Marriott International Reports Outstanding 2006 First Quarter Results

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Apr 20, 2006

Marriott International Reports Outstanding 2006 First Quarter Results

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) today reported first quarter 2006 adjusted net income of $167 million, an increase of 31 percent, and adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.76, an increase of 43 percent. Adjusted results exclude the impact of the one-time charge related to the change in timeshare accounting rules and the results of the company's synthetic fuel business. The company's EPS guidance for the first quarter, disclosed on February 9, 2006, totaled $0.67 to $0.73 and similarly excluded the one-time impact of the timeshare accounting rule change and the results of the company's synthetic fuel business.

Reported net income was $65 million and diluted earnings per share was $0.29. Results reflected a $105 million after-tax one-time charge ($0.48 per share) resulting from Marriott's adoption of new accounting rules for the timeshare industry. The company's synthetic fuel business contributed approximately $3 million after-tax ($0.01 per share) to first quarter 2006 earnings and $18 million after-tax ($0.08 per share) to first quarter 2005 earnings.

J.W. Marriott, Jr., Marriott International's chairman and chief executive officer, said, "We are delighted to report excellent results this quarter as we continue to benefit from a strong preference for our brands and favorable economic and industry trends.

"North American business and leisure transient demand remained strong during the quarter, driving REVPAR and house profit margins higher. Company- operated hotel REVPAR grew 15 to 20 percent in major markets such as Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago and San Diego.

"While hotel industry supply in North America is still growing only modestly, particularly in the full-service segment, we are taking a greater share of new hotels being developed around the world, reflecting owners' and franchisees' confidence in our brands, innovative plans and operational strength.

"We acquired the largest conference hotel in Paris, the 782-room Paris Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center, with approximately 50,000 square feet of meeting space in the first quarter, and after extensive refurbishment, it will be re-branded as a Marriott Hotel. We currently operate the leading portfolio of large group hotels in the United States; we are becoming a top destination for major conferences in Europe.

"Our luxurious new bedding package -- the largest rollout in the industry -- is now available at 90 percent of our North American properties and 85 percent of our hotels worldwide. Customers love the look and feel of fresh, crisp white linens and guest satisfaction scores are way up. We are continuing to renovate and reinvent our brands and results show our success.

"With North American comparable company-operated REVPAR up 9.6 percent in the first quarter, we look forward to a highly successful year, and we continue to believe REVPAR for North American company-operated properties will grow between 8 and 10 percent in 2006. With the combination of strong room rate improvement and a proactive focus on productivity, we believe house profit margins can improve 150 to 200 basis points. We expect to open 25,000 new rooms this year, and we have a robust pipeline of more than 75,000 rooms."

In the 2006 first quarter (12 week period from December 31, 2005 to March 24, 2006), REVPAR for the company's comparable worldwide systemwide properties increased 10.3 percent (10.8 percent using constant dollars). Systemwide comparable North American REVPAR increased by 10.9 percent in the quarter. With the strength of the Marriott brands, a growing economy, the roll-out of the new bedding program across all brands and renovations at the Courtyard and Residence Inn brands, the company was able to substantially increase rates in the first quarter. REVPAR at the company's comparable systemwide North American full-service hotels (including Marriott Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz- Carlton, and Renaissance Hotels & Resorts) increased by 10.2 percent during the quarter. North American systemwide REVPAR for the company's comparable select-service and extended-stay brands (including Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, and SpringHill Suites) increased 11.6 percent.

For the calendar quarter ended March 31, 2006, REVPAR for the company's comparable worldwide systemwide properties increased 10.9 percent (11.4 percent using constant dollars). Systemwide comparable North American REVPAR increased by 11.7 percent in the calendar quarter.

In the first quarter, international company-operated comparable REVPAR increased 6.8 percent (9.9 percent using constant dollars) including a 5.3 percent increase in average daily rates and a 1.0 percentage point improvement in occupancy to 69.3 percent. Demand in Asia continues to be outstanding, with company-operated comparable REVPAR up 27.0 percent (26.4 percent using constant dollars) in Hong Kong and 10.7 percent (7.9 percent using constant dollars) in China. Lodging demand was also strong in Central America, South America and the United Kingdom.

In addition to solid REVPAR growth, the company enjoyed significant unit growth in the first quarter, adding 33 hotels and timeshare resorts (6,827 rooms) to its worldwide lodging portfolio. Seven properties (1,373 rooms) exited the system. Nearly 60 percent of room openings in the first quarter were conversions from other brands and 52 percent of room openings were high value full-service rooms. At quarter-end, the company's lodging group encompassed 2,767 hotels and timeshare resorts (504,610 rooms).

The company currently has over 75,000 rooms in its worldwide pipeline of hotels under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development, up from 55,000 rooms in the year ago quarter. The pipeline of Ritz-Carlton hotels soared to 23 hotels (6,400 rooms) in the first quarter, with six properties under development in China including the brand's first China resort in Sanya, Yalong Bay, Hainan Province. In the first quarter, Ritz-Carlton assumed management of its 60th hotel, a 112-room luxury resort, Hotel Villa Padierna, on the Costa del Sol in Marbella, Spain.

The pipeline of Courtyard hotels under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development increased to 143 hotels (21,000 rooms) including 26 hotels (5,400 rooms) in 18 countries outside the United States. Today, Courtyard has 699 hotels (100,800 rooms) including 72 hotels (12,700 rooms) outside the United States. The company opened seven Courtyard hotels in the first quarter, including hotels in India, Puerto Rico and Mexico.

