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 Marriott International Inc. Reports a 24% Decrease in 2nd Qtr Net income, 
$157 million from $207 million a Year Earlier
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Hotels Outside the U.S. Had Strong Revenue Growth in
the Quarter, with Some Deterioration in the U.S
Hotel Operating Statistics
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BETHESDA, Md., July 10, 2008 -  Second Quarter Highlights:
  • Worldwide company-operated comparable revenue per available room (REVPAR) rose 5.6 percent (3.2 percent using constant dollars) for the second quarter ended June 13, 2008;
  • Outside North America, company-operated comparable REVPAR increased 15.5 percent (7.2 percent using constant dollars) with double-digit growth in South and Central America, the Middle East and several markets in Asia;
  • North American company-operated comparable REVPAR increased 1.4 percent with a 2.3 percent increase in average rate;
  • The company's worldwide pipeline of hotels under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development totaled over 130,000 rooms;
  • Over 9,400 rooms opened during the second quarter, including over 2,500 rooms outside North America.
Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) today reported second quarter 2008 adjusted income from continuing operations of $189 million, a decline of 17 percent, and adjusted diluted earnings per share ("EPS") from continuing operations of $0.51, down 11 percent. The company's EPS guidance for the second quarter, disclosed on April 17, 2008, totaled $0.48 to $0.52.

Adjusted results exclude the $36 million ($0.10 per diluted share) impact of non-cash items included in the tax provision in the 2008 quarter. These included a $24 million tax reserve related to the treatment of funds received from foreign subsidiaries that is in ongoing discussions with the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") with the remaining $12 million expense due primarily to prior years' tax adjustments, including a settlement with the IRS that resulted in a lower than expected refund of taxes associated with a 1995 leasing transaction. Adjusted results for the 2007 second quarter exclude the $54 million after-tax charge ($0.14 per diluted share) impact of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan ("ESOP") settlement agreement reached with the IRS and the Department of Labor in the 2007 second quarter.

Reported income from continuing operations was $153 million in the second quarter of 2008 compared to $175 million in the year-ago quarter. Reported diluted EPS from continuing operations was $0.41 in the second quarter of 2008 compared to $0.43 in the second quarter of 2007.

J.W. Marriott, Jr., Marriott International's chairman and chief executive officer, said, "Our second quarter saw higher year-over-year REVPAR for our global lodging business, despite weaker economic conditions in the U.S. International demand for our products remains high. Our hotels outside the U.S. had strong revenue growth in the quarter. Europeans continue to visit U.S. gateway cities and customers from Asia and Latin America show growing demand for Marriott's timeshare products. But while our hotels outside the U.S. continue to benefit from solid global demand, business conditions have deteriorated in the U.S. While there is much uncertainty, we expect weak economic growth and soft U.S. lodging demand to persist into 2009.

"During the second quarter, we achieved flat house profit margins worldwide, a notable accomplishment given cost increases in many sectors of the economy. Our hotels remain focused on controlling costs and improving efficiency while delivering outstanding service to our guests.

"We added over 9,000 rooms to our lodging portfolio during the quarter, including over 2,500 rooms outside North America, and we retain 130,000 rooms in our worldwide development pipeline. We are on-track to achieve room growth targets for 2008."

In the 2008 second quarter (12-week period from March 22, 2008 to June 13, 2008), REVPAR for the company's comparable worldwide company-operated properties increased 5.6 percent (3.2 percent using constant dollars) and average daily rates increased 6.3 percent (3.9 percent using constant dollars). REVPAR at comparable worldwide systemwide properties rose 4.2 percent (2.6 percent using constant dollars) over the year-ago quarter.

Second quarter international company-operated comparable REVPAR increased 15.5 percent (7.2 percent using constant dollars), including a 15.4 percent increase in average daily rate (7.1 percent using constant dollars). REVPAR growth was particularly strong in the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia, and Latin America.

In North America, comparable company-operated REVPAR rose 1.4 percent in the second quarter of 2008. REVPAR at the company's comparable company- operated North American full-service and luxury hotels (including Marriott Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance Hotels & Resorts) increased 2.3 percent driven by a 2.5 percent increase in average daily rates. Manhattan, Houston, Los Angeles and Orlando were particularly strong markets.

In the second quarter, Marriott added 61 new properties (9,482 rooms) to its worldwide lodging portfolio. Eleven hotels (23 percent of new rooms) were converted from competitor brands and 11 properties (2,392 rooms) exited the system during the quarter. At quarter-end, the company's lodging group encompassed 3,069 properties and timeshare resorts for a total of nearly 545,000 rooms.

MARRIOTT REVENUES totaled $3.2 billion in the 2008 second quarter, a 2 percent increase from the same period in 2007. Base management and franchise fees rose 9 percent to $271 million as a result of REVPAR improvement primarily driven by rate increases and unit expansion. Incentive management fees declined $13 million to $103 million. The 2007 second quarter included $15 million of incentive fees that were calculated based on prior periods' results, but not earned and due until that quarter. Prior year incentive fees also included $3 million associated with business interruption insurance proceeds for two New Orleans properties.

Worldwide company-operated comparable house profit margins were flat. House profit margins for comparable company-operated properties outside North America grew 120 basis points and house profit per available room ("HP-PAR") increased over 9 percent. North American comparable company-operated house profit margins declined 70 basis points from the year-ago quarter and HP-PAR increased nearly 1 percent.

In the second quarter, owned, leased, corporate housing and other revenue, net of direct expenses, decreased $9 million, to $46 million, reflecting the conversion of owned hotels to managed properties and the impact of properties under renovation.

Timeshare sales and services revenue decreased 14 percent to $388 million and, net of expenses, declined 37 percent to $77 million in the 2008 second quarter. Results reflected lower fractional and residential volumes, reduced year-over-year reportability at several timeshare projects and lower financing profit in the 2008 quarter, partially offset by favorable product costs. In the second quarter of 2008, investors purchased $246 million of timeshare mortgage notes. The company recognized a gain of $29 million in the 2008 quarter as compared to a $45 million gain in the prior year quarter.

Timeshare segment results, which includes timeshare sales and services revenue, net of direct expenses, as well as base management fees, equity earnings, minority interest and general, administrative and other expenses associated with the timeshare business, totaled $70 million as compared to $107 million in the prior year.

Second quarter timeshare contract sales declined 7 percent to $334 million largely due to lower sales of fractional and residential products, partially offset by stronger timeshare sales to customers in Asia and Latin America.

GENERAL, ADMINISTRATIVE and OTHER expenses for the 2008 second quarter totaled $184 million, compared to $207 million in the year-ago quarter, and included higher costs associated with development efforts. The 2007 second quarter included $35 million of expenses associated with the ESOP tax settlement.

GAINS AND OTHER INCOME totaled $9 million and included $5 million of gains on the sale of real estate, a $1 million gain from the sale of the company's interest in a joint venture and $3 million of preferred returns from joint venture investments. The prior year's second quarter gains totaled $12 million and included $5 million of gains on the sale of real estate and $7 million of preferred returns from joint venture investments and other gains and income.

