Marriott Rewards(R) and Visa Offer Double Points to Members

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Marriott Rewards announced today that members can earn double points when they pay for their hotel stay with any Visa(R) card. The special Double Points promotion is effective Oct. 1, 2005, through Jan. 31, 2006, and is available at more than 2,500 Marriott International hotels worldwide, including Marriott, JW Marriott, Renaissance, Courtyard, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn and Marriott Vacation Club International locations. Members can earn double points on all Visa-paid Marriott hotel stays through Jan. 31, 2006, starting with their Visa-paid second stay. Members must register for the Double Points promotion and obtain full terms and conditions of the offer by visiting or calling (888) MARRIOTT.

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.*

Marriott Rewards has been named “Best Hotel Rewards Program” by the readers of Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Travel Savvy, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines.

To make a reservation, members can call 1-800-MARRIOTT (627-7468) or visit For information about Marriott Rewards and to enroll in Marriott Rewards Visa Double Points Promotion, guests can call 1-888-MARRIOTT (627-7468) 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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