Economic Stimulus “The Marriott Vacation Club Way” In Phuket, Thailand

Orlando, Fla. (PRWEB) October 8, 2009 -

With summer fading to fall, now is the perfect time to plan a getaway to Phuket at rates never offered before. As Marriott Vacation Club celebrates 25 years of unforgettable vacations, escape to Marriott’s Phuket Beach Club and save 25 percent off room rates starting at $ 139 per night.*

Uniquely integrated with the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, Marriott’s Phuket Beach Club offers an idyllic Thai beachfront retreat, boasting spacious and luxurious two-bedroom, two-bath villas. Each villa offers all the comforts of home, including fully-equipped kitchens with granite countertops, spacious living and dining areas, multiple televisions sets with DVD players, a private balcony or terrace with scenic views, and a washer/dryer. Two-bedroom villas in Phuket can accommodate up to eight guests.

Guests will enjoy an array of resort amenities including beach access, two outdoor pools and whirlpool spas, fitness center and tennis courts, fully spa offering Thai herbal treatments, children’s activity center and a convenience store. Save money and spend time in a spacious and luxurious villa, surrounded by amenities you and your loved ones can enjoy at your leisure.

Known for its spectacular scenery, stunning tropical sunsets and warm blue waters, Phuket is recognized as Asia’s most popular beach destination. Whether its world class diving in the Andaman Sea or eco-adventures in tropical forests, Phuket offers the chance to expand your horizons with something for everyone.

Reservations must be made by November 15 for stays between September 8 and November 20, 2009, to receive this limited time discount at Marriott’s Phuket Beach Club. To book the 25th Anniversary Rate, visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hktpb-marriotts-phuket-beach-club/ and use promotional code FSZ or call 1-800-VILLAS-9.

*Terms and Conditions: Promotion rates are valid at Marriott Vacation Club and Grand Residences by Marriott resorts from September 8 – November 20, 2009. Offer not available to groups requiring 10 or more rooms. Promotional rates quoted already include 25 percent off. A limited number of rooms are available and blackout dates or other restrictions may apply. Participating locations only. Some resorts may not be available at the rates shown. A stay is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity. Promotion cannot be combined with any other offer, discount coupon, sale promotion or prior purchase/reservation. Void where prohibited.

About Marriott Vacation Club

Marriott Vacation Club is the recognized worldwide leader in vacation ownership with a program highly regarded for its quality and unique flexibility. Celebrating 25 years of providing unforgettable vacations, Marriott became the first branded hospitality company by nearly a decade to enter the timeshare industry in 1984. Marriott Vacation Club continues to expand with a diverse portfolio of more than 11,000 timeshare resort villas throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Today, more than 395,000 Owner families around the globe own their vacations “the Marriott way,” offering options to exchange weeks with priority within the Marriott Vacation Club portfolio or within Interval International’s global system of more than 2,400 resorts in over 75 countries, trade their week(s) for Marriott Rewards points, or rent their week(s). For nightly rentals, please visit http://www.marriott.com.

James Woelbern / Amy Immerfall

Marriott Vacation Club International

407.513.6969

407.513.6968

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,200 lodging properties in 66 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, The Ritz-Carlton Destination 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 Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and had approximately 146,000 employees at 2008 year-end. It is recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the 100 best global brands, by FORTUNE

Economic Stimulus “The Marriott Vacation Club Way” In Phoenix

Orlando, Fla. (PRWEB) October 8, 2009 -

With the first signs of fall in the air, now is the perfect time to plan a fall getaway to exciting Phoenix, Arizona at rates never offered before. As Marriott Vacation Club celebrates 25 years of unforgettable Phoenix Arizona vacation packages, escape to Marriott’s Canyon Villas at Desert Ridge and save 25 percent off room rates starting at $ 202 per night.*

Marriott’s Canyon Villas at Desert Ridge straddles the border between North Phoenix and North Scottsdale. Looming desert mountains, towering cactus and evening skies that look as if they were hand painted provide the perfect backdrop for this desert oasis. Marriott’s Canyon Villas features two-bedroom/two-bath villas with all of the amenities of home including full kitchens with granite counter tops and GE appliances, spacious living and dining areas, multiple televisions with DVD players, luxurious bedding, and washer/dryer. Each spacious villa accommodates up to 8 people, ensuring plenty of room for the whole family.

