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Marriott Vacation Club International Building 88 Villas Within
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino Property
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ORLANDO, Fla. – June 21, 2006 – Marriott Vacation Club International (MVCI), the vacation ownership division of Marriott International Inc. (NYSE:MAR), announced today the development and sales start of its first resort in the West Indies on the island of St. Kitts. Slated for occupancy in January 2007, Marriott’s St. Kitts Beach Club will be located on-property with the AAA Four Diamond – St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino, and is proposed to include 88, two- and three-bedroom villas (at build-out). Initial pricing ranges from $16,400 to $69,500 per week depending on season and floor plan selected.

“St. Kitts is a tremendous addition to our growing Caribbean portfolio of resorts,” said Stephen P. Weisz, president of Marriott Vacation Club International. “Our owners have made it clear that they enjoy vacationing in this destination, so we are pleased to deliver yet another oceanfront island experience to our nearly 312,000 owners.”

Continued Weisz, “Uniquely located on-property with the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino, the resort affords additional amenities and leisure opportunities for our owners and rental guests that will enhance the overall vacation experience.” 

In eight, three-story Garden Houses, the spacious villas will range in size from approximately 1,400-2,089 square feet designed with “island life” in mind utilizing a tropical color palette of orange, blues and greens with red accents and touches of yellow and gold. Each villa will feature at least one private balcony or terrace offering stunning views from azure waters and pristine beaches to lush, tropical gardens and native vegetation. Vacationers will savor the relaxing Caribbean spirit in a deep soaking tub in the master suite, as well as other villa features including a fully-equipped kitchen with GE stainless steel appliances and walnut finished cabinetry, tile floors and granite counters; generous living and dining areas; washer/dryer; oversized shower in master suite; multiple Sony flat-panel televisions; Sony DVD players in living room and bedrooms; and Wi-Fi internet accessibility. Three-bedroom villas can accommodate up to 10 guests. 

Numerous amenities and concierge services are offered through the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino. Dine at a variety of restaurants catering to everyone’s tastes, such as fresh local seafood at Blu or a fine “city-style” steak at the Royal Grille Steakhouse. While relaxing by the pool, owners can enjoy a popular local drink, a “Ting with a Sting!,” a simple concoction of locally made CSR Rum & Ting (grapefruit soda) to accompany their lunch at the Bohemia Beach Bar & Grille which has a convenient swim-up bar. Owners will have access to the resort’s state-of-the-art fitness center and use of the sauna, steam room, and whirlpools at the Emerald Mist Spa, in addition to other amenities such as the sundries store and retail shops. For those with an appetite for gaming, The Royal Beach Casino is conveniently located on the resort grounds and features a trompe l'oeil ceiling that recreates the splendor of the nighttime Caribbean sky. The 18-hole Royal St. Kitts Golf Club offers golfers the perfect pairing of challenging golf with spectacular sweeping views of the Atlantic and Caribbean oceans. Owners will receive preferred tee times and discounted greens fees.

Shared resort features and amenities include:

• Three pools including the main oceanfront pool and access to the on-site Frigate Bay Beach
• Whirlpool spas
• Emerald Mist Spa
• Kid’s Club and Teen’s Game Room
• Fitness center and four tennis courts
• A variety of casual and upscale restaurants and retail shops 
• Concierge services, room service and sundries store
• Royal St. Kitts Golf Club

Visitors to St. Kitts take pleasure in balmy year-round temperatures, spectacular beaches, mountainous terrain and breezy tropical winds. St. Kitts is known for being un-crowded, unspoiled and recognized for excellence in ecosystem preservation. Nature lovers can take advantage of the various tours of lava formations, tropical forest areas and seaside lagoons. Boating tours and scuba diving expeditions are also favorite activities, and quaint shopping areas, beautiful Colonial architecture and historic sites can be found throughout the capital, Basseterre and in the small parishes on the island. The resort is a 10-minute drive from Basseterre and the Saint Kitts - Robert Bradshaw International Airport.

About Marriott Vacation Club International

Marriott Vacation Club International is the recognized worldwide leader in vacation ownership with a program highly regarded for its quality and unique flexibility. In 1984, Marriott became the first branded hospitality company by nearly a decade to enter the timeshare industry. MVCI continues to expand with a diverse portfolio of over 8,000 timeshare resort villas throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Today, nearly 312,000 vacation owners around the globe own their vacations “the Marriott way,” offering options to exchange weeks with priority within the MVCI portfolio or within Interval International’s global system of more than 2,000 resorts in over 75 countries, trade their week(s) for Marriott Rewards points, or rent their week(s). For more information, please visit www.marriott-stkitts.com or call (866) 300-3032.
                                
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with over 2,700 lodging properties in the United States and 66 other countries and territories.  

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Contact:

James M. Woelbern 
Manager - Public Relations 
Marriott Vacation Club International 
6649 Westwood Blvd. 
Orlando, FL 32821 
Work:  407-513-6969 
Email: james.woelbern@vacationclub.com 

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Also See: The 471-room St. Kitts Marriott Royal Beach Resort & Spa Planning Early 2003 Opening / Oct 2002
Marriott Vacation Club International Opens Second Resort on the island of Aruba, The 165 villa Marriott Aruba Surf Club / August 2004


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