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( Property Scheduled to Open in Atyrau Later this Year; will be First Marriott Executive Apartments in the Country; 16th Globally

BETHESDA, M.D. August 2, 2007 Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) will introduce its deluxe serviced apartment brand, Marriott Executive Apartments (MEA), in Kazakhstan later this year under a management agreement with CP Residential Atyrau LLC, an affiliate of Capital Partners.

The 21-story, 160-unit property will be located on Satpaeva Street in Atyrau and will be the first internationally branded serviced apartments in the city. It will be the anchor of a 19,000-square meter, mixed-use project that will also feature 230 square meters of office space and 1,450 square meters of retail and food and beverage outlets. The Renaissance Atyrau Hotel, also managed by Marriott International, is located approximately 800 meters from the site.

Atyrau, located at the mouth of the Ural River on the north coast of the Caspian Sea, is now the capital of Kazakhstan’s oil industry, and Marriott believes the future MEA and existing Renaissance hotel are both well-positioned to be the leading international lodging facilities in the city. The Atyrau International Airport is located approximately 15 minutes from the city center and is served by a number of regional carriers.

“We continue to be excited by our expanding presence in Kazakhstan and, along with Capital Partners, to be able to play a meaningful role in the rapid economic development of the country,” said Arne Sorenson, chief financial officer of Marriott International and president of European lodging.

Meant for extended-stay travelers, Marriott Executive Apartments offer the comforts of home plus upscale hotel services, including around-the-clock staffing, housekeeping and laundry services. Each one- and two-bedroom unit provides a fully equipped kitchen and dedicated work and relaxation areas.

The Marriott Executive Apartments Atyrau will offer breakfast daily in the lobby resident’s lounge. Other amenities will include a fitness center, 24-hour room service, in-unit mini-bar and laundry/valet service.

There currently are 15 Marriott Executive Apartments in key global cities such as Brussels, London, Prague, Dubai, Bangkok, Budapest, Mumbai, Tokyo and Sao Paulo. Additional Marriott Executive Apartments are scheduled to open in Gurgaon (India), Seoul, Cairo, Doha (Qatar) and Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) in the next 24 months.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company with nearly 2,900 lodging properties in the United States and 68 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, Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club, 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 Bethesda, Md ., and had approximately 151,000 employees at 2006 year-end. It is ranked as the lodging industry’s most admired company and one of the best places to work for by FORTUNE®. The company is also a 2006 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR® Partner. In fiscal year 2006, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $12.2 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at

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