INTEREST EXPENSE decreased $14 million to $38 million. The 2007 second quarter included $13 million of interest expense related to the ESOP settlement.

EQUITY IN EARNINGS totaled a loss of $3 million in the second quarter and included an unfavorable $9 million impact associated with the revaluation of assets by two international joint ventures.

INCOME TAXES

During the quarter, the company recorded a $24 million non-cash tax reserve related to the treatment of certain funds received from foreign subsidiaries. Marriott remains in ongoing discussions with the IRS regarding this matter and believes the company's position should prevail.

In addition, the company recorded a non-cash charge of $12 million, largely due to a settlement reached in May 2008 with the IRS regarding a 1995 leasing transaction. The company received $26 million in cash as part of the settlement.

BALANCE SHEET

At the end of second quarter 2008, total debt was $3,048 million and cash balances totaled $125 million, compared to $2,965 million in debt and $332 million of cash at year-end 2007. The company repurchased 2.4 million shares of common stock during the second quarter at a cost of $75 million. Weighted average fully diluted shares outstanding totaled 370.0 million at the end of the 2008 second quarter compared to 403.8 million at the end of the year-ago quarter. The remaining share repurchase authorization, as of June 13, 2008, totaled 24.6 million shares.

OUTLOOK

The company expects worldwide systemwide comparable REVPAR to be flat to up 2 percent (in constant dollars) in 2008 reflecting a continued challenging demand environment in North America. Compared to the prior year, North American company-operated comparable REVPAR is expected to range from growth of 1 percent to a decline of 1 percent for the full year, with a roughly 100 basis point decline in North American house profit margins. The company expects roughly 30,000 new room openings worldwide in 2008.

For the full year 2008, the company expects timeshare sales and services revenue, net of direct expenses, to total $265 million to $285 million reflecting approximately $50 million of timeshare note sale gains. Timeshare Segment results in 2008 are expected to be $230 million to $250 million with contract sales flat to up 5 percent.

Assuming $500 million to $600 million of share repurchases during the year, the company believes that net interest expense will approximate $135 million for the full year.

For the third quarter of 2008, the company expects worldwide systemwide comparable REVPAR to be flat to up 2 percent (in constant dollars) and North American company-operated comparable REVPAR to be flat to down 2 percent. Comparable North American house profit margins are expected to decline 50 to 150 basis points in the third quarter.

In the third quarter, the company expects timeshare sales and services revenue, net of direct expenses, to total $60 million to $70 million. The company expects Timeshare Segment results of $50 million to $60 million in the quarter. Third quarter contract sales are expected to decline 5 percent to 10 percent compared to the year-ago quarter.

                            Third Quarter 2008         Full Year 2008
                            --------------------   ------------------------
  Total fee revenue         $300 million to $310   $1,450 million to $1,475
                             million                million
  Owned, leased, corporate  $15 million to $20     $150 million to $160
   housing and other         million
   revenue, million
   net of direct expenses
  Timeshare sales and       $60 million to $70     $265 million to $285
   services revenue, net     million                million
   of direct expenses(1)
  General, administrative   Approx. $175 million   $765 million to $775
   and other expenses                               million
  Operating income          $200 million to $225   $1,090 million to $1,155
                             million                million
  Gains and other income    Approx. $5 million     Approx. $20 million
  Net interest expense(2)   Approx. $35 million    Approx. $135 million
  Equity in earnings        $0 million to $5       Approx. $40 million
   (losses)                  million
  After-tax minority        Approx. $3 million     Approx. $7 million
   interest
  Diluted earnings per      $0.30 to $0.35         $1.77 to $1.88
   share(3)
  Tax rate(3)               36 percent             36 percent
 

(1) Includes an estimated $50 million of timeshare note sale gains for full year 2008
(2) Net of interest income
(3) Excludes the $0.10 per diluted share impact of non-cash items included in the tax provision for full year 2008

The company expects investment spending in 2008 to total approximately $1.0 billion to $1.1 billion, including $75 million for maintenance capital spending, $400 million to $415 million for capital expenditures and acquisitions, $200 million to $250 million for timeshare development, $40 million to $50 million in new mezzanine financing and mortgage loans for hotels developed by owners and franchisees, and $270 million to $290 million in equity and other investments (including timeshare equity investments).

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) will conduct its quarterly earnings review for the investment community and news media on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). The conference call will be webcast simultaneously via Marriott's investor relations website at http://www.marriott.com/investor, click the "Recent Investor News" tab and click on the quarterly conference call link. A replay will be available at that same website until July 10, 2009. The webcast will also be available as a podcast from the same site.

The telephone dial-in number for the conference call is 719-325-4765. A telephone replay of the conference call will be available from 1 p.m. ET, Thursday, July 10, 2008 until 8 p.m. ET, Thursday, July 17, 2008. To access the replay, call 719-457-0820. The reservation number for the recording is 7544017.

Note: This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of federal securities laws, including REVPAR, profit margin and earnings trends; statements concerning the number of lodging properties we expect to add in the future; our expected share repurchases and investment spending; and similar statements concerning anticipated future events and expectations that are not historical facts. We caution you that these statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including the present U.S. economic slowdown and the uncertain environment in the lodging industry; supply and demand changes for hotel rooms, vacation ownership, condominiums, and corporate housing, including the impact of recent increases in transportation fuel costs on demand for our products; competitive conditions in the lodging industry; relationships with clients and property owners; the availability of capital to finance hotel growth and refurbishment; and other risk factors identified in our most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q; any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the statements herein. These statements are made as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with over 3,000 lodging properties in the United States and 66 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 Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Md., and had approximately 151,000 employees at 2007 year-end. It is ranked as the lodging industry's most admired company and one of the best companies to work for by FORTUNE(R), and has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the 2007 Sustained Excellence Award and Partner of the Year since 2004. In fiscal year 2007, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $13 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com.
 

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(in millions, except per share amounts)

                                            Twelve Weeks Ended
                                           --------------------
                                                                    Percent
                                           June 13,    June 15,     Better/
                                              2008        2007      (Worse)
                                           --------    --------    ---------
  REVENUES
  Base management fees                        $161        $148          9
  Franchise fees                               110         101          9
  Incentive management fees                    103         116        (11)
  Owned, leased, corporate housing and
   other revenue (1)                           319         312          2
  Timeshare sales and services (2)             388         453        (14)
  Cost reimbursements (3)                    2,104       1,992          6
                                            ------      ------
     Total Revenues                          3,185       3,122          2

  OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES
  Owned, leased and corporate housing -
   direct (4)                                  273         257         (6)
  Timeshare - direct                           311         331          6
  Reimbursed costs                           2,104       1,992         (6)
  General, administrative and other (5)        184         207         11
                                            ------      ------
     Total Expenses                          2,872       2,787         (3)
                                            ------      ------

  OPERATING INCOME                             313         335         (7)

