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04/10/2014

Travel Through Marriott’s Interactive 2013 Annual Report and “Find Your World”

Marriott International 2013 Annual ReportBethesda, Md., April 10, 2014, Marriott International Inc., (NASDAQ: MAR) is encouraging travelers and shareholders to “Find their World” through the company’s interactive 2013 Annual Report. Designed with modern social media platforms as inspiration, the interactive report uses captivating images of some of Marriott’s hotels in more than 70 countries across the globe to guide readers through the company’s major achievements and innovations of 2013, including mobile check-in, the announcement of Moxy® hotels and the acquisition of African hotel chain Protea. [Download images and video.]
Always environmentally conscious, Marriott decided to print only the executive letters, corporate information and Report on Form 10K this year, encouraging the reader to experience Marriott online and on-the-go. More information about Marriott’s Spirit To Serve and commitment to the global community can be found in the online report.

Additional features in the 2013 Annual Report include:

- A year-in-review video with a preview of the company’s 4000th hotel, The Marriott® Marquis® Washington, DC, due to open in May 2014.

- A creative map featuring roll-over regional highlights such as the opening of The London EDITION®, and the first Fairfield by MarriottSM in India.

- Links to executive blogs, Facebook and Twitter pages, so you can stay connected with Marriott on your computer, smart phone or mobile device.

- “Marriott International at-a-glance” downloadable fact sheet.

Through performance details, the report reaffirms Marriott’s position as a true leader in the lodging industry, supported by the many awards won by the company in 2013 including: FORTUNE®’s Most Admired Lodging Company, a 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index, and a place on the Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list. Visit the 2013 Marriott International Annual Report and find inspiration for your next travel adventure at www.marriott.com/investor.

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03/12/2014

Iconic Riyadh Marriott Hotel Transformed After Multi-Million Dollar Brand Refresh

Riyadh Marriott Hotel re-launch 2Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – March 12, 2014 – Marriott International celebrated the re-launch of its landmark property, the Riyadh Marriott Hotel . Opened in 1980, located in the heart of Riyadh, and operating under the flagship Marriott Hotels brand, the Riyadh Marriott Hotel was the company’s first property in the Middle East and Africa.

[Pictured: Mr. Abdullah Al-Issa, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Saudi Hotels and Resorts Company and Mr Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Marriott International Middle East and Africa cutting the ribbon to re-launch the Riyadh Marriott Hotel after completion of a multi-million SAR refurbishment.]

Riyadh Marriott Hotel“I am delighted to celebrate this historic milestone with the re-launch of our beautiful Riyadh Marriott Hotel. This property is iconic for Marriott International and for the city of Riyadh. Mr. Marriott himself signed the deal and visited Riyadh back in 1979 when the hotel was under construction,” said Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Marriott International Middle East and Africa.

Riyadh Marriott Hotel Terrace Grill Restaurant 1“The Riyadh Marriott Hotel is a beacon. It showcases our authenticity as a company, our roots and the strength of our partnership with SHARACO, the owners of the property for more than 30 years. With the refurbishment, the hotel also symbolizes and showcases our vision, as we continue to innovate and lead the future of travel,” continued Mr. Kyriakidis.

With the completion of the extensive, 1.5-year brand refresh the Riyadh Marriott Hotel has been taken to a new level of style and sophistication.

“We are very pleased to see our shared vision with Marriott International come to life. Our refurbished five-star property is evidence of our commitment to continued innovation in guest services and experience,” said Dr. Badr Al-Badr, CEO, Saudi Hotels and Resorts Company (SHARACO).

Riyadh Marriott Hotel GreatroomThe newly refurbished Riyadh Marriott Hotel features one of Marriott Hotels’ signature new innovations – the ‘Greatroom Lobby’ – which is being rolled out across all hotels in the region.

“The Hotel has been transformed to reflect the brand’s goal of reimagining the future of travel for the next generation of travelers, who blend work and play, demand style and substance, and require technology to stay connected,” said Muin Serhan, General Manager for the Riyadh Marriott Hotel. “The Greatroom Lobby at the Riyadh Marriott Hotel is stunning with an Arabian oasis atmosphere. Our guests can socialize, unwind, work or dine in this up-scale space where they can enjoy the ambience created by the spectacular light installations, Mashrabiya wooden screens, glass mosaics, water feature and plush seating. The area is work-ready too with hot desks, private meeting spaces and free guest Internet access 24 hours a day.”