MARRIOTT REVENUES totaled $2.7 billion in the 2006 first quarter, a 7 percent increase from the same period in 2005. Combined base, franchise and incentive fees rose 16 percent to $268 million as a result of unit growth, strong REVPAR improvement and higher property-level house profit margins. In the 2006 first quarter, the company recognized base fees of $5 million that were calculated based on prior period results, but not earned and due until the first quarter of 2006. In the prior year's quarter, Marriott recognized $8 million in incentive fees that were calculated based on prior period results, but not earned and due until the first quarter of 2005. Excluding the impact of the $5 million of base fees recognized in 2006 and the $8 million of incentive fees recognized in 2005, base and franchise fees increased 13 percent and incentive fees increased 40 percent in the first quarter of 2006. The number of hotels paying incentive fees in the first quarter nearly doubled.

House profit margins for North American comparable company-operated properties increased 210 basis points during the quarter, while house profit margins for worldwide company-operated properties grew 200 basis points. Higher room rates and cost efficiency measures drove strong margins. Property-level EBITDA margins for comparable North American company-operated properties, calculated as if wholly owned, increased 230 basis points.

Demand for Marriott's timeshare projects continues to be strong, particularly at resorts in Las Vegas, Maui, Phuket, and St. Thomas. The company began sales at the Ritz-Carlton resort in Abaco, Bahamas in the first quarter. However, several projects have sold out or are selling out faster than anticipated, including the Ritz-Carlton Club resort in Bachelor Gulch, Colorado as well as the Marriott Vacation Club resorts in Park City, Utah and Palm Beach Shores, Florida. Limited available inventory resulted in a 10 percent decline in contract sales in the first quarter and an 11 percent decrease in timeshare interval, fractional and whole ownership sales and services revenue, net of direct costs.

Looking ahead, the company expects to begin sales at four new resorts offering timeshare, fractional or whole ownership products in the second quarter of 2006, including the Marriott Vacation Club in St. Kitts and the Ritz-Carlton Clubs in Miami Beach, San Francisco and Kapalua, Hawaii. Later in the year, the company plans to begin sales at projects in Kauai, Hawaii and Thailand.

New accounting rules for the timeshare industry took effect at the beginning of 2006. The new rules changed the timing for recognizing timeshare revenues, selling and product costs, and maintenance fees for unsold timeshare inventory. In the first quarter of 2006 the company recorded a one-time non- cash after-tax charge of $105 million ($0.48 per share) as a result of adopting these new rules. The on-going impact of the new timeshare rules is expected to be immaterial.

LODGING OPERATING INCOME for the first quarter of 2006 was $230 million, up 13 percent over the year ago quarter. Marriott's 2006 first quarter lodging operating income benefited from strong fee growth as well as increased profits from owned and leased properties that the company acquired in 2005. In addition, the company received a $4 million fee for the termination of a hotel management agreement, offset by $4 million of lower lease income as a result of the sale of the Courtyard land at the end of 2005. In the 2005 first quarter, direct costs associated with owned and leased properties included nearly $6 million of severance payments and other costs associated with the temporary closing for renovation of a hotel in Ireland. During the 2006 first quarter, general and administrative expenses were up 21 percent, to $150 million, largely due to the impact of the new accounting rules requiring the expensing of all share-based compensation ($9 million pre-tax) and higher deferred compensation expense.

SYNTHETIC FUEL operations contributed approximately $0.01 per share of after-tax earnings during the 2006 first quarter, compared to $0.08 in the year ago quarter. Lower synthetic fuel earnings reflected lower production levels and an estimated 20 percent phase out of tax credits due to higher oil prices for the 2006 first quarter. Excluding the impact of our synthetic fuel operations, the effective tax rate was approximately 33.9 percent in the first quarter of 2006. The company expects the tax rate for 2006 to approximate 34.5 percent.

GAINS AND OTHER INCOME totaled $34 million (or $38 million excluding the $4 million loss from synthetic fuel) and included $7 million of gains from the sale of real estate, $25 million from the redemption of preferred stock in a joint venture, $5 million of preferred returns and a $1 million gain on the sale of a note. Prior year's first quarter gains included $4 million from the sale of real estate.

INTEREST EXPENSE increased $3 million to $27 million primarily due to higher commercial paper balances and higher interest rates.

INTEREST INCOME totaled $11 million during the quarter, down from $27 million in the year ago quarter, primarily driven by loan repayments in 2005.

At the end of the 2006 first quarter, total debt was $1,877 million and cash balances totaled $172 million, compared to $1,737 million in total debt and $203 million of cash at the end of 2005. The company also repurchased 3.6 million shares of common stock in the first quarter of 2006 at a cost of $247 million. The remaining share repurchase authorization, as of the end of the first quarter, totaled 14.2 million shares.

OUTLOOK

The company continues to expect North American company-operated REVPAR to increase 8 to 10 percent in 2006. Assuming a 150 to 200 basis point improvement in house profit margins, and approximately 25,000 new room openings (gross), the company expects total fee revenue of $1,170 million to $1,190 million, an increase of 14 to 16 percent.

The company expects timeshare interval, fractional and whole ownership sales and services revenues, net of expenses, will decline approximately 2 percent in 2006, reflecting lower contract sales in 2005 resulting from limited inventory. With significant customer interest in the company's new projects, contract sales (including joint venture sales) are expected to increase roughly 40 percent in 2006.

