Marriott and Hertz Offer Couples Keys to Weekend Getaways

Affordable Hotel and Car Packages Available Throughout the United States and Canada

WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire/ — Marriott International is teaming up with The Hertz Corporation to offer couples specially priced hotel and car rental packages* that are easy to book and even easier to enjoy. These affordably priced packages are perfect for a romantic weekend or longer getaway complete with a sporty convertible or an SUV.

Hotel and car rental packages must be reserved online at Packages are available at participating Hertz airport locations and more than 1,100 hotels, including JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, TownePlace Suites and Fairfield Inn hotels in the United States and Canada.

To book, guests simply visit and click on the “room and car specials” link to customize their package based on location, dates, car class and choice of hotel.

Here are sample rates (subject to change without notice) for April that include a two night weekend stay for two people and a two day car rental:

* San Francisco — Weekend rate includes the Marriott San Francisco
Fisherman’s Wharf with a mid-size car, like the Mazda 626 or Toyota
Corolla, for $429.00 (including taxes and fees).

* New Orleans — Weekend rate includes the Renaissance Arts Hotel with an
SUV, such as the Ford Explorer or Mercury Mountaineer, for $357.00
(including taxes and fees).

* San Diego — Weekend rate includes the Marriott San Diego Mission Valley
with a convertible car, like the Ford Mustang, for $442.00 (including
taxes and fees).

For more information or reservations, visit

*Offer valid through December 30, 2005, at participating Marriott hotels and Hertz airport locations throughout the United States and Canada. Total Marriott package price shown includes applicable taxes and surcharges for the hotel room and rental car. A limited number of packages are available at these rates. Package rates cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts or promotions. Hotel blackout dates may apply. Marriott Rewards points are not offered for these packages. All standard Hertz rental qualifications and terms and conditions apply.

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, 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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