Other new features and amenities at the Riyadh Marriott Hotel include:

  • 418 newly-remodeled rooms incorporating modern furnishings with a contemporary look, neutral colours and accents of the brand’s iconic red. Smart lighting and high-tech facilities including jack-pack technology are also provided.
  • The Atrium Café in the Greatroom Lobby for relaxed meals and drinks throughout the day.
  • A newly-designed contemporary executive lounge for dining, relaxing and working with a skyline view of the city of Riyadh. The lounge offers complimentary food and beverages throughout the day. Fully equipped business center facilities, a private meeting room and high-speed Internet are also free of charge for guests staying on the executive floors.
  • Introduction of a ladies-only gym, where our female guests can workout on the latest LifeFitness equipment.
  • Bodyline, Riyadh’s largest hotel gym with LifeFitness equipment overlooking the impressive heated, indoor swimming pool and luxurious jacuzzi. This builds on the existing spa treatment zone and, squash and rooftop tennis court facilities.
  • Stunning new Royal Suite and exclusive airline crew lounge.
  • Terrace Grill fine-dining steakhouse. A MENA Travel Award winner and the only restaurant in Riyadh specializing in “Angus Beef”.
  • MENA Travel Award winning Makarim Conventions Center with grand ballrooms to facilitate business conferences, weddings and other social events.

At present, there are 500 Marriott Hotels in nearly 60 countries around the world. Marriott Hotels currently operates 16 hotels in 7 countries in the Middle East and Africa with a total 5,397 rooms.  By 2017, there will be a further 13 properties across the region, raising the room count by nearly 3,000 rooms.

In Saudi Arabia, the Marriott Hotels brand is represented with locations in Riyadh, Jeddah and Madinah, with a new property in Makkah scheduled to open by Q4 of this year. This new five-star property is located near the Grand Mosque in the Jabal Omar development.

Marriott International operates under four lodging brands across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Marriott Hotels, Marriott Executive Apartments, Courtyard by Marriott and The Ritz-Carlton, and currently has seven properties in Riyadh, Jeddah, Madina and Jazan with 1,651 rooms. There are a further seven properties scheduled to join Marriott International’s portfolio in the Kingdom by 2017, bringing in new brands and new cities, bringing the total room count to 4,125:

  • 83-unit Residence Inn by Marriott Jazan (2014)
  • 540-room Makkah Marriott Hotel (2014)
  • 210-room Courtyard by Marriott Riyadh Olaya Street (2015)
  • 639-room JW Marriott Hotel Makkah (2016)
  • 370-room JW Marriott Hotel Jeddah (2016)
  • 432-room Courtyard by Marriott Makkah (2017)
  • 200-room Courtyard by Marriott Riyadh North (2017)

About Marriott Hotels
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 Great Room, 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).

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: 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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02/24/2014

Marriott International Expands its Iconic Marriott Hotels Brand in China With the Opening of Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview

Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview LobbyShanghai, February 24, 2014 – Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) continues its rapid expansion in China with the opening today of the 317-room Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview, bringing the total number of  properties in China under the flagship  Marriott Hotels brand to 15.  Marriott International manages the Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview under a long-term agreement with the owner, Shanghai Bao Hua Group.

The hotel is situated next to the Multimedia Valley in Zhabei District and offers unparalleled meetings and events facilities and is the only hotel in Shanghai’s city center with two full-sized pillar-less ballrooms, as well as a wide selection of large conference spaces.

Neighboring the Daning Lingshi Park, the largest green space in the downtown area, the hotel provides a tranquil environment surrounded by nature trails, offering the guests the ability to seamlessly switch between work and leisure.

“We are delighted to open this inspiring hotel in Shanghai which adds to our extensive portfolio in China,” said Mr. Simon Cooper, President & Managing Director of Asia Pacific for Marriott International. “The Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview marks Marriott International’s first partnership with Shanghai Bao Hua Group with whom we share a common vision and drive to make this a truly stunning new hotel for this very important city. With the addition of our 15th Marriott branded hotel in China, our total portfolio grows to 66 hotels in the country and our 21st in Shanghai, where we are the largest operator of full-service hotels in the city.”