General, administrative and other expenses are expected to decline approximately 11 to 12 percent in 2006 to $660 million to $670 million from $753 million in 2005. The comparison reflects the impact in 2005 of the $94 million charge associated with the CTF transaction and $30 million in bedding incentives. This 2006 guidance includes an approximately $37 million pre-tax impact of the FAS No. 123(R), requiring the expensing of all share-based compensation (including stock options).

Given these above items, the company estimates that lodging operating income will total $915 million to $945 million in 2006, an increase of 31 to 35 percent over 2005.

The company expects lodging gains and other income to total approximately $130 million in 2006 (including approximately $75 million in timeshare mortgage note sale gains).

Net interest expense is expected to total $75 million, an increase of $20 million, primarily driven by loan repayments in 2005 resulting in reduced interest income, as well as higher debt levels and interest rates.

Given the continued high level of oil prices and the uncertainty surrounding the availability of 2006 tax credits, the company suspended production at its four synthetic fuel facilities in April 2006. The company cannot yet predict whether or when the facilities will restart production and, as such, is unable to provide guidance for 2006 earnings from the synthetic fuel business. The net book value of the four facilities at the end of the first quarter 2006 is $17 million.

The company estimates North American company-operated REVPAR will grow 8 to 10 percent in the second quarter of 2006, with house profit margin growth of 150 to 200 basis points.

Under the above assumptions, the company currently estimates the following results for the second quarter and full year 2006:

Second Quarter 2006        Full Year 2006
                            -------------------        --------------
    Total fee revenue       $290 million to $295       $1,170 million to
                             million                    $1,190 million

    Owned, leased,          Approx. $40 million        Approx. $160 million
     corporate housing and
     other, net of direct
     expenses

    Timeshare interval,     Approx. $45 million        Approx. $255 million
     fractional and whole
     ownership sales and
     services, net of
     direct expenses
    General,                $153 million to $158       $660 million to $670
     administrative &        million                    million
     other expense(1)
    Lodging operating       $217 million to $227       $915 million to $945
     income(1)               million                    million
    Gains (excluding        $45 million to $50         Approx. $130 million
     synthetic fuel)(2)      million
    Net interest expense(3) Approx. $15 million        Approx $75 million
    Equity in               Approx. $5 million         Approx. $15 million
     earnings/(losses)
    Earnings per share      No guidance                No guidance
     from synthetic fuel
    Earnings per share      $0.76 to $0.81             $2.99 to $3.08
     excluding synthetic
     fuel(1,4)
    Effective tax rate      34.5 percent               34.5 percent
     excluding synthetic
     fuel


    (1) Full year 2006 includes pre-tax expense of $37 million ($0.11 per
        share) associated with the adoption of FAS No. 123(R) ($9 million
        ($0.03 per share) for the 2006 second quarter).
    (2) Includes timeshare mortgage note sale gains.  Full year 2006 excludes
        $4 million loss reported in the first quarter of 2006 from the
        synthetic fuel business.
    (3) Includes interest expense, provision for loan losses and interest
        income
    (4) Full year estimate is before the cumulative effect of a change in
        accounting principle associated with the new timeshare accounting
        rules.  The company recorded an after-tax charge of $105 million
        ($0.48 per share) in the 2006 first quarter.

The company expects investment spending in 2006 to total approximately $900 million, including $50 million for maintenance capital spending, $400 million for capital expenditures and acquisitions, $50 million for timeshare development, $50 million in new mezzanine financing and mortgage loans for hotels developed by owners and franchisees, and approximately $350 million in equity and other investments (including timeshare equity investments).

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) will conduct its quarterly earnings review for the investment community and news media on Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). The conference call will be webcast simultaneously via Marriott's investor relations website at http://www.marriott.com/investor. To listen, click the "Recent Investor News" tab and then click on the quarterly conference call link. A replay will be available on the Internet until May 6, 2006.

The telephone dial-in number for the conference call is 913-981-4910. A telephone replay of the conference call will also be available by telephone from 1 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 20, 2006 until Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 8 p.m. ET. To access the recording, call 719-457-0820. The reservation number for the recording is 2616048.

Note: This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of federal securities laws, including REVPAR, profit margin and earning trends; statements concerning the number of lodging properties we expect to add in future years; our expected investment spending; and similar statements concerning anticipated future events and expectations that are not historical facts. We caution you that these statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including the duration and full extent of the current growth environment in both the economy and the lodging industry; supply and demand changes for hotel rooms, vacation ownership intervals, and corporate housing; competitive conditions in the lodging industry; relationships with clients and property owners; the availability of capital to finance hotel growth and refurbishment; and matters referred to in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K under the heading "Risks and Uncertainties", any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the statements herein. These statements are made as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company with nearly 2,800 lodging properties in the United States and 66 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 International, Horizons, 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. Marriott is also in the synthetic fuel business. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has approximately 143,000 employees at 2005 year-end. In fiscal year 2005, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $11.6 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at http://www.marriott.com.

