentuates our commitment to becoming a world class leader in golf experiences.“

Moving forward, the intent is for The Rookery at Marco and the Hammock Bay golf courses to alternate between private (members only) and resort private (members and resort guests), every other day of the week. Along with the new golf course, Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort will take on the management of the Hammock Bay Clubhouse which features a lagoon pool, three lighted Har Tru® tennis courts and a golf shop. These facilities will be open to resort guests and members daily. A summer 2012 renovation is planned to enhance the food and beverage facilities.

Serving both Hammock Bay and The Rookery at Marco, the Rookery at Marco Golf Academy featuring Dennis Clark will provide instruction for golfers of all ages and experience levels. Recognized as one of the top teaching professionals in the United States, Dennis Clark is a PGA Master Professional, a distinction shared by less than one percent of all PGA pros. A native of the Philadelphia area and current Naples, FL resident, Clark has over 25 years experience as a golf instructor.

For further details, please visit www.golfatmarcoisland.com. For tee times at Hammock Bay, please call 239-389-6600. For resort information, please visit www.marcoislandmarriott.com or call 800-438-4373. 

Nestled on three miles of pristine southwest Florida white sand beaches, Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort is the perfect island within an island escape. Caressed by tropical breezes and inspired by a Balinese sense of harmony, balance and hospitality, this is simply, paradise found.  From the magnificent Quinn’s Pool, surrounded by lush landscaping and outdoor dining and meeting spaces, to our elegant spa, resort private Rookery at Marco Island and Hammock Bay golf courses, and our luxurious rooms and lanai suites that overlook the dazzling Gulf of Mexico, Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort is the sanctuary for relaxation, rejuvenation, discovery and play. Our attentive concierge service, choice of shopping, dining and recreational activities make Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort the choice for unforgettable family vacations and memorable business meetings.

Marriott Golf manages 59 golf courses at 43 locations in 12 countries, offering more than 1,000 holes of championship golf.  Marriott has been managing golf operations since 1970 and is one of the world’s premier golf operators.  Marriott provides golf management and consulting services to a variety of operational environments including resort, private club, daily fee, golf school and franchises.  For more information, visit www.marriottgolf.com.

Marriott Hotels & Resorts is Marriott International's signature and most widely distributed brand, with more than 500 hotels and resorts in 60 countries.  Marriott continues to inspire performance and a balanced life on the road for discerning and high-achieving business and leisure travelers, offering warm, professional service; sophisticated yet functional guest room design; lobby spaces that facilitate working, dining and socializing; restaurants and bars serving international cuisine prepared simply and from the freshest ingredients; meeting and event spaces and services that are gold standard; and expansive, 24-hour fitness facilities. 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.meetthedriven.com.  Follow Marriott Hotels & Resorts on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MarriottHotels.
 
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04/27/2011

New Golf Vacation Package at Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach Includes Play at Newly Reopened Kiele Ocean Holes at Kauai Lagoons Golf Club

New vacation package offers Jack Nicklaus championship golf with stays at adjacent Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach

Kauai Marriott Lagoons Golf Course 16th Hole The scene for golf in Kauai is about to experience a grand transformation. The distinctive Kauai Lagoons is set to raise the bar as the ultimate golf destination with the long anticipated re-opening of its Kiele ocean holes, now called the Kiele Moana Nine (former Kiele back 9). Designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, the Kiele Moana Nine will feature dramatic ocean views with Hawaii’s longest continuous stretch of ocean holes stretching more than half a mile.

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04/13/2011

Marriott International’s Annual Report “Opens Doors” to Stunning Hotels Worldwide

Video Message for 2010 Report Showcases Company’s Global Reach

Annual_Bill&Arne2 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.    

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02/18/2011

Marriott Golf to Host PGA Tour & LPGA Events in 2011

Marriott Golf-Managed Courses at Ritz Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain; Doral Golf
Resort & Spa; and Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
to Challenge Game’s Best on the PGA & LPGA Tours

Doral BlueMonster Fountain Marriott Golf, one of the world’s premier golf operators, is proud to announce that they will be hosting three professional tour events in 2011, including two PGA TOUR World Golf Championship showcase events, along with a prestigious LPGA tournament. The two PGA TOUR events, which will be televised on NBC and The Golf Channel respectively, and the LPGA event, which be televised on The Golf Channel, mark the first time Marriott Golf has hosted three professional championships in a calendar year.

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11/11/2010

Marriott and USGA Team Up to Benefit Members

New Relationship Kicks off with Special USGA Member Offer: Free Round at Participating Golf Resorts

DoralSignature Shot Marriott International announced today a new agreement with the United States Golf Association (USGA) to provide exclusive product and service offerings to each organization’s affinity program members. Marriott hotels’ guests and USGA Members Program participants will be able to enjoy special promotions, customized benefits and relationship activities, including an exclusive free round of golf offer available now.

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05/27/2010

Marriott International Ranks Seventh on the Sunday Times 'Best Green Companies' List

U.K. Hotels Certified by Carbon Trust Standard, Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary and Green Tourism

Green companies logo The environmental achievements of Marriott-branded hotels in the United Kingdom, including three prestigious green certifications – Carbon Trust Standard, Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary and Green Tourism – have led The Sunday Times to rank Marriott International, Inc. seventh out of 60 on their “Best Green Companies” list and "Best for Employee Environmental Engagement" on their specialty list.

Marriott-branded hotels in the United Kingdom have successfully reduced carbon emissions and greenhouse gases collectively by 7.3 percent to earn Carbon Trust Standard certification, a government program launched in 2008 in response to the U.K.’s Climate Change Act to benchmark and assess company commitment and success in addressing climate change impact. In addition, 25 hotels will achieve Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) certification, a program validated by Visit Britain and the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT) which assesses energy and water efficiency, waste management and biodiversity, by year-end.

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