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03/03/2014

Moxy Milan Malpensa Set to Open in September Followed by a Further Five Hotels in Europe by End of 2015

Moxy loungeMarriott International’s Lifestyle Brand Designed Especially for the Next Generation on Schedule to Open in Key Destinations.

Moxy dining areaBerlin, Germany, March 3, 2014 Following the debut of Moxy Hotels this September at the Milan Malpensa Airport in Italy, Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today that it plans to open five additional locations in key cities throughout Europe by 2015 including  Munich, Berlin, and Frankfurt in Germany, as well as Oslo, Norway.  Marriott International expects to sign a further 13 hotels in Europe by the end of 2014.  A fresh and innovative lifestyle hotel brand created especially for the millennial traveller which combines contemporary design and approachable service at a reasonable price, Moxy Hotels is projected to reach 150 hotels within the next ten years.

The following Moxy hotels are expected to open by 2015: 

- The 162-room MOXY Milan Malpensa Airport, conveniently located at Terminal Two and scheduled to open in September, 2014

- The 317-room MOXY Munich Airport, located approximately five minutes from the main terminal and scheduled to open in spring, 2015

- The 190-room MOXY Berlin Ostbahnhof, centrally located near Ostbahnhof train station and scheduled to open in spring, 2015

- The 305-room MOXY Frankfurt Gateway Gardens, located approximately five minutes from Frankfurt Airport and scheduled to open in summer, 2015

- The 266-room MOXY Berlin Airport, located at the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport and scheduled to open in autumn, 2015

- The 229-room MOXY Oslo Exporama, located approximately 15 minutes from both the airport and city center and scheduled to open in autumn, 2015

Marriott_MoxyHotels_Bar_011614“Today’s global traveller is looking for a stylish travel experience with modern technology at an affordable price, said Amy McPherson, president and managing director of Marriott International in Europe.  “The economy sector is the fastest growing segment in Europe, and we see tremendous opportunity to deliver a product that truly exceeds expectation. With the planned opening of the Moxy Milan Malpensa this year, we are hopeful that we can redefine economy travel for the next generation traveller.”

Marriott_MoxyHotels_Livingroom_011614Created in partnership with Nordic Hospitality and with Inter Hospitality Holding as the owner and developer of the first six properties, Moxy Hotels is one of the newest and most exciting brands within the Marriott International global portfolio. Following extensive research on the rapidly emerging millennial traveller and a response to their unique needs, each hotel will be designed with the latest in technology so guests can connect amidst inviting social spaces with self-sufficient service elements.

The design and colour palette will feature calming, neutral tones reminiscent of rich brown leather, combined with natural materials to evoke an organic, comfortable and restorative feel. Each room will feature a floor to ceiling signature “art wall” that is hand selected to reflect the unique destination. Guestrooms will be functional and well-designed, with upscale bath amenities, large flat screen televisions and built-in USB ports conveniently located throughout the room.

Adaptable public spaces will invite guests to relax and socialise, offering healthy continental breakfast options each morning and a bar/lounge atmosphere in the evening featuring wines by the glass and local beer. Each Moxy Hotel will offer “Plug and Meet” meeting spaces throughout the public space, designed with stylishergonomic seating, writing walls and large television screens for presentation projection. The lobby space will also include state-of-the art computers available to guests and a 24/7 market for snacks on the go.

In keeping with Marriott International’s commitment to sustainability, each Moxy Hotel is expected to meet the requirements for LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council

Moxy Hotels will be part of Marriott Rewards, Marriott International’s award-winning global guest loyalty program which allows more than 45 million members to earn points at nearly 3,800 hotels in 71 countries worldwide.

NOTE: This press release contains “forward looking statements" within the meaning of U.S. federal securities laws, including statements about the number, locations and opening dates for new hotels, and similar statements concerning anticipated future events and expectations are not historical facts.  We caution you that these statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including supply and demand changes for hotel rooms; competitive conditions in the lodging industry; relationships with franchisees and property owners; the availability of capital to finance hotel growth; the receipt of governmental and other consents, and other risk factors identified in Marriott International, Inc.'s most recent annual report on Form 10-K; any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by our statements. These statements are made as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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.

Inter Hospitality Holding B.V. was established in January 2012 to create long term value for the Property Division of Inter IKEA Group by developing and investing in hotel properties and student properties across Europe.  Currently its focus is on acquiring sites for hotel development in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium and Austria. Inter Hospitality is located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.interhospitality.eu.