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                         MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
                             Financial Highlights
                   (in millions, except per share amounts)

                            12 Weeks Ended         12 Weeks Ended
                            March 24, 2006         March 25, 2005
                         ---------------------  ---------------------  Percent
                                Synthetic              Synthetic       Better/
                         Lodging  Fuel   Total  Lodging  Fuel   Total  (Worse)
                         ------- ------ ------  ------- ------ ------ --------
    REVENUES
    Base management fees  $  127  $  -  $  127   $  111  $  -  $  111      14
    Franchise fees            82     -      82       70     -      70      17
    Incentive management
     fees                     59     -      59       50     -      50      18
    Owned, leased,
     corporate housing and
     other revenue(1)        254     -     254      167     -     167      52
    Timeshare interval,
     fractional and whole
     ownership sales and
     services(2)             306     -     306      346     -     346     (12)
    Cost
     reimbursements(3)     1,820     -   1,820    1,682     -   1,682       8
    Synthetic fuel             -    57      57        -   108     108     (47)
                         ------- ------ ------  ------- ------ ------
       Total Revenues      2,648    57   2,705    2,426   108   2,534       7

    OPERATING COSTS AND
     EXPENSES
    Owned, leased and
     corporate housing
     - direct(4)             208     -     208      145     -     145     (43)
    Timeshare - direct       240     -     240      272     -     272      12
    Reimbursed costs       1,820     -   1,820    1,682     -   1,682      (8)
    General,
     administrative and
     other(5)                150     -     150      124     -     124     (21)
    Synthetic fuel             -    84      84        -   153     153      45
                         ------- ------ ------  ------- ------ ------
       Total Expenses      2,418    84   2,502    2,223   153   2,376      (5)
                         ------- ------ ------  ------- ------ ------

    OPERATING INCOME
     (LOSS)               $  230  $(27)    203   $  203  $(45)    158      28
                         ======= ======         ======= ======


    Gains and other
     income (expense)(6)                    34                     (5)      *
    Interest expense                       (27)                   (24)    (13)
    Interest income                         11                     27     (59)
    Provision for loan
     losses                                  2                    (11)      *
    Equity in losses(7)                     (3)                    (5)     40
                                        ------                 ------

    INCOME BEFORE INCOME
     TAXES, MINORITY
     INTEREST AND
     CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF
     CHANGE IN ACCOUNTING
     PRINCIPLE                             220                    140      57

    Provision for
     income taxes                          (56)                    (5) (1,020)
                                        ------                 ------

    INCOME BEFORE
     MINORITY INTEREST
     AND CUMULATIVE
     EFFECT OF CHANGE IN
     ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLE                  164                    135      21

    Minority interest                        6                     10     (40)
                                        ------                 ------

    INCOME BEFORE
     CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF
     CHANGE IN ACCOUNTING
     PRINCIPLE                             170                    145      17

    Cumulative effect of
     change in accounting
     principle, net of
     tax(8)                               (105)                     -       *
                                        ------                 ------

    NET INCOME                          $   65                 $  145     (55)
                                        ======                 ======

    EARNINGS PER SHARE -
     Basic
       Earnings before
        cumulative effect
        of change in
        accounting
        principle                       $ 0.82                 $ 0.64      28
       Loss from
        cumulative effect
        of change in
        accounting
        principle                        (0.51)                     -       *
                                        ------                 ------
       Earnings per share               $ 0.31                 $ 0.64     (52)
                                        ======                 ======

    EARNINGS PER SHARE -
     Diluted
       Earnings before
        cumulative effect
        of change in
        accounting
        principle                        $0.77                  $0.61      26
       Loss from
        cumulative effect
        of change in
        accounting
        principle                        (0.48)                   -         *
                                        ------                 ------
       Earnings per share               $ 0.29                 $ 0.61     (52)
                                        ======                 ======


    Basic Shares                         205.8                  225.5
    Diluted Shares                       220.5                  239.6

    *  Percent cannot be calculated or is not meaningful.

    (1) -- Owned, leased, corporate housing and other revenue includes revenue
           from the properties we own or lease, revenue from our ExecuStay
           business, land rent income and other revenue.
    (2) -- Timeshare interval, fractional and whole ownership sales and
           services includes total timeshare revenue except for base fees,
           cost reimbursements, gains, and joint venture earnings (losses).
    (3) -- Cost reimbursements include reimbursements from lodging properties
           for Marriott funded operating expenses.
    (4) -- Owned, leased and corporate housing -- direct expenses include
           operating expenses related to our owned or leased hotels, including
           lease payments, pre-opening expenses and depreciation, plus
           expenses related to our ExecuStay business.
    (5) -- General, administrative and other expenses include the overhead
           costs allocated to our lodging business segments (including
           ExecuStay and timeshare) and our unallocated corporate overhead
           costs and general expenses.
    (6) -- Gains and other income (expense) includes gains on the sale of real
           estate, gains from the sale of joint ventures, income related to
           our cost method joint ventures, mark-to-market valuation of
           synthetic fuel hedge, and the earn-out payments we made to the
           previous owner of the synthetic fuel operations and earn-out
           payments we received from our synthetic fuel joint venture partner.
    (7) -- Equity in losses includes our equity in losses of unconsolidated
           joint ventures.
    (8) -- Cumulative effect of change in accounting principle, net of tax is
           associated with the adoption, in the 2006 first quarter, of
           Statement of Position 04-2, "Accounting for Real Estate
           Time-sharing Transactions" which was issued by the American
           Institute of Certified Public Accountants.