Perfectly-appointed resort amenities include a courtyard pool with a children’s pool and two whirlpool spas, The MarketPlace convenience store and deli, and large fire pits that provide a great atmosphere for social gatherings with friends and family. Located only steps away from the esteemed 950-room JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Marriott’s Canyon Villas offers shared amenities that include a full-service day spa, exceptional dining, one of the most spectacular resort swimming complexes in the region, access to the Wildfire Golf Club.

Reservations at Marriott’s Canyon Villas must be made by November 15 for stays between September 8 and November 20, 2009, to receive this limited time discount. To book the 25th Anniversary Rate, visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/phxcv-marriotts-canyon-villas/ and use promotional code FSZ or call 1-800-VILLAS-9.

*Terms and Conditions: Promotion rates are valid at Marriott Vacation Club and Grand Residences by Marriott resorts from September 8 – November 20, 2009. Offer not available to groups requiring 10 or more rooms. Promotional rates quoted already include 25 percent off. A limited number of rooms are available and blackout dates or other restrictions may apply. Participating locations only. Some resorts may not be available at the rates shown. A stay is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity. Promotion cannot be combined with any other offer, discount coupon, sale promotion or prior purchase/reservation. Void where prohibited.

About Marriott Vacation Club

Marriott Vacation Club is the recognized worldwide leader in vacation ownership with a program highly regarded for its quality and unique flexibility. Celebrating 25 years of providing unforgettable vacations, Marriott became the first branded hospitality company by nearly a decade to enter the timeshare industry in 1984. Marriott Vacation Club continues to expand with a diverse portfolio of more than 11,000 timeshare resort villas throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Today, more than 395,000 Owner families around the globe own their vacations “the Marriott way,” offering options to exchange weeks with priority within the Marriott Vacation Club portfolio or within Interval International’s global system of more than 2,400 resorts in over 75 countries, trade their week(s) for Marriott Rewards points, or rent their week(s). For nightly rentals, please visit http://www.marriott.com.

James Woelbern / Amy Immerfall

Marriott Vacation Club International

407.513.6969

407.513.6968

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,200 lodging properties in 66 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, The Ritz-Carlton Destination 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 Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and had approximately 146,000 employees at 2008 year-end. It is recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the 100 best global brands, by FORTUNE

Economic Stimulus “The Marriott Vacation Club Way” In Aruba

Orlando, Fla. (PRWEB) October 8, 2009 -

With summer fading to fall, now is the perfect time to plan a getaway to Palm Beach, Aruba at rates never offered before. As Marriott Vacation Club celebrates 25 years of unforgettable vacations, get away to Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club and save 25 percent off room rates starting at $ 390 per night.*

Situated adjacent to the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club is ideally located on the island’s scenic and pristine Palm Beach. Known as the “Turquoise Coast” for its white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, Aruba offers some of the best areas for scuba diving, snorkeling and is world-renowned for windsurfing.

Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club welcomes guests with one- and two-bedroom/bath villas with all of the comforts of home. Each villa features a fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops and tile floors; generous living and dining areas; multiple televisions and a DVD player; master suite with a whirlpool spa; washer/dryer and a private balcony. Two-bedroom Aruba beach villas accommodate up to eight guests.

Visitors can enjoy taking in the breath-taking sights by the ocean-view pool, soaking in one of the four whirlpool spas situated in an elevated natural rock pool, playing with the little ones in the children’s pool, and other fine resort amenities. Save money and spend time in a spacious and luxurious villa, surrounded by amenities you and your loved ones can enjoy at your leisure.

Reservations must be made by November 15 for stays between September 8 and November 20, 2009 to receive this limited time discount at Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club. To book the 25th Anniversary Rate, visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/auaao-marriotts-aruba-ocean-club/ and use promotional code FSZ or call 1-800-VILLAS-9.

