Marriott’s Rewarding Weddings Program Is Now Online

Couples Can Search the New Web Site for More Information on How to Earn Free Honeymoons

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Marriott Rewards(R) has launched a Rewarding Weddings web site, which provides information on how couples who hold their wedding receptions at participating Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) hotels can earn enough Marriott Rewards points for a free honeymoon. The site,, also allows couples to search for participating locations.

Receptions must be held on a Friday or Sunday between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 2006, and can be booked between Nov. 1, 2005, and March 30, 2006. With Rewarding Weddings, couples will receive the following Marriott Rewards points when they spend between $15,000 and $25,000 on food and beverage at their reception.

* $15,000 earns couples 150,000 Marriott Rewards points, enough points for
a week’s stay at any Marriott hotel worldwide, seven nights in any three
Marriott or Renaissance hotels in Hawaii, or seven nights in any three
hotels in the U.K. and Ireland.

* $20,000 earns couples 200,000 Marriott Rewards points, enough points for
a seven-day cruise to the Caribbean, round-trip rail tours on the Orient
Express or golf school for two.

* $25,000 earns customers 250,000 Marriott Rewards points, enough points
for a week-long complete travel package, including seven nights at any
participating Marriott International hotel, frequent flier miles and 25
percent off a Hertz car rental.

Marriott Rewards offers more resorts, on-site spas and golf than any other hotel loyalty program. 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 and 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.*

Rewarding Weddings is subject to terms and conditions. More information can be found by logging onto or calling (800) 831-4004.

Marriott also has trained over 2,500 Certified Wedding Event Planners who can assist with scheduling and planning details or work directly with the couple’s outside wedding planner. Each Marriott Certified Wedding Event Planner passes a certification course to enhance skills in wedding protocols, etiquette, and culinary and decorating trends, with training ranging from traditions in ethnic weddings to destination and military weddings. Marriott Certified Wedding Event Planners are on-site at Marriott and Renaissance hotels and resorts throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean.

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 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 65 other countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Bulgari, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn and SpringHill Suites 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., and has approximately 133,000 employees. 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. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at

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