                         Marriott International, Inc.
                              Business Segments
                               ($ in millions)

                                           Twelve Weeks Ended          Percent
                                     -------------------------------   Better/
                                     March 24, 2006   March 25, 2005   (Worse)
                                     --------------   --------------   -------
    REVENUES

    Full-Service                         $  1,842         $  1,629       13
    Select-Service                            306              272       13
    Extended-Stay                             144              126       14
    Timeshare                                 356              399      (11)
                                     --------------   --------------
      Total lodging(1)                      2,648            2,426        9
    Synthetic Fuel                             57              108      (47)
                                     --------------   --------------
      Total                              $  2,705         $  2,534        7
                                     ==============   ==============


    INCOME BEFORE CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF CHANGE IN ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLE

    Full-Service                         $    189         $    116       63
    Select-Service                             45               33       36
    Extended-Stay                              20               16       25
    Timeshare                                  51               63      (19)
                                     --------------   --------------
      Total lodging financial
       results(1)                             305              228       34
    Synthetic Fuel (after-tax)                  3               18      (83)
    Unallocated corporate expenses            (39)             (26)     (50)
    Interest income, provision for
     loan losses and interest expense         (14)              (8)     (75)
    Income taxes (excluding
     Synthetic Fuel)                          (85)             (67)     (27)
                                     --------------   --------------
      Total                              $    170         $    145       17
                                     ==============   ==============

    (1) We consider total lodging revenues and total lodging financial results
        to be meaningful indicators of our performance because they measure
        our growth in profitability as a lodging company and enable investors
        to compare the sales and results of our lodging operations to those of
        other lodging companies.



                         MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.

                          Total Lodging Products(1)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              Number of Properties   Number of Rooms/Suites
                              --------------------   ----------------------
                                            Change                    Change
                              March  March    vs.    March    March     vs.
                               24,    25,  March 25,  24,      25,   March 25,
    Brand                     2006   2005    2005    2006     2005     2005
    -----------------------  ------------------------------------------------
    Full-Service Lodging
      Marriott Hotels &
       Resorts                 515     492    23   186,010   179,485    6,525
      The Ritz-Carlton          60      57     3    19,382    18,598      784
      Renaissance Hotels &
       Resorts                 137     135     2    48,389    48,221      168
      Bulgari Hotel & Resort     1       1     -        58        58        -
      Ramada International       2       4    (2)      332       726     (394)
    Select-Service Lodging
      Courtyard                699     663    36   100,841    95,429    5,412
      Fairfield Inn            524     517     7    47,921    47,840       81
      SpringHill Suites        142     126    16    16,644    14,644    2,000
    Extended-Stay Lodging
      Residence Inn            496     469    27    59,402    55,770    3,632
      TownePlace Suites        122     117     5    12,304    11,816      488
      Marriott Executive
       Apartments               17      15     2     2,852     2,585      267
    Timeshare(2)
      Marriott Vacation Club
       International            44      44     -     9,542     8,895      647
      The Ritz-Carlton Club      4       4     -       292       261       31
      Grand Residences by
       Marriott                  2       2     -       313       248       65
      Horizons by Marriott
       Vacation Club             2       2     -       328       328        -
                             -------------------   --------------------------
    Total                    2,767   2,648   119   504,610   484,904   19,706
                             ===================   ==========================


                                              Number of Timeshare Resorts(2)
                                              ------------------------------
                                                                In Active
                                                 Total(3)         Sales
                                                 --------        ---------
    100% Company Developed
      Marriott Vacation Club International          43                23
      The Ritz-Carlton Club                          3                 2
      Grand Residences by Marriott                   2                 2
      Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club             2                 2

    Joint Ventures
      Marriott Vacation Club International           1                 1
      The Ritz-Carlton Club                          1                 1
      Grand Residences by Marriott                   -                 -
                                                -------------------------
    Total                                           52                31
                                                =========================

    (1) Total Lodging Products does not include the 1,992 Marriott ExecuStay
        corporate housing rental units.
    (2) Includes products in active sales which are not ready for occupancy.
    (3) Includes resorts that are in active sales as well as those that are
        sold out.



                         MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
                            KEY LODGING STATISTICS

            Comparable Company-Operated North American Properties
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         Twelve Weeks Ended March 24, 2006 and March 25, 2005
                         ----------------------------------------------------
                                                                Average Daily
                                 REVPAR        Occupancy            Rate
                                 ------        ---------        -------------
                                       vs.             vs.                vs.
    Brand                     2006    2005   2006     2005       2006    2005
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Marriott Hotels &
      Resorts                $115.93   8.0%  69.5%   0.0% pts.  $166.76   8.1%
     The Ritz-Carlton(1)     $228.61  10.8%  71.5%   4.4% pts.  $319.74   3.9%
     Renaissance Hotels
      & Resorts              $108.67  12.7%  70.5%   2.2% pts.  $154.21   9.2%
     Composite -
      Full-Service           $122.97   9.0%  69.8%   0.6% pts.  $176.15   8.0%
     Residence Inn            $89.02  10.1%  76.6%   0.0% pts.  $116.26  10.1%
     Courtyard                $81.20  11.5%  68.3%   0.2% pts.  $118.82  11.2%
     TownePlace Suites        $55.81  13.1%  72.2%   1.2% pts.   $77.28  11.3%
     SpringHill Suites        $68.75   6.9%  68.0%  -2.1% pts.  $101.13  10.3%
     Composite --
      Select-Service &
      Extended-Stay           $80.98  10.9%  70.8%   0.0% pts.  $114.42  10.9%
     Composite -- All(2)     $105.06   9.6%  70.2%   0.4% pts.  $149.61   9.0%


