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Marriott International Inc. Opens the 465-room
Sanya Marriott Resort on China's Hainan Island;
Robert Lohrmann the Opening GM


WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2004 - Marriott International Inc. (NYSE: MAR) has opened the new Sanya Marriott Resort in China. It is the first Marriott managed resort to open in China.

The 465-room resort operates under a management agreement with Sanya Jahwa
Resort Development Company, Ltd., a subsidiary of Jahwa Group which has core businesses in manufacturing and trading of cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, mineral water and real estate development. The general manager is Robert Lohrmann; the director of marketing is Annie Shum.

Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa
Yalong Bay Natl Resort District
Sanya, 572000 China

Located on the southern tip of Hainan Island, at approximately the same latitude as Hawaii, Sanya is the only tropical island in China. The city is served by the Phoenix International Airport, which offers flights to all major domestic Chinese cities as well as to such international destinations as Seoul and Hong Kong. The Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa is perfectly situated along the shores of the South China Sea on an exquisite stretch of white sand beach.

Accommodations at the Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa feature well appointed guest rooms all with generous balconies offering sea, mountain and golf course views.  For dining and entertainment, the resort offers 3 restaurants and a poolside grill. Its casual restaurant features a grand buffet as well as a la carte service; its Chinese restaurant features regional cuisine from mainland China; and its specialty restaurant offers South Asian cuisine.

Recreational amenities include a health and fitness center with sauna/steam room and massage service, three swimming pools, two tennis courts and the 18 hole Yalong Bay Golf Club. The resort also features a relaxing Marriott spa with outdoor pavilions amongst lush gardens facing the South China Sea.

The resort features superb meeting facilities designed to accommodate any type of special event, including an 830-square meter Grand Ballroom. In addition, the resort will offer five 70-square meter meeting rooms and a boardroom. All meeting space is equipped with high speed broadband internet and audio visual services.

Marriott International's presence in China and Hong Kong is represented by 24 hotels, offering 9,541 rooms and spanning six lodging brands: JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, New World Hotels, Courtyard by Marriott Hotels and Marriott Executive Apartments.  Additionally, Ramada Hotels & Resorts, a division of Marriott International, has a portfolio of 11 hotels offering 2,998 rooms in China.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company with nearly 2,800 lodging properties in the United States and 69 other countries and territories.


Marriott International Inc.

Also See: New 320-Room Ritz-Carlton and 591-Room JW Marriott Hotels Scheduled to Open In Beijing in 2007 / April 2004
The World's Biggest Hotel Chains Planning Major Expansion in Asia; China Hotel Industry is the Certain Winner / HOTEL Asia Pacific / December 2003
China Jin Mao Group Co., Ltd and Hilton International Developing 500 room Resort on Hainan Island / March 2004

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