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05/07/2014

TownePlace Suites by Marriott & The Container Store Create The Hotel Closet That Makes You Want to Unpack

Marriott_Man_V2_TEAL_R#7696Bethesda, Md., May 7, 2014 – Travelers usually know what to expect from the hotel closet - a lonely rod and a few hangers. That is why most live out of their suitcases when on the road.  TownePlace Suites by Marriott is about to shake up the travel norm with their exclusive partnership with The Container Store.   The extended-stay hotel brand is installing the iconic elfa® closet system into all newly built and renovated hotels.   

Imagine guests’ delight as they open that closet to find multiple closet rods, ventilated drawers and even shelves for shoes.  The closet offers two levels of hanging space to accommodate everything from dresses to pants, and shelves and a gliding drawer for suitcases, briefcases, t-shirts, sweaters and other folded items. 

And there is M.O.R.E. (Making Organization Real Everyday), extended stay guests, who are staying for several days or longer, can customize their TownePlace Suites closets with additional hanging drawers, expandable valet rod and bracket hooks for corralling ties, bags and other accessories.  The M.O.R.E. program will continue to evolve with other products from the Container Store based on guest feedback.

“In a world where we like to customize our experience, this new partnership gives our guests the perfect tool to stay organized and settle in when they unpack their things.  This is especially important when you travel on long stays of five nights or more.  The Container Store’s amazing elfa® closet offers various combinations making it as unique as each of our guests,” said Loren Nalewanski, vice president and global brand manager, TownePlace Suites.

To kick off the partnership, the two companies are hosting a series of events on May 7.  At The Container Store’s Lexington Avenue store in Manhattan, customers will be treated with a day of prizes, tips on traveling smart and an energy-filled game involving unpacking a suitcase in a replica of the TownePlace Suites elfa® closet.  In addition, at six airports across the country at Southwest Airlines® gates (Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall, New York La Guardia, Dallas Love Field, Seattle Tacoma International, Chicago Midway International and San Francisco International), the brands are displaying an elfa® closet  to share informational packing demonstrations and are even surprising travelers with fun, unexpected travel prizes.

On May 7, the brands also kick off a national sweepstakeswhere entrants get a chance to win a grand prize vacation package that includes a seven night (7) stay at TownePlace Suites by Marriott, two (2) roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines and a $2500 elfa® closet for their home, as well as daily and weekly prizes. For sweepstakes terms and conditions and complete rules to enter, visit ClosetEnvySweepstakes.com.  Sweepstakes runs from May 7-June 11, 2014. 

“Whether it’s in their homes or while they are on the road, our time-starved customers crave organization that will make their day more productive, relaxed and enjoyable, and we are thrilled to be helping them do just that in completely new way with our TownePlace Suites partnership,” said Casey Shilling, vice president of public relations & marketing communication for The Container Store. “Our elfa® closets provide visibility, flexibility and accessibility and will not only give extended-stay travelers an elevated experience, but also a sense of calm and organization that is especially needed when away from home.”

By the end of 2014, the elfa® closets will be in 27 TownePlace Suites by Marriott hotels.  All TownePlace Suites guests will be eligible for a special offer of free shipping on elfa® closet system orders for their own homes.

elfa® is The Container Store’s best-selling modular shelving and drawer system.  elfa®, the foundation for any organized space, is exclusive to The Container Store and is completely customizable for use in any area of the home. The retailer provides free closet and space design every day in its stores and online at containerstore.com

About The Container Store
The Container Store (NYSE: TCS) is the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products and the only retailer solely devoted to the storage and organization category of retailing. The company originated the concept of storage and organization retailing when it opened its first store in 1978. Today, the retailer has 65 store locations nationwide that each average 25,000 square feet.  The Container Store has over 10,000 products to help customers save space and, ultimately, save them time. As the pace of modern life accelerates and being organized is not a luxury anymore but a necessity, The Container Store is devoted to making customers more productive, relaxed and happier by selling customized, complete solutions.  Since its inception, the retailer has nurtured an employee-first culture and couples its one-of-kind product collection with a high level of customer service delivered by its highly trained organization experts.  The company has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies To Work For® – 15 years in a row. Visit www.containerstore.com for more information about store locations, the product collection and services offered. To find out more about The Container Store’s unique culture, Foundation Principles and devotion to Conscious Capitalism, visit the retailer’s blog at www.whatwestandfor.com.

