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Keeping Cool and Going Green at Marriott

Marriott's Technology Innovations for Energy Conservation Recognized by Computerworld

Published 10-25-10

Submitted by Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is ranked number 12 on Computerworld magazine's "Top 12 Green IT Companies" list and is only lodging company to make the list this year. Computerworld recognized Marriott for its continued efforts to implement innovative methods for making its hi-tech operations more energy efficient and less wasteful.

A highlight of Marriott's IT environmental achievements include a new cooling system for the data center and improved temperature management, which allowed a 5 to 7 degree temperature increase. These changes have resulted in reduced water consumption of approximately 58% since 2007. Also of note are the company's extensive use of server virtualization, desktop power management and recycling of IT assets.

"This award illustrates our continued commitment to applying technology in new and innovative ways in an effort to reduce energy consumption," said Carl Wilson, executive vice president and chief information officer, Marriott International.

Building on more than 20 years of energy conservation experience, Marriott is committed to protecting the environment. The company's Spirit To Preserve® environmental strategy calls for: greening our $10 billion supply chain; further reducing energy and water consumption by 25 percent per available room by 2017; expanding our portfolio of green hotels and buildings, including 300 LEED® (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design)-certified hotels, by 2015; educating and inspiring employees and guests to support the environment; and investing in innovative, large-scale conservation projects worldwide.

Marriott has been recognized for its environmental leadership in the hotel industry by several groups, including Ceres, an alliance of investors and environmentalists; the non-profit organization ClimateCounts.org; and Travel + Leisure magazine. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded Marriott its Sustained Excellence Award for the third straight year, and has awarded its ENERGY STAR label to 323 Marriott hotels, the most of any hotel company.

For updates on Marriott's progress against its green goals, visit www.marriott.com/spirittopreserve, follow Green Marriott on Twitter and become a fan of Travel Green on Facebook.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

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Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 3,800 properties in 72 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $12 billion in fiscal year 2012.

The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands, including Marriott Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Bulgari, EDITION, Renaissance, Gaylord Hotels, Autograph Collection, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott Vacation Club, Grand Residences by Marriott and The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club.

There are approximately 325,000 employees at headquarters, managed and franchised properties. Marriott is consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business operations, which it conducts based on five core values: put people first, pursue excellence, embrace change, act with integrity, and serve our world. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

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