Marriott Rewards and AT&T Team Up

WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 27, 2002 - Marriott Rewards announced today a new opportunity with AT&T Wireless, allowing its members to earn 7,500 Marriott Rewards points when activating new AT&T Wireless service. With more than 300 different reward options, Marriott Rewards points can be redeemed for free stays at nearly 2,300 hotels, retail merchandise, frequent flyer miles, Disney theme park passes, and more.

“This offer is a natural for our members, who travel often and rely on wireless technology to stay in touch with their home base,” said Holly Mendelson, director of communications and international programs for Marriott Rewards. “Since one free night starts at just 7,500 Marriott Rewards points, members can benefit from this offer immediately or bank their points for a future free vacation.”

“It’s a great time to be an AT&T Wireless customer and a Marriott Rewards member,” said Michael Sievert, chief marketing officer for AT&T Wireless. “Together we are helping people stay connected while on the go.”

To receive more information or take advantage of the new Marriott Rewards / AT&T Wireless bonus offer, members should visit or call 1-800-844-4767. All Marriott Rewards terms and conditions apply. Offer is valid on qualifying AT&T Wireless service plans starting at $19.99. Marriott Rewards points are credited to the member`s account following a minimum of two AT&T Wireless billing cycles.

In May 1997, Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) introduced Marriott Rewards, the world’s largest multi-brand frequent guest program with 2,300 participating hotels and more than 16 million members. Marriott Rewards offers members the choice of earning/redeeming points or earning frequent flyer mileage at nine distinct lodging brands: Marriott Hotels, Resorts and Suites; Renaissance Hotels, Resorts and Suites; Marriott Conference Centers; Marriott Vacation Club International; Courtyard by Marriott; Fairfield Inn by Marriott; Residence Inn by Marriott; SpringHill Suites by Marriott and TownePlace Suites by Marriott. Points may also be earned at Marriott ExecuStay and Marriott Executive Apartments. For the past five years, Marriott Rewards has been voted “Best Hotel Rewards Program in the World” by readers of Business Traveler magazine. Marriott Rewards may be found online at