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AC Hotels by Marriott Opens Two New Properties in Europe

Completing Renovations, the 143-room AC Hotel Nice Opens in France and
the 152-room AC Hotel Sant Cugat Opens in Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain

London - April 9, 2013
- Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) has continued the expansion of its joint venture with AC Hotels with the opening of two new properties – the AC Hotel Nice on the French Riviera and the AC Hotel Sant Cugat in Catalonia, Barcelona. The two new hotels will be welcome additions to the AC Hotels by Marriott brand, which launched in 2011 and now offers over 80 hotels across Europe.

After an extensive renovation, the AC Hotel Nice opened on 1 April 2013. The 143-room downtown hotel overlooks the Mediterranean Sea just steps from Promenade des Anglais. Standout hotel features include a panoramic terrace with heated swimming pool and a relaxing hotel Zen garden.

In addition to 22 suites, the hotel has three conference and banqueting rooms, accommodating up to 100 guests. The Acropolis Congress Centre is only a short distance away making it ideally appointed accommodation for business as well as leisure travellers.

The AC Hotel Nice is the second AC Hotel by Marriott hotel to open in France joining the AC Hotel Ambassadeur Antibes-Juan Les Pins, which opened last summer. Another French property, AC Hotel Paris Porte Maillot, was announced in September 2012 and is set to open in early 2014.

The newly opened AC Hotel Sant Cugat is conveniently located in the business area of Sant Joan. The hotel has 152-rooms and several function rooms for meetings and events. The hotel’s AC Lounge is an attractive, multi-purpose space open 24 hours where guests can relax with free wi-fi.
The affluent suburb of Sant Cugat del Valles is abundant with beauty and heritage and has convenient connections to central Barcelona. Local attractions include the Benedictine monastery of Sant Cugat and the medieval castle Castell de Canals.

“We are delighted to be developing the presence of AC Hotels by Marriott in France and across Europe with these two exciting new openings in such current locations,” said Amy McPherson, president and managing director for Marriott International in Europe. “Nice and Sant Cugat del Valles are popular destinations for both business and leisure travellers and fit perfectly with the brand’s associated modern comfort and urban style.”

The new hotels join over 80 existing AC Hotels by Marriott throughout France, Spain, Italy and Portugal. AC Hotels by Marriott is part of Marriott Rewards, one of the world’s largest hospitality loyalty programmes with over 37 million members.

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 37 million members.

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Also See: AC Hotels by Marriott to Debut in Paris, France with the 166-room AC Hotel Paris Porte Maillot; To Open in 2014 Under a Franchise Agreement with SHEPI SNC / September 2012

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 2012

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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