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Marriott Offers More Than 1,200 Hotels With WiFi High-Speed Internet Access
[April 01, 2004]

Marriott Offers More Than 1,200 Hotels With WiFi High-Speed Internet Access

WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marriott International, Inc. announced today that more than 1,200 of its hotels offer wireless high-speed internet access worldwide. It is the largest deployment of wireless high-speed internet access in the hotel industry, bringing wireless service to guests staying at select Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn and SpringHill Suites hotels. Wireless high-speed internet access is available in hotel lobbies, meeting rooms and public spaces.

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Wireless high-speed internet access is the next major technology initiative for the hotel industry. The number of travelers who carry laptops with wireless capabilities is expected to continue to increase as wireless technology becomes more widely available, said Lou Paladeau, Marriott's vice president, technology business development.
Additional Marriott High-Speed Internet Access Services

WIRED FOR BUSINESS(R) -- High-Speed Internet Access Combined With
Unlimited Local and Long Distance Calls for $9.95

* Marriott offers Wired for Business at more than 180 Marriott and
Renaissance hotels. Wired for Business delivers in-room high-
speed internet access and unlimited local and long-distance phone
calls within the U.S. for $9.95 per day. The service is designed to
meet the needs of guests who want to stay connected to work and home
by offering them a bundle of communications services for one low
price. Wired for Business is available in major cities, including
New York, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston
and Los Angeles.


* Marriott leads the hotel industry in offering guests wired in-room
high-speed internet access, with 1,700 hotels installed across its
portfolio of hotel brands, with this number surpassing 2,000 hotels
by year-end. Marriott also offers free in-room high-speed internet
access at more than 1,200 participating Courtyard, Residence Inn,
TownePlace Suites and SpringHill Suites hotels. Fairfield Inn
expects to provide free high-speed internet access at approximately
500 hotels by the middle of 2004.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. is a leading worldwide hospitality company with over 2,700 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 Ramada International brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Marriott Grand Residence Club brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has approximately 128,000 employees. For more information or reservations, please visit the web site at

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Marriott International, Inc.

CONTACT: Scott Carman of Marriott International, +1-301-380-6491, [email protected]

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