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Marriott CIO Carl Wilson to Retire,
Succeeded by Bruce Hoffmeister as Global Chief Information Officer

Bruce HoffmeisterBETHESDA, Md., Jan. 7, 2011 --Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) announced yesterday that Carl Wilson, executive vice president and chief information officer at the company since 1997, will retire March 31. Bruce Hoffmeister (pictured here), a 22-year Marriott veteran, will succeed him as Global Chief Information Officer on April 1.

Mr. Wilson was instrumental in managing the critical nexus between technology and business strategy as the company’s lodging portfolio grew to encompass 3,500 properties in 70 countries worldwide.

“Carl leaves an impressive legacy,” said William Shaw, Vice Chairman of the company. “He built Marriott’s information technology infrastructure as the company introduced and the industry’s first high-speed internet service to guest rooms. His leadership team consistently wins plaudits as one of the best IT functions. We will miss his wise counsel but are delighted that Bruce Hoffmeister will become our Global Chief Information Officer, accountable for all business technology resources.”

With more than two decades at Marriott, Mr. Hoffmeister brings a wide scope and diverse set of experiences to his new role. Currently Senior Vice President, IR Shared and Application Services, he has led the drive for sustainable efficiencies in the computing resources for Marriott’s worldwide operations. He also directs the company’s efforts to modernize key systems involved in sales and marketing, event and revenue management.

Mr. Hoffmeister began his Marriott career as a Senior Financial Analyst in the Development Finance department, and has held a wide range of finance and accounting positions across the company, as well as the role of Senior Vice President, Global Revenue Management, where he was responsible for developing and leading the company’s worldwide pricing, inventory management and selling strategies.

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Paula Butler
Marriott International


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