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. Sets One-Day Booking Record of 25,000
Reservations Made on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004
WASHINGTON – Feb. 20, 2004 –, the web site of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR), set a record for revenue in 2003 with gross sales of more than $1.4 billion, a 29 percent increase from 2002, the company said.  Online bookings on continue to grow.  So far this year, Marriott’s web site has already booked a record number of reservations on two separate days.  The latest record took place Tuesday, Feb. 10, when more than 25,000 bookings were made. 
Marriott has made significant enhancements to the web site for leisure customers.  Travelers are taking advantage of features such as Last-Minute Weekends, which offers hotel, airfare and car packages, available within two weeks of departure that offer up to 60 percent savings.  Design Your Own packages enable travelers to custom design their own vacation packages, including hotel rooms, flights and car rentals for any time they
Feb. 20, 2004 - Marriott brands received the highest rankings in this year’s Business Travel News Top U.S. Hotel Chain Survey.  Ranked number one by the publication were JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts in the upper upscale category, Courtyard by Marriott in the mid-price with food and beverage category and TownePlace Suites by Marriott in the upscale extended-stay category.  The annual survey reflects the opinions of corporate travel planners based on criteria that includes helpful and courteous staff, physical appearance and overall price-value relationship. 
want to travel.  Two or more people can travel anywhere in the U.S., with the best values booked at least 14 days in advance.  These features can be found under the specials and packages section of 

This year, additional enhancements to will make it easier to plan and book group events, such as weddings.  In addition, will increase the number of global sites tailored to international markets.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading worldwide hospitality company with over 2,700 lodging properties in the United States and 67 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 Ramada International brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Marriott Grand Residence Club brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. Marriott is also in the synthetic fuel business. 

Scott Carman
Marriott Communications
(301) 380-6491
Also See: Marriot's Web Site Hits Single-Day Booking Record, 10,000 Reservations / June 2001
Three-quarters of Marriott’s Internet Bookings Generated Through; Web Site Receives 3 Million Visitors Per Month / Oct 2000 

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