  Gains and other income (6)                     9          12        (25)
  Interest expense                             (38)        (52)        27
  Interest income                                9           9          -
  (Provision for) reversal of loan losses        -           -          *
  Equity in earnings (losses) (7)               (3)         (1)      (200)
                                            ------      ------

  INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS
   BEFORE INCOME TAXES AND MINORITY
   INTEREST                                    290         303         (4)
  Provision for income taxes                  (139)       (128)        (9)
  Minority interest, net of tax                  2           -          *
                                            ------      ------

  INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS            153         175        (13)

  Discontinued operations - Synthetic
   Fuel, net of tax (8)                          4          32        (88)
                                            ------      ------

  NET INCOME                                  $157        $207        (24)
                                            ======      ======

  EARNINGS PER SHARE - Basic
    Earnings from continuing operations      $0.43       $0.46         (7)
    Earnings from discontinued
     operations (8)                           0.01        0.08        (88)
                                            ------      ------
    Earnings per share                       $0.44       $0.54        (19)
                                            ======      ======

  EARNINGS PER SHARE - Diluted
    Earnings from continuing operations      $0.41       $0.43         (5)
    Earnings from discontinued
     operations (8)                           0.01        0.08        (88)
                                            ------      ------
    Earnings per share                       $0.42       $0.51        (18)
                                            ======      ======

  Basic Shares                               353.5       382.9
  Diluted Shares                             370.0       403.8

  *  Percent can not be calculated.
 

(1) - Owned, leased, corporate housing and other revenue includes revenue from the properties we own or lease, revenue from our corporate housing business, termination fees and other revenue.

(2) - Timeshare sales and services includes total timeshare revenue except for base fees, cost reimbursements, real estate gains and joint venture earnings. Timeshare sales and services includes gains on the sale of timeshare note receivable securitizations.

(3) - Cost reimbursements include reimbursements from lodging properties for Marriott funded operating expenses.

(4) - Owned, leased and corporate housing - direct expenses include operating expenses related to our owned or leased hotels, including lease payments, pre-opening expenses and depreciation, plus expenses related to our corporate housing business.

(5) - General, administrative and other expenses include the overhead costs allocated to our segments, and our corporate overhead costs and general expenses.

(6) - Gains and other income includes net gains on the sale of real estate, gains on note sales or repayments (except timeshare note securitizations gains), gains on the sale of joint ventures, and income from cost method joint ventures.

(7) - Equity in earnings (losses) includes our equity in earnings (losses) of unconsolidated equity method joint ventures.

(8) - Discontinued operations relates to our Synthetic Fuel business which was shut down and substantially all the assets liquidated at December 28, 2007.

                        MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
                      CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
                   (in millions, except per share amounts)

                                         Twenty-Four Weeks Ended
                                         -----------------------
                                                                    Percent
                                           June 13,    June 15,     Better/
                                              2008        2007      (Worse)
                                           --------    --------    ---------

  REVENUES
  Base management fees                        $309        $282          10
  Franchise fees                               206         192           7
  Incentive management fees                    177         187          (5)
  Owned, leased, corporate housing and
   other revenue (1)                           589         562           5
  Timeshare sales and services (2)             714         822         (13)
  Cost reimbursements (3)                    4,137       3,913           6
                                            ------      ------
     Total Revenues                          6,132       5,958           3

  OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES
  Owned, leased and corporate housing -
   direct (4)                                  517         476          (9)
  Timeshare - direct                           624         643           3
  Reimbursed costs                           4,137       3,913          (6)
  General, administrative and other (5)        346         354           2
                                            ------      ------
     Total Expenses                          5,624       5,386          (4)
                                            ------      ------

  OPERATING INCOME                             508         572         (11)
 

  Gains and other income (6)                    12          47         (74)
  Interest expense                             (80)        (85)          6
  Interest income                               20          18          11
  (Provision for) reversal of loan losses        2           -           *
  Equity in earnings (losses) (7)               24           1       2,300
                                            ------      ------

  INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS
   BEFORE INCOME TAXES AND
   MINORITY INTEREST                           486         553         (12)
  Provision for income taxes                  (214)       (214)          -
  Minority interest, net of tax                  3           -           *

  INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS            275         339         (19)

  Discontinued operations - Synthetic
   Fuel, net of tax (8)                          3          50         (94)
                                            ------      ------

  NET INCOME                                  $278        $389         (29)
                                            ======      ======

  EARNINGS PER SHARE - Basic
    Earnings from continuing operations      $0.78       $0.88         (11)
    Earnings from discontinued
     operations (8)                           0.01        0.13         (92)
                                            ------      ------
    Earnings per share                       $0.79       $1.01         (22)
                                            ======      ======

  EARNINGS PER SHARE - Diluted
    Earnings from continuing operations      $0.74       $0.83         (11)
    Earnings from discontinued
     operations (8)                           0.01        0.12         (92)
                                            ------      ------
    Earnings per share                       $0.75       $0.95         (21)
                                            ======      ======

  Basic Shares                               353.9       385.5
  Diluted Shares                             371.2       407.9

  *  Percent can not be calculated.
 

(1) - Owned, leased, corporate housing and other revenue includes revenue from the properties we own or lease, revenue from our corporate housing business, termination fees and other revenue.

(2) - Timeshare sales and services includes total timeshare revenue except for base fees, cost reimbursements, real estate gains and joint venture earnings. Timeshare sales and services includes gains on the sale of timeshare note receivable securitizations.

(3) - Cost reimbursements include reimbursements from lodging properties for Marriott funded operating expenses.

(4) - Owned, leased and corporate housing - direct expenses include operating expenses related to our owned or leased hotels, including lease payments, pre-opening expenses and depreciation, plus expenses related to our corporate housing business.

(5) - General, administrative and other expenses include the overhead costs allocated to our segments, and our corporate overhead costs and general expenses.

(6) - Gains and other income includes net gains on the sale of real estate, gains on note sales or repayments (except timeshare note securitizations gains), gains on the sale of joint ventures, and income from cost method joint ventures.

(7) - Equity in earnings (losses) includes our equity in earnings (losses) of unconsolidated equity method joint ventures.

(8) - Discontinued operations relates to our Synthetic Fuel business which was shut down and substantially all the assets liquidated at December 28, 2007.

Marriott International, Inc. Business Segments ($ in millions)

                                            Twelve Weeks Ended
                                           --------------------
                                                                    Percent
                                           June 13,    June 15,     Better/
                                              2008        2007      (Worse)
                                           --------    --------    ---------

  REVENUES

  North American Full-Service                $1,371       $1,282         7
  North American Limited-Service                538          538         -
  International                                 399          382         4
  Luxury                                        403          370         9
  Timeshare                                     461          532       (13)
                                             ------       ------
    Total segment revenues (1)                3,172        3,104         2
  Other unallocated corporate                    13           18       (28)
                                             ------       ------
    Total                                    $3,185       $3,122         2
                                             ======       ======

  INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

  North American Full-Service                  $129         $132        (2)
  North American Limited-Service                112          131       (15)
  International                                  65           59        10
  Luxury                                         23           18        28
  Timeshare                                      70          107       (35)
                                             ------       ------
    Total segment financial results (1)         399          447       (11)
  Other unallocated corporate                   (77)        (101)       24
  Interest income, provision for loan
   losses and interest expense                  (29)         (43)       33
  Income taxes (2)                             (140)        (128)       (9)
                                             ------       ------
    Total                                      $153         $175       (13)
                                             ======       ======
 
 

(1) We consider segment revenues and segment financial results to be meaningful indicators of our performance because they measure our growth in profitability as a lodging company and enable investors to compare the revenues and results of our lodging operations to those of other lodging companies.

