Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Marriott International to address the Empire Club of Toronto on the topic Travel as Trade



    TORONTO, March 26 /CNW/ - Join J.W. "Bill" Marriott the Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer of Marriott International (NYSE:   MAR) as he shares his
insight into the opportunities and challenges facing the travel industry in
today's market.

    
    Date:      Thursday, April 19, 2007

    Time:      12 - 2pm

    Location:  Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Ballroom
               100 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario

    Tickets:   Non-members $55.00 / table of 10 $500.00
    

    Synopsis:

    "Travel as Trade"

    In 2007, Marriott International celebrates its 80th anniversary. What
started as a nine-seat root beer stand is today one of the leading hospitality
companies in the world, with more than 2,800 hotels, resorts and timeshare
properties in nearly 70 countries.
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer J.W. (Bill) Marriott, Jr., who has
run the company since being named CEO in 1972, will discuss the issues and
opportunities facing today's dynamic travel industry, which has such a
significant impact on the world's economy and the global exchange of people
and ideas.

    MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:   MAR) is a leading lodging company
with more than 2,800 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 Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts
under the Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton
Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive
Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott
ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers and golf courses. The
company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and had approximately 143,000
employees at 2005 year-end. It is ranked as the lodging industry's most
admired company and one of the best places to work for by FORTUNE(R). The
company is also a 2006 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY
STAR(R) Partner. In fiscal year 2005, Marriott International reported sales
from continuing operations of $11.6 billion. For more information or
reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com.





For further information:

For further information: Diana Conconi, Fleishman-Hillard Canada, (416)
645-8196, diana.conconi@fleishman.ca; Sheri Morgan, Fleishman-Hillard Canada,
(416) 645-3643, sheri.morgan@fleishman.ca

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