The Ultimate Check(In) – Marriott Becomes Exclusive Lodging Partner of US Lacrosse and Team USA

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Marriott International, Inc. is now a proud sponsor of US Lacrosse, the national governing body of men's and women's lacrosse, and the U.S. men's and women's national teams program. As part of the sponsorship, Marriott will provide US Lacrosse’s more than 300,000 members with the best available lodging rates, and US Lacrosse will make Marriott brands its preferred hotels for all events.

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“Marriott recognizes that lacrosse is one of the fastest growing team sports in the U.S., and we’re thrilled to be a sponsor,” said Joanna Todd, vice president, global partnerships and promotions, Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott International, Inc. is now a proud sponsor of US Lacrosse, the national governing body of men's and women's lacrosse, and the U.S. men's and women's national teams program. As a global lodging leader, Marriott offers the opportunity to book at more than 3,500 hotels in 70 countries around the world. As part of the sponsorship, Marriott will provide US Lacrosse’s more than 300,000 members with the best available lodging rates, and US Lacrosse will make Marriott brands its preferred hotels for all events. US Lacrosse members can also make reservations through an easy to use travel portal located at http://www.marriott.com/uslacrosse.

Hotel industry data shows that leisure and personal travel is one of the fastest growing market segments. This sponsorship will enable Marriott to increase weekend bookings when occupancy is typically lower and grow market share by attracting traveling lacrosse teams and their families.

“US Lacrosse members will have access to Marriott's impeccable amenities and convenient locations at great rates,” said Steve Stenersen, US Lacrosse president and CEO. “This is a win for the lacrosse community.”

Marriott noted its dedication to supporting amateur sports. “Marriott recognizes that lacrosse is one of the fastest growing team sports in the U.S., and we’re thrilled to be a sponsor,” said Joanna Todd, vice president, global partnerships and promotions, Marriott International, Inc.

As the exclusive lodging partner of Team USA, the gold medal winning lacrosse teams will stay in ultimate comfort while traveling the globe, at one of the more than 3,500 Marriott hotels worldwide.

Participating Marriott brands include JW Marriott, Marriott Hotels and Resorts, Renaissance Hotels, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn and Suites, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites.

Additionally, a percentage of every stay booked through the member travel portal will go right back to US Lacrosse’s programs and services, directly benefiting and supporting the growth of the sport of lacrosse.

About US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. US Lacrosse is the parent organization of the U.S. men’s and women’s national teams program. US Lacrosse has more than 300,000 members in 63 regional chapters around the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse strives to provide programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the game. To learn more about US Lacrosse, please visit http://www.uslacrosse.org.

About Marriott International, Inc.
Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at http://www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit http://www.marriottnewscenter.com.

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