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60 Renaissance Hotels & Resorts in North America Offer Free Parking to Guests Driving Hybrid Cars
(301) 380-8257
colleen.evans@marriott.com
WashingtonDC  -  17 July 2006 - 

Renaissance Hotels & Resorts is making it easier for travelers to be “green” and save some green, by offering complimentary parking to all guests who drive hybrid cars.  Current hybrid cars can get up to 60 miles to the gallon and have lower greenhouse gas emissions.  Effective now through December 31, 2006, guests staying, attending a meeting or dining in the restaurant at a participating Renaissance can park their hybrid for free.

“We think this is a fun and constructive offer to our guests who are helping the environment by driving hybrid vehicles,” said Hank Biddle, senior vice president, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts North America.  “Our hotels are finding new ways to conserve energy, and this is a unique way to involve the customer.”


Renaissance Hotels and Resorts is a sophisticated, upscale brand of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR), which has been named by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for implementing programs that save more than 83 million kilowatt-hours (kwh) of electric energy consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 68,000 tons annually. Marriott is the only lodging company to be recognized and the only company to receive the EPA’s highest honor for two consecutive years.

The special hybrid offer is based upon availability and offered at the following participating Renaissance Hotels & Resorts: 

 

Alabama:

Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

California: 

The Stanford Court, a Renaissance Hotel
Renaissance Agoura Hills Hotel
Renaissance Club Sport Walnut Creek
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa
Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel
Renaissance Montura Hotel
The Lodge at Sonoma, a Renaissance Resort & Spa
Renaissance Hollywood Hotel

Colorado:
Renaissance Boulder Suites at FlatIron

District of Columbia:
Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel
Renaissance Mayflower Hotel

Florida:
Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Hotel
Renaissance Ft. Lauderdale Plantation
Eden Roc, a Renaissance Resort & Spa
Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld
Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club
Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza
Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village

Georgia:
Renaissance Atlanta Concourse Hotel
Renaissance Atlanta Downtown Hotel
Renaissance Waverly Hotel

Illinois:
Renaissance Chicago Hotel
Renaissance Chicago North Shore
Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Hotel
Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center
Renaissance Oakbrook Hotel

Iowa:
Renaissance Savery Hotel

Louisiana:
Renaissance Arts Hotel
Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel

Maryland:
Renaissance Harborplace Hotel

Massachusetts:
Renaissance Boston Bedford Hotel

Michigan:
The Inn at Bay Harbor, a Renaissance Golf Resort

Missouri:
Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis
Renaissance St. Louis Suites
Renaissance St. Louis Airport

Nevada:
Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel

New York:
Renaissance New York Hotel Times Square
Renaissance Westchester Hotel

North Carolina:
Renaissance Charlotte Suites

Ohio:
The Columbus, a Renaissance Hotel
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
Renaissance Quail Hollow Resort

Oklahoma:
Renaissance Oklahoma City Conv.Ctr.Hotel
Renaissance Tulsa Hotel

Pennsylvania:
Renaissance Philadelphia Airport
Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel

South Carolina:
Renaissance Charleston Historic District

Tennessee:
Renaissance Nashville Hotel

Texas:
Renaissance Austin Downtown
Renaissance Dallas Hotel
Renaissance Dallas Richardson
Renaissance Houston Hotel
Renaissance Worthington Hotel

Virginia:
Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel

Washington:
Renaissance Seattle Hotel

Canada:
Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside
Renaissance Toronto Airport
Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel


Renaissance Hotels & Resorts is a sophisticated and distinctive full-service lodging brand of Marriott International, Inc.  Renaissance has refined its brand positioning to provide properties with uniquely expressive design, a new level of “Savvy Service” and restaurants serving contemporary local cuisine that appeal to both hotel and local customers.  Renaissance Hotels & Resorts participates in Marriott’s award-winning frequent travel program, Marriott Rewards®. For more information on Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, visit www.renaissancehotels.com.


MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with nearly 2,800 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 Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Grand Residences by Marriott  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 143,000 employees at 2005 year-end.  In fiscal year 2005, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $11.6 billion.  For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com.

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