Marriott Rewards(R) and Air France/KLM to Offer Airline Miles for Hotel Stays

WASHINGTON, July 18 /PRNewswire/ — Marriott Rewards announced a new partnership today allowing Marriott Rewards members to earn Air France/KLM Flying Blue miles when they stay at over 2,500 Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) hotels in 64 countries. Marriott Rewards members now have 26 airline options.

Effective immediately, Marriott Rewards members who designate Air France/KLM as their airline loyalty program of choice will receive:

Three (3) miles per U.S. dollar spent at:

* Marriott Hotels & Resorts
* JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts
* Renaissance Hotels & Resorts
* Marriott Vacation Club International

Or one (1) mile per U.S. dollar spent (room rate only) at:

* Courtyard by Marriott
* Fairfield Inn by Marriott
* SpringHill Suites by Marriott
* Residence Inn by Marriott
* TownePlace Suites by Marriott

In addition, Marriott Rewards members can convert their Marriott Rewards points into Flying Blue miles at the following exchange rates:

10,000 Marriott Rewards Points = 1,500 miles
20,000 Marriott Rewards Points = 3,500 miles
30,000 Marriott Rewards Points = 7,000 miles
70,000 Marriott Rewards Points = 17,000 miles
125,000 Marriott Rewards Points = 35,000 miles

To enroll or obtain information about becoming a Flying Blue member, visit

With 10 million members, Flying Blue enables its members to earn and spend program Miles on the combined networks of Air France and KLM and also on flights operated by SkyTeam member airlines and 30 other airline partners. This global network of 18,000 flights and 900 destinations allows customers to benefit from all the advantages that Europe’s leading airline loyalty program has to offer.

For information about Marriott Rewards or to enroll, call (800) 249-0800 in the US; (52) 55 110 221 21 in Latin America; 52 55 110 221 21 in Mexico; 44 (0) 20 7584 5500 in Europe, the United Kingdom and the Middle East; (61) (2) 8298 5250 in Australia and Asia; and (81) 3 5405 1513 in Japan; visit the front desk of participating hotels; or log onto,, (China), (Japan), (South Korea), (Argentina), (Brazil), (Chile), (Costa Rica), (Dominican Republic), (Mexico), (Peru), (Venezuela), (France), (Germany), or (United Kingdom).

Marriott Rewards points may be redeemed for hotel stays, frequent flyer miles, car rentals, theme park passes, retail merchandise and more. With more than 2,500 participating hotels in 64 countries, 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 BusinessWeek magazine.

*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 5/05.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 2,600 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, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Marriott Grand Residence Club brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in 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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