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CONTACT: 
Beth McGlasson

(301) 380-7431
elizabeth.mcglasson@marriott.com
BethesdaMD  -  12 August 2008 - 

In a recent survey of consumers conducted by the Reputation Institute, Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) earned a #1 ranking among all companies in the services category in the United States.  Marriott was the only lodging company listed in the top 30 of the “75 most reputable companies in the U.S.”

“We are honored to be recognized as a respected company with a long tradition of integrity, honesty and fairness,” said J.W. Marriott, Jr., chairman and CEO of Marriott International. “We are proud of our reputation for upholding the highest standards, whether it's how we do business, supporting our communities or taking care of our guests and associates.”

The Global Pulse 2008 study was conducted to measure corporate reputation through the four indicators of reputation – trust, esteem, admiration, and good feeling.  The Global Pulse is the only study that compares company standings against each other within a country, industry or around the world, and provides corporate executives with a fuller understanding of how they are perceived by stakeholders in the marketplace.

For a complete list, go to Global Pulse 2008.

About Reputation Institute (RI)
Reputation Institute is the leading international organization devoted to advancing knowledge about corporate reputations and to providing professional assistance to companies interested in measuring and managing their reputations proactively. Founded in 1997, Reputation Institute has been and remains a pioneer and global leader in the development of measurement tools and in offering advice and counsel to leading companies around the world.

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,000 lodging properties in the United States and 66 other countries and territories.  The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Md., and has approximately 151,000 employees.  In fiscal year 2007, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $13 billion.  For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com.
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