About TownePlace Suites
TownePlace Suites by Marriott, a brand of Marriott International’s (NASDAQ:MAR),  is an all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand in the moderate price range. Ranked highest in the Extended Stay category in the J.D. Power 2013 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM, TownePlace Suites has also been #1 for mid-price extended stays in Business Travel News' Hotel Chain Survey in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and was named one of Entrepreneur magazines “120 Most Trusted Brands.” Ideal for travelers who need accommodations for longer stays, TownePlace Suites offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and separate living/working and sleeping areas. Launched in 1997, the brand currently has more than 200 locations in the United States and Canada. TownePlace 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 TownePlace Suites toll-free number at 800-257-3000 begin_of_the_skype_highlightingend_of_the_skype_highlighting, visit www.towneplacesuites.com or become a fan at www.facebook.com/towneplacesuites

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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04/11/2014

TownePlace Suites and Kellogg’s® Team Up to Give a Great Start™

Kelloggs Breakfast-2014BTownePlace Suites by Marriott once again partnered with Kellogg’s® for their annual breakfast initiative that donated two million breakfasts to children in need across the country. Representing the only hotel brand to partner with Kellogg’s® , thousands of TownePlace Suites guests and associates showed their commitment to the Give A Great Start  program, collecting a record of more than 11,000 signatures this year.
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In celebration of National Breakfast Week, TownePlace Suites guests at more than 200 hotels signed Give A Great Start posters. For every signature collected, Kellogg’s® shared one breakfast to help give a child in need a great start to the day through its in-school partner, Action for Healthy Kids®.

“We are constantly looking for ways to actively contribute to our local communities,” said Loren Nalewanski, vice president and global brand manager, TownePlace Suites. “Providing in-school breakfast through this noteworthy initiative allows us, as well as our guests, to give back to our neighbors who are in need.”

As an extended stay brand, TownePlace Suites’ culture emphasizes staying connected to the local community. Participating in activities such as the annual breakfast initiative aligns with the brand’s real giving™ program in which guests, associates, owners and franchisees engage in activities throughout the year to contribute to their neighborhoods.

To find out more ways to help give a great start to kids in need, visit http://www.kelloggs.com/en_US/teamusa.html.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott is an all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand in the moderate price range. Ranked highest in the Extended Stay category in the J.D. Power 2013 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM, TownePlace Suites has also been #1 for mid-price extended stays in Business Travel News' Hotel Chain Survey in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Ideal for travelers who need accommodations for longer stays, TownePlace Suites offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and separate living/working and sleeping areas. Launched in 1997, the brand currently has more than 200 locations in the United States and Canada. TownePlace 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 TownePlace Suites toll-free number at 800-257-3000, visit www.towneplacesuites.com or become a fan at www.facebook.com/towneplacesuites.  

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

Connect with Nina.Herrera-Davila@marriott.com.

01/09/2014

TownePlace Suites Recognizes Military’s Children through real giving™ Program

TownePlace-Suites-LogoBethesda, Md., – January 9, 2014 – This year, to celebrate the fifth anniversary of TownePlace Suites by Marriott’s real giving™ program, the extended-stay hotel brand is recognizing the children of military members for all that they sacrifice for their country. This past weekend, TownePlace Suites hosted a thank you event at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, home of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in addition to sending books to these special kids across the United States.