*Terms and Conditions: Promotion rates are valid at Marriott Vacation Club and Grand Residences by Marriott resorts from September 8 – November 20, 2009. Offer not available to groups requiring 10 or more rooms. Promotional rates quoted already include 25 percent off. A limited number of rooms are available and blackout dates or other restrictions may apply. Participating locations only. Some resorts may not be available at the rates shown. A stay is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity. Promotion cannot be combined with any other offer, discount coupon, sale promotion or prior purchase/reservation. Void where prohibited.

About Marriott Vacation Club

Marriott Vacation Club is the recognized worldwide leader in vacation ownership with a program highly regarded for its quality and unique flexibility. Celebrating 25 years of providing unforgettable vacations, Marriott became the first branded hospitality company by nearly a decade to enter the timeshare industry in 1984. Marriott Vacation Club continues to expand with a diverse portfolio of more than 11,000 timeshare resort villas throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Today, more than 395,000 Owner families around the globe own their vacations “the Marriott way,” offering options to exchange weeks with priority within the Marriott Vacation Club portfolio or within Interval International’s global system of more than 2,400 resorts in over 75 countries, trade their week(s) for Marriott Rewards points, or rent their week(s). For nightly rentals, please visit http://www.marriott.com.

James Woelbern / Amy Immerfall

Marriott Vacation Club International

407.513.6969

407.513.6968

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,200 lodging properties in 66 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, The Ritz-Carlton Destination 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 Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and had approximately 146,000 employees at 2008 year-end. It is recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the 100 best global brands, by FORTUNE

Economic Stimulus “The Marriott Vacation Club Way” on Marco Island

Orlando, Fla. (PRWEB) October 8, 2009

With summer fading to fall, now is the perfect time to plan a getaway to sunny Florida at rates never offered before. As Marriott Vacation Club celebrates 25 years of unforgettable vacations, guests can now enjoy 25 percent off room rates starting at $ 224 per night* at Marriott’s Crystal Shores on Marco Island.

Perfectly situated on the expansive white sandy beaches of tranquil Marco Island, Marriott’s Crystal Shores features luxurious two- and three-bedroom villas with fully-equipped gourmet kitchens; generous living and dining areas; washer/dryer; oversized shower with multiple shower heads in master suite; multiple flat-panel televisions; DVD players in living room and bedrooms; and Wi-Fi access. Three-bedroom beachfront villas in Marco Island can accommodate up to ten guests.

With 25 percent off villa rental rates, guests can stay longer and enjoy nearby golf, shopping, dining and attractions, or find plenty of excitement on-site including two zero-entry pools and six well-appointed cabanas complete with contemporary furnishings, flat-panel televisions and refrigerators. Other amenities include a large outdoor terrace as well as fire pits and barbeque areas for evening activities. “Stilts” elevated pool bar and grill with beautiful Gulf views offers lunch and dinner daily and is open to the public.

Reservations must be made by November 15 for stays between September 8 and November 20, 2009, to receive this limited time discount at Marriott’s Crystal Shores. To book the 25th Anniversary Rate, visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mrkml-marriotts-crystal-shores/ and use promotional code FSZ or call 1-800-VILLAS-9.

*Terms and Conditions: Promotion rates are valid at Marriott Vacation Club and Grand Residences by Marriott resorts from September 8 – November 20, 2009. Offer not available to groups requiring 10 or more rooms. Promotional rates quoted already include 25 percent off. A limited number of rooms are available and blackout dates or other restrictions may apply. Participating locations only. Some resorts may not be available at the rates shown. A stay is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity. Promotion cannot be combined with any other offer, discount coupon, sale promotion or prior purchase/reservation. Void where prohibited.

About Marriott Vacation Club

Marriott Vacation Club is the recognized worldwide leader in vacation ownership with a program highly regarded for its quality and unique flexibility. Celebrating 25 years of providing unforgettable vacations, Marriott became the first branded hospitality company by nearly a decade to enter the timeshare industry in 1984. Marriott Vacation Club continues to expand with a diverse portfolio of more than 11,000 timeshare resort villas throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Today, more than 395,000 Owner families around the globe own their vacations “the Marriott way,” offering options to exchange weeks with priority within the Marriott Vacation Club portfolio or within Interval International’s global system of more than 2,400 resorts in over 75 countries, trade their week(s) for Marriott Rewards points, or rent their week(s). For nightly rentals, please visit http://www.marriott.com.

