Marriott Rewards Members Can Now Embark on Adventures Far and Wide With Abercrombie & Kent Tours

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Marriott Rewards has added Abercrombie & Kent tours to its already industry-leading list of luxury redemption partners. Members can redeem 150,000 points for a $1,000 certificate towards a host of adventures from Abercrombie & Kent, including African safaris, European river cruises, Antarctic expeditions and many others.

For more than forty years, Abercrombie & Kent has been internationally recognized as the first name in luxury adventure travel. Born in 1962 as a safari company in Nairobi, Kenya, Abercrombie & Kent’s unparalleled travel and tour operations now extend across the globe to more than 100 countries on all seven continents. Forty-eight destination management companies ensure the “insider access” that only a local staff can provide.

Marriott Rewards is the industry leader in luxury redemption options, offering more hotels on Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List than any other hotel company. Abercrombie & Kent joins Marriott Rewards’ other luxury redemption partners, including The Ritz-Carlton hotels, JW Marriott hotels, the 16th century Dromoland Castle Hotel & Country Estate and the 13th century Ashford Castle Hotel & Country Estate in Ireland, Peppers Retreats & Resorts in Australia and Orient-Express cruises and trains in Europe and Asia.

Participating brands include Marriott Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott and Marriott Vacation Club International.

In addition to free hotel stays, Marriott Rewards points may be redeemed for frequent flyer miles, car rentals, theme park passes, retail merchandise and more. With more than 2,500 participating hotels in the United States and 64 other countries and more than 22 million members worldwide, Marriott Rewards provides travelers the opportunity to get to the places they dream of 30 percent faster than with other leading programs.*

Marriott Rewards has been named “Best Hotel Rewards Program in the World” by Business Traveler magazine for the past eight years, and was named “Best Hotel Loyalty Program” by the readers of Business Week magazine.

For information about Marriott Rewards or to enroll, call (800) 249-0800, visit the front desk of participating hotels, or log onto

* Comparison based on seven nights at Starwood, Hilton, InterContinental Hotel Group and Hyatt full-service hotels of similar quality and points earned on dollars spent. Assumes standard award offerings for base-level members. All comparisons made as of 6/05.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 2,700 lodging properties in the United States and 65 other countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, Renaissance, Bulgari, The Ritz-Carlton, Courtyard, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, TownePlace Suites, and Fairfield Inn brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, The Ritz-Carlton Club, Grand Residences by Marriott, and Horizons brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; operates conference centers; and manages golf courses. The company is headquartered in metropolitan Washington, D.C. It is ranked as the lodging industry’s most admired company and one of the best places to work for by Fortune(R) magazine. In fiscal year 2004, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $10 billion, and the company had approximately 133,000 employees at year-end 2004. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at

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