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Press Release 5 March 2015

Renaissance Hotels and Indiewalls Give Guests a New Way to Experience "The Art of Discovery"

Exclusive Partnership Turns Hotels into Galleries for Top International Artists

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Bethesda, Md --  In keeping with Renaissance Hotels' belief that every traveler should always Live Life to Discover, the lifestyle brand announced today a new chapter in its "The Art of Discovery," an artistic collaboration started last year with The Creative Coalition.

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This year's art project has been curated by Indiewalls, the company founded by Gavriel Wolf in order to create custom art programs that connect local artists with commercial properties (boutique hotels, restaurants, corporate offices), thus bringing vibrant artwork to those public spaces.

Eight international artists were hand selected by Indiewalls and commissioned to create a piece for key Renaissance Hotels that embodies "The Art of Discovery" through the lens of exploration, adventure and the innate creativity of the human spirit. Each artist's work was then transferred to vinyl, and installed on a windowpane at the entryway of each of the 159 Renaissance Hotels around the world.

"Every individual Renaissance Hotel has selected the artist's work that best personifies its unique character, personality and history," as Toni Stoeckl, Vice President of Marriott International Lifestyle Brands, explains, "We want our guests to see something new and interesting when they walk into our hotels, which hopefully excites them and sparks conversation."

The artists selected for the project include Suyeon Na from Korea; Geoff Kim of the Netherlands; Danielle Siegenbaum, Stephanie Ng and Joseph Meloy from the United States; Alberto Seveso from the United Kingdom; Jenya Vyguzov of Russia; and Vicky Chan from Hong Kong.

About Renaissance Hotels

Renaissance Hotels encourages guests to Live Life to Discover at more than 155 hotels in 35 countries around the world. Expecting to open at least one hotel per month this year, the brand should reach nearly near 170 hotels in 40 countries by the end of 2014. Each hotel is unique and every stay offers an opportunity to explore local discoveries exclusive to the destination. At every hotel, Renaissance Navigators are local experts ready to assist guests in discovering local flavors and activities. Signature RLife LIVE entertainment events are designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, culinary and more to inspire discovery. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting rooted in creative sensory meeting design, RLife LIVE networking events and custom curated local Navigator excursions. At Renaissance Hotels, we work to ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. You spend your life working; you should discover the world as you go. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading global lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands, including: Marriott Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Bulgari, EDITION, Renaissance, Gaylord Hotels, Autograph Collection, AC Hotels by Marriott, Moxy Hotels, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Protea Hotels, Marriott Executive Apartments and Marriott Vacation Club. Marriott has more than 361,000 people working worldwide at managed or franchised properties and corporate offices. Marriott has been consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business ethics. The company also manages the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program, which together surpass 49 million members. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

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