Marriott Resorts Hawaii Launches Giving With Aloha Fund-Raising Campaign To Benefit Three Charities

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Guests staying at any of the five Marriott hotels in the Hawaiian Islands (http://www.marriotthawaii.com/@MarriottHawaii) can now choose a package that allows the room rate for their last night's stay to be donated to either the American Heart Association, Hawaii chapter; Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network; or American Red Cross, Hawaii chapter.

The funds generated will help the American Heart Association achieve its promise to Americans to have an extraordinary impact on their lives by empowering them and their loved ones to save lives, live healthier and enjoy more peace of mind about cardiovascular health.

Guests staying at any of the five Marriott hotels in the Hawaiian Islands (http://www.marriotthawaii.com/@MarriottHawaii) can now choose a package that allows the room rate for their last night's stay to be donated to either the American Heart Association, Hawaii chapter; Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network; or American Red Cross, Hawaii chapter.

The 10-month-long campaign dubbed - Marriott's Giving with Aloha - was designed to raise much-needed funds for non-profit organizations that are experiencing sharp declines in donations in the current economy.

For out-of-state guests, Marriott's Giving with Aloha package starts at USD $279 per room, per night and includes deluxe accommodations for five consecutive nights and daily breakfast for great Hawaii hotels. Stays must be completed by June 20, 2010 and are subject to availability and changes without notice. The booking Promotional Code is P74.

The charities were selected because their good work and strong recognition nationwide will help attract visitors to the donation program.

In signing on for Marriott's Giving with Aloha program, Lori K. Suan, executive director of the American Heart Association in Hawaii, said, "The funds generated will help the American Heart Association achieve its promise to Americans to have an extraordinary impact on their lives by empowering them and their loved ones to save lives, live healthier and enjoy more peace of mind about cardiovascular health."

Coralie Chun Matayoshi, chief executive officer of American Red Cross said, "Marriott's generosity will help us save lives and give hope by aiding disaster victims, teaching lifesaving skills, and keeping military families in touch during times of crisis. We hope that our Facebook and Twitter followers nationwide will see this as a nice way to donate without adding any extra expense to their vacation costs."

"Their continued generosity has helped make thousands of miracles happen for sick and injured children throughout the Pacific Basin," said Stacey Acma, director of Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network. "One hundred percent of every dollar raised by Marriott has stayed in Hawaii, truly making a difference in our community by assisting in the programs and services provided by our state's only children's hospital, Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. The biggest miracles begin with the smallest acts of kindness and we thank Marriott for sharing in the miracles."

Participating resort hotels in Hawaii are: JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club, Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa and Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. For great information on Maui hotels, Kauai hotels or Oahu hotels,visit http://www.MarriottHawaii.com.

For reservations, please visit marriott.com, or call toll free within the U.S. and Canada at 1-800-228-9290, or your nearest Marriott Worldwide reservations office in your country.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,200 lodging properties in 66 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, 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, Maryland, USA, and had approximately 146,000 employees at 2008 year-end. It is recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the 100 best global brands, by FORTUNE® as one of the best companies to work for, and by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Partner of the Year since 2004. In fiscal year 2008, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $13 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at http://www.marriott.com. For an interactive online version of Marriott's 2008 Annual Report, which includes a short video message from Chairman and CEO J.W. Marriott, Jr., visit http://www.marriott.com/investor.

EDITOR'S NOTE: JPG images of all resorts are available upon request.

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