Travel Planners Free Trip with Marriott

Washington, D.C. - May 28, 2003 - Marriott ExecuStay, the corporate housing division of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR), is celebrating the upcoming opening of The Aurora, its new 32-story luxury corporate apartment high-rise in Midtown Manhattan, through a promotion that awards three free nights in New York City. This offer is available to all travel planners and relocation specialists - plus up to three friends - who book one client at either of its two New York residential buildings - The Aurora and The Chelsea - for a minimum of 60 days.
Through ExecuStay’s “See the Light” free-stay promotion, travel planners and relocation specialists who book at least one client at The Aurora or The Chelsea by Labor Day (Sept. 1, 2003) and whose client checks in by Dec. 31, 2003, will earn three free nights in a spacious apartment at one of the two locations. The free three-night stay is valid through March 31, 2004, and is subject to availability. A limit of one free three-night stay can be earned per travel planner/advisor/relocation specialist.
All “See the Light” bookings should be made through Marriott ExecuStay’s New York office at 1 (800) 877-2800, with callers referencing the “See the Light” promotion.

“With the scheduled summer opening of The Aurora, long-term corporate travelers to this larger-than-life city will now have the choice of two comfortable corporate housing choices in two great neighborhoods,” said Bill Todd, vice president of sales for Marriott ExecuStay.

“The Aurora, in Manhattan’s Murray Hill neighborhood, embodies style and elegance and is surrounded by contemporary cafes, critically acclaimed restaurants and awe-inspiring museums,” said Todd. “Or, if you’re looking for a different kind of electricity in the city that never sleeps, Marriott ExecuStay also offers The Chelsea, in the heart of one of New York’s most happening neighborhoods. Recently refurbished, The Chelsea is the perfect place to call home after a day of work or play.”

Todd said that ExecuStay is the only corporate housing provider that participates in a frequent travel program. Guests of ExecuStay can earn points toward free air travel and lodging worldwide through Marriott Rewards®, the company’s award-winning frequent travel program.
Marriott ExecuStay (; 1-888-840-7829) offers travelers who require stays of 30 days or more the spaciousness and privacy of apartment living in approximately 200 U.S. cities. All Marriott ExecuStay apartments are fully furnished and accessorized, with monthly rates that include basic utilities, phone service, cable television and 24/7 customer service. For added convenience to guests and travel planners, Marriott ExecuStay puts all expenses on one monthly invoice.
Marriott ExecuStay, with approximately 5,000 apartments in the U.S., is part of Marriott International’s extended-stay lodging portfolio, which also includes Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites and Marriott Executive Apartments.

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