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Smith Munro Named General Manager at the
Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside
TORONTO, ON — December 4, 2006 — Marriott Hotels of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Smith Munro as general manager at the Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside. Effective December 11, 2006, Munro will oversee the repositioning of the hotel, including an immediate $20 million renovation project that is scheduled for completion in 2008.
 
“I’m confident that Smith’s wealth of knowledge of the Vancouver lodging industry will contribute greatly to the future successes of the Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside,” said Ron Harrison, president of Marriott Lodging Canada. “His extensive hospitality experience and dedication to excellence are key qualities that we look for in Marriott property leadership.”
 
Munro brings over 25 years of hotel industry experience to this new position at Marriott Hotels of Canada. Currently the general manager of the Crowne Plaza Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, Munro is also the Chair of the Governance Committee for Tourism Vancouver and was president of Vancouver’s Hotel Association. 
 
“I am honoured to be welcomed to the Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside team and look forward to leading this property to reach its growth and success potential in the coming months and years,” said Munro. “Marriott’s dedication to its staff and guests worldwide are examples of why it’s a leader in the hotel industry and I’m thrilled to be a part this wonderful team.”
 
In addition to guestrooms and suites, the 437-room Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside offers business and wedding facilities with over 18,000 square feet of meeting space. Situated in the trendy Coal Harbour district of Vancouver, the Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside is located across the street from the 434-room Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown. Munro will work closely with staff and managers at the sister property in an effort to offer guests the best accommodations, services and amenities Marriott has to offer. 
 
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 2,800 lodging properties in the United States and 67 other countries and territories.  
Contact:

Marriott International
www.marriott.com

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Also See: Francis D. Mairet Appointed General Manager at Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour / January 2004
Daniel Craig Named General Manager of Opus Hotel, Vancouver / September 2004
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