Marriott Update on Hurricane Katrina

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is working closely with authorities throughout the Gulf Coast region and other areas impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Marriott continues to provide for its guests and associates as best as conditions allow. The company has established a toll-free line for friends and families to call for information about guests and associates who may have been affected by the hurricane. That number is (866) 211-4610. (Outside the U.S. and Canada, the direct dial number is 402-390-3265.)

Guests with reservations or plans to travel to either hurricane-impacted areas or nearby regions where evacuees are relocating are encouraged to call Marriott at (800) 559-9352 to determine hotel availability.

As of 2 p.m. (EDT) Wednesday, August 31, Marriott’s 15 hotels in New Orleans have marginal operations and are unable to accept reservations. The affected properties include:

Courtyard New Orleans/Covington-Mandeville
Courtyard New Orleans Downtown-Near the French Quarter
Courtyard New Orleans-Convention Center
Courtyard New Orleans-Metairie
Fairfield Inn Kenner-New Orleans Airport
JW Marriott New Orleans
Marriott New Orleans
Marriott New Orleans at the Convention Center
Renaissance Arts Hotel
Renaissance Pere Marquette
Residence Inn New Orleans-Metairie
Residence Inn New Orleans-Downtown
SpringHill Suites New Orleans/Convention Center
The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans and Maison Blanche
TownePlace Suites New Orleans/Metairie

The above hotels will remain closed until local authorities advise they may reopen. In addition, the following hotels in affected areas remain temporarily closed:

The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa (Point Clear)

SpringHill Suites Pensacola

Marriott will provide updates on as information becomes available. For information regarding hotel reservations, please call (800) 228-9290. Those in countries outside of the United States seeking information about the impact of Hurricane Katrina should call the Marriott International toll-free number in their country.

About Marriott International, Inc.

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, 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, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Grand Residences by Marriott 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. 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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