               Comparable Systemwide North American Properties
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         Twelve Weeks Ended March 24, 2006 and March 25, 2005
                         ----------------------------------------------------
                                                                Average Daily
                                 REVPAR        Occupancy            Rate
                                 ------        ---------        -------------
                                       vs.             vs.                vs.
    Brand                     2006    2005   2006     2005       2006    2005
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Marriott Hotels &
      Resorts                $106.36   9.7%  68.8%  1.1% pts.   $154.67   8.0%
     The Ritz-Carlton(1)     $228.61  10.8%  71.5%  4.4% pts.   $319.74   3.9%
     Renaissance Hotels &
      Resorts                $102.56  12.8%  69.5%  2.3% pts.   $147.66   9.1%
     Composite --
      Full-Service           $111.44  10.2%  69.0%  1.4% pts.   $161.53   8.0%
     Residence Inn            $86.27  10.0%  77.1%  1.3% pts.   $111.83   8.2%
     Courtyard                $79.80  11.3%  69.5%  1.1% pts.   $114.86   9.5%
     Fairfield Inn            $52.57  14.3%  65.9%  2.6% pts.    $79.73   9.7%
     TownePlace Suites        $57.24  13.0%  72.7%  1.5% pts.    $78.71  10.6%
     SpringHill Suites        $69.21  13.2%  70.9%  1.9% pts.    $97.68  10.2%
     Composite --
      Select-Service &
      Extended-Stay           $73.65  11.6%  71.0%  1.6% pts.   $103.77   9.1%
     Composite -- All(2)      $88.69  10.9%  70.2%  1.5% pts.   $126.36   8.5%

     (1) Statistics for The Ritz-Carlton are for January and February.

     (2) Composite -- All statistics include properties for the Marriott
         Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts,
         Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, and
         SpringHill Suites brands.  Full-Service composite statistics include
         properties for Marriott Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton and
         Renaissance Hotels & Resorts brands. Select-Service and Extended-Stay
         composite statistics include properties for the Residence Inn,
         Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn and SpringHill Suites
         brands.



                         MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
                            KEY LODGING STATISTICS
                                 (Constant $)

          Comparable Company-Operated International Properties(1,2)
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------

                      Two Months Ended February 28, 2006 and February 28, 2005
                      --------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Average Daily
                                 REVPAR        Occupancy            Rate
                                 ------        ---------        -------------
                                       vs.             vs.                vs.
    Region/Brand(3)           2006    2005   2006     2005       2006    2005
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Caribbean & Latin
     America                $140.88  10.7%  79.0%   2.8% pts.  $178.40   6.8%
    Continental Europe       $78.30   4.7%  60.5%   2.0% pts.  $129.40   1.2%
    United Kingdom          $146.40  14.6%  71.0%   2.7% pts.  $206.16  10.1%
    Middle East & Africa     $96.83   7.1%  64.6%  -4.9% pts.  $149.86  15.2%
    Asia Pacific(4)          $86.77  15.5%  73.3%   1.8% pts.  $118.42  12.6%


    The Ritz-Carlton
     International          $141.52   2.6%  65.9%  -3.3% pts.  $214.74   7.8%

    Total International(5)  $101.53   9.9%  69.3%   1.0% pts.  $146.60   8.4%

    Worldwide(6)            $104.36   9.7%  70.0%   0.5% pts. $149.02   8.9%


                Comparable Systemwide International Properties(1,2)
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------

                      Two Months Ended February 28, 2006 and February 28, 2005
                      --------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Average Daily
                                 REVPAR        Occupancy            Rate
                                 ------        ---------        -------------
                                       vs.             vs.                vs.
    Region/Brand(3)           2006    2005   2006     2005       2006    2005
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Caribbean & Latin
     America                $120.92   5.5%  73.8%   3.3% pts.  $163.82   0.8%
    Continental Europe       $76.21   5.8%  58.5%   1.9% pts.  $130.33   2.4%
    United Kingdom          $120.04  18.8%  64.9%   4.4% pts.  $184.96  10.7%
    Middle East & Africa     $92.20   9.1%  64.5%  -4.7% pts.  $143.02  17.0%
    Asia Pacific(4)          $88.44  15.4%  73.3%   1.7% pts.  $120.70  12.8%

    The Ritz-Carlton
     International          $141.52   2.6%  65.9%  -3.3% pts.  $214.74   7.8%

    Total International(5)   $97.14  10.3%  67.7%   1.4% pts.  $143.55   8.0%

    Worldwide(6)             $89.71  10.8%  69.9%   1.5% pts.  $128.38   8.4%

    (1) International financial results are reported on a period-end basis,
        while International statistics are reported on a month-end basis.
    (2) Statistics are in constant dollars for January and February.  Excludes
        North America (except for Worldwide).
    (3) Regional information includes the Marriott Hotels & Resorts,
        Renaissance Hotels & Resorts and Courtyard brands.  Does not include
        The Ritz-Carlton brand.
    (4) Does not include Hawaii.
    (5) Includes Hawaii.
    (6) Includes international statistics for the two calendar months ended
        February 28, 2006 and February 28, 2005, and North American statistics
        for the twelve weeks ended March 24, 2006 and March 25, 2005. Includes
        the Marriott Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance Hotels &
        Resorts, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn
        and SpringHill Suites brands.



                         MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
                         Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In our press release and schedules we report certain financial measures that are not prescribed or authorized by United States generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). We discuss management's reasons for reporting these non-GAAP measures below, and the tables on the following pages reconcile the most directly comparable generally accepted accounting principle measures to the non-GAAP measures (identified by a double asterisk on the following pages) that we refer to in our press release. Although our management evaluates and presents these non-GAAP measures for the reasons described below, please be aware that these non-GAAP measures are not alternatives to operating income, income from continuing operations, net income, earnings per share or any other comparable operating measure prescribed by GAAP. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures may be calculated and/or presented differently than measures with the same or similar names that are reported by other companies, and as a result, the non-GAAP measures we report may not be comparable to those reported by others.

