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MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL EXPANDS PORTFOLIO IN THAILAND WITH PHUKET MARRIOTT RESORT AND SPA, NAI YANG BEACH

PHUKET, Thailand - June 1, 2016 - Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced the opening of Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach under the company’s iconic flagship brand Marriott Hotels. With more than 2.3 billion Baht invested, the 180-room resort was completely refurbished and now ready to welcome travelers looking for authentic Thai hospitality within a transformed and modern Marriott.

Located on the sandy beach of Nai Yang, considered one of the most scenic area of Phuket, the 180-room resort is surrounded with tropical vegetation and lush green forest within the Sirinath National Park. It is just a 10-minute drive from Phuket International Airport and adjacent to the old town of Nai Yang along with numerous natural attractions and scenic hot spots.

Mr. Karl Hudson, Area Vice President, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia & Japan of Marriott International said, “In 2013, we signed an agreement with TCC Land Asset World to develop seven hotels and resorts in Thailand. We successfully opened Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa in March and are delighted to welcome this Phuket resort under our flagship Marriott Hotels brand. This recent addition of Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach increases our total portfolio in Thailand to 18.”
“Phuket welcomes approximately 12 million visitors per year, mostly tourists from European and Asian countries. Phuket is one of the largest contributors to Thailand’s tourism industry, bringing around 200 billion Baht to the country each year. The opening of Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, will address the needs of both local and international travelers,” said Mr. David Ippersiel, General Manager of the Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach.

Upon arrival, guests are greeted with signature welcome drinks in the open-air Greatroom with captivating views and the fresh Andaman breeze. Guest rooms are designed in two unique styles; traditional-Thai with relaxing earth tones, or a more sleek-contemporary décor with modern and innovative touches. A stay in the luxury Pool Villas located directly on the natural and exclusive beachfront offer an unforgettable, exclusive experience.

A choice of several restaurants and bars is available at Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, offering both Thai and international cuisine with personalized service and talented local chefs. The Andaman Kitchen, an all-day dining restaurant, features a wide array of dishes whereas the beachfront Big Fish Restaurant & Bar serves fresh seafood and offers a wide range of enticing beverages, from local signature drinks to international renowned cocktails. Guests may also choose to enjoy afternoon tea in the spacious open-air lobby lounge with its spectacular views.
In addition to its beautiful aesthetics and natural surroundings, the Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach features upscale facilities and attractions which can be enjoyed 24 hours a day. From the large lagoon-inspired swimming pool to a fully equipped 24 hour fitness center, the luxurious Quan Spa with its world-renowned signature treatments to the beachside pirate-themed Kid’s Club, every guest’s desires are sure to be met.

The Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach is an impressive venue for exclusive meetings and events. Its 126 square meter ballroom and several function rooms, all with natural daylight, enable the resort to cater for various types of events ranging from private parties to exclusive seaside weddings.
For more information and reservations, please contact Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach at +66 (0) 76 625 555 or visit the official website of Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach: www.phuketmarriottnaiyang.com

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About Marriott Hotels
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About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with nearly 4,500 properties in 87 countries and territories.  Marriott International reported revenues of more than $14 billion in fiscal year 2015. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands. The company also manages the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program, which together comprise more than 56 million members. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.