Friday, July 29, 2011

Marriott and Renaissance Resorts Offer Lovebirds a Chance to Bask and Blog in Paradise

Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts Launches Facebook-Exclusive “Resort to Romance” Contest

July 20, 2011
Following the immense popularity of the recent Paradise Beach Blogger contest, Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts (MARCAM) launches “Resort to Romance”—its second installment of the interactive Beach Blogger campaign. Couples and wannabe travel bloggers enter the Resort to Romance contest now through July 28, 2011 for a chance to blog in bliss and win one of two all-expenses-paid, five-day vacations for two to a premier Marriott resort property of their choosing.

The Resort to Romance contest is available exclusively to fans of Marriott Caribbean & Mexico Resorts’ Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/MarriottCaribbeanMexico.  To enter, participants simply visit the Facebook page and follow the instructions found on the Resort to Romance tab.  The Facebook page is dedicated to the Caribbean & Mexico Resorts of three Marriott International brands—JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels and Marriott Hotels & Resorts.

Resort to Romance gives couples, bloggers, and travel lovers alike a chance to vacation at one of the properties within the MARCAM Collection—a group of nine exceptional resorts situated on five Caribbean islands—Aruba, Grand Cayman, St. Thomas, St. Kitts, and Curacao—and two leading Mexican destinations—Cancun and Puerto Vallarta.  From July 15 to July 28, 2011, applicants submit written narrative or short video clip detailing why they and their significant other are the ideal duo to win a chance to revitalize their romance at on one of MARCAM’s remarkable properties and blog about the journey as it occurs. Applicants then “share the love” with friends, family and fans via Facebook, Twitter or email and encourage them to vote for their entry via Facebook through July 31.

Following the submission period, 10 deserving finalists will be chosen and from August 3-17, 2011 family, friends and travel enthusiasts will again cast their vote on MARCAM’s Facebook page to determine which two couples will embark on their romantic beach getaway.  The two finalists with the most votes will each be awarded a vacation of a lifetime to one of the participating Marriott Caribbean or Mexico properties.

The two winning blogger couples each receive a five day/four night stay in an ocean view room with all resort meals included, as well as a resort credit, welcome amenity and activities unique to destination, including but not limited to snorkeling, sailing or a destination tour.  Each blogging twosome will chronicle their stay by creating and posting at least three blog entries per day, available on www.paradisebymarriott.com/resort-to-romance and the Collection’s Facebook page.

Visit MARCAM’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/MarriottCaribbeanMexico or Twitter handle www.twitter.com/MarriottResorts to learn more about the contest and the Collection.

Terms & Conditions:
Void outside the U.S. and where prohibited. Open only to legal U.S. residents currently residing in the 50 U.S. and D.C. who are at least 21 years old as of July 15, 2011.  Begins at 12:00:00 AM ET on July 15, 2011 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on July 28, 2011. To enter, visit www.Facebook.com/MarriottCaribbeanMexico and submit an application. Photographs, narrative compositions, and videos must conform to the Submission Requirements set forth below.  Limit one (1) entry per person. You must provide all required information on the application to be eligible to enter.  Two Prizes: Trip for two to a pre-determined Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resort (includes round trip air travel for two, 5 days/4 nights of hotel accommodations, all resort meals, a resort credit, welcome amenity, and costs associated with 3-4 activities at the resort/destination). For complete rules, visit www.paradisebymarriott.com/resort-to-romance. Sponsor: Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts.

Copyright ©2011 Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts.

Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts:
Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts (MARCAM) represents the region’s most luxurious resort properties, each complete with chic accommodations, state-of-the-art amenities and stunning oceanfront locations. The Collection’s nine Resorts situated throughout seven destinations in the Caribbean & Mexico share elevated standards of service, style and reputation that are further magnified by participation in the MARCAM team.  Formed in 1997, MARCAM brings a refined level of awareness to this exclusive Collection of full-service properties. For more information please visit www.paradisebymarriott.com

Marriott International, Inc.:
Visit Marriott International, Inc (NYSE: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com , and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com

Media Contacts:
Leigh Cashman - leighc@lhammond.com
Chelsey Lutz - chelseyl@lhammond.com
Lisa Vernal - lisav@lhammond.com

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