“Marriott Hotels is the original and iconic brand within the Marriott International portfolio of hotel brands and we are currently on a journey to transform this brand and reassert its position as a pioneer in innovation. Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview will become a standard bearer for the newly revitalized Marriott Hotels brand, and is a great example of how we want the brand to be seen in the future,” said Mr. Cooper.

The Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview offers 317 rooms and suites that feature scenic views of the park, all with a modern and fresh design by internationally renowned interior design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates. The hotel also provides brand new room amenities by Thann, the natural Thai skincare line, for an enhanced beauty and body care experience.

The hotel is also the perfect choice for MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibition). The impressive 2,800 square-meters of meeting space is conveniently located on one floor.

The larger of the hotel’s two pillarless ballrooms measures 1,400 square-meters and features two state-of-the-art 65sqm LED screens, while the other measures 1,000 square-meters and also provides one LED screen. Five flexible function rooms are perfect for small to medium sized sophisticated corporate events. The hotel’s dedicated wedding planning services coupled with its panoramic views across what is Shanghai’s biggest downtown parkland makes it the ideal location for a city wedding.

“Shanghai is one of the most important cities for meetings and events in the region, and the magnificent new Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview underlines Marriott’s commitment to lead the future of meetings in Asia,” said Ricky Lam, General Manager of Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview. “This hotel offers the very latest in technology, facilities and creative event spaces and is really a great example of the next generation of Marriott Hotels in Asia, which perfectly embodies the brand’s philosophy of allowing guests to “travel brilliantly”.

The hotel is home to four signature food and beverage outlets that are set to redefine the dining landscape in the immediate area for local residents and travelers alike. These include Shanghai City Bistro, an all-day dining restaurant featuring live action cooking stations showcasing traditional favorites and cuisines from around the world. The prestigious Man Ho Chinese Restaurant specializes in authentic Cantonese and Shanghainese cuisine. Eight private dining rooms provide an exclusive and comfortable backdrop for a more intimate gathering of friends and family or for entertaining large or small groups; Tatsumi is a stylishly-designed contemporary Japanese & Korean dining experience hidden away on the hotel’s second floor offering a tasteful blend of north Asian delicacies.

Guests can also relax in The Lounge which serves a selection of soft drinks and signature afternoon tea sets in The Lobby, an engaging setting where business and leisure intersect.

The hotel’s premium amenities include a 24-hour fitness center and indoor swimming pool, as well as access to a golf practice green and a tennis court.

High up on the 23rd floor alongside the executive rooms and suites, the Executive Lounge offers business services as well as complimentary food and drinks for Executive Floor guests.

Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview’s location means it is easily accessible not only to the business districts of Shanghai but also to a number of Shanghai’s most famous attractions. It is a five-minute walk to Metro Line 1, while only 15 minutes by car to the likes of People’s Square and the Bund. It is also 25 minutes to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport and 45 minutes to Shanghai Pudong Airport.

For more information or reservations, please call Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview at 8621. 3669 8888 or visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/shamp-shanghai-marriott-hotel-parkview/

About Marriott Hotels

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 Lobby, 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.

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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 $13 billion in fiscal year 2013.  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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01/16/2014

Marriott International Soars in FORTUNE ‘Best Companies to Work For’ List

FORTUNE - 100 Best Companies to Work ForBethesda, Md., January 16, 2014 - Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) has once again been named one of FORTUNE magazine’s "100 Best Companies to Work For," maintaining its “All Star” status as one of only 13 companies that have appeared on the list every year since it began in 1998. Marriott associates cite the company’s ‘people first’ culture, breadth of career opportunities and ability to meet new people as contributing to the company’s ranking as third largest company by number of employees on the list, and #57 overall. The full 2014 list is available at http://www.Fortune.com/BestCompanies.

“Our business is all about creating great experiences for people and providing opportunities to grow and achieve,” says David Rodriguez, Marriott’s executive vice president and chief human resources officer. “As a hospitality company, how we support our associates directly correlates to superior customer service for our guests around the world. That is the foundation of our ‘people-first’ company culture and it continues to be our guidepost to business success.”