TownePlace-Suites-real-giving-program-1TownePlace Suites has partnered with Operation CHAMPS (Child Heroes Attached to Military Personnel), an organization that works with civilian communities to give back to U.S. military families around the world. As part of this effort, TownePlace Suites hosted an event, during which participants enjoyed entertainment and activities, including a reading of the book "The Little CHAMPS,” as well as a meet-and-greet with the authors. TownePlace Suites also donated 500 copies of the book to kids across the country.

TownePlace-Suites-real-giving-program-2Event participants also helped make blankets for patients in Walter Reed’s pediatric ward. Blanket-making for local children’s hospitals is an annual TownePlace Suites tradition. TownePlace Suites associates, owners, franchisees and guests across the United States and Canada made and donated thousands of fleece blankets this year. Hotel teams raised money for materials, organized events to assemble the cozy gifts and made in-person deliveries to Children’s Miracle Network Hospital patients.

 “TownePlace Suites’ mission is to take care of our extended-stay hotel guests while they’re on the road, and our real givingTM program allows us to take care of our communities as well,” said Loren Nalewanski, vice president and global brand manager, TownePlace Suites. “Our real giving TM initiative is where our heart is, whether we are working with local children’s hospitals or our nation’s military heroes and their families.”

Every year, TownePlace Suites hotel teams give back to their local communities through the real giving™ program. For more about this initiative, check the TownePlace Suites Facebook page throughout the year.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott is an all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand in the moderate price range. Ranked highest in the Extended Stay category in the J.D. Power 2013 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM, TownePlace Suites has also been #1 for mid-price extended stays in Business Travel News' Hotel Chain Survey in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Ideal for travelers who need accommodations for longer stays, TownePlace Suites offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and separate living/working and sleeping areas. Launched in 1997, the brand currently has more than 200 locations in the United States and Canada. TownePlace 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 TownePlace Suites toll-free number at 800-257-3000, visit www.towneplacesuites.com or become a fan at www.facebook.com/towneplacesuites

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: 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.

Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4.7 billion—most of it $1 at a time—for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Marriott International holds the honorable distinction of being Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ longest standing corporate partner. Since 1983 Marriott International has raised more than $92 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals throughout the country. Funds raised stay in the community in which they were raised.

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10/31/2013

Get Inspired! Check out TownePlace Suites' "Travel Turning Point" Winners and "Like" our Facebook Page

Tps_oc_fclBethesda, Md. – October 31, 2013 – Inspiration, emotion, nostalgia. These are just some words that come to mind as TownePlace Suites by Marriott reveals the five grand prize winners of its “Travel Turning Point” photo contest. Get inspired by checking out the winning entries on the brand’s Facebook page.

From May to September 2013, TownePlace Suites asked travelers from across the United States and Canada* to submit a photo and a caption that describes how a travel experience was a positive turning point in their lives. From stories about perseverance to tales about life-changing events, the contest entrants shared remarkable “travel turning points.”

“We have been so impressed with all of the amazing entries. The photos truly depict impactful travel experiences, and the captions tell fantastic and inspiring stories,” said Loren Nalewanski, vice president and global brand manager, TownePlace Suites. “We are honored that so many travelers shared their personal journeys with us. We plan to celebrate these entries and all ‘travel turning points’ on our Facebook page throughout the year.”

To see all of the winning entries, visit www.TownePlaceTurningPoint.com or check out TownePlace Suites’ Facebook page: www.facebook.com/towneplacesuites.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott is an all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand in the moderate price range. Ranked highest in the Extended Stay category in the J.D. Power 2013 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM, TownePlace Suites has also been #1 for mid-price extended stays in Business Travel News' Hotel Chain Survey in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Ideal for travelers who need accommodations for longer stays, TownePlace Suites offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and separate living/working and sleeping areas. Launched in 1997, the brand currently has more than 200 locations in the United States and Canada. TownePlace 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 TownePlace Suites toll-free number at 800-257-3000, visit www.towneplacesuites.com or become a fan at www.facebook.com/towneplacesuites

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: 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.

