Marriott Rewards Members Can Shop Their Way to a Free Vacation

Members Can Earn a 1,000-Point Bonus Plus Additional Points When They Shop at Over 150 Online Retailers

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ — Marriott Rewards, Marriott International, Inc.’s (NYSE:MAR) award-winning guest loyalty program, has added 75 new online retailers to Members can sign up to earn points while shopping at online retailers such as Barnes and, J. Jill, The Home Depot and Red Envelope.

From now through Dec. 31, 2005, members can earn 1,000 Marriott Rewards bonus points with a single transaction of $150 at any one online merchant. Members also earn from one to 10 Marriott Rewards points per dollar depending on the retailer. There are flat-rate earning options for subscription services such as Netflix. More information is available at

Marriott Rewards’ members can redeem their Marriott Rewards points for merchandise, such as Marriott gift certificates, designer merchandise, electronics, jewelry and many other unique gifts. Points can also be redeemed for free hotel stays, spa treatments, airline tickets, car rentals, cruises, theme park tickets, adventure travel tours and much more.

With more than 2,600 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 in the World” by Business Traveler magazine for the past eight years, “Best Hotel Loyalty Program” for two years in a row by Travel Savvy and “Best Hotel Loyalty Program” by the readers of BusinessWeek magazine.

For information about Marriott Rewards or to enroll, call (800) 249-0800, visit the front desk of participating hotels or log on to

*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 2,700 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, The Ritz-Carlton Club, Grand Residences by Marriott, and Horizons brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; operates conference centers; and manages golf courses. The company is headquartered in metropolitan 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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