Marriott Rewards(R) Reduces Points Needed to Redeem Free Dream Vacations at Selected Properties

WASHINGTON, March 29 /PRNewswire/ — With summer vacations just around the corner, Marriott Rewards has reduced the number of points needed to visit some of the world’s most popular destinations. Marriott Rewards PointSavers allows members to save up to 33 percent on points needed to earn vacations at participating destinations.

All Marriott PointSaver hotels are discounted one category. For example, the Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountain is a category 5 hotel and usually requires 25,000 Marriott Reward points for one night. But with PointSavers, it can be redeemed as a category 4 points, 20,000 Marriott Reward points. Awards may be booked now for stays through Sept. 30, 2005.

Whether riding the trolley in San Francisco, visiting the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin or taking a boat ride in Hong Kong harbour, Marriott Rewards PointSavers offers many destinations at premier Marriott International hotels. Sample destinations include:

North America
Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek, Calif.
San Francisco Courtyard Downtown, Calif.
Boston Marriott Peabody, Mass.
Renaissance Seattle, Wash.
Courtyard Miami Beach Oceanfront, Fla.
Residence Inn Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, Thailand
Renaissance Harbour View Hong Kong, China
Renaissance Beijing, China
Dalmahoy Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Scotland
Courtyard Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport, France
Courtyard Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

A complete list of hotels and resorts as well as details about reduced- point awards can be found in the Member Specials section of Some restrictions and all program terms and conditions apply.

Participating brands include Marriott Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott and Marriott Vacation Club International.

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 21 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, and was named “Best Hotel Loyalty Program” by the readers of Business Week magazine.

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 1/05.

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, 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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