*excludes the province of Quebec

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10/22/2013

Marriott's Brands Top-Rated Among Business Travellers

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TownePlace Suites and Fairfield Inn & Suites gain top customer ratings in industry surveys.

Bethesda, Md, – October 22, 2013 – The results are in and Marriott International’s modern essentials and extended stay portfolio leads the industry according to recently released Business Travel News' (BTN) 2013 Hotel Chain Survey and the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Representing more than 2,000 hotels, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott and TownePlace Suites by Marriott all ranked at the top of the two influential industry surveys this fall, showing signs of increased popularity among guests and impressive global development. 

“The strength and growth of our modern essentials and extended stay portfolio are truly extraordinary,” said Janis Milham, senior vice president, modern essentials & extended stay lodging. “As we constantly evolve and look for ways to enhance our offerings, these surveys are testament that we are doing well in positioning our brands to serve the needs of our guests.”

TownePlace Suites is the number one ranked hotel brand in the midprice extended stay tier in the BTN survey. Every year, BTN asks business travel buyers to rate the hotel brands with which they conduct business. Survey categories include sales staff, consistency, corporate rate programs, data quality, service, physical appearance, business center, amenities (business and overall), and the price and value relationship. TownePlace Suites scored highest in each of the individual categories of the survey yet again – the only brand in recent history to do so three times in a row.

“We are honored to be Business Travel News’ top-rated extended stay brand in the midprice segment,” said Loren Nalewanski, vice president and global brand manager, TownePlace Suites. “Being recognized for a third year by such a key sector of the travel industry is remarkable and motivates us to continue to exceed our guests’ expectations during every stay.”

According to the BTN survey, Residence Inn is the second highest brand in the upscale extended stay category, and the top brand in terms of sales staff quality, data quality, helpful/courteous service and quality of the business center. Courtyard, that recently celebrated its 30th anniversary was rated third in the upscale tier in the BTN survey and Fairfield Inn & Suites ranked highest of all lodging types in the ASCI survey and was also rated second overall in its category – the upper midprice tier in the BTN survey. 

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: 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.

Connect with nina.herrera-davila@marriott.com

07/24/2013

TownePlace Suites Ranked #1 Extended-Stay Brand by J.D. Power

Nashville Airport TownePlace SuitesThe Marriott brand ranks highest in its category in 2013 Guest Satisfaction Study.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott, an all-suite and extended-stay brand, is thrilled to share that it has topped the Extended Stay category in the J.D. Power 2013 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM.

“I want to congratulate all of our TownePlace Suites associates on such a remarkable achievement,” said Loren Nalewanski, vice president and global brand manager, TownePlace Suites. “Growing extensively across North America, we remain committed to our guests, the road warriors. We are proud of this recognition and are inspired to continue to exceed expectations.”

Nashville Airport TownePlace Suites patioThe TownePlace Suites brand is ideal for the savvy traveler who appreciates value and requires accommodations for longer stays. Offering spacious suites with fully equipped kitchens, TownePlace Suites hotels provide a thoughtful design of separate spaces that allow guests to comfortably work at their Home OfficeTM Suite and also relax when they are away from home. Key amenities include complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi, as well as a TowneMap® to help guests connect to the local neighborhood.

For more details on the study, including specific categories and data gathering methods, visit J.D. Power’s website.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott is an all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand in the moderate price range. Ranked #1 for mid-price extended stays by Business Travel News' Hotel Chain Survey in 2011 and 2012, TownePlace Suites is the only brand to rank at the top of its tier for both years. Ideal for travelers who need accommodations for longer stays, TownePlace Suites offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and separate living/working and sleeping areas. Launched in 1997, the brand currently has more than 200 locations in the United States and Canada. TownePlace 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 TownePlace Suites toll-free number at 800-257-3000 or visit www.towneplacesuites.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.