(2) We allocate minority interest of our consolidated subsidiaries to our segments. Accordingly, minority interest of our consolidated subsidiaries of $2 million for the 2008 second quarter as reflected in our income statement, was allocated as follows: $4 million to our Timeshare segment, $(1) million to our International segment, and $(1) million to Provision for income taxes.

Marriott International, Inc. Business Segments ($ in millions)

                                         Twenty-Four Weeks Ended
                                         -----------------------
                                                                    Percent
                                           June 13,     June 15,     Better/
                                              2008         2007      (Worse)
                                           --------     --------   ---------
  REVENUES

  North American Full-Service                $2,678        $2,526         6
  North American Limited-Service              1,026         1,001         2
  International                                 751           713         5
  Luxury                                        790           709        11
  Timeshare                                     863           975       (11)
                                             ------        ------
    Total segment revenues (1)                6,108         5,924         3
  Other unallocated corporate                    24            34       (29)
                                             ------        ------
    Total                                    $6,132        $5,958         3
                                             ======        ======

  INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

  North American Full-Service                  $224          $246        (9)
  North American Limited-Service                198           218        (9)
  International                                 129           109        18
  Luxury                                         49            29        69
  Timeshare                                      74           151       (51)
                                             ------        ------
    Total segment financial results (1)         674           753       (10)
  Other unallocated corporate                  (125)         (133)        6
  Interest income, provision for loan
   losses and interest expense                  (58)          (67)       13
  Income taxes (2)                             (216)         (214)       (1)
                                             ------        ------
    Total                                      $275          $339       (19)
                                             ======        ======
 

(1) We consider segment revenues and segment financial results to be meaningful indicators of our performance because they measure our growth in profitability as a lodging company and enable investors to compare the revenues and results of our lodging operations to those of other lodging companies.

(2) We allocate minority interest of our consolidated subsidiaries to our segments. Accordingly, minority interest of our consolidated subsidiaries of $3 million for the year-to-date 2008 second quarter as reflected in our income statement, was allocated as follows: $6 million to our Timeshare segment, $(1) million to our International segment, and $(2) million to Provision for income taxes.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. Total Lodging Products (1)

                            Number of Properties  Number of Rooms/Suites
                            --------------------  ----------------------
                                             vs.                     vs.
                              June   June   June   June     June    June
                               13,    15,    15,    13,      15,     15,
  Brand                       2008   2007   2007   2008     2007    2007
  -----                       ----   ----   ----   ----     ----    ----

  Domestic Full-Service
    Marriott Hotels & Resorts  344    341     3  137,130  135,800   1,330
    Renaissance Hotels &
     Resorts                    76     69     7   27,721   25,369   2,352
  Domestic Limited-Service
    Courtyard                  708    668    40   98,901   93,328   5,573
    Fairfield Inn              536    513    23   47,572   45,592   1,980
    SpringHill Suites          195    162    33   22,718   18,898   3,820
    Residence Inn              534    507    27   63,843   60,293   3,550
    TownePlace Suites          152    128    24   15,195   12,857   2,338
  International
    Marriott Hotels & Resorts  179    180    (1)  52,457   51,967     490
    Renaissance Hotels &
     Resorts                    64     72    (8)  21,118   23,423  (2,305)
    Courtyard                   77     72     5   14,576   13,620     956
    Fairfield Inn                9      7     2    1,111      756     355
    SpringHill Suites            1      1     -      124      124       -
    Residence Inn               18     19    (1)   2,611    2,732    (121)
    Marriott Executive
     Apartments                 19     18     1    3,029    3,005      24
    Ramada                       -      2    (2)       -      332    (332)
  Luxury
    The Ritz-Carlton -
     Domestic                   36     34     2   11,437   11,343      94
    The Ritz-Carlton -
     International              33     28     5   10,171    8,242   1,929
    Bulgari Hotels & Resorts     2      2     -      117      117       -
    The Ritz-Carlton
     Residential                21     15     6    2,122    1,425     697
    The Ritz-Carlton
     Serviced Apartments         2      1     1      387      245     142
  Timeshare (2)
    Marriott Vacation Club      48     46     2   11,181   10,682     499
    The Ritz-Carlton Club -
     Fractional                  7      7     -      388      388       -
    The Ritz-Carlton Club -
     Residential                 3      2     1      145       82      63
    Grand Residences by
     Marriott - Fractional       2      2     -      248      248       -
    Grand Residences by
     Marriott - Residential      1      -     1       65        -      65
    Horizons by Marriott
     Vacation Club               2      2     -      444      372      72
                             ------------------  ------------------------
  Sub Total Timeshare           63     59     4   12,471   11,772     699
                             ------------------  ------------------------
  Total                      3,069  2,898   171  544,811  521,240  23,571
                             ==================  ========================
 
 

        Number of Timeshare Interval, Fractional and Residential Resorts (2)
        --------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                In Active
                                             Total (3)            Sales
                                            ----------          ---------
  100% Company-Developed
    Marriott Vacation Club                      48                  26
    The Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences         7                   5
    Grand Residences by Marriott and
     Residences                                  3                   3
    Horizons by Marriott Vacation
     Club                                        2                   2

  Joint Ventures
    The Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences         3                   3
                                            ------              ------
  Total                                         63                  39
                                            ======              ======
 
 

(1) Total Lodging Products excludes the 2,225 and 2,054 corporate housing rental units associated with our ExecuStay brand as of June 13, 2008 and June 15, 2007, respectively.

(2) Includes products in active sales which may not be ready for occupancy.

(3) Includes resorts that are in active sales and those that are sold out. Residential properties are captured once they possess a certificate of occupancy.

