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Marriott International Selects Cloud-based MICROS OPERA as Its Next-Generation Property Management System for all North America Properties

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COLUMBIA, Md., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MICROS Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRS), a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, is pleased to announce that Marriott International has expanded its partnership with MICROS by selecting the hosted MICROS OPERA Property Management System (PMS) as the property management system (PMS) to be used in all Marriott brands worldwide.  Under the new partnership agreement, Marriott will deploy MICROS hosted OPERA PMS. 

MICROS OPERA PMS is a robust property management system that is designed to address the needs of any size hotel, and manage all daily activities necessary in a hotel's operation.  From handling reservations to managing accounting and billing, OPERA offers a feature set that can be configured to any hotel's requirements. With the advanced interface capabilities that are offered with MICROS OPERA, hotels have an invaluable solution to increase productivity, drive sales and customer satisfaction, and boost profits.

"After considerable evaluation, we selected the cloud-based MICROS OPERA as a proven system that provides the stability and feature functionality, including the mobility, that we require," stated Kermit Littlefield, Vice President of Global Property Management Systems for Marriott International.  "Additionally, having used MICROS OPERA in our international properties, we are confident it is a superior solution for our properties in North America as well."   

"We are pleased to grow and strengthen our partnership with Marriott International, which has one of the most powerful brand portfolios in the world," stated Thomas L. Patz, Executive Vice President of MICROS Systems. "MICROS OPERA provides Marriott the most advanced PMS solution in the industry, allowing Marriott to further innovate its business and enable memorable connections with its guests."

About Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 3,800 properties in 74 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $12 billion in fiscal year 2012. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands, including Marriott Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Bulgari, EDITION, Renaissance, Gaylord Hotels, Autograph Collection, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott Vacation Club, Grand Residences by Marriott  and The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club.  There are approximately 325,000 employees at headquarters, managed and franchised properties.  Marriott is consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business operations, which it conducts based on five core values: put people first, pursue excellence, embrace change, act with integrity, and serve our world. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.  

About MICROS Systems, Inc.
MICROS Systems, Inc. provides enterprise applications for the hospitality and retail industries worldwide. Over 370,000 MICROS systems are currently installed in table and quick service restaurants, hotels, motels, casinos, leisure and entertainment, and retail operations in more than 180 countries, and on all seven continents. In addition, MICROS provides property management systems, central reservation and customer information solutions for more than 30,000 hotels worldwide, as well as point-of-sale, loss prevention, and cross-channel functionality for more than 150,000 retail stores worldwide and 17,000 Fuel and Convenience stores. MICROS stock is traded through NASDAQ under the symbol MCRS.

For more information on MICROS and its advanced information technology solutions for the hospitality industry, please contact Louise Casamento, Vice President of Marketing at (443) 285-8144 or (866) 287-4736. You can also visit the MICROS website at www.micros.com or send an email to info@micros.com.  Follow MICROS on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and the MICROS Blog.

The MICROS logo is a registered trademark of MICROS Systems, Inc.
All other product and brand names are the property of their respective owners.

Contact:

Louise Casamento


443-285-8144


lcasamento@micros.com

SOURCE MICROS Systems, Inc.



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