MARRIOTT BONVOY SCOOPS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD FOR BEST HOTEL LOYALTY PROGRAM IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 May 2019 – Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s travel program, was voted the “Best Hotel Loyalty Program in the Middle East” during the 2019 Business Traveller Middle East Awards. This recognition comes close on the heels of the program winning four Freddie Awards just months after the introduction of the new brand name.

Built on the belief that travel enriches the world and connects people, Marriott Bonvoy offers an extraordinary portfolio of global brands in 130 countries and territories providing endless inspiration for members to keep traveling with passion and purpose. Under one set of unified benefits, Marriott Bonvoy simplifies rewards and offers members a holistic travel experience encompassing much more than a hotel stay.

Commenting on the recognition, Neal Jones Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International said: “This recognition truly highlights the traction that our travel program has gained and is a testament to the fact that our members continue to seek new ways to make travel more enriching.  We are excited to see the program resonate with travellers in the region and are committed to creating unmatched travel experiences for our guests around the world.”

Since the introduction of unified loyalty benefits under the former Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and SPG, members have been able to seamlessly book stays and earn and redeem points across the entire portfolio and achieve Elite status faster with new Elite tiers. Members now earn on average 20 percent more points per dollar spent.

To enrol or learn more about the program benefits, please visit Marriottbonvoy.com.

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About Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott Bonvoy is the new travel program replacing Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) starting February 2019. Comprised of a portfolio of 30 hotel brands, members can earn and redeem points for hotel stays and accelerate the points they earn with co-branded credit cards from Emirates NBD and Mastercard® in the UAE. The program offers 120,000 destination tours and adventures on Marriott Bonvoy Moments. When members book direct on Marriott.com they receive perks including free and enhanced Wi-Fi and exclusive member-only rates, and on the Marriott app they enjoy mobile check-in and checkout, Mobile Requests and, wherever available, Mobile Key. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit MarriottBonvoy.com. To download the Marriott app, go here. Travelers can also connect with Marriott Bonvoy on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,000 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 130 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company now offers one travel program, Marriott Bonvoy™, replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

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