Marriott International, Inc. Key Lodging Statistics

            Comparable Company-Operated International Properties (1)
            --------------------------------------------------------

                           Three Months Ended May 31, 2008 and May 31, 2007
                           ------------------------------------------------
                                                             Average Daily
                                REVPAR         Occupancy          Rate
                             -----------------------------------------------
                                       vs.             vs.              vs.
  Region                       2008   2007   2008     2007       2008  2007
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Caribbean & Latin America $159.01   8.0%  78.1%   0.5% pts. $203.49   7.3%
  Continental Europe        $157.12   4.6%  73.2%  -2.5% pts. $214.52   8.1%
  United Kingdom            $141.23   2.9%  76.1%  -0.5% pts. $185.57   3.6%
  Middle East & Africa      $145.16  22.2%  83.1%   6.7% pts. $174.69  12.3%
  Asia Pacific (2)          $119.87   5.4%  74.5%   0.4% pts. $160.89   4.8%

  Regional Composite (3)    $143.24   6.5%  75.8%   0.0% pts. $189.06   6.5%

  International Luxury (4)  $258.37  10.2%  75.3%   0.7% pts. $343.05   9.1%

  Total International (5)   $156.22   7.2%  75.7%   0.1% pts. $206.33   7.1%

  Worldwide (6)             $134.92   3.2%  75.4%  -0.5% pts. $178.96   3.9%
 

Comparable Systemwide International Properties (1) --------------------------------------------------

                           Three Months Ended May 31, 2008 and May 31, 2007
                           ------------------------------------------------
                                                             Average Daily
                                REVPAR         Occupancy          Rate
                             -----------------------------------------------
                                       vs.             vs.              vs.
  Region                       2008   2007   2008     2007       2008  2007
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Caribbean & Latin America $138.46   5.0%  74.2%  -0.9% pts. $186.62   6.3%
  Continental Europe        $157.01   8.6%  71.7%  -0.5% pts. $218.84   9.4%
  United Kingdom            $138.99   2.9%  75.5%  -0.5% pts. $184.03   3.6%
  Middle East & Africa      $145.16  22.2%  83.1%   6.7% pts. $174.69  12.3%
  Asia Pacific (2)          $120.34   4.1%  74.5%  -0.4% pts. $161.46   4.6%

  Regional Composite (3)    $140.41   6.9%  74.5%   0.0% pts. $188.58   6.9%

  International Luxury (4)  $258.37  10.2%  75.3%   0.7% pts. $343.05   9.1%

  Total International (5)   $151.21   7.5%  74.5%   0.1% pts. $202.87   7.3%

  Worldwide (6)             $112.53   2.6%  74.1%  -1.1% pts. $151.95   4.0%
 
 

(1) International financial results are reported on a period basis, while International statistics are reported on a monthly basis. Statistics are in constant dollars for March through May. Excludes North America (except for Worldwide).

(2) Does not include Hawaii.

(3) Regional information includes the Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts and Courtyard brands. Includes Hawaii.

(4) International Luxury includes The Ritz-Carlton properties outside of North America and Bulgari Hotels & Resorts.

(5) Includes Regional Composite and International Luxury.

(6) Includes international statistics for the three calendar months ended May 31, 2008 and May 31, 2007, and North American statistics for the twelve weeks ended June 13, 2008 and June 15, 2007. Includes the Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, Residence Inn, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, TownePlace Suites, and SpringHill Suites brands.

Marriott International, Inc. Key Lodging Statistics

            Comparable Company-Operated International Properties (1)
            --------------------------------------------------------

                            Five Months Ended May 31, 2008 and May 31, 2007
                            -----------------------------------------------
                                                             Average Daily
                                REVPAR         Occupancy          Rate
                             -----------------------------------------------
                                       vs.             vs.              vs.
  Region                       2008   2007   2008     2007       2008  2007
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Caribbean & Latin America $160.87  10.3%  77.9%   1.7% pts. $206.63   7.9%
  Continental Europe        $143.42   6.7%  69.6%  -1.0% pts. $206.03   8.3%
  United Kingdom            $135.23   2.3%  72.8%  -1.3% pts. $185.67   4.2%
  Middle East & Africa      $139.25  19.0%  80.0%   4.9% pts. $174.15  11.7%
  Asia Pacific (2)          $119.83   7.1%  73.9%   0.4% pts. $162.17   6.4%

  Regional Composite (3)    $137.81   7.7%  73.6%   0.3% pts. $187.20   7.3%

  International Luxury (4)  $248.19  12.9%  74.1%   3.1% pts. $334.81   8.1%

  Total International (5)   $150.26   8.7%  73.7%   0.6% pts. $203.95   7.8%

  Worldwide (6)             $126.47   3.7%  72.0%  -0.3% pts. $175.65   4.2%
 

Comparable Systemwide International Properties (1) --------------------------------------------------

                            Five Months Ended May 31, 2008 and May 31, 2007
                            -----------------------------------------------
                                                             Average Daily
                                REVPAR         Occupancy          Rate
                             -----------------------------------------------
                                       vs.             vs.              vs.
  Region                       2008   2007   2008     2007       2008  2007
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Caribbean & Latin America $137.31   6.8%  72.5%   0.0% pts. $189.32   6.8%
  Continental Europe        $141.82  10.1%  67.9%   0.8% pts. $208.90   8.9%
  United Kingdom            $132.99   2.2%  72.2%  -1.3% pts. $184.12   4.1%
  Middle East & Africa      $139.25  19.0%  80.0%   4.9% pts. $174.15  11.7%
  Asia Pacific (2)          $119.06   5.1%  73.3%  -0.5% pts. $162.32   5.8%

  Regional Composite (3)    $133.72   7.7%  71.9%   0.3% pts. $185.94   7.3%

  International Luxury (4)  $248.19  12.9%  74.1%   3.1% pts. $334.81   8.1%

  Total International (5)   $144.17   8.6%  72.1%   0.6% pts. $199.91   7.7%

  Worldwide (6)             $105.48   2.9%  70.6%  -0.9% pts. $149.43   4.2%
 
 

(1) International financial results are reported on a period basis, while International statistics are reported on a monthly basis. Statistics are in constant dollars for January through May. Excludes North America (except for Worldwide).

(2) Does not include Hawaii.

(3) Regional information includes the Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts and Courtyard brands. Includes Hawaii.

(4) International Luxury includes The Ritz-Carlton properties outside of North America and Bulgari Hotels & Resorts.

(5) Includes Regional Composite and International Luxury.

(6) Includes international statistics for the five calendar months ended May 31, 2008 and May 31, 2007, and North American statistics for the twenty- four weeks ended June 13, 2008 and June 15, 2007. Includes the Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, Residence Inn, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, TownePlace Suites, and SpringHill Suites brands.

