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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Putting Final Touches on the New Build,
320-room Ritz-Carlton Aruba Scheduled to Open November 2013


MIAMI, March 25, 2013 -- With its Ritz-Carlton pedigree, an exclusive location on the island's famed Palm Beach and remarkable offerings of dining, wellness and recreation, The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba ushers in a new and highly valued vacation experience to the Caribbean. To an island renowned for its pristine beaches and beautiful landscape, The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba adds a standard of luxury and elegance in accommodations, facilities, activities and services that ranks among the finest resorts worldwide.

With 320 oceanfront rooms and suites, The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba offers a luxury vacation lifestyle that combines a passionate and dedicated service philosophy while catering to an array of personal tastes and interests. Scheduled to open November 2, 2013, the resort encompasses incomparable style and signature Ritz-Carlton service, with a selection of unique offerings consisting of savory dining experiences, including four restaurants, a luxurious 15-treatment room Ritz-Carlton Spa, two swimming pools, a 24-hour casino, one of the largest state-of-the-art meeting facilities in Aruba and the seemingly endless white sand beaches and turquoise waters of the Caribbean.

The seventh location in The Ritz-Carlton's exclusive portfolio of award-winning properties in the Caribbean and Mexico, through a landscape of pristine ocean views, tropical palms and colorful foliage, guestrooms feature a choice of king-sized or two queen beds, full baths, fully stocked honor bars and elegant European Asprey toiletries. 55 ultra-luxurious suites include Deluxe, Executive and Parlor Suites providing one and a half baths, a spacious living room and boutique bath amenities. Two Ritz-Carlton Suites deliver panoramic ocean views and rooms as expansive as they are elegant, distinguished by a master bedroom, a living room and a private balcony facing the sea with outdoor showers.

The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba is proud to offer guests the signature Ritz-Carlton Club Level directly overlooking the resort's sprawling sun-kissed coastline. With 35 exclusive rooms, Club Level accommodations offer an elevated level of personalized services, such as the private Club concierge and five food and beverage selections throughout the day of light fare, signature cocktails and refreshing beverages.

Offering a collection of four world-class restaurants with impeccable cuisine, the dining selections reflect Aruba's tropical backdrop ranging from poolside casual to sophisticated elegance. The Beach Grill features an assortment of specialty cocktails, light bites and expansive open-air seating overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Other dining options include a specialty fine dining restaurant, a casual setting cafe for a la carte favorites, the Lobby Lounge and 24-hour in-room dining.

The resort's 15,000 square foot spa sanctuary features 15 tranquil treatment rooms with a complete range of ocean-inspired natural body and facial treatments, massage therapies and three specialty spa showers. Adjoining the spa is a full-service beauty and nail salon and state-of-the-art fitness center offering a variety of workout classes, including yoga, spinning and Pilates.

The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba presents the regions preeminent meeting facilities, with an exceptional selection of indoor and outdoor venues, including a 7,500 square foot ballroom divisible into three salons, a 600 square foot Executive boardroom, two spacious meeting rooms and a selection of outdoor locations, including poolside decks, manicured lawns and a beachfront reception area. Meeting facilities at the resort will also be environmentally-friendly, employing a range of green practices to showcase the resort's extraordinary commitment to environmental stewardship and corporate social responsibility to help protect and preserve the island's natural resources.

Located off the coast of Venezuela, Aruba is renowned for miles of white powder sand beaches and crystal blue waters that boasts a warm tropical climate year-round. The 21 mile-long island is situated on the southern part of the Caribbean Sea and features many diverse influences as a result of its vibrant history. Ideally located on Palm Beach nestled on the island's eastern coast, the resort is in close proximity to nearby championship golf courses and offers an extensive selection of recreational activities and water sports, including windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing and kayaking.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 81 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize successful quality strategies. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in 1992 and 1999. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR).

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Contact:

Verona Carter
Area Director of Public Relations
(786) 470-3434
verona.carter@ritzcarlton.com


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