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Fiona Wong
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The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong 
International Commerce Centre 
1 Austin Road West 
Kowloon 
Hong Kong 
Phone :+852 2263 2080
Fax: +852 2263 2094 
fiona.wong@ritzcarlton.com

Sylvia Lee
Public Relations Manager
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
International Commerce Centre
1 Austin Road West
Kowloon
Hong Kong
Phone :+852 2263 2360
Fax: +852 2263 2094
sylvia.lee@ritzcarlton.com

Hong Kong, China, September 26, 2016 – Today, the most iconic and visionary name in hospitality, Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), expands to include 30 of the most desirable and prestigious hotel brands with the addition of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts portfolio.

At a time when travelers place even greater emphasis on enriching and personal experiences, they can now choose from the most diverse selection of hotel brands ever. With more than 5,700 hotels and 1.1 million rooms in over 110 countries across the globe, guests now have access to the best hotels and resorts wherever they travel.

Members of Marriott’s leading loyalty programs, Marriott Rewards – which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards – and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), are also invited to link their accounts at members.marriott.com to enjoy the benefits, recognition and experiences each program has to offer. Members will have their status matched across programs and be able to transfer and redeem points across programs for travel to more destinations than ever before. Members who link their accounts will be able to transfer points at a three-to-one ratio (three Marriott Rewards points = one SPG Starpoint) between the programs for redemption stays or on the Marriott Rewards Experiences Marketplace or SPG’s Moments platform.

Pierre Perusset, General Manager and Matthias Terrettaz, Hotel Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, celebrating with the Ladies and Gentlemen Marriott International’s successful completion of the acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., creating the world’s largest hotel company while providing unparalleled guest experience.

For further business & financial information on the merger: Marriott International Completes Acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Creating World’s Largest and Best Hotel Company While Providing Unparalleled Guest Experience

For further consumer information and benefits: Marriott International’s Expanded Portfolio of 30 Leading Hotel Brands Sets New Global Standard for Unrivaled Travel Experiences and Expanded Loyalty Benefits