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Marriott's Oceana Palms - The Palm Beaches

January 13, 2010 10:30 ET

Marriott Vacation Club Celebrates 50th Resort Opening

Marriott's Oceana Palms Welcomes Owners and Guests

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - January 13, 2010) - Marriott Vacation Club, the premier timeshare brand of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR), is proud to announce the opening of its 50th resort Marriott's Oceana Palms - The Palm Beaches. Located at 3200 North Ocean Drive, on Singer Island in Riviera Beach, Fla., the resort will officially welcome Owners and guests on Friday, January 15, 2010.

Perfectly situated in the heart of Palm Beach County and on the tip of Florida's "Gold Coast," the first phase brings on a magnificent 19-story tower offering spectacular ocean views from 75 two-bedroom villas (169 proposed villas upon build-out). Located just steps from turquoise waters and white sandy beaches, Owners and guests will enjoy spending the day on the beach or relaxing by the refreshing pools while the kids play in the zero-entry pool featuring "The Splash Zone" and waterslide. For a refreshing drink or a meal, guests can stop by "Reflections" pool bar and grill serving lunch and dinner daily.

Each villa invites guests to relax in more than 1,100 square feet of living space and enjoy the blend of traditional furnishings and fresh, contemporary pieces. Villas feature a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and GE stainless steel appliances; generous living and dining areas; multiple LG flat-panel televisions with DVD players; an oversized shower with multiple shower heads in the master suite; and washer/dryer. Each villa accommodates up to 8 guests.

"We are thrilled to open our 50th resort and welcome Owners and guests to Marriott's Oceana Palms," said Stephen P. Weisz, president of Marriott Vacation Club International. "After 25 years of providing unforgettable vacations, we couldn't be more pleased to open our second resort in this beautiful coastal setting."

Other resort features include The MarketPlace convenience store, a resort activities center with children's climbing wall, temporary fitness center featuring Life Fitness equipment and wireless high-speed Internet access throughout the resort and villas.

Additional proposed resort features and amenities upon build-out include:

--  A second 19-story tower with additional two-bedroom villas
--  Fully-equipped permanent fitness center with locker rooms, spa treatment
    room, sauna and steam rooms
--  Guest's Retreat offering a large multi-functional space
--  The Green, an event lawn for games and gatherings
--  Teen Lounge, with flat-panel television and video games

Marriott Vacation Club is the recognized worldwide leader in vacation ownership with a program highly regarded for its quality and unique flexibility. Today, nearly 400,000 Owner families around the globe own their vacations "the Marriott way," offering options to exchange weeks with priority within the Marriott Vacation Club portfolio or within Interval International's global system, trade their week(s) for Marriott Rewards points, or rent their week(s). For more information, visit For nightly rentals, visit

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) for company information.

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