Marriott’s company culture attracts top talent and those stars tell their peers. Thirty percent of new hires are referred by existing associates. “Each day I have the opportunity to work with experienced professionals who are interested in maintaining the highest quality to keep our company strong and growing,” says one Marriott associate when responding to the FORTUNE survey. “Marriott does a good job of promoting from within, and individuals at all different levels are willing to share their knowledge and mentor others.”  

Marriott offers one of the largest and most engaging careers sites. Job seekers can experience the company’s award-winning culture by connecting through Marriott Jobs and Careers Facebook. With 1.1 million fans, it is the top careers page on Facebook across all industries.  This active online community is hosted by over 30 Marriott HR professionals who provide insights about the company and can answer your questions before you apply for a job.

More about Marriott’s culture and associates can be found by reading Executive Chairman Bill Marriott’s Marriott on the Move blog, and CEO Arne Sorenson’s recently launched LinkedIn blog which has garnered more than 46,000 followers.

Want to join the conversation? Tweet your comments to #Bestcos, or follow @MarriottIntl or @MarriottCareers on Twitter.

Methodology
To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America; 257 firms participated in this year's survey. More than 252,000 employees at those companies were surveyed by the institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries around the world. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of the institute's Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management's credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the institute's Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts. After evaluations are completed, if news about a company comes to light that may significantly damage employees' faith in management, we may exclude it from the list. Any company that is at least five years old and has more than 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible. The deadline for applying for next year's list is June 30, 2014. For an online nomination form, go to the Great Place to Work Institute's web site. If you have further questions about the Best Companies to Work For, please e-mail [email protected].

About Marriott:  Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with nearly 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 website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

Marriott has long been recognized as a great place to work by several prominent publications, including Working Mother, DiversityInc and LATINA Style magazines, and for our social responsibility and sustainability successes by global organizations such as Ethisphere Institute, FTSE4Good and Climate Counts. For a list of other awards and recognition, visit http://news.marriott.com/awards-and-recognition.html.

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01/07/2014

Marriott International Announces Release Date for Fourth Quarter 2013 Earnings

Marriott-International-LogoBethesda, Md. – January 7, 2014 – Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) will report fourth quarter 2013 earnings results on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at approximately 5:00 pm Eastern Time (ET).  The company will hold a conference call for the investment community to discuss its fourth quarter 2013 earnings on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 10 a.m. ET.  Mr. Arne Sorenson, Marriott International's president and chief executive officer, and Mr. Carl Berquist, Marriott International's executive vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss the company's performance.

The conference call will be webcast simultaneously via Marriott’s investor relations website.  Those wishing to access the call on the web should log on to http://www.marriott.com/investor, and click the link for the fourth quarter earnings call under “Recent and Upcoming Events”.  A replay will be available at that same website until February 20, 2015.  A transcript of the call will also be available on the company’s website.

The telephone dial-in number for the conference call is 706-679-3455.  Please use conference ID 27161857  when dialing into the call.  To help ensure you do not miss any of the conference call, please dial-in or link to the call on the web 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.  News media will be able to access the conference call in a listen-only mode. 

A telephone replay of the conference call will be available from 1 p.m. ET, Thursday, February 20, 2014 until 8 p.m. ET, Thursday, February 27, 2014.  To access the replay, call 404-537-3406.  The conference ID for the recording is 27161857.

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12/19/2013

Marriott Hotels to Expand Global Portfolio with Houston Marriott Marquis


Globalportfolio300Flagship hotel to open in 2016.

Bethesda, Md., – December 18, 2013 – RIDA Development Corporation in conjunction with the Houston First Corporation will develop a 1,000-room Marriott Marquis in the heart of Houston.  The hotel, which will have over 100,000 square feet of meeting space, will be across the street and connected via skyway to the Houston Convention Center.  It is scheduled to break ground in 2014 and open in 2016.

Situated in downtown Houston, the hotel will have direct access to the Discovery Green, CBD theater district, University of Houston, upscale shopping, dining and underground Houston.  In addition, there will be 20,000 square feet of ground floor retail in the hotel.

