Marriott Launches EventCom Technologies By Marriott; New Service Provides High-Tech Communications for Meetings

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Marriott International, Inc.

    WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott International, Inc.
 (NYSE:   MAR) announced today the launch of EventCom Technologies by Marriott, a
 new service that provides communications and event management assistance for
 today's high-tech meetings.  EventCom Technologies by Marriott is poised to
 serve the "interactive" meetings market, which spends an estimated $400
 million annually for technical products and services and meeting sites. Unique
 to the lodging industry, EventCom Technologies by Marriott services include:
 
     *     Satellite broadcasting             *    Audioconferencing
     *     ISDN videoconferencing             *    Site selection and
     *     Web streaming                           related event
     *     Collaborative Web conferencing          management
 
     EventCom Technologies by Marriott has at its disposal the world's leading
 providers of communications technology, capable of meeting any requirement for
 satellite, audio and Internet conferencing.  Acting as a single point of
 contact, EventCom Technologies by Marriott enables organizations to meet with
 their employees and customers virtually anywhere in the world.  EventCom
 Technologies by Marriott also coordinates contracts with multiple Marriott
 hotel sites, assists with event management, provides technical and
 communications support and offers centralized billing.
 "We are currently the only lodging company with a division specifically
 dedicated to providing the latest in interactive technology for corporate and
 association groups of all sizes," said Tom Maguire, CMP and director, EventCom
 Technologies.  "Combined with Marriott's meeting planning expertise and
 portfolio of over 2,000 hotels, EventCom brings a new dimension to meeting
 technology and effectiveness."
     EventCom Technologies by Marriott is located in Rosemont, Ill., at
 Marriott International's Midwest regional office.   EventCom Technologies by
 Marriott can be reached at 888-833-3572 or by visiting
 http://www.marriott.com/eventcom .
 
     MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:   MAR) is a leading worldwide
 hospitality company with over 2,200 operating units in the United States and
 59 other countries and territories.  Marriott Lodging operates and franchises
 hotels under the Marriott, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace
 Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Ramada International brand names;
 develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott, Ritz-
 Carlton and Horizons brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides
 furnished corporate housing through its ExecuStay by Marriott division; and
 operates conference centers.  Other Marriott businesses include senior living
 communities and services, wholesale food distribution, procurement services
 and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.  The company is headquartered in
 Washington, D.C., and has approximately 153,000 employees.  In fiscal year
 2000, Marriott International reported systemwide sales of $19.8 billion.  For
 more information or reservations, please visit the Web site at
 http://www.marriott.com .
 
 

SOURCE Marriott International, Inc.
    WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott International, Inc.
 (NYSE:   MAR) announced today the launch of EventCom Technologies by Marriott, a
 new service that provides communications and event management assistance for
 today's high-tech meetings.  EventCom Technologies by Marriott is poised to
 serve the "interactive" meetings market, which spends an estimated $400
 million annually for technical products and services and meeting sites. Unique
 to the lodging industry, EventCom Technologies by Marriott services include:
 
     *     Satellite broadcasting             *    Audioconferencing
     *     ISDN videoconferencing             *    Site selection and
     *     Web streaming                           related event
     *     Collaborative Web conferencing          management
 
     EventCom Technologies by Marriott has at its disposal the world's leading
 providers of communications technology, capable of meeting any requirement for
 satellite, audio and Internet conferencing.  Acting as a single point of
 contact, EventCom Technologies by Marriott enables organizations to meet with
 their employees and customers virtually anywhere in the world.  EventCom
 Technologies by Marriott also coordinates contracts with multiple Marriott
 hotel sites, assists with event management, provides technical and
 communications support and offers centralized billing.
 "We are currently the only lodging company with a division specifically
 dedicated to providing the latest in interactive technology for corporate and
 association groups of all sizes," said Tom Maguire, CMP and director, EventCom
 Technologies.  "Combined with Marriott's meeting planning expertise and
 portfolio of over 2,000 hotels, EventCom brings a new dimension to meeting
 technology and effectiveness."
     EventCom Technologies by Marriott is located in Rosemont, Ill., at
 Marriott International's Midwest regional office.   EventCom Technologies by
 Marriott can be reached at 888-833-3572 or by visiting
 http://www.marriott.com/eventcom .
 
     MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:   MAR) is a leading worldwide
 hospitality company with over 2,200 operating units in the United States and
 59 other countries and territories.  Marriott Lodging operates and franchises
 hotels under the Marriott, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace
 Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Ramada International brand names;
 develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott, Ritz-
 Carlton and Horizons brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides
 furnished corporate housing through its ExecuStay by Marriott division; and
 operates conference centers.  Other Marriott businesses include senior living
 communities and services, wholesale food distribution, procurement services
 and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.  The company is headquartered in
 Washington, D.C., and has approximately 153,000 employees.  In fiscal year
 2000, Marriott International reported systemwide sales of $19.8 billion.  For
 more information or reservations, please visit the Web site at
 http://www.marriott.com .
 
 SOURCE  Marriott International, Inc.

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