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Dan McKeon Appointed as Resident Manager of
the JW Marriott Washington, DC

Washington, DC.  – April 26, 2013
– Dan McKeon has been named Resident Manager of the JW Marriott Washington, DC.  In his new role, Mr. McKeon reports directly to Satinder Palta, general manager, and functions as the strategic business leader of the hotel’s day-to-day operations.  Mr. McKeon comes to the luxurious downtown hotel from the eastern region executive team where he served as the vice president of sales and marketing,  providing leadership for over two hundred managed hotels.

“We are so pleased to have Dan join our team at the JW Marriott Washington, DC. His extensive sales and marketing knowledge and deep convention hotel background provide the ideal foundation for expanding on the success of our hotel.” says Satinder Palta, general manager, JW Marriott Washington, DC.

With over 24 years at Marriott International, Mr. McKeon began his career as a catering houseman at the Washington Marriott in Washington, DC.  Over the years, Mr. McKeon has held various director level positions supporting the sales and marketing efforts of various hotels including the Marriott New Orleans and Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

Mr. McKeon received his bachelor of arts from the University of Virginia and his executive MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.  He currently serves as a member of the Corporate Advisory Board and volunteers his time to the Darden Graduate School of Business.  He resides in Ashburn, VA with his wife, Kit, and three daughters, Margaret, Mary  and Jacqueline.

About JW Marriott Washington, DC
The JW Marriott Washington, DC, the first JW Marriott branded property, opened in 1984 as a tribute to J. Willard Marriott, founder of Marriott Corporation, predecessor to Marriot International, Inc.  One of the country’s premiere meeting destinations, the property features over 37,000 square feet of superior  banquet and meeting space, including the 14,000 square foot Grand Ballroom, 29 meetings rooms and a 7,000 square foot terrace on the 12th floor, overlooking   the nation capital and its historic monuments and landmarks.  For more information or to make reservations, contact your travel professional, call the hotel directly at (202) 393-2000, or visit www.jwmarriottdc.com.

About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today’s sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 53 JW Marriott hotels in 22 countries; by 2015 the portfolio will encompass 80 properties in 29 countries.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, go to www.marriottnewsroom.com.

Contact:

Mark Indre or Kristen Palmisano
JW Marriott Washington, DC
(202) 626-2600 or (301) 380-2811
mark.indre@marriott.com
kristen.palmisano@marriott.com



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