WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 21, 2003 - Marriott received the highest rankings in the first annual SkyGuide “Best in Travel Awards.” Marriott Hotels and Resorts placed first as the most preferred hotel and Courtyard by Marriott also took top honors in its category. More than 4,200 subscribers and frequent travelers were surveyed. Complete results of the SkyGuide “Best in Travel Awards” will be in the summer (August) issue of SkyGuide GO published by American Express Publishing.
The June issue of Global Finance published by Global Finance Media, Inc., named Marriott “Best Global Hotel Chain” and “Best Hotel Chain North America.” The results of the Second Annual Global Finance Awards “Best Business Hotels & Airlines” are based on a poll of 15,000 readers.
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading worldwide hospitality company with over 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 68 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 128,000 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.