Marriott International, Inc. Key Lodging Statistics

Comparable Company-Operated North American Properties -----------------------------------------------------

                          Twelve Weeks Ended June 13, 2008 and June 15, 2007
                          --------------------------------------------------
                                                             Average Daily
                                REVPAR         Occupancy          Rate
                             -----------------------------------------------
                                       vs.             vs.              vs.
  Brand                       2008   2007   2008     2007       2008  2007
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Marriott Hotels & Resorts  $139.67   2.7%  75.9%  -0.3% pts. $184.10  3.2%
  Renaissance Hotels &
   Resorts                   $131.75   1.5%  74.7%   0.2% pts. $176.46  1.2%
  Composite North American
   Full-Service (1)          $138.29   2.5%  75.7%  -0.2% pts. $182.79  2.9%
  The Ritz-Carlton (2)       $277.21   1.1%  76.3%   0.5% pts. $363.32  0.4%
  Composite North American
   Full-Service & Luxury (3) $151.78   2.3%  75.7%  -0.2% pts. $200.45  2.5%
  Residence Inn              $101.22   0.5%  79.3%  -1.1% pts. $127.69  1.9%
  Courtyard                   $95.51  -0.4%  72.7%  -1.2% pts. $131.44  1.2%
  TownePlace Suites           $62.38  -6.4%  71.6%  -5.9% pts.  $87.14  1.3%
  SpringHill Suites           $84.91   1.1%  76.6%  -0.5% pts. $110.82  1.7%
  Composite North American
   Limited-Service (4)        $94.44  -0.3%  74.7%  -1.3% pts. $126.45  1.5%
  Composite - All (5)        $126.61   1.4%  75.3%  -0.7% pts. $168.22  2.3%
 

Comparable Systemwide North American Properties -----------------------------------------------

                          Twelve Weeks Ended June 13, 2008 and June 15, 2007
                          --------------------------------------------------
                                                             Average Daily
                                REVPAR         Occupancy          Rate
                             -----------------------------------------------
                                       vs.             vs.              vs.
  Brand                       2008   2007   2008     2007       2008  2007
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Marriott Hotels & Resorts  $122.37   2.2%  72.8%  -0.8% pts. $168.07  3.3%

  Renaissance Hotels &
   Resorts                   $119.24   1.3%  73.5%  -0.3% pts. $162.15  1.7%

  Composite North American
   Full-Service (1)          $121.87   2.1%  72.9%  -0.7% pts. $167.12  3.1%
  The Ritz-Carlton (2)       $277.21   1.1%  76.3%   0.5% pts. $363.32  0.4%
 

  Composite North American
   Full-Service & Luxury (3) $130.73   1.9%  73.1%  -0.7% pts. $178.79  2.8%
  Residence Inn              $100.50   1.8%  79.1%  -0.8% pts. $127.00  2.8%
  Courtyard                   $95.05   0.8%  73.6%  -1.2% pts. $129.21  2.5%
  Fairfield Inn               $65.69  -1.2%  70.8%  -3.5% pts.  $92.79  3.6%
  TownePlace Suites           $65.42  -1.8%  73.5%  -2.6% pts.  $88.98  1.7%
  SpringHill Suites           $81.62  -1.3%  73.9%  -2.5% pts. $110.40  2.0%
  Composite North American
   Limited-Service (4)        $88.09   0.5%  74.5%  -1.7% pts. $118.22  2.8%
  Composite - All (5)        $104.87   1.2%  74.0%  -1.3% pts. $141.79  3.0%
 
 

(1) Includes the Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Renaissance Hotels & Resorts brands.

(2) Statistics for The Ritz-Carlton are for March through May.

(3) Includes the Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts and The Ritz-Carlton brands.

(4) Includes the Residence Inn, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, TownePlace Suites and SpringHill Suites brands.

(5) Includes the Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton, Residence Inn, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, TownePlace Suites, and SpringHill Suites brands.

Marriott International, Inc. Key Lodging Statistics

            Comparable Company-Operated North American Properties
            -----------------------------------------------------

                    Twenty-Four Weeks Ended June 13, 2008 and June 15, 2007
                    -------------------------------------------------------

                                                             Average Daily
                                REVPAR         Occupancy          Rate
                             -----------------------------------------------
                                       vs.             vs.              vs.
  Brand                       2008   2007   2008     2007       2008  2007
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Marriott Hotels & Resorts  $131.25   2.5%  71.8%  -0.8% pts. $182.85  3.6%
  Renaissance Hotels &
   Resorts                   $125.02   2.3%  71.8%   0.2% pts. $174.18  2.0%
  Composite North American
   Full-Service (1)          $130.17   2.4%  71.8%  -0.6% pts. $181.34  3.3%
  The Ritz-Carlton (2)       $270.34   2.2%  74.1%   0.9% pts. $364.76  0.9%
  Composite North American
   Full-Service & Luxury (3) $141.61   2.4%  72.0%  -0.5% pts. $196.75  3.1%
  Residence Inn               $96.98   1.0%  75.6%  -0.7% pts. $128.26  2.0%
  Courtyard                   $90.60   0.3%  68.7%  -0.8% pts. $131.90  1.5%
  TownePlace Suites           $60.49  -3.9%  68.3%  -4.5% pts.  $88.53  2.4%
  SpringHill Suites           $80.38   3.1%  71.7%   0.7% pts. $112.06  2.1%
  Composite North American
   Limited-Service (4)        $89.97   0.5%  70.8%  -0.9% pts. $127.08  1.8%
  Composite - All (5)        $118.72   1.8%  71.5%  -0.7% pts. $166.16  2.7%
 

Comparable Systemwide North American Properties -----------------------------------------------

                    Twenty-Four Weeks Ended June 13, 2008 and June 15, 2007
                                                             Average Daily
                                REVPAR         Occupancy          Rate
                             -----------------------------------------------
                                       vs.             vs.              vs.
  Brand                       2008   2007   2008     2007       2008  2007
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Marriott Hotels & Resorts  $116.25   1.9%  69.3%  -1.2% pts. $167.84  3.6%
  Renaissance Hotels &
   Resorts                   $113.74   1.7%  70.6%  -0.3% pts. $161.08  2.1%
  Composite North American
   Full-Service (1)          $115.85   1.8%  69.5%  -1.0% pts. $166.74  3.3%
  The Ritz-Carlton (2)       $270.34   2.2%  74.1%   0.9% pts. $364.76  0.9%
  Composite North American
   Full-Service & Luxury (3) $123.23   1.9%  69.7%  -0.9% pts. $176.80  3.3%
  Residence Inn               $96.40   2.2%  75.9%  -0.7% pts. $127.07  3.1%
  Courtyard                   $89.63   1.3%  69.5%  -1.0% pts. $128.94  2.7%
  Fairfield Inn               $61.70   0.8%  66.6%  -2.5% pts.  $92.61  4.5%
  TownePlace Suites           $63.12  -0.7%  70.2%  -1.9% pts.  $89.89  1.9%
  SpringHill Suites           $78.41   0.6%  70.6%  -1.5% pts. $111.11  2.7%
  Composite North American
   Limited-Service (4)        $83.64   1.3%  70.7%  -1.3% pts. $118.23  3.2%
  Composite - All (5)         $99.09   1.6%  70.3%  -1.1% pts. $140.89  3.3%
 
 

(1) Includes the Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Renaissance Hotels & Resorts brands.

(2) Statistics for The Ritz-Carlton are for January through May.

(3) Includes the Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts and The Ritz-Carlton brands.

(4) Includes the Residence Inn, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, TownePlace Suites and SpringHill Suites brands.

(5) Includes the Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton, Residence Inn, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, TownePlace Suites, and SpringHill Suites brands.

