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AC Hotels by Marriott Debuts in France with Opening of the 221-room
AC Hotel Ambassadeur Antibes-Juan Les Pins in the
Former Hotel Ambassadeur on the Cote d'Azur

August 14, 2012
- Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) celebrates continued growth in the south of France with the opening of its first AC Hotel by Marriott in the country, the first new AC Hotel by Marriott to open since the launch of the joint venture and co-brand last year. The former Hotel Ambassadeur, located in the heart of Juan-les-Pins, has been re-branded an AC Hotel by Marriott hotel, following ambitious growth plans for the brand announced last year.

As Marriott continues to grow its presence on France’s glamourous Cote d’ Azur, the 221-room AC Hotel Ambassadeur Antibes-Juan Les Pins joins the JW Marriott Hotel Cannes, which re-opened following a stunning renovation earlier this year, the Riviera Marriott Hotel La Porte de Monaco, and the AC Hotel Nice, which will open in early 2013.

“We are thrilled to affirm our growing presence in this stunning region of France,” said Amy McPherson, president and managing director for Marriott International in Europe. “The AC Hotels by Marriott brand already has a strong holding in Spain, Italy and Portugal, but we have been actively seeking opportunities to expand into France where we see the brand’s urban lifestyle feel fitting perfectly. We could not be more excited about the opening of this first AC Hotel by Marriott in France as we continue to expand the brand across Europe.”

Following renovation, the AC Hotel Ambassadeur Antibes-Juan Les Pins exudes the modern comfort and urban style associated with the AC Hotels by Marriott brand. Blending quality, comfort, design and technology, the hotel features fresh new designs to its reception and lobby, including a signature AC Lounge with zones to relax, work or unwind. The hotel’s 221 guestrooms and suites boast smart, contemporary furnishings, natural driftwood floors and a warm and sophisticated color palette.

In addition to its twenty flexible meeting rooms that can accommodate up to two hundred people, the hotel is a stone’s throw from a new convention centre opening in 2013 offering a host of facilities including exhibition and lecture space for 500 delegates.

Located in a lush and tranquil setting, the AC Hotel Ambassadeur Antibes-Juan Les Pins offers both indoor and outdoor pools, a pool-side grill and is located a short 200 meter walk from the hotel’s idyllic private sandy beach. Provençal cuisine with a unique twist can be sampled at the AC Ambassadeur Restaurant where fresh, natural ingredients are transformed into memorable culinary experiences.

Juan Les Pins, a small seaside resort nestled on the Mediterranean Sea between Nice and Cannes, is a popular holiday destination with the international jet-set, boasting incredible beaches, boating and nightlife. The “pins” refer to the umbrella pine trees known for widely inhabiting the destination. Near to the hotel is the famous La Pinede Gould, world renowned for hosting the annual “Jazz A Juan” International Jazz Festival held every July.

The AC Hotel Ambassadeur Antibes -Juan Les Pins joins over 80 existing AC Hotels by Marriott throughout Spain, Italy and Portugal.

About AC Hotels by Marriott
AC Hotels by Marriott reflect the modern urban lifestyle with hotels featuring a unique blend of quality, comfort, design and technology. All AC Hotels by Marriott welcome guests with their signature AC Lounge, offering complimentary Wi-Fi, it is a great place to relax, work or unwind with a drink or snack. Guestrooms in AC Hotels by Marriott feature a contemporary look and feel with crisp white bedding, gleaming hardwood floors, modern bathrooms and free mini-bar.

AC Hotels by Marriott is part of Marriott Rewards, one of the world’s largest hospitality loyalty programs with 33 million members.

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Also See: AC Hotels by Marriott to Debut in France with the 143-room AC Hotel Nice; To Open in Early 2013 Through a Rebranding of the Elysee Palace Hotel in Nice Under a Management Contract with SNC Hoche Promotion / January 2012

AC Hotels & Marriott International Enter Joint Venture to Open Four New Autograph Collection Hotels in Spain; Joint Venture Includes Launch of New Brand, AC Hotels by Marriott, 86 Hotels to be Rebranded in Spain, Italy and Portugal / March 2011

Marriott and the Spanish Hotel Group AC Hotels Formalize Plans to Manage and Franchise a New Lodging Co-brand Across Europe and Latin America -- AC Hotels by Marriott / January 2011

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