Marriott Kicks Off Fall Travel With Free Weekend Offer

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sept. 23, 2002 - Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) announced today the return of its popular free weekend offer. Marriott Rewards members will receive two free weekend nights plus special elite status and benefits when they stay three separate times* from Oct. 14, 2002, through Jan. 31, 2003, at any of nearly 2,300 Marriott hotels worldwide. To become eligible, members must register for the Marriott Rewards Take 2 offer via or by calling 1-888-MARRIOTT (627-7468).
Once earned, the two free weekend nights may be redeemed separately or consecutively any Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday through June 30, 2003, at more than 2,100 participating hotels, including these
Marriott brands:

Marriott Hotels, Resorts and Suites
Renaissance Hotels, Resorts and Suites
Residence Inn by Marriott
JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts
TownePlace Suites by Marriott
Courtyard by Marriott
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
Marriott Conference Centers
SpringHill Suites by Marriott

As an added bonus, members will also receive Marriott Rewards Silver elite status and benefits normally reserved for guests who stay a minimum of 15 nights per year. Benefits include a 20 percent bonus on points earned for stays at full-service hotels, a special elite-only reservation line, weekend discounts and more.

“Claiming a bonus weekend and special perks with the Marriott Rewards Take 2 offer is easy with fall and holiday travel plans on the horizon,” said Holly Mendelson, director of communications and international programs for Marriott Rewards. “Providing the most rewarding travel experience possible is what Marriott is all about.”
With more than 17 million members, Marriott Rewards is the world`s largest and most-preferred frequent guest program. In addition to providing the fastest way to free hotel stays, Marriott Rewards offers travelers more than 300 award options, including frequent flyer miles, gift certificates and retail merchandise, theme park passes and more.
To reserve your next stay, call 1-888-MARRIOTT or visit For information about Marriott Rewards and this promotion, or to enroll, visit the front desk of any participating hotel, or log on to
* A “stay” is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity. Take2 free weekend night certificates are redeemable at any of the more than 2,100 Category 1-4 Marriott hotel locations. A maximum of two free nights may be earned per member. All Marriott Rewards terms and conditions apply. See for additional details of this offer.
2001 Best Hotel Rewards Program in the World—For the fifth consecutive year, Marriott Rewards was voted “Best Hotel Rewards Program in the World” by frequent travelers and readers of Business Traveler magazine.
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 17 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. Marriott Rewards may be found online at