April 30, 2013 at 11:34 AM EDT
The Streak Continues...Marriott Rewards Wins the Freddie's Hotel Program of the Year -- Americas for the 6th Year in a Row

BETHESDA, Md., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott Rewards, which is longest running hotel guest loyalty program and the all-time leader of Freddie Awards with 128 over the award's 25-year history, continued its winning ways capturing  more awards than any other hotel program in last night's ceremony.  This included the Program of the Year, which Marriott Rewards has won for six years in a row.

Marriott Rewards also won:

Best Promotion – Americas for MegaBonus
Best Redemption Ability – Americas
Best Customer Service - Americas

"This year marks the 30th anniversary of Marriott Rewards and over the past three decades we have been committed to creating long-term relationships with our members," said Ed French, senior vice president, Marriott Rewards.  "Our members have responded by awarding us with more Freddie Awards than any other travel loyalty program."

Celebrating their 25th anniversary, The Freddie Awards recognizes excellence in frequent traveler programs globally.  This year almost three million travelers from 195 countries and territories voted online to determine the winners.

Marriott Rewards is free to join and has no blackout dates*. Members can earn and redeem points at 14 distinct hotel brands with more than 3,600 locations in 70 countries and territories, including Marriott Rewards luxury partner The Ritz-Carlton.  Members can also redeem points for frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals, merchandise and more. 

In addition to the Freddie Awards, Marriott Rewards has also been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of About.com, Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines.  Marriott Rewards won the 2013 Golden Horse Award for the "Most Popular Membership Program in China" from Hotel Magazine.

For information about Marriott Rewards, guests can call 1-800-450-4442 or log onto MarriottRewards.com.

*Hotels may limit the number of standard rooms available for redemption on a limited number of days.  All Marriott Rewards program terms and conditions apply.

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.

SOURCE Marriott International, Inc.

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