Marriott Vacations Third Resort in Spain

Marriott Vacation Club International, the vacation ownership division of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR), announced the opening of its latest resort in Spain - Marriott’s Playa Andaluza.
The 225-apartment (proposed) resort is situated beachfront on the country’s Costa del Sol, or ‘Sun Coast,’ near the renowned yacht port of Puerto Banœs in Estepona. Located within close proximity to the nearly sold-out Marriott’s Marbella Beach Resort, the highly anticipated Marriott’s Playa Andaluza opened its first phase of 32 apartments last month. Like its sister property, the new resort presents a mix of rich history and a relaxing beach setting on the Mediterranean Sea.
“We continue to be pleased with the success of our resorts in Spain,” said Stephen P. Weisz, president, Marriott Vacation Club International. “Marriott’s Playa Andaluza provides yet another memorable vacation experience for our owners and guests.”

Marriott’s Playa Andaluza boasts spacious two and three bedroom apartments ranging in size from 1,370 to 1,551 square feet. Apartments can comfortably accommodate six or eight guests respectively. Each features separate living and dining areas, a private balcony with sea views, a fully equipped kitchen, a master suite with stretch-and-soak tub, multiple televisions with a DVD and CD player in the living room and utility area with washer and dryer.

Current prices begin at €15,080 ($14,800) per week of lifelong holiday ownership, and vary based on unit type and season purchased. Apartments are also offered for nightly rentals, subject to availability.

Resort amenities at Marriott’s Playa Andaluza include:
- Indoor pool
- Health club with a sauna and beauty services
- Marriott Compass Kids’ Club program and game room
- Restaurant seating 150
- Pool bar and grill
- Beach concession area
- The MarketPlaceSM convenience store
Situated approximately 50 miles from the Málaga International Airport, the resort is located close to the jet set playground of Puerto Banœs, with impressive yachts moored right on the doorstep of designer boutiques, art galleries and five star international and local restaurants. After dining, visitors can stroll through the port or enjoy the exciting nightlife, from the sophisticated bars to the elegant clubs, until the small hours of the morning.

Culture lovers will be overwhelmed for choice. The splendour of the Alhambra in Granada, the Mosque in Cordoba and the Giralda in Sevilla are all close by. Closer to the resort lie the traditional villages of Benhavis, Casares, Ronda, Istan and Ojén - all excellent venues for long leisurely lunches.


Miles of golden beach and the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea await visitors; windsurfing, jetskiing and water-skiing are just a few of the aquatic sports available. Additionally, the Costa del Sol is a golfer’s paradise, with more than 50 courses scattered throughout the surrounding hills, many of them championship courses designed by world-renowned golfers.

About Marriott Vacation Club International:
Marriott Vacation Club International is the recognized world leader in vacation ownership. In 1984, Marriott became the first branded hospitality company by nearly a decade to enter the timeshare industry. Today, Marriott Vacation Club continues to expand with a diverse portfolio of 6,000 timeshare resort villas and more than 225,000 vacation owners in all 50 states and 143 countries. Owners can travel the globe by exchanging to 2,000 locations through Interval International; or by trading for Marriott Rewards points that are redeemable for travel awards, including Marriott hotels, airfare, rental cars, cruises and more. Marriott’s one, two and three-bedroom villas feature spacious living and dining areas, fully-equipped kitchens and often whirlpool tubs and private balconies. Resorts are located in premier beach, mountain, golf, historic, island and family attraction destinations worldwide. Marriott Vacation Club International was named Best Sales Organization this year at the American Business Awards, the first national, all-encompassing program recognizing the best in American business. For information, call toll-free at 1-866-300-3032, or visit online at