Connect with jessica.stadd@marriott.com

 

05/30/2013

Marriott International’s Family Of Brands “Serve The World” Every Day

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Major Conference in Orlando Puts Focus on Global Leadership and Local Community Ties.


ORLANDO, Florida – More than 2000 hotels across five of the company’s 18 brands, Marriott International’s select service and extended stay portfolio is bringing scale and global reach to address the local challenges of hunger and homelessness, the wellness and well-being of children, and disaster relief. This week more than 3000 hotel General Managers representing Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, TownePlace Suites by Marriott and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott will convene at the Orlando Marriott World Center. In addition to training and teambuilding, all participants will volunteer to support their communities through service projects that have been adopted by each brand. On Saturday, June 1st, the conference keynote speaker will be former President Bill Clinton, whose Clinton Global Initiative tackles many of the same global issues addressed by these brands.

“Marriott has a decades-long commitment to serve our world,” said Brian King, Global Brand Officer – Marriott Endorsed Brands. “Our hotel associates demonstrate their ‘spirit to serve’ throughout the year as they volunteer in local communities around the world. Each brand has a unique personality and purpose which comes through in their signature global cause partnerships. This conference demonstrates how our hotels can improve people’s lives and the state of the world through everyday acts of service.”

RI - Red Cross CPR Training• On May 31, more than 600 Residence Inn general managers will receive emergency preparedness training as part of the brand's new alliance with the American Red Cross as the first hotel partner in the Disaster Responder Program.  The participants will complete a Citizen CPR training program and experience an immersion training where they will learn to build a shelter and understand the needs of disaster victims through role plays.  As an extended stay brand, Residence Inn hotels help people year round who are displaced from their homes by fire and flooding or natural disasters such as Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina.  Throughout the remainder of the year, Residence Inn hotels can participate locally in the Ready Rating™ Program, host a blood drive, participate in the Holiday Mail for Heroes program, and support the needs of their local American Red Cross Chapter.

FFI&S - Habitat for Humanity - Painting homes in Orlando• The same day general managers, representing the Fairfield Inn and Suites brand of nearly 700 hotels, will be painting homes in the Orlando area as part of the brand’s long-standing partnership with Habitat for Humanity to help provide decent, affordable housing for families in need. Since 1995, Fairfield Inn associates have helped build countless homes in the US and Canada. Through the Fairfield Inn and Suites Hospitality at Home program, thousands of associates have provided volunteer service, donated products from hotel renovations, provided financial contributions and have volunteered countless hours at their local Habitat ReStores, as a part of our Commitment to Serve our Communities.

• Furthermore on May 31, 200 general managers from the TownePlace Suites brand will make colorful, comforting blankets for children being cared for at the Orlando-area children’s hospital. The “warm hugs” from TownePlace will be going to all patients at the 158-bed Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Every winter for the past four years, more than 200 TownePlace Suites hotels have donated more than 10,000 handmade blankets to hundreds of hospitals across the United States and Canada.

CY - Biking 1000 miles in one week• On June 1, managers representing more than 900 Courtyard hotels around the world will assemble nearly 200 bicycles for the local Orlando Boys & Girls club.  This excellent effort will help enable children from disadvantaged circumstances to realize their full potential.  Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Courtyard dedicates itself to ensuring the success of youth. As a testament, two Courtyard managers demonstrate this commitment prior to the conference by biking 1,000 miles in one week to Orlando from their hotels in Ohio to raise money against childhood obesity for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital program.

• Finally, hundreds of general managers representing SpringHill Suites, a brand focused on style and design, will be assembling art horses for the Ivey Lane Elementary School in Orlando. The art horses are sturdy design seats for aspiring young artists to straddle while creating their masterpieces. In addition, the general managers representing more than 300 hotels will also be crafting hand-made cards with messages of inspiration and encouragement to the students. Known for its ArtNight events that feature local artists at its hotels throughout the country, SpringHill Suites’ activity is an extension of the brand’s commitment to promoting discovery through art appreciation. 