Synthetic Fuel. We do not consider the Synthetic Fuel segment to be related to our core business, which is lodging. In addition, management expects the Synthetic Fuel segment will no longer have a material impact on our business after the end of 2007, when the Internal Revenue Code provision which provides for synthetic fuel tax credits expires, or earlier if the company elects to make its present synthetic fuel production shutdown permanent. Accordingly, our management evaluates non-GAAP measures which exclude the impact of our Synthetic Fuel segment because those measures allow for period-over-period comparisons of our on-going core lodging operations. In addition, these non-GAAP measures facilitate management's comparison of our results with the results of other lodging companies.

CTF transaction. Some of the non-GAAP measures are further adjusted to exclude the impact of the $94 million pre-tax charge (2005 second quarter) associated with the agreements we entered into with CTF Holdings Ltd. and its affiliates ("the CTF transaction"). That charge was primarily non-cash and primarily due to the write-off of deferred contract acquisition costs associated with the termination of management agreements. GAAP reporting for the CTF transaction charge does not reflect the fact that the company entered into new management agreements as part of the CTF transaction, which substantially replaced the terminated management agreements. Accordingly, our management evaluates the non-GAAP measures which exclude the CTF transaction charge because those measures allow for period-over-period comparisons relative to our on-going core lodging operations before material charges, and in particular because those non-GAAP measures recognize the new management agreements that were entered into as part of the CTF transaction and the resulting continuity of management for the hotels in question. In addition, these non-GAAP measures facilitate management's comparison of our results with the results of other lodging companies.

Leveraged lease impairment charge and discontinued operations. Management evaluates non-GAAP measures that exclude the $17 million leveraged lease impairment charge recorded in the 2005 third quarter and discontinued operations in order to better assess the period-over-period performance of our on-going core operating businesses. Management does not consider the leveraged lease investment to be related to our core lodging business. In addition, non-GAAP measures which exclude these non-lodging items facilitate management's comparison of our results with the results of other lodging companies.

Base Management and Franchise Fees. In the first quarter of 2006, we recognized $5 million in base management fees that were calculated based on prior period results, but not earned and due until the first quarter of 2006. Management evaluates the non-GAAP measure that excludes the $5 million recognized in 2006 in order to better assess the period-over-period performance of our on-going lodging operations.

Incentive Fees.  In the first quarter of 2005, we recognized $8 million in
incentive fees that were calculated based on prior period results, but not
earned and due until the first quarter of 2005.  Management evaluates the non-
GAAP measure that excludes the $8 million recognized in 2005 in order to
better assess the period-over-period performance of our on-going lodging
operations.



                         MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
                  Non-GAAP Financial Measure Reconciliation
                           Lodging Operating Income
                               ($ in millions)

                                           Fiscal Year 2006
                         -----------------------------------------------------
                                            Range                Range
                         --------   --------------------  --------------------
                                    Estimated  Estimated
                           First     Second     Second    Estimated  Estimated
                          Quarter    Quarter    Quarter   Full Year  Full Year
                          -------    -------    -------   ---------  ---------

    Operating income      $  203     $  217     $  227      $  915     $  945

       Add back:
        Synthetic Fuel
        operating loss***     27          -          -           -          -
                          -------    -------    -------   ---------  ---------

     Lodging operating
      income **           $  230        217        227         915        945
                          =======    =======    =======   =========  =========


                                             Fiscal Year 2005
                          ----------------------------------------------------
                           First     Second     Third      Fourth
                          Quarter    Quarter    Quarter    Quarter     Total
                          -------    -------    -------   ---------  ---------

    Operating income
     as reported          $  158     $   41     $  135      $  221     $  555

       Add back:
        Synthetic fuel
        operating loss        45         36         34          29        144
                          -------    -------    -------   ---------  ---------

     Lodging operating
      income **           $  203     $   77     $  169      $  250     $  699
                          =======    =======    =======   =========  =========

    ** Denotes non-GAAP financial measures.
    *** Guidance not provided for the second, third and fourth quarters of
        2006.



                         MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
                  Non-GAAP Financial Measure Reconciliation
                     Measures that Exclude Synthetic Fuel
                   (in millions, except per share amounts)

                     First Quarter 2006       First Quarter 2005
                                                                      Percent
                ------------------------- -------------------------   Better/
                                                                      (Worse)
                       Synthetic Excluding       Synthetic Excluding Excluding
                  Net    Fuel    Synthetic  Net    Fuel    Synthetic Synthetic
                 Income  Impact    Fuel**  Income  Impact    Fuel**    Fuel
                 ------ -------- --------- ------ -------- --------- ---------
    Operating
     income
     (loss)      $ 203   $ (27)    $  230  $ 158   $ (45)    $  203      13
     Gains and
      other
      income
      (expense)     34      (4)        38     (5)     (9)         4     850
     Interest
      income,
      provision
      for loan
      losses and
      interest
      expense      (14)      -       (14)     (8)      -         (8)    (75)
     Equity in
      losses        (3)      -        (3)     (5)      -         (5)     40
                 ------ -------- --------- ------ -------- ---------
    Income (loss)
     before Income
     Taxes,
     Minority
     Interest and
     Cumulative
     Effect of
     Change in
     Accounting
     Principle     220     (31)      251     140     (54)       194      29
                 ------ -------- --------- ------ -------- ---------

     Tax
      (Provision)/
      Benefit      (77)      8       (85)    (52)     15        (67)    (27)
     Tax Credits    21      21         -      47      47          -       *
                 ------ -------- --------- ------ -------- ---------
    Total Tax
     (Provision)/
     Benefit       (56)     29       (85)     (5)     62        (67)    (27)
                 ------ -------- --------- ------ -------- ---------