                        MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
                              TIMESHARE SEGMENT
                               ($ in millions)

    Segment revenues
    ----------------
                                            Twelve Weeks Ended
                                            ------------------       Percent
                                           June 13,    June 15,      Better/
                                              2008        2007       (Worse)
                                           -------     -------       -------

    Segment revenues                          $461        $532         (13)
                                           =======     =======
 

    Segment Results
    ---------------
                                            Twelve Weeks Ended
                                            ------------------       Percent
                                           June 13,    June 15,      Better/
                                              2008        2007       (Worse)
                                           -------     -------       -------

    Base fees revenue                          $12         $10          20
    Timeshare sales and services, net           77         122         (37)
    Joint venture equity earnings                2          (1)        300
    Minority interest                            4           -          *
    General, administrative and other
     expenses                                  (25)        (24)         (4)
                                           -------     -------
      Segment results                          $70        $107         (35)
                                           =======     =======
 

    Sales and Services Revenue
    --------------------------
                                            Twelve Weeks Ended
                                            ------------------       Percent
                                           June 13,    June 15,      Better/
                                              2008        2007       (Worse)
                                           -------     -------       -------

    Development                               $252        $303         (17)
    Services                                    79          72          10
    Financing                                   49          69         (29)
    Other revenue                                8           9         (11)
                                           -------     -------
            Sales and services revenue        $388        $453         (14)
                                           =======     =======
 

    Contract Sales (1)
    ------------------
                                            Twelve Weeks Ended
                                            ------------------       Percent
                                           June 13,    June 15,      Better/
                                              2008        2007       (Worse)
                                           -------     -------       -------
    Company:
    Timeshare                                 $291        $289           1
    Fractional                                   8           6          33
    Residential                                 27           -           *
                                           -------     -------
      Total company                            326         295          11
    Joint ventures:
      Timeshare                                  -           8        (100)
      Fractional                                 6          21         (71)
      Residential                                2          35         (94)
                                           -------     -------
        Total joint ventures                     8          64         (88)
                                           -------     -------
        Total contract sales,
         including joint ventures             $334        $359          (7)
                                           =======     =======

   *  Percent can not be calculated.
 

(1) - Timeshare segment contract sales represent gross sales of timeshare, fractional, and residential products from both our wholly owned and joint venture projects, before the adjustment for percentage-of-completion accounting.

                        MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
                              TIMESHARE SEGMENT
                               ($ in millions)

    Segment revenues
    ----------------
                                        Twenty-Four Weeks Ended
                                        -----------------------      Percent
                                           June 13,    June 15,      Better/
                                              2008        2007       (Worse)
                                           -------     -------       -------

    Segment revenues                          $863        $975         (11)
                                           =======     =======
 

    Segment Results
    ---------------
                                        Twenty-Four Weeks Ended
                                        -----------------------      Percent
                                           June 13,    June 15,      Better/
                                              2008        2007       (Worse)
                                           -------     -------       -------

    Base fees revenue                          $23         $20          15
    Timeshare sales and services, net           90         179         (50)
    Joint venture equity earnings                7          (1)        800
    Minority interest                            6           -           *
    General, administrative and other
     expenses                                  (52)        (47)        (11)
                                           -------    --------
      Segment results                          $74        $151         (51)
                                           =======    ========
 

    Sales and Services Revenue
    --------------------------
                                        Twenty-Four Weeks Ended
                                        -----------------------      Percent
                                           June 13,    June 15,      Better/
                                              2008        2007       (Worse)
                                           -------     -------       -------

    Development                               $457        $567         (19)
    Services                                   163         148          10
    Financing                                   76          92         (17)
    Other revenue                               18          15          20
                                           -------    --------
      Sales and services revenue              $714        $822         (13)
                                           =======    ========
 

    Contract Sales (1)
    ------------------
                                        Twenty-Four Weeks Ended
                                        -----------------------      Percent
                                           June 13,    June 15,      Better/
                                              2008        2007       (Worse)
                                           -------     -------       -------
    Company:
      Timeshare                               $576        $564           2
      Fractional                                16          15           7
      Residential                               39           -           *
                                           -------    --------
        Total company                          631         579           9
    Joint ventures:
      Timeshare                                  -          16        (100)
      Fractional                                11          39         (72)
      Residential                               25          51         (51)
                                           -------    --------
        Total joint ventures                    36         106         (66)
                                           -------    --------
        Total contract sales,
         including joint ventures             $667        $685          (3)
                                           =======    ========

  *  Percent can not be calculated.
 

(1) - Timeshare segment contract sales represent gross sales of timeshare, fractional, and residential products from both our wholly owned and joint venture projects, before the adjustment for percentage-of-completion accounting.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In our press release and schedules, and related conference call, we report certain financial measures that are not prescribed or authorized by United States generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). We discuss management's reasons for reporting these non-GAAP measures below, and the tables on the following pages reconcile the most directly comparable GAAP measures to the non-GAAP measures (identified by a double asterisk on the following pages) that we refer to in our press release and related conference call. Although management evaluates and presents these non-GAAP measures for the reasons described below, please be aware that these non-GAAP measures are not alternatives to revenue, operating income, income from continuing operations, net income, earnings per share or any other comparable operating measure prescribed by GAAP. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures may be calculated and/or presented differently than measures with the same or similar names that are reported by other companies, and as a result, the non- GAAP measures we report may not be comparable to those reported by others.

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) reflects earnings excluding the impact of interest expense, tax expense, depreciation and amortization. Our management considers EBITDA to be an indicator of operating performance because it can be used to measure our ability to service debt, fund capital expenditures, and expand our business. EBITDA is used by analysts, lenders, investors and others, as well as by us, to evaluate companies because it excludes certain items that can vary widely across different industries or among companies within the same industry. For example, interest expense can be dependent on a company's capital structure, debt levels and credit ratings. Accordingly, the impact of interest expense on earnings can vary significantly among companies. Additionally, the tax positions of companies can vary because of their differing abilities to take advantage of tax benefits and because of the tax policies of the jurisdictions in which they operate. As a result, effective tax rates and tax expense can vary considerably among companies. EBITDA also excludes depreciation and amortization because companies utilize productive assets of different ages and use different methods of both acquiring and depreciating productive assets. These differences can result in considerable variability in the relative costs of productive assets and the depreciation and amortization expense among companies.

ESOP Settlement Charge. Management evaluates non-GAAP measures that exclude the charge associated with the 2007 settlement of issues raised during the IRS' and Department of Labor's examination of the employee stock ownership plan ("ESOP") feature of our Employees' Profit Sharing, Retirement and Savings Plan and Trust, including adjusted earnings per share and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, because these measures allow for period-over-period comparisons relative to our on-going operations before material charges. Additionally, these non-GAAP measures facilitate management's comparison of our results relative to on-going operations before material charges with that of other lodging companies. The settlement resulted in an after-tax charge of $54 million in the second quarter 2007 reflecting $35 million of excise taxes (impacting General, Administrative, and Other Expenses), $13 million of interest expense on those excise taxes and $6 million of income tax expense primarily reflecting additional interest.