James Woelbern / Amy Immerfall

Marriott Vacation Club International

407.513.6969

407.513.6968

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,200 lodging properties in 66 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, The Ritz-Carlton Destination 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 Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and had approximately 146,000 employees at 2008 year-end. It is recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the 100 best global brands, by FORTUNE

Economic Stimulus “The Marriott Vacation Club Way” in Palm Beach

Orlando, Fla. (PRWEB) October 8, 2009 -

As summer fades to fall, now is the perfect time to plan a getaway to Palm Beach Shores at unprecedented rates. As Marriott Vacation Club celebrates 25 years of unforgettable vacations, take advantage of 25 percent off room rates at Marriott’s Ocean Pointe starting at just $ 74 per night.*

Located in the heart of Palm Beach County and on the tip of Florida’s “Gold Coast,” Palm Beach Shores resort and villas is famous for its tropical temperatures, miles of expansive white-sand beaches and the glistening waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Marriott’s Ocean Pointe welcomes guests with two- and three-bedroom villas featuring fully equipped kitchens, spacious dining/living areas, multiple televisions with DVD player, private balconies/patios and washer/dryer. Two-bedroom villas can accommodate up to eight guests while three-bedroom villas can accommodate up to 10.

Vacationers will enjoy sailing, scuba diving and snorkeling right at their doorstep, plus a wealth of exhilarating water sports including some of the best sport fishing in the world. Guests can also tee off on one of more than 150 golf courses within a twenty-minute drive. Everyone can enjoy the Palm Beach excitement by day or night with its highly acclaimed restaurants, fine art boutiques and museums, and legendary shopping within minutes of the island.

Marriott’s Ocean Pointe offers an array of on-site amenities including four outdoor pools, three whirlpool spas, a 24-hour fitness center, The Marketplace convenience store, children’s activity center and direct beach access.

Reservations must be made by November 15 for stays between September 8 and November 20, 2009, to receive this limited time discount. To book the 25th Anniversary Rate, visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pbips-marriotts-ocean-pointe/ and use promotional code FSZ or call 1-800-VILLAS-9.

*Terms and Conditions: Promotion rates are valid at Marriott Vacation Club and Grand Residences by Marriott resorts from September 8 – November 20, 2009. Offer not available to groups requiring 10 or more rooms. Promotional rates quoted already include 25 percent off. A limited number of rooms are available and blackout dates or other restrictions may apply. Participating locations only. Some resorts may not be available at the rates shown. A stay is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity. Promotion cannot be combined with any other offer, discount coupon, sale promotion or prior purchase/reservation. Void where prohibited.

About Marriott Vacation Club

Marriott Vacation Club is the recognized worldwide leader in vacation ownership with a program highly regarded for its quality and unique flexibility. Celebrating 25 years of providing unforgettable vacations, Marriott became the first branded hospitality company by nearly a decade to enter the timeshare industry in 1984. Marriott Vacation Club continues to expand with a diverse portfolio of more than 11,000 timeshare resort villas throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Today, more than 395,000 Owner families around the globe own their vacations “the Marriott way,” offering options to exchange weeks with priority within the Marriott Vacation Club portfolio or within Interval International’s global system of more than 2,400 resorts in over 75 countries, trade their week(s) for Marriott Rewards points, or rent their week(s). For nightly rentals, please visit http://www.marriott.com.

