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Marriott Rewards Named Top Program

Marriott International has best showing ever at Freddie Awards

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eTN  May 27, 2008

Marriott Rewards, Marriott International’s (NYSE:MAR) guest loyalty program, won 10 Freddie Awards. The Freddie Awards are announced each year by Randy Petersen, publisher and editor of Inside Flyer magazine, and recognize excellence in frequent traveler programs globally. Results are determined by reader surveys.

Marriott Rewards took first place in the following categories: Best Program - Americas; Best Customer Service – Americas; Best Member Communications – Americas; Best Member Communications - Europe, Middle East, Africa; Best Member Communications - Asia Pacific; Best Promotion (MegaBonus) – Europe, Middle East, Africa; Best Award (Hotel & Air Package) – Americas; Best Award (Hotel & Air Package) - Europe, Middle East Africa; Best Award (Hotel & Air Package) - Asia Pacific; Best Web Site – Asia Pacific

Senior vice president of Marriott Rewards Ed French stated, “We are truly gratified to win so many Freddie Awards, especially since they come from our members. This year is our 25th anniversary and we are truly grateful for our members’ loyalty. We continue to enhance the program, re-invent our brands and add hotels around the world to give our members the best travel experience possible.”

Marriott Rewards is the industry’s longest continuously-running hotel loyalty program. The program’s 28 million members can earn and redeem points at 2,800 Marriott International hotels around the world, including Marriott Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Marriott Vacation Club and Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club. In addition, members can also choose to earn airline miles with one of the program’s 30 airline partners.

Marriott Rewards points may be redeemed for hotel stays, frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals, brand-name merchandise and more. Marriott Rewards earned its Freddie Awards from votes cast by readers of Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Travel Savvy, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines.

Marriott International has best showing ever at Freddie Awards

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