Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) announced that its web site, Marriott.com, set a single-day record in bookings this week. Marriott.com, generated more than 20,000 reservations on May 12-the highest since the site was launched in 1996.
On the record breaking day, Marriott.com visitors were most interested in the following cities:
1. Washington, DC 6. Boston, MA
2. New York, NY 7. San Diego, CA
3. Orlando, FL 8. Chicago, IL
4. Atlanta, GA 9. San Francisco, CA
5. Los Angeles, CA 10. Scottsdale, AZ
In 2002, Marriott.com generated more than $1 billion in gross sales in a single year, representing a nearly seven-fold increase over a two-year period. Reservations on Marriott.com can be made at more than 2,600 hotels worldwide.
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading worldwide hospitality company with nearly 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 66 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 Ramada International 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., has approximately 129,000 employees, and was ranked as the lodging industry`s most admired company and one of the best places to work for by FORTUNE®. For more information or reservations, please visit the web site at www.marriott.com.