James Woelbern / Amy Immerfall

Marriott Vacation Club International

407.513.6969

407.513.6968

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,200 lodging properties in 66 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, The Ritz-Carlton Destination 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 Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and had approximately 146,000 employees at 2008 year-end. It is recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the 100 best global brands, by FORTUNE

Economic Stimulus “The Marriott Vacation Club Way” on the Balearic Island of Mallorca

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) October 8, 2009

With the first signs of fall in the air, now is the perfect time to plan a fall getaway to the Mediterranean island of Mallorca at rates never offered before. As Marriott Vacation Club celebrates 25 years of unforgettable vacations, escape to Marriott’s Club Son Antem and save 25 percent off room rates starting at $ 217 per night,*

Marriott’s Club Son Antem is located on the Balearic Island of Mallorca in the scenic countryside of Llucmajor, offering an ideal location for a family or romantic Mediterranean getaway. The resort welcomes guests with spacious two-bedroom/two-bath and three-bedroom/two-bath villas with all of the amenities of home. Each villa includes a fully-equipped kitchen, separate living and dining areas, master suite with deep soaking tub, luxurious bedding, multiple televisions, private terrace or balcony and washer/dryer. Two-bedroom Llucmajor Majorca villas can accommodate up to eight guests.

Guests will enjoy on-site resort amenities including an indoor, outdoor and children’s pool; whirlpool spa; fully-equipped fitness center; and The MarketPlace convenience store. What’s more, guests have access to additional amenities at the adjacent Mallorca Marriott Son Antem Golf Resort & Spa featuring an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, 36 holes of championship golf, a full-service spa, and a wide array of dining options.

Reservations must be made by November 15 for stays between September 8 and November 20, 2009, to receive this limited time discount at Marriott’s Club Son Antem. To book the 25th Anniversary Rate, visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pmimc-marriotts-club-son-antem/ and use promotional code FSZ or call 1-800-VILLAS-9.

*Terms and Conditions: Promotion rates are valid at Marriott Vacation Club and Grand Residences by Marriott resorts from September 8 – November 20, 2009. Offer not available to groups requiring 10 or more rooms. Promotional rates quoted already include 25 percent off. A limited number of rooms are available and blackout dates or other restrictions may apply. Participating locations only. Some resorts may not be available at the rates shown. A stay is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity. Promotion cannot be combined with any other offer, discount coupon, sale promotion or prior purchase/reservation. Void where prohibited.

About Marriott Vacation Club

Marriott Vacation Club is the recognized worldwide leader in vacation ownership with a program highly regarded for its quality and unique flexibility. Celebrating 25 years of providing unforgettable vacations, Marriott became the first branded hospitality company by nearly a decade to enter the timeshare industry in 1984. Marriott Vacation Club continues to expand with a diverse portfolio of more than 11,000 timeshare resort villas throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Today, more than 395,000 Owner families around the globe own their vacations “the Marriott way,” offering options to exchange weeks with priority within the Marriott Vacation Club portfolio or within Interval International’s global system of more than 2,400 resorts in over 75 countries, trade their week(s) for Marriott Rewards points, or rent their week(s). For nightly rentals, please visit http://www.marriott.com.

James Woelbern / Amy Immerfall

Marriott Vacation Club International

407.513.6969 / james.woelbern (at) vacationclub.com

407.513.6968 / amy.immerfall (at) vacationclub.com

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,200 lodging properties in 66 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, The Ritz-Carlton Destination 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 Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and had approximately 146,000 employees at 2008 year-end. It is recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the 100 best global brands, by FORTUNE

Economic Stimulus “The Marriott Vacation Club Way” at Aruba Surf Club

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) October 10, 2009

With summer fading to fall, now is the perfect time to plan a getaway to Palm Beach, Aruba at rates never offered before. As Marriott Vacation Club celebrates 25 years of unforgettable Aruba vacation packages, get away to Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club and save 25 percent off room rates starting at $ 279 per night.*

Situated adjacent to the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club is ideally located on the island’s scenic and pristine Palm Beach. Known as the “Turquoise Coast” for its white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, Aruba offers some of the best areas for scuba diving, snorkeling and is world-renowned for windsurfing.

Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club welcomes guests with one- and two-bedroom/bath villas with all the comforts of home. Each villa features a fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops and tile floors; generous living and dining areas; multiple televisions and a DVD player; master suite with a whirlpool spa; washer/dryer and a private balcony. Two-bedroom Aruba beach villas

accommodate up to eight guests.