Nordic Hospitality AS is a Norwegian hotel management and development company operating Marriott hotels in Scandinavia under franchise agreement. The company's pipeline currently includes hotels in Poland, Finland and The Netherlands. In August 2012, a new central office in Amsterdam was established to support development and operations for the new MOXY HOTELS. For more information visit www.nhospitality.no or www.shmanagement.com.


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05/30/2013

Let It Reign! Marriott Creates Baby Showers Fit For A Duchess

MHR - Royal Baby Shower SuiteMarriott Hotels & Resorts and Mamas & Papas celebrate the Royal Baby with exclusive Baby Shower Suite

LONDON – To celebrate the birth of the future Prince or Princess, Marriott Hotels & Resorts has teamed up with Mamas & Papas to create an unforgettable Baby Shower experience.  The Royal Baby Shower Suite, which is available to book from today at London Marriott Hotel County Hall, can host up to twenty people per shower and offers an exquisite afternoon tea, butler service and the chance for expectant Mums to win a gorgeous Mamas & Papas nursery.

The Royal Baby Shower Suite has been created in the hotel’s stunning Westminster Suite, one of the most regal rooms in the hotel with unrivalled views of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, and is decked out in the latest Mamas & Papas furnishings and adorable baby accessories.

The Royal Baby Shower Suite package consists of:
• A glass of champagne on arrival for those that want it
• A luxury afternoon tea for the whole party
• A private butler for the duration of the shower
• Mamas & Papas goody bag for every mother-to-be

Theresa Maw, General Manager of London Marriott County Hall says: “As the nation excitedly gears up to the birth of the Royal Baby we wanted to mark the occasion here at County Hall. We have created a beautiful venue for a brilliantly hosted baby shower where mum, family and friends can sit back and relax and enjoy the stunning London views. The space acts as the perfect venue to celebrate the forthcoming arrival of your very own Prince or Princess!”

MHR - Royal Baby Shower Suite RoomAs an added bonus, Marriott Hotels & Resorts is launching a competition to give expectant Mums the chance to win a Mamas & Papas nursery.  All they have to do is guess the gender and birthdate of the Royal Baby and tweet their answer to @MarriottUK using the hashtag #Marriottroyalbaby.  The competition will run from today throughout the month of June and all correct guesses will be entered into a prize draw to win the contents of the Royal Baby Shower Suite, including Moses basket, changing table, baskets and rocking horse. 

The Royal Baby Shower Suite is bookable for a minimum of ten and maximum of twenty guests at a price of £60 per person. Marriott is delighted to host the mother-to-be complimentary. The package is available from today until the 28th July 2013 subject to availability. To book, telephone the London Marriott County Hall on +44 207 902 5556.

Competition Terms & Conditions
• The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom, aged 18 years or over
• Only one answer may be submitted, and will be accepted, per person
• The prize includes a Mamas & Papas Moses basket (in a choice of pink or blue), a rocking horse, a changing table and two small baskets on wheels, as pictured
• No purchase is required to enter the competition
• There is no cash alternative
• The competition closes at 11pm on 30 June, 2013
• The competition winner will be selected at random from all correct entries
• Marriott Hotels & Resorts’ decision is final and no correspondence on the matter will be entered in to
• By entering this competition, participants agree to these terms and conditions
 
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.

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03/05/2013

MOXY HOTELS Unlocks Style 4 Less

MOXY LogoMarriott's New Brand Aims for 150 Hotels in 10 Countries Across Europe.

BERLIN, Germany – 5 March, 2013 – At the Berlin International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF), Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) will debut MOXY HOTELS (www.moxyhotels.com), its first entry into the economy tier, three-star hospitality segment in Europe.  Designed to capture the rapidly emerging millennial traveler, the new brand combines contemporary stylish design, approachable service and, most importantly, an affordable price.  The brand will debut in Italy, with the first MOXY HOTEL expected to open in Milan in early 2014. To grow the brand rapidly, Marriott is working closely with Inter Hospitality who will be the initial developer and owner of the first MOXY HOTELS properties.  Marriott has selected Nordic Hospitality to be its first franchisee to operate the brand.  Nordic Hospitality is an experienced hotel operator that currently manages several Marriott brand hotels in Scandinavia.

MOXY Exterior“MOXY HOTELS is the essence of the next generation traveler, not only Gen X and Y but people with a younger sensibility, for whom contemporary style is paramount,” said Arne Sorenson, President and CEO of Marriott International. “Every aspect of the hotel was thoughtfully researched and crafted to reflect and deliver on the changing lifestyles and expectations of this fast-growing customer segment. We believe Marriott will lead the way in redefining the traditional economy hotel experience throughout Europe.  We are thrilled to be able to launch the brand with Inter Hospitality as an owner and Nordic as our franchisee.  With a dedicated real estate partner and an experienced operator, we expect a fast start and the exceptional customer service that is associated with all of Marriott’s brands.”

