Marriott Keeps Guests Fit with the ‘Stay Trim On Travel’ Sweepstakes and Scratch-Off Game

WASHINGTON, March 11 /PRNewswire/ — With fitness becoming an important part of the hotel stay for many business travelers, Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is committed to providing guests with the most fitness options of any hotel company, from 24-hour fitness centers to complimentary in-room fitness options to in-room fitness videos. Additionally, Marriott is now giving guests two ways to win fitness prizes in the Stay Trim On Travel Sweepstakes and Scratch Off Game.

Guests who make a reservation on with an American Express(R) Card between now and April 15, 2005, and begin their stay before April 30, 2005, are automatically entered into the sweepstakes for a chance to win the grand prize, a week for two at any Marriott resort worldwide, including airfare and spa certificate. One hundred and forty total prizes valued close to $50,000, including treadmills, mountain bikes and iPods will be awarded. Log onto to play and for official rules. The sweepstakes is open to residents of the 50 US States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older as of March 1, 2005.

In addition, anyone can play the Stay Trim On Travel Scratch-Off Game once a day, every day until April 15, 2005 on Over 350 prizes, ranging from a one-year gym membership to Marriott fitness gift packs, are available.

Marriott offers many fitness options for travelers looking to “Stay Trim On Travel,” including the new “Great Health – Fit for You” program, which offers complimentary use of in-room fitness options that provide guests with cutting edge exercise choices. Workout offerings including the BodyRev(TM), BodyWedge21(TM) and Michael Sena’s Traveling Trainer are delivered to guestrooms upon request at full-service Marriott and Renaissance hotels in North America.

If you do not wish to make an online reservation, but wish to enter the sweepstakes, you may enter by hand printing your name, complete address, daytime phone number and date of birth on a plain piece of 3″ x 5″ paper and mailing it in a hand-addressed postage stamped envelope to: Stay Trim on Travel Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 7600, Melville, NY 11775-7600. Enter as often as you wish, but each entry must be mailed separately. All mail-in entries must be postmarked by April 15, 2005 and received by April 22, 2005. No purchase or reservation necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on total number of eligible entries received.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with over 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, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites, and Bulgari 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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