Visitors can enjoy taking in the breath-taking sights by the ocean-view pool, soaking in one of the four whirlpool spas situated in an elevated natural rock pool, playing with the little ones in the children’s pool, and other fine resort amenities. Save money and spend time in a spacious and luxurious villa, surrounded by amenities you and your loved ones can enjoy at your leisure.

Reservations must be made by November 15 for stays between September 8 and November 20, 2009, to receive this limited time discount. To book the 25th Anniversary Rate at Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club, visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/auaac-marriotts-aruba-surf-club/ and use promotional code FSZ or call 1-800-VILLAS-9.

*Terms and Conditions: Promotion rates are valid at Marriott Vacation Club and Grand Residences by Marriott resorts from September 8 – November 20, 2009. Offer not available to groups requiring 10 or more rooms. Promotional rates quoted already include 25 percent off. A limited number of rooms are available and blackout dates or other restrictions may apply. Participating locations only. Some resorts may not be available at the rates shown. A stay is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity. Promotion cannot be combined with any other offer, discount coupon, sale promotion or prior purchase/reservation. Void where prohibited.

About Marriott Vacation Club:

Marriott Vacation Club is the recognized worldwide leader in vacation ownership with a program highly regarded for its quality and unique flexibility. Celebrating 25 years of providing unforgettable vacations, Marriott became the first branded hospitality company by nearly a decade to enter the timeshare industry in 1984. Marriott Vacation Club continues to expand with a diverse portfolio of more than 11,000 timeshare resort villas throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Today, more than 395,000 Owner families around the globe own their vacations “the Marriott way,” offering options to exchange weeks with priority within the Marriott Vacation Club portfolio or within Interval International’s global system of more than 2,400 resorts in over 75 countries, trade their week(s) for Marriott Rewards points, or rent their week(s). For nightly rentals, please visit http://www.marriott.com.

James Woelbern / Amy Immerfall

Marriott Vacation Club International

407.513.6969 / james.woelbern (at) vacationclub.com

407.513.6968 / amy.immerfall (at) vacationclub.com

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,200 lodging properties in 66 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, The Ritz-Carlton Destination 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 Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and had approximately 146,000 employees at 2008 year-end. It is recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the 100 best global brands, by FORTUNE

Hotels.com reveals 22% price drop in Chicago hotel rates

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 14, 2009

According to the latest hotels.com Hotel Price Index (HPI), Chicago, Illinois had the third largest drop in hotel rates with a 22% fall, despite having the eighth highest hotel rates among US cities in the first half of 2009. Illinois had the sixth highest rates among the states, while other Midwest states including North Dakota, Kansas and Oklahoma were among the nation’s least expensive states in the first half of 2009.

Steve Dumaine, senior director of merchandising for hotels.com, said: “Despite being listed as one of the most expensive cities for hotel rates, Chicago hotels (http://www.hotels.com/city-hotels_chicago_1497539.html) are still offering some of the best deals for travelers especially those looking for luxury rooms at discounted rates. Other Midwest states are continuing to lure travelers with steady low rates.”

The fall in room rates was driven by price drops across every state in the US, except North Dakota which remained flat.

According the HPI, Chicago remains one of the top US destinations for domestic travelers ranking fourth behind Las Vegas, Orlando and New York hotels (http://www.hotels.com/city-hotels_new-york_1506246.html). Chicago also featured in the top 10 most popular US destinations for international travelers, ranking seventh.

All Midwest states, with the exception of Illinois, are listed among the bottom half of states with the lowest average price per room per night. The average price per room per night in the first half of 2009 in Chicago is $ 135 on average, with a 22% drop from last year. Chicago ranks eighth among US cities for highest hotel rates.

Upper Midwest states including South Dakota, Wisconsin and Minnesota saw a slight higher drop percentage in per room price than central Midwest states including Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa.

The hotels.com HPI tracks the real prices paid per hotel room rather than advertised rates, using a weighted average based on the number of rooms sold in each of the markets in which hotels.com operates. The HPI report issued today examines hotel prices paid at 78,000 hotels across 13,000 locations around the world for the period January to June 2009, compared to the same period the year before.