Marriott’s “Spirit To Serve Our Communities” initiative was formally developed in 1998 and built on a decades-long tradition of community service for the 86-year old company. In 2012, contributions from operations worldwide totaled $33.5 million (a nearly $1.2M increase over 2011,) according to the company’s Sustainability Report. Cash contributions totaled $7.2M; in-kind contributions were $16M; volunteer time value was $10.2M, (a 10% increase vs. 2011.) The Independent Sector’s current valuation for a volunteer hour is $22.14.

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.

Connect with nina.herrera-davila@marriott.com

05/01/2013

National Photo Contest Celebrates Your “Travel Turning Point”

TownePlace Suites Travel Turning Point Photo ContestTownePlace Suites offers more than $10,000 in prizes for inspirational stories.

Life is a series of crossroads… moments that may unexpectedly take you down a different path. These moments happen when you least expect them…sometimes, they take place on the road. These are “travel turning points.”

TownePlace Suites by Marriott launches today its “Travel Turning Point” photo contest. From now until September 1, 2013, travelers from across the United States and Canada* are asked to submit a photo and a caption that describes how a travel experience has been a positive turning point in their lives.

“Whether it’s bonding with your teenage daughter at the beach, or a weekend trip with friends that turns into a new job opportunity, ‘travel turning points’ happen all of the time,” said Loren Nalewanski, vice president and global brand manager, TownePlace Suites. “TownePlace Suites wants to share these great experiences and celebrate them by enabling winners to make more memories, take more trips and enjoy life.”

TownePlace Suites is offering more than $10,000 in prizes to 30 lucky winners. Five grand prize winners will receive $1,000 in cash, as well as 10 free hotel nights at any of the more than 200 TownePlace Suites properties. Ten runners-up will receive two free hotel nights. Fifteen honorable mentions will receive a TownePlace Suites T-shirt.

Travelers can enter the TownePlace Suites Travel Turning Point photo contest by visiting www.TownePlaceTurningPoint.com. More details and official rules are available on the site.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott is an all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand in the moderate price range. Ranked #1 for mid-price extended stays by Business Travel News' Hotel Chain Survey in 2011 and 2012, TownePlace Suites is the only brand to rank at the top of its tier for both years. Ideal for travelers who need accommodations for longer stays, TownePlace Suites offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and separate living/working and sleeping areas. Launched in 1997, the brand currently has more than 200 locations in the United States and Canada. TownePlace 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 TownePlace Suites toll-free number at 800-257-3000 or visit www.towneplacesuites.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.

*excludes the province of Quebec

Connect with jessica.stadd@marriott.com and sarah.moran@marriott.com

03/20/2013

TownePlace Suites and Kellogg’s® Serve Up a Spoonful of Hope

TPS & Kellogs Share Breakfast TogetherKelloggs Promotion WASFT 3TownePlace Suites by Marriott once again joined forces with Kellogg’s® to help donate one million breakfasts to children in need across the country for the third annual Share Breakfast program. Representing the only hotel brand partnering with Kellogg’s®, thousands of TownePlace Suites guests and associates showed their continued commitment to the initiative through their signatures, leading to more than 10,000 breakfasts shared.

During National Breakfast Week (March 2-9, 2013), TownePlace Suites guests at more than 200 hotels signed Share Breakfast posters. For every name represented, Kellogg’s® will share one breakfast with a child in need through its in-school partner Action for Healthy Kids®.

“We consider ourselves an active, contributing member in hundreds of local communities,” said Loren Nalewanski, vice president and global brand manager, TownePlace Suites. “Providing in-school breakfast through this noteworthy Share Breakfast initiative allows us to extend our hospitality to our neighbors that are most in need.”

Kelloggs and TownePlace Suits promotionA key component of TownePlace Suites is its emphasis on giving and staying connected to the community. Participating in the annual Share Breakfast initiative aligns with the brand’s real giving™ program in which guests, associates, owners and franchisees engage in activities throughout the year to contribute to their neighborhoods.