With sweeping interiors that offer a polished interior design and dynamic touches that reflect the heritage of Texas, the Houston Marriott Marquis will showcase the innovation of the Marriott Hotels brand.   This includes Marriott Hotels’ signature Greatroom lobby, which has been designed for the next generation of travelers.  The lobbies are stylish, modern and comfortable with flexible seating for small groups or individuals.  They have all day menus offering light bites and meals.  In addition to the Greatroom, the hotel will have a coffee shop, a sports bar and two restaurants.  The Houston Marriott Marquis will also offer a 5,000 square-foot spa with seven treatment rooms and a 5,000 square-foot fitness center as well.  The outdoor area will include an infinity edge pool, a Texas shaped lazy river and seven event  lawns.

“We are thrilled to join RIDA development in bringing the Marriott Marquis to Houston.  This 1000-room hotel will add hundreds of jobs and offer other economic benefits to the city.  It will join the Marriott Marquis hotels in New York, San Diego, Atlanta and Washington, DC (opening in 2014), which are known throughout the convention and meetings industry for offering world class amenities, services, and state-of-the-art meeting technology,” said Terri Dolan, Marriott’s area vice president/America’s/Western region. 

The Houston Marriott Marquis will be part of Marriott’s Convention & Resort Network, a premier collection of over 60 meeting and convention hotels and resorts that can be found from London to Los Angeles, New York City to Cancun. With 5.1 million square feet of meeting space and 54,000 rooms, the The Convention & Resort Network offers more choices than any other hotel company in the world. For sales inquiries, contact Tom Dolan, 512-614-6460 at [email protected].

About Marriott Hotels

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.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with nearly 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.

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12/13/2013

Marriott Hotels to Open First Hotel in Bolivia

MHR_LOGO_RGBWeston, Fla, December 13, 2013 - Marriott International’s (NASDAQ: MAR) flagship brand, Marriott Hotels, announced plans to open the174-room Marriott Hotel in Santa Cruz de la Sierra in 2016, making it the first hotel in Bolivia for the company. The hotel will be developed by Empresa Hotelera Icon S.A. and operated by Marriott International.

Situated on the 4th Anillo (round about) in the heart of the Equipetrol neighborhood, the Marriott Santa Cruz de la Sierra Hotel will be located in one of city’s most desirable areas, surrounded by the highest concentration of office buildings with multi-national tenants in the city, as well as a close proximity to a new shopping center currently under construction.

“We are very excited about our new partnership with Marriott and the opportunity to establish the Marriott Hotels brand’s footprint in Bolivia.  With the success of the brand across Latin America and around the world, we are confident that this hotel will be highly successful and play a large role in the continued emergence of Bolivia,” Carlos Saavedra, president of the board of Empresa Hotelera Icon S.A.

"This is a very exciting time for Marriott in Latin America – we recently announced our goal to double our portfolio in the Caribbean and Latin America by 2017 and are thrilled to now be expanding into Bolivia with our new partners,” said Craig S. Smith, President of the Caribbean and Latin America, Marriott International. "With this project, not only are we bringing more hotel rooms to the Bolivian market, but doing so in a vibrant city like Santa Cruz de la Sierra which is experiencing a large growth in business and leisure tourism."

“We are confident that this beautiful hotel will be highly successful and open the doors for more development opportunities in Bolivia and the surrounding markets in South America, as well as play a large role in the continued emergence of Bolivia,” said Laurent de Kousemaeker, Chief Development Officer, Caribbean and Latin America, Marriott International.

In addition to 174 guest rooms and suites, the hotel will feature a three-meal-a-day restaurant, and a lobby bar.  The hotel will also include approximately 2,400 square meters of meeting space, and recreational facilities include a swimming pool and a fitness center.  Other amenities will include a club lounge, business center, gift shop and parking garage.

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About Marriott Hotels

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 travellers 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.

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12/06/2013

Marriott CEO Discusses Company's Move to NASDAQ and African Hotel Deal (Video)

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Arne Sorenson talks about why Marriott made the switch to NASDAQ and the company's plan to become the largest hotel company in Africa.

 

  

  

 

 

Play Xplor and Enter for a Chance to Win a Free Trip Around the World from Marriott

500,000 Marriott Rewards Points to Be Awarded to Three Winners.

XplorGoldenTicketiPhoneMarriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) is awarding one lucky XplorSM gamer with 200,000 Marriott Rewards points and a round-the-world plane ticket. To enter for a chance to win, users must complete the entire Xplor game and register on www.Xplorthegame.com by December 16, 2013 at 11:59 PM ET. Two runner-up winners will each receive 150,000 Marriott Rewards points.