Adjusted EBITDA. Our management also evaluates adjusted EBITDA which excludes the synthetic fuel business for 2007, as well as the $35 million charge in 2007 for excise taxes associated with the ESOP settlement. The synthetic fuel operations, discontinued in 2007, are not related to our core business, which is lodging. Accordingly, our management evaluates non-GAAP measures which exclude the impact of the synthetic fuel business because those measures allow for period-over-period comparisons of our on-going core lodging operations. In addition, these non-GAAP measures facilitate management's comparison of our results with the results of other lodging companies. Our management excludes the excise taxes associated with the ESOP settlement for the reasons noted above in the "ESOP Settlement Charge" caption.

Prior Years' Tax Adjustments and Foreign Subsidiaries Related Income Tax Charges. Management evaluates non-GAAP measures including adjusted earnings per share and adjusted taxes that exclude: 1) income tax expense in the 2008 second quarter totaling $12 million primarily due to prior years' tax adjustments, including a settlement with the IRS that resulted in a lower than expected refund of taxes associated with a 1995 leasing transaction; and 2) income tax expense in the 2008 second quarter totaling $24 million related to the tax treatment of funds received from foreign subsidiaries that is in on- going discussions with the IRS. We evaluate these non-GAAP measures because these measures allow for period-over-period comparisons relative to our on- going operations before material charges. Additionally, these non-GAAP measures facilitate management's comparison of our results relative to on- going operations before material charges with the results of other lodging companies.

                         MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
                         Non-GAAP Financial Measure
                          EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
                               ($ in millions)

                                         Fiscal Year 2008
                                       ---------------------
                                        First  Second
                                       Quarter Quarter Total
                                       ------- ------- -----
  Net income                             $121   $157   $278
  Interest expense                         42     38     80
  Tax provision, continuing operations     75    139    214
  Tax provision, minority interest          1      1      2
  Tax (benefit) provision, synthetic
   fuel                                     -     (6)    (6)
  Depreciation and amortization            41     47     88
  Less: Depreciation reimbursed by
   third-party owners                      (3)    (3)    (6)
  Interest expense from unconsolidated
   joint ventures                           4      4      8
  Depreciation and amortization from
   unconsolidated joint ventures            5      6     11
                                         ----   ----   ----
  EBITDA**                               $286   $383   $669

  Discontinued operations adjustment
   (synthetic fuel)                         1      2      3
                                         ----   ----   ----
  Adjusted EBITDA**                      $287   $385   $672
                                         ====   ====   ====

  Increase (Decrease) over 2007
   Adjusted EBITDA                       -14%   -13%   -13%

  The following items make up the
   discontinued operations
   adjustment (synthetic fuel)
  Pre-tax Synthetic Fuel losses
   (income)                                $1     $2     $3
                                         ----   ----   ----
  EBITDA adjustment for discontinued
   operations (synthetic fuel)             $1     $2     $3
                                         ====   ====   ====
 

                                                 Fiscal Year 2007
                                       -------------------------------------
                                        First  Second  Third   Fourth
                                       Quarter Quarter Quarter Quarter Total
                                       ------- ------- ------- ------- -----
  Net income                             $182   $207   $131    $176     $696
  Interest expense                         33     52     42      57      184
  Tax provision, continuing operations     86    128     93     134      441
  Tax (benefit) provision, synthetic
   fuel                                   (72)   (86)   (41)     73    (126)
  Depreciation and amortization            46     45     43      63      197
  Less: Depreciation reimbursed by
   third-party owners                      (4)    (4)    (4)     (6)    (18)
  Interest expense from unconsolidated
   joint ventures                           5      5      8       6       24
  Depreciation and amortization from
   unconsolidated joint ventures            6      7      6       9       28
                                         ----   ----   ----    ----   ------
  EBITDA**                               $282   $354   $278    $512   $1,426

  ESOP Settlement - Excise Tax             $-    $35     $-      $-      $35
  Discontinued operations adjustment
   (synthetic fuel)                        52     52     30     (15)     119
                                         ----   ----   ----    ----   ------
  Adjusted EBITDA**                      $334   $441   $308    $497   $1,580
                                         ====   ====   ====    ====   ======
 

  The following items make up the
   discontinued operations
   adjustment (synthetic fuel)
  Pre-tax Synthetic Fuel losses
   (income)                               $54    $54    $32    $(13)    $127
  Synthetic Fuel depreciation              (2)    (2)    (2)     (2)     (8)
                                         ----   ----   ----    ----   ------

  EBITDA adjustment for discontinued
   operations (synthetic fuel)            $52    $52    $30    $(15)    $119
                                         ====   ====   ====    ====   ======

  **  Denotes non-GAAP financial measures.
 
 

                         MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
                  Non-GAAP Financial Measure Reconciliation
                    Measures that Exclude ESOP Settlement
                   (in millions, except per share amounts)

                                                Second Quarter 2007
                                       -------------------------------------
                                                                 Excluding
                                                       ESOP       the ESOP
                                       As Reported  Settlement  Settlement**
                                       -----------  ----------  ------------

  Income (losses) from continuing
   operations before income taxes
   and minority interest                      $303         $(48)       $351

  Provision for income taxes                  (128)          (6)       (122)
                                       -----------    ---------  ----------
  Income from continuing operations           $175         $(54)       $229
                                       ===========    =========  ==========
  Diluted shares                             403.8        403.8       403.8

  Earnings per share from continuing
   operations - diluted                      $0.43       $(0.14)      $0.57

  Tax rate                                    42.2%                    34.8%

  ** Denotes non-GAAP financial measures.
 
 

                         MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
                  Non-GAAP Financial Measure Reconciliation
        Measures that Exclude Prior Years' Tax Adjustments and Foreign
                   Subsidiaries Related Income Tax Charges
                   (in millions, except per share amounts)
 

                                                Second Quarter 2008
                                       -------------------------------------
                                                                 Excluding
                                                   Prior Years'  the Prior
                                                        Tax      Years' Tax
                                                    Adjustments Adjustments
                                                    and Foreign and Foreign
                                                   Subsidiaries Subsidiaries
                                                      Related     Related
                                                    Income Tax   Income Tax
                                       As Reported    Charges    Charges**
                                       -----------  ----------  ----------

  Income (losses) from continuing
   operations before income taxes
   and minority interest                      $290           $-        $290

  Provision for income taxes                  (139)         (36)       (103)

  Minority interest, net of tax                  2            -           2
                                            ------       ------      ------
  Income from continuing operations           $153         $(36)       $189
                                            ======       ======      ======
  Diluted shares                             370.0        370.0       370.0

  Earnings per share from continuing
   operations - diluted                      $0.41       $(0.10)      $0.51

  Tax rate                                    47.9%                    35.5%

  ** Denotes non-GAAP financial measures.

                        
 
 

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Contact:

Marriott International, Inc.
Tom Marder, +1-301-380-2553, 
thomas.marder@marriott.com
http://www.marriott.com

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Also See: Marriott Reports First Quarter 2008 Net Income Declined 34%; Performance at U.S. Hotels Reflect Slowing Economic Growth / April 2008

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