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'Hybrid-It' Over to Your Favorite Renaissance Hotel or Resort.

60 Renaissance Hotels & Resorts in North America Offer Free Parking to Guests Driving Hybrid Cars

WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Renaissance Hotels & Resorts is making it easier for travelers to be "green" and save some green, by offering complimentary parking to all guests who drive hybrid cars. Current hybrid cars can get up to 60 miles to the gallon and have lower greenhouse gas emissions. Effective now through December 31, 2006, guests staying, attending a meeting or dining in the restaurant at a participating Renaissance can park their hybrid for free.

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"We think this is a fun and constructive offer to our guests who are helping the environment by driving hybrid vehicles," said Hank Biddle, senior vice president, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts North America. "Our hotels are finding new ways to conserve energy, and this is a unique way to involve the customer."

Renaissance Hotels and Resorts is a sophisticated, upscale brand of Marriott International, Inc. , which has been named by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an ENERGY STAR(R) Partner of the Year for implementing programs that save more than 83 million kilowatt-hours (kwh) of electric energy consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 68,000 tons annually. Marriott is the only lodging company to be recognized and the only company to receive the EPA's highest honor for two consecutive years.

The special hybrid offer is based upon availability and offered at the following participating Renaissance Hotels & Resorts:
 Alabama:
 Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

 California:
 The Stanford Court, a Renaissance Hotel
 Renaissance Agoura Hills Hotel
 Renaissance Club Sport Walnut Creek
 Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa
 Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
 Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel
 Renaissance Montura Hotel
 The Lodge at Sonoma, a Renaissance Resort & Spa
 Renaissance Hollywood Hotel

 Colorado:
 Renaissance Boulder Suites at FlatIron

 District of Columbia:
 Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel
 Renaissance Mayflower Hotel

 Florida:
 Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Hotel
 Renaissance Ft. Lauderdale Plantation
 Eden Roc, a Renaissance Resort & Spa
 Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld
 Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club
 Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza
 Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village

 Georgia:
 Renaissance Atlanta Concourse Hotel
 Renaissance Atlanta Downtown Hotel
 Renaissance Waverly Hotel

 Illinois:
 Renaissance Chicago Hotel
 Renaissance Chicago North Shore
 Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Hotel
 Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center
 Renaissance Oakbrook Hotel

 Iowa:
 Renaissance Savery Hotel

 Louisiana:
 Renaissance Arts Hotel
 Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel

 Maryland:
 Renaissance Harborplace Hotel

 Massachusetts:
 Renaissance Boston Bedford Hotel

 Michigan:
 The Inn at Bay Harbor, a Renaissance Golf Resort

 Missouri:
 Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis
 Renaissance St. Louis Suites
 Renaissance St. Louis Airport

 Nevada:
 Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel

 New York:
 Renaissance New York Hotel Times Square
 Renaissance Westchester Hotel

 North Carolina:
 Renaissance Charlotte Suites

 Ohio:
 The Columbus, a Renaissance Hotel
 Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
 Renaissance Quail Hollow Resort

 Oklahoma:
 Renaissance Oklahoma City Conv.Ctr.Hotel
 Renaissance Tulsa Hotel

 Pennsylvania:
 Renaissance Philadelphia Airport
 Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel

 South Carolina:
 Renaissance Charleston Historic District

 Tennessee:
 Renaissance Nashville Hotel

 Texas:
 Renaissance Austin Downtown
 Renaissance Dallas Hotel
 Renaissance Dallas Richardson
 Renaissance Houston Hotel
 Renaissance Worthington Hotel

 Virginia:
 Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel

 Washington:
 Renaissance Seattle Hotel

 Canada:
 Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside
 Renaissance Toronto Airport
 Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel




Renaissance Hotels & Resorts is a sophisticated and distinctive full- service lodging brand of Marriott International, Inc. Renaissance has refined its brand positioning to provide properties with uniquely expressive design, a new level of "Savvy Service" and restaurants serving contemporary local cuisine that appeal to both hotel and local customers. Renaissance Hotels & Resorts participates in Marriott's award-winning frequent travel program, Marriott Rewards(R). For more information on Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, visit http://www.renaissancehotels.com/.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. is a leading lodging company with nearly 2,800 lodging properties in the United States and 67 other 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 International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton 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 Washington, D.C., and had approximately 143,000 employees at 2005 year-end. In fiscal year 2005, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $11.6 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at http://www.marriott.com/.

CONTACT: Colleen Evans, +1-301-380-8257 or Mark Indre, +1-301-380-3102, both of Renaissance Hotels & Resorts

Web site: http://www.marriott.com/ http://www.renaissancehotels.com/

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