Marriott’s mobile travel game, Xplor, was unveiled in August 2013 and is available for free in the App Store. A first in the hotel industry, Xplor engages people of all ages to virtually see the world by visiting five gateway cities - New York City, Paris, Beijing, Dubai, and São Paulo - and accomplishing varied sightseeing challenges along the way.
 
To help users conquer Xplor, Marriott has compiled its top five tips for success:
1. Since most challenges have a scavenger hunt component, choose the Backpacker character so you can carry more items.
2. Always carry a drink and a snack so you can recharge when your energy is low.
3. Visit each location within each city so that they can later be accessed directly through your passport.
4. It’s not always possible to buy items back from the lobby shop so be careful what you sell.
5. Talk to the lobby concierge and other characters in the game to learn about multiple challenges.

Last month, Marriott awarded five dedicated Xplor gamers with 100,000 Marriott Reward points apiece. “It’s exciting to see so many of our loyalists embrace Xplor and we’re thrilled to recognize some of our best fans with Marriott Rewards points,” said Stephanie Linnartz, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer. “These winners have been deeply engaged in the game and have submitted feedback that has actually helped us improve the Xplor experience.”

“We set out to design a fun, interactive mobile game that appeals to the next generation, and we’ve done just that,” said David Rodriguez, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. “At Marriott, we’re committed to enhancing the travel industry experience through innovation, and new technology. Xplor is another example of how we’re engaging with millennials.”

Throughout the game, travelers experience unique cultural variations native to the region they are visiting including food, customs, and architectural design. Each city “Xplored” offers mini-games that are guaranteed to keep both serious and recreational gamers excited and engaged. For social adventurers, Xplor successes can be shared on Facebook and other social networks. 

Learn more and winner lists at xplorthegame.com.

Terms and Conditions
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Void where prohibited by law.  Open to legal residents of fifty (50) U.S States and D.C., at least 18 years old or age of majority in their state of permanent residence, whichever is greater, as of 8/6/13. Promotion begins 12:00 AM ET on 8/6/13 and ends 11:59 PM ET on 12/16/13. Total ARV of all prizes: $17,900. Odds of winning are based on the number of eligible entries received for each prize. For complete entry, prize, and other details, and for full official rules, visit www.xplorthegame.com. Sponsor: Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with nearly 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.

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11/13/2013

Marriott Aids the Philippines After Typhoon Haiyan

Our hearts go out to the victims affected by Friday’s devastating Typhoon Haiyan that struck central Philippines. An estimated 10 million people have been affected by the strongest typhoon ever to make landfall in recorded history. We continue to assess the full impact on our associates, their families and personal property.

The Cebu City Marriott and Manila Marriott hotels remain operational and are working closely with the Philippine Red Cross in meeting the needs of their associates and the broader community.

Given the historic scale of devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, Marriott International is contributing $50,000 USD (more than 2 million Philippine Peso) to the Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Appeal.  Charitable efforts are underway at our hotels throughout the Asia Pacific region, particularly through the continent’s eleven Marriott Business Councils.  Activities are predominantly focused on fundraising to help the Philippine Red Cross address the most critical needs for food, water, clothing and medicine, rather than in-kind donations from outside the Philippines which often prove difficult to ship and distribute in the affected areas.”

The Philippine Red Cross is the primary provider of emergency relief during this disaster and associates who would like to contribute to their efforts through the American Red Cross may:

  • Make a credit card donation via the ARC secure website for the Typhoon Appeal.  Make a donation by calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) and designating your gift for Philippine Typhoon Appeal.
  • Send a check made payable to the American Red Cross, and a donation form with a notation “Philippine Typhoon Appeal,” and mail to American Red Cross, PO Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA 50340-2018.

If you would like to contribute through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, you may make a credit card donation via the secure website with a designation to "Philippine Typhoon Haiyan.”

Donations made to the American Red Cross are tax-deductible in the U.S. Please check with a local tax advisor for applicable rules outside the U.S.

Our thoughts and prayers continue for the Philippines and our associates there, as well as our Filipino associates located around the world.