Marriott Vacation Club Announces New Resort

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Marriott Vacation Club Announces New Hilton Head Resort

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott Vacation Club International (MVCI), the vacation ownership division of Marriott International Inc. (NYSE: MAR - News), began sales today of the company's eighth resort on Hilton Head Island, S.C. Slated for first phase occupancy summer 2005, Marriott's SurfWatch is proposed to include 195 two- and three-bedroom villas on 31 seaside acres. Initial prices range from $7,900 to $40,900 per week of deeded ownership, depending on villa type and season purchased.

"The addition of Marriott's SurfWatch marks a very important milestone for us, as we welcomed our Marriott Vacation Club owners here 20 years ago," said Stephen P. Weisz, president of Marriott Vacation Club International. "We're honored to continue to be a part of the Hilton Head Island community and give over 40,000 families, including my own, a vacation home on this great island destination."

Villas offer 1,275 to 1,623 square feet of living space to comfortably accommodate up to twelve guests in the three-bedroom floor plan. Comforts of home include a fully-equipped kitchen featuring granite counters and wood flooring, spacious living and dining areas, washer and dryer, multiple televisions including a Sony Hi-Definition TV, a DVD and a balcony featuring ocean or garden views. Unique to the resort, a relaxing walk-in shower offers a "Deluxe Shower Experience" with body sprays and bench seating.

About Marriott Vacation Club International

Marriott Vacation Club International is the recognized worldwide leader in vacation ownership with a program highly regarded for its quality and unique flexibility. In 1984, Marriott became the first branded hospitality company by nearly a decade to enter the timeshare industry. Now celebrating 20 years of making vacation dreams come true for its owners and guests, MVCI continues to expand with a diverse portfolio of 6,300 timeshare resort villas throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Today, more than 245,000 vacation owners in all 50 states and 143 countries own their vacations "the Marriott way," offering options to exchange weeks with priority within the MVCI portfolio, trade their week(s) for Marriott Rewards points or exchange within Interval International's global system of 2,000 resorts in 75 countries. For more information, please visit online at or call (866) 300-3032.

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