Marriott plans to add 150 franchised MOXY HOTELS in Europe over the next 10 years, aiming for locations in Germany, Austria, United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Italy, The Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.  The new brand will fuel Marriott’s companywide growth in the region, which is expected to reach 80,000 rooms by 2015.

Amy McPherson, president and managing director of Marriott International in Europe, added, “We see a huge opportunity to expand our market share in Europe with MOXY HOTELS.  The economy tier in Europe represents nearly half of total room supply, yet only 20 percent of these hotels are branded. MOXY HOTELS will be a great addition to our portfolio of brands in Europe.”  

Peter Andrews, managing director of Inter Hospitality, commented, "The agreement with Marriott and Nordic Hospitality gives us a great opportunity to use our development expertise to build a high-quality hotel property investment portfolio.  Our initial focus is on acquiring sites for the new brand in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium and Austria.  Over the next 5 years we aim to secure at least 50 sites for development."

MOXY HOTELS has been in development for nearly two years. Marriott, together with Nordic Hospitality, has conducted extensive consumer research across Europe including construction of sample rooms for focus group studies.

MOXY Room - Side ViewAccording to Ramesh Jackson, brand vice president of MOXY HOTELS, “No design element was too small to test with these tech-savvy consumers.  We learned that these confident explorers are wildly self-sufficient, but still want a chance to connect with each other in inviting social spaces in person or digitally. Based on the concept test results we believe MOXY HOTELS will revolutionize the industry.”

Harald Jacobsen, President and CEO of Nordic Hospitality, stated: "We are proud to be part of the development of this brand and to be the preferred operating partner for MOXY HOTELS. We believe strongly in the competitiveness of the concept and we are convinced that our partnership with both Marriott and Inter Hospitality will result in a rapid development for MOXY HOTELS."

MOXY RoomThe contemporary and stylish 150- to 300-room MOXY HOTELS, which are being designed with the goal of attaining LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, will cater to today’s budget-minded, savvy travellers who thrive on self-service and embrace new technology.  Guestrooms will be functional and well-designed, with upscale bath amenities, large flat screen televisions and built-in USB ports located within each wall socket. The color palette features calming neutral tones reminiscent of rich brown leather, combined with natural materials to evoke an organic, comfortable and restorative feel. Each room will also feature a floor to ceiling signature “art wall” that is hand selected to reflect the local city or surroundings.
 
MOXY HOTELS will feature adaptable public spaces for guests to relax and socialize offering healthy continental breakfast and an evening bar featuring wines by the glass and local brews. In addition, hotels will have two “Plug and Meet” meeting spaces on the lobby level designed with modern ergonomic seating, large writing walls and 56-inch televisions for presentation projection. The lobby will boast state-of-the art computers and 24/7 market featuring snacks and drinks.

Guests will enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, and may opt to check in using their mobile devices.

MOXY HOTELS will also be part of Marriott Rewards, Marriott International’s award-winning global guest loyalty program with more than 40 million members worldwide.

The terms of the agreement (s) were not disclosed, but are not material to Marriott International.    

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 website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com

Inter Hospitality Holding B.V. was established in January 2012 to create long term value for the Property Division of Inter IKEA Group by developing and investing in hotel properties and student properties across Europe.  Currently its focus is on acquiring sites for hotel development in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium and Austria. Inter Hospitality is located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.interhospitality.eu.

Nordic Hospitality AS is a Norwegian hotel management and development company operating Marriott hotels in Scandinavia under franchise agreement. The company's pipeline currently includes hotels in Poland, Finland and The Netherlands. In August 2012, a new central office in Amsterdam was established to support development and operations for the new MOXY HOTELS. For more information visit www.nhospitality.no or www.shmanagement.com

Note on forward-looking statements:  The number of MOXY HOTELS we plan to open in the future, and timing and locations of those openings, and the features of the to-be-opened hotels are all “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of federal securities laws, and are not historical facts.  We caution you that these statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including those we identify below and other risk factors that we identify in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K.  Risks that could affect the forward-looking statements include changes in market conditions; economic conditions in Europe, competitive conditions in the lodging industry; and the availability of capital to finance hotel development.  Any of these factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations we express or imply in this press release.  We make these forward-looking statements as of February 19, 2013.  We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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