Marriott Adds a Personal Touch to Gift Card Giving

PRNewswire WASHINGTON Oct. 22 :

For holiday shoppers who like the convenience and choice of gift
certificate and gift card giving but who want to add an exclusive,
pampering touch, Marriott International, Inc. has introduced two new
holiday offers that combine $100 worth of Marriott dollars with
specially-priced body products currently available only at the Revive Spa
at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Ariz.

Available on and offered at special
introductory prices via the “Special Revive Spa Offer” link through
February 14, 2004, the “Revive Your Senses” package combines a $100
Marriott GiftCard with Revive Spa Exhilarating Sugar Glow, Super-Rich Body
Butter and Energy Blend Bath Bar. The “Revive Your Body” package combines
a $100 Marriott GiftCard with Revive Spa Energy Blend Soothing Body Oil
and a comprehensive Foot Care Kit.

(Costs for the “Revive Your Senses,” a $165 value, and “Revive Your Body,”
a $155 value, GiftCard/spa product packages are specially priced at
$129.50 and $124.50, respectively, and include shipping.)

The Revive Spa products, presented in a reusable draw string tote bag, are
packaged with the Marriott GiftCard, which can be applied toward hotel
stays, dining, and other hotel services such as golf, spa and gift shop


“Everyone loves gift cards and gift certificates, but adding that special
`extra` of super-indulgent, exclusive Marriott Revive Spa body products to
our already popular GiftCards creates a perfect pampering gift for loved
ones, clients, executive assistants, and any man, woman, or mother-in-law
on your list,” said Leigh Anne Ambrose, director of certificate marketing.
“Good for both body and mind, Marriott Revive Spa GiftCards are the gifts
that can`t miss. Plastic never felt so good.”

Ambrose continued, “Gift cards rank among the top ten most wanted gifts,
according to the National Retail Federation, and that`s because the
recipient also receives the power of choice.”

Additional Marriott GiftCards and Certificates available on include Dinners for Two, Weekend Nights and
Marriott GiftCards in $50 and $100 increments.

About Revive Spa at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix
The 28,000 sq.-ft. Revive Spa is designed with a Southwestern theme and
features 41 treatment rooms, a two-story rotunda, and private balconies
offering the perfect setting for outdoor massages. Revive offers a diverse
spa menu that includes Swedish massages and facials to such innovative
body treatments as an Avocado Lime Wrap, which works to incorporate
lymphaticmovement, cellulite removal and hydration of the skin; and a
Blackberry Scrub, which serves as a natural exfoliant that cleanses and
nourishes the body. Among the Spa`s signature services is the Hiker`s
Relief Experience, utilizing a Green Sea Clay Wrap to help soothe sore
muscles and the After Sun Treatment, where a Lavender/Tea Tree Aloe Wrap
is used to cool sun-soaked skin. Guests can enjoy two indoor relaxation
rooms with fireplaces, outdoor patios, or unwind on the rooftop garden.
Also available for spa-goers is a private pool and The Spa Bistro offering
a juice bar and a variety of healthy menu selections.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. 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 andone of the best places to work for by FORTUNE(R).
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