Four Points Grows Portfolio in North Carolina With First Property in Raleigh and Fifth in the State

Marriott International, Inc.® (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced the opening of Four Points Raleigh North, the brand’s first property in Raleigh and fifth in the state. Catering to the needs of today’s everyday traveler, the hotel offers approachable design, stylish comfort and all the brand’s popular extras including the 24-hour fitness center, business center,  fast and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, and Best Brews & BBQ.

Managed by PM Hotel Group, the newly rebranded Four Points Raleigh North offers 113 spacious guest rooms, 1,800 sq. ft. of meeting space, a 24-hour fitness center, business center and fast and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Guests will enjoy full-service dining at the hotel restaurant and the brand’s iconic Best Brews and BBQ™, which includes refreshing local beers and seasonal BBQ-style appetizers at the hotel pub.

The newly renovated Four Points Raleigh North is conveniently located just seven miles north of downtown Raleigh and 20 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). Also located nearby are the North Carolina State Capitol, the Raleigh Convention Center and North Carolina State University.

“We are thrilled such a booming city is welcoming its first Four Points,” said Callette Nielsen, Vice President & Global Brand Manager of Courtyard, Fairfield, Four Points, and SpringHill Suites. “Four Points Raleigh North will offer reliable accommodations for an uncomplicated stay on the road that will appeal to both business and leisure travelers alike.”

“Four Points Raleigh North marks our third Marriott-branded hotel in North Carolina, allowing for greater economies of scale and shared best practices,” said Joseph Bojanowski, President, PM Hotel Group.  “We are confident our familiarity with the Marriott product and the area will allow us to quickly and profitably ramp up the hotel as it works towards becoming a market leader.”

Four Points is on track to expand its portfolio of rooms by nearly 50 percent by the end of 2019 with new hotels strategically located in nearly every corner of the globe.  Hotels expected to open in North America by the end of 2017 include: Four Points Juneau; Four Points Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port; Four Points Atlanta Airport West; Four Points Mt. Prospect (IL); Four Points Peoria (IL); Four Points Detroit Novi; Four Points Charlotte – Lake Norman; Four Points Spartanburg (SC); Four Points Arlington (TX); Four Points Houston Intercontinental Airport; Four Points McAllen (TX); Four Points Salt Lake City Airport; Four Points Greensboro Airport; Four Points Raleigh Arena;  Four Points Grande Prairie; Four Points Sarnia; Four Points Hamilton – Stoney Creek; Four Points Vaughan; Four Points Brantford; Four Points Sherwood Park; Four Points Edmonton West; and Four Points Miami Airport.

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About Four Points
Four Points by Sheraton, part of Marriott International, Inc., includes more than 220 hotels in nearly 40 countries and territories. At Four Points, travel is reinvented and guests can find the timeless style and comfort they’re looking for with genuine service and everything that matters most, all around the world.  Four Points hotels can be found in big urban centers, by the airport, near the beach, and in the suburbs. Each hotel offers a familiar place with an authentic sense of the local, and friendly genuine service where guests can relax and unwind, watch local sports, and enjoy the brand’s Best Brews and BBQ™ program. Four Points is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Starwood Preferred Guest®. Members can now link accounts with Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. To learn more, visit us online and stay connected to Four Points on Facebook.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,000 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 122 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. Connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

Note on Forward-Looking Statements: The anticipated five year rooms growth and the number and locations of hotels that Four Points expects open in 2017 are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of U.S. federal securities laws, not historical facts, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including supply and demand changes for hotel rooms; competitive conditions in the lodging industry; relationships with clients and property owners; the availability of capital to finance hotel growth; and other risk factors that Marriott International, Inc. identifies in the most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q or annual report on Form 10-K that it filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by those statements. We make those statements as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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