    Income (Loss)
     before
     Minority
     Interest and
     Cumulative
     Effect of
     Change in
     Accounting
     Principle     164      (2)      166     135       8        127      31

    Minority
     Interest        6       5         1      10      10          -       *
                 ------ -------- --------- ------ -------- ---------

    Income
     before
     Cumulative
     Effect
     of Change in
     Accounting
     Principle   $ 170   $   3    $  167   $ 145   $  18     $  127      31
                 ====== ======== ========= ====== ======== =========

    Diluted
     Shares      220.5   220.5     220.5   239.6   239.6      239.6

    Earnings per
     Share -
     Diluted     $0.77   $0.01    $ 0.76   $0.61   $0.08      $0.53      43

    Tax Rate      25.5%             33.9%    3.6%              34.5%

    *  Percent cannot be calculated or is not meaningful.
    ** Denotes non-GAAP financial measures.



                         MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
                  Non-GAAP Financial Measure Reconciliation
                                    EBITDA
                               ($ in millions)

                                                                Fiscal
                                                               Year 2006
                                                             -------------

                                                             First Quarter
                                                             -------------
    Net income                                                   $    65
    Cumulative effect of change in accounting principle,
     before tax                                                      173
    Interest expense                                                  27
    Tax provision from continuing operations                          56
    Tax benefit from cumulative effect of change in
     accounting principle                                            (68)
    Depreciation                                                      34
    Amortization                                                       6
    Less:  Depreciation reimbursed by third-party owners              (4)
    Interest expense from unconsolidated joint ventures                5
    Depreciation and amortization from unconsolidated
     joint ventures                                                    6
                                                             -------------
    EBITDA **                                                    $   300

    Synthetic fuel adjustment                                         24
                                                             -------------
    Adjusted EBITDA **                                           $   324
                                                             =============
    Increase over 2005 Adjusted EBITDA                                17%

    The following items make up the Synthetic Fuel adjustment:
    Pre-tax synthetic fuel operating losses                      $    31
    Pre-tax minority interest -- synthetic fuel                       (5)
    Synthetic fuel depreciation                                       (2)
                                                             -------------
    EBITDA adjustment for synthetic fuel                         $    24
                                                             =============


                                                 Fiscal Year 2005
                                    -----------------------------------------
                                     First    Second   Third   Fourth
                                    Quarter  Quarter  Quarter  Quarter  Total
                                    -------  -------  -------  ------- ------
    Net income                      $  145   $  138   $  149   $  237  $  669
    Interest expense                    24       21       24       37     106
    Tax provision/(benefit) from
     continuing operations               5      (20)      33       76      94
    Tax provision/(benefit) from
     discontinued operations             -        -        1        -       1
    Depreciation                        30       29       46       51     156
    Amortization                         7        7        7        7      28
    Less:  Depreciation reimbursed
     by third-party owners               -        -      (12)      (5)    (17)
    Interest expense from
     unconsolidated joint ventures      11        6        4        8      29
    Depreciation and amortization
     from unconsolidated joint
     ventures                           12        9        7       11      39
                                    -------  -------  -------  ------- ------
    EBITDA **                       $  234   $  190   $  259   $  422  $1,105

    Synthetic fuel adjustment           42       22       (7)      (1)     56
    Pre-tax gain from
     discontinued operations                      -       (2)       -      (2)
    Non-recurring charges -
       CTF Acquisition one-time
        charge                           -       94        -        -      94
       Leveraged lease charge            -        -       17        -      17
                                    -------  -------  -------  ------- ------
    Adjusted EBITDA **              $  276   $  306   $  267   $  421  $1,270
                                    =======  =======  =======  ======= ======

    The following items make up the
     Synthetic Fuel adjustment:
    Pre-tax synthetic fuel
     operating losses               $   54   $   28   $   13   $   17  $  112
    Pre-tax minority interest -
     synthetic fuel                    (10)      (4)     (18)     (15)    (47)
    Synthetic fuel depreciation         (2)      (2)      (2)      (3)     (9)
                                    -------  -------  -------  ------- ------
    EBITDA adjustment for
     synthetic fuel                 $   42   $   22   $   (7)  $   (1) $   56
                                    =======  =======  =======  ======= ======

     ** Denotes Non-GAAP financial measures.



                         MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
                  Non-GAAP Financial Measure Reconciliation
                    Measures that Exclude Fees Recognized
                        Based on Prior Period Results
                                (in millions)


                                              First       First       Percent
                                             Quarter     Quarter      Better/
                                               2006        2005       (Worse)
                                             --------------------    ---------

       Base management fees                   $  127      $  111          14
       Franchise fees                             82          70          17
                                             --------    --------
       Total base management and franchise
        fees                                     209         181          15
       Less: Fees recognized based on
        prior period results                       5         -             *
                                             --------    --------
       Total base management and franchise
        fees, excluding fees recognized
        based on prior period results **      $  204      $  181          13
                                             ========    ========


       Incentive management fees              $   59      $   50          18
       Less: Fees recognized based on prior
        period results                           -             8        (100)
                                             --------    --------
       Total incentive management fees,
        excluding fees recognized based on
        prior period results **               $   59      $   42          40
                                             ========    ========

    *  Percent cannot be calculated or is not meaningful.
    ** Denotes non-GAAP financial measures.

SOURCE Marriott International, Inc.

Tom Marder of Marriott International, Inc., +1-301-380-2553,
thomas.marder@marriott.com
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