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Enhancing the Guests' Beauty and Body Care Regimen, Marriott Hotels Partners with THANN for New Amenities Launch

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott Hotels, the flagship brand of Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) and THANN, a natural Thai skincare line, today announced their partnership to reinvigorate the guestroom beauty experience by rolling out a new amenities line in Marriott properties throughout the Americas and Asia. Propelled by growing consumer demand of its customers for undiscovered high-end products, Marriott Hotels selected THANN for its increasing global appeal, leading its expansion in the US market. Formulated through artful natural therapy and modern dermatological science, the THANN amenities are made from high quality raw materials and botanicals and presented in imaginative packaging. The partnership marks Marriott's continued dedication to improving every touch-point that allows guests to "Travel Brilliantly" at their hotels.

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Today's world travelers are sophisticated and savvy - they expect touches of luxury that reflect their aspirational lifestyle and sense of style and exploration. Marriott will offer guests a joyful and uplifting sensory experience through THANN's Aromatic Wood Collection – a line that balances Nutmeg essential oil with the sweetness of Orange and Tangerine essential oils. THANN's high-end amenities will be available in all Marriott Hotels properties throughout the US and Canada by the end of October 2013 and in Latin America and Asia by the end of 2013.

"Marriott Hotels is on a journey to reimagine the future of travel and THANN amenities will elevate the guest experience at our hotels," said Matthew Carroll, vice president, Brand Management, Marriott Hotels. "Our research shows that customers rank bathroom amenities among the top five most important influences on their overall guest room experience. Partnering with THANN will also enable Marriott to meet another customer desire for the introduction of new amenities on a regular basis. As THANN's products continue to become available in North America, we are excited to be among the first to offer the brand's products to our guests."

"THANN aims to offer customers a lifestyle of total wellness, and in collaboration with partner Marriott Hotels, we will influence both business and leisure travelers around the globe," said Tony Suppattranont, Managing Director, THANN, "We strive to make our amenities the highest quality and are proud to be a part of Marriott's invitation to 'Travel Brilliantly.'"

In addition to being featured in Marriott Hotels' guestroom bathrooms, the Aromatic Wood Collection will also be available for purchase on www.shopmarriott.com.

  • Aromatherapy Shampoo (8.45 fl. oz.) - $26.00
  • Aromatherapy Conditioner (8.45 fl. oz.) - $26.00
  • Body Lotion (11.15 fl. oz.) - $36.00
  • Aromatherapy Shower  Gel ( 11.15 fl. oz.) - $29.00
  • Rice Bran Oil Soap Bar (3.5 oz.) - TBD
  • Aromatherapy Hand Wash (8.45 fl. oz.) - $19.00.

While THANN amenities are rolling out in Marriott hotels in the Americas, Latin America and parts of Asia, Acca Kappa, an Italian amenities line, will simultaneously roll out their Green Mandarin Collection in Marriott Hotels properties in Europe and the Middle East.

Marriott's partnership with THANN adds to the brand's effort to reimagine the future of travel on a global scale. Re-designed lobbies and public spaces known as Greatrooms are being rolled out for the next generation of travelers who seamlessly blend work and play in an increasingly mobile and global world. With the expansion of mobile check-in feature on the Marriott Mobile App, guests can now check-in to most Marriott Hotels properties in the United States and Canada using their smartphones. As the industry leader in hosting meetings, Marriott is introducing new concepts designed for the new mobile worker including Workspring at Marriott, Red Coat Direct and Workspace on Demand. Additionally, Marriott Hotels has recently unveiled its innovation lab, "The Underground," located beneath the company's headquarters in Bethesda, MD where work is underway on a revolutionary new guest room.

About Marriott Hotels
With 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 60 countries around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest's stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom, Future of Meetings and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit www.MarriottHotels.com.

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About THANN

THANN-Oryza Co. Ltd was established in 2002 to manufacture and market natural skincare products under the THANN brand using Asian innovation, natural ingredients, and contemporary design. THANN is a range of natural hair and skincare products formulated from botanicals derived by combining the art of natural therapy with the modern dermatological science. Providing the core ingredient for THANN's wide range of products is the Vitamin E-rich extracts of rice bran oil deriving from the Oryza sativa, commonly known as rice, that unique staple of Thai subsistence for over five millennia. In addition, THANN is the first brand to use Shiso extract as a key ingredient for skincare products. Unique products and imaginative packaging design have won THANN the prestigious 2005 Thailand Prime Minister's Export Award, the 2005 G-Mark Award from the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization, and the 2006 Design for Asia Grand Award from the Hong Kong Design Centre. THANN distribution currently covers in 20 countries with 85 shops and 17 spas globally and recently opened the luxurious THANN Sanctuary Spa in Tarrytown, Westchester County, NY.

Visit www.thann.info for more information and like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/thannth)

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