To find out more ways to share breakfast with kids in need from now until April 15, 2014, visit www.sharebreakfast.com.

About TownePlace Suites by Marriott
TownePlace Suites by Marriott (Marriott International, Inc.; NYSE: MAR) is an all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand in the moderate price range. Ranked #1 for mid-price extended stays by Business Travel News' Hotel Chain Survey in 2011 and 2012, TownePlace Suites is the only brand to rank at the top of its tier for both years. Ideal for travelers who need accommodations for longer stays, TownePlace Suites offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and separate living/working and sleeping areas. Launched in 1997, the brand currently has more than 200 locations in the United States and Canada. TownePlace 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 TownePlace Suites toll-free number at 800-257-3000 or visit www.towneplacesuites.com.

About Kellogg Company
At Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), we are driven to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter. With 2012 sales of $14.2 billion, Kellogg is the world’s leading cereal company; second largest producer of cookies, crackers and savory snacks; and a leading North American frozen foods company. Every day, our well-loved brands nourish families so they can flourish and thrive. These brands include Kellogg’s®, Keebler®, Special K®, Pringles®, Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Kashi®, Cheez-It®, Eggo®, Coco Pops®, Mini-Wheats®, and many more. Because we believe in the power of breakfast, we focus our philanthropic efforts global hunger relief through our Breakfasts for Better Days™ initiative, providing 1 billion servings of cereal and snacks -  more than half of which are breakfasts - to children and families in need by the end of 2016. To learn more about our responsible business leadership, foods that delight and how we strive to make a difference in our communities around the world, visit www.kelloggcompany.com.

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01/15/2013

TownePlace Suites Brings Warmth and Smiles to Kids This Winter Season

Blankets - TPSHotel brand continues annual blanket-making tradition for children’s hospitals.

It may be cold outside this time of year, but TownePlace Suites by Marriott is spreading warmth and comfort to those who need it most – patients at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This season, TownePlace Suites service team members, owners, franchisees and guests devoted time and effort to make and donate thousands of warm, fleece blankets to local hospitals across the United States and Canada.

This annual blanket-making program, now in its fourth year, is part of TownePlace Suites’ real giving™ program. In line with the brand’s connection to local communities across North America, TownePlace Suites teams raised money for cozy materials, organized blanket-making events and made in-person deliveries to sick children in need of a little extra comfort.

“This annual tradition truly warms my heart,” said Loren Nalewanski, vice president and global brand manager, TownePlace Suites. “We take care of our road warrior guests every day, providing them with care and comfort while they are on the road. Our real giving™ program allows us to extend that hospitality across the United States and Canada to kids in need of a little TLC.”

Through blanket-making volunteer service and donation opportunities, TownePlace Suites teams worked with local businesses and established long-lasting partnerships with area hospitals. At Marriott International headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, associates donated their batch of handmade blankets to Children’s National Medical Center.

The spirit of giving and connecting with the local community is an important element to the TownePlace Suites brand. The annual tradition of making and delivering blankets is just one way in which TownePlace Suites hotel teams work with their local communities to give back.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott is an all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand in the moderate price range. Ranked #1 for mid-price extended stays by Business Travel News' Hotel Chain Survey in 2011 and 2012, TownePlace Suites is the only brand to rank at the top of its tier for both years. Ideal for travelers who need accommodations for longer stays, TownePlace Suites offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and separate living/working and sleeping areas. Launched in 1997, the brand currently has more than 200 locations in the United States and Canada. TownePlace 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 TownePlace Suites toll-free number at 800-257-3000 or visit www.towneplacesuites.com.

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Marriott International is celebrating its 30th anniversary with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals this year. Since Mr. Marriott signed on as the first sponsor in 1983, Marriott International has raised nearly $70 million for the 170 Children’s Hospitals across the United States and Canada.

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