The international scale of hotels.com in terms of both customers and destinations makes the HPI one of the most comprehensive benchmarks available, as it incorporates both chain and independent hotels, as well as specialty lodging options such as vacation rentals and bed and breakfast properties.

About hotels.com

hotels.com is a leading provider of lodging worldwide – including Fort Lauderdale hotels (http://www.hotels.com/city-hotels_fort-lauderdale_1419713.html) and Los Angeles hotels (http://www.hotels.com/city-hotels_los-angeles_1439028.html) – offering an extensive selection of more than 85,000 properties ranging from traditional hotels and vacation rentals to bed and breakfasts and all-inclusive resorts. hotels.com serves as an advocate for guests before, during and after their property stay. To help travelers choose the right property for each trip, the company provides a variety of tools and features, including property descriptions, rate calendars, maps, virtual tours, and more than one million guest reviews. hotels.com offers additional value for guests through its Price Match Guarantee, Risk-Free Booking and welcomerewards programs. hotels.com is an operating company of Expedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPE).

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New Relic Introduces First On-Demand Pricing for IT Management Tools with Latest Version of RPM

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) October 19, 2009

New Relic, Inc., the leading software-as-a-service provider of application performance management solutions, today announced the general availability of On-Demand Billing for RPM Version 2, the next generation of its leading application performance management solution. Used by IT operations and development teams around the world to monitor, troubleshoot, and tune web applications, RPM now becomes the first IT management tool to be licensed with a usage-based pricing model.

New Relic RPM is an application performance management solution currently used by more than 2,500 organizations to manage 25,000 production application instances deployed in corporate datacenters and in public and private clouds. RPM was designed for today’s IT operations and development teams seeking a management solution that offers proven capabilities for application monitoring and troubleshooting while addressing their need for an easy-to-deploy, inexpensive solution with low cost of ownership.

With the introduction of RPM Version 2, New Relic offers customers a new option for paying for their powerful application management solution. With the On-Demand plan, customers only pay for the actual hours their hosts are connected to the RPM application management service. This can have significant cost-saving benefits for organizations deploying applications in dynamic environments where there is high variability in the host count. New Relic’s Annual and Monthly billing plans enable customers to pay for a specific number of managed hosts each month.

“With its SaaS solution, New Relic pioneered a completely new approach to application-centric performance management,” said Bernd Harzog, principle analyst with The Virtualization Practice. “Their innovation continues with the introduction of on-demand billing. This model can provide tremendous benefits to companies deploying applications in highly dynamic computing environments, whether in a cloud or in physical datacenters. The time has come for this level of flexibility, which very clearly reflects the realities of how organizations are using computing resources today.”

“We believe that on-demand billing is the way all IT software will be licensed in the future,” said Mark Sachleben, chief operating officer of New Relic. “The current IT purchasing process, with its shelfware, long-term contracts, months of negotiating, annual maintenance fees, and haggling over seat licenses, is incredibly inefficient and costly, both in terms of dollars and time. With this new model, a first in the application management industry, we have created a way of doing business that our customers find refreshingly open – transparent pricing and discounting, no hidden fees, and a pay-for-what-you-use model.”

About New Relic RPMā„¢

New Relic RPM is an on-demand performance management solution for web applications developed in Ruby, Java or JRuby. New Relic RPM is fully implemented in minutes and provides deep, 24×7 visibility and code-level diagnostics for web applications deployed on traditional, dedicated infrastructures, private and public clouds, or any combination thereof. RPM’s real-time metrics enable application owners, developers and operations teams to quickly and cost effectively monitor, troubleshoot, and tune application performance. To learn more about RPM and to subscribe, visit http://www.newrelic.com/get-RPM.html.

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Nick Hotel Says Thanks with Military Appreciation Month

Orlando, FL (Vocus) October 28, 2009

In honor of all U.S. military members’ service to the country, Nick Hotel is giving thanks this November with a special “Military Appreciation” program and a mix of patriotic events. The resort will feature a World War II artifact exhibit, military vehicle tour, Marines’ Birthday Celebration, daily pie brigade and more.

Military Appreciation month activities for Nickelodeon Family Suites guests include: