Renaissance Guests Can Win a Trip to Paris, France

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Upscale hotels brand allowing customers to share travel experiences

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Renaissance Hotels & Resorts wants its guests to stay interesting and share interesting, too! Now through June 1, 2008, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts is looking for guests to visit its upscale hotels web site ( to submit the most interesting trip they have taken anywhere in the world. Each story is automatically entered for a chance to win a three-night getaway at the beautiful Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel.

The interactive site allows visitors to share their favorite travel experiences by uploading photographs, writing what impressed them the most about their trip and recommending their favorite restaurants, bars and attractions. Once completed, each "interesting stay" will be added to for other visitors to the site to discover.

In addition to three nights at the Renaissance Paris Vendome hotel, the grand prize winner will receive two roundtrip airline tickets, two spa treatments, a Canon Powershot SD750 Digital Camera and $250 in spending cash.

Using images of iconic Italian Renaissance art reinterpreted into three imaginative hotel scenarios and layers of rich detail, aims to illustrate the stimulating Renaissance hotel experience. Site visitors can dive deeper into the upscale hotel scenes by rolling over thoughtfully placed "fireflies" and explore hotel-inspired elements, read about interesting facts and service signatures and engage in interactive experiences like mixing a cocktail and having their travel fortune told.

Renaissance Hotels & Resorts is an upscale hotel brand providing full-service accommodations with local flair to discriminating business and leisure travelers at more than 140 properties in 28 countries. The brand's presence is strong in the U.S. and worldwide, with approximately half of its properties in North America and half throughout Europe, South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia.

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with about 3,000 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, Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club, 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. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Md., and had approximately 151,000 employees at 2007 year-end. It is ranked as the lodging industry's most admired company and one of the best companies to work for by FORTUNE®, and has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the 2007 Sustained Excellence Award and Partner of the Year since 2004. In fiscal year 2007, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $13 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at


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