SOURCE: Marriott

Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort

February 24, 2010 11:05 ET

Paradise Pays, Literally: Stay, Play & Get Paid at Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort

Daily $100 Resort Credit for Golf, Spa, Dining & More

MARCO ISLAND, FL--(Marketwire - February 24, 2010) -  It pays to stay at Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, literally! The beachfront gem is enticing travelers to Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast with the Paradise Pays offer, featuring a $100 resort credit per room, per night. Available through April 10, the daily credit can be redeemed at The Spa at Marco Island, The Rookery at Marco Island golf course, the Tiki Tribe kids' club, or any of the resort's dining and retail outlets. There is no limit to the number of nights, or resort credits, so five nights translates into a $500 bonus. 

Serving up additional savings is the "Passport to Paradise," presented to all guests at Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort upon check-in. The customized booklet includes value-added incentives such as 50% off recreation and golf, 20% off spa, and discounts on dining, shopping and more. Guests are encouraged to travel around the resort and take advantage of the passport discounts while earning stamps for each experience. Five stamps equal a $100 resort credit, while ten or more stamps earn $200, for your return visit during subsequent Marco Island, Florida, vacations.

A recent addition to the Naples golf resort's six dining venues, Korals, a cocktail and sushi bar, was unveiled late last year. The $2.5 million space includes floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and an 11-foot tall, 3,600-pound aquarium column with live Hawaiian moon jellyfish. The onyx bar in Korals features a four-inch chilled drink rail to keep cocktails cold, using a thin layer of man-made snow, and serves select appetizers and small plates from the hotel's signature restaurant Kurrents, specializing in creative Pan-Asian cuisine. Guests looking for a more casual setting can opt for the brick-oven pizza at 400 Pazzi's or enjoy a sunset cocktail at Quinn's on the Beach, one of the only Marco Island, Fl, restaurants located right on the white sand shore.

For Paradise Pays reservations, please visit marriott.com/mrkfl and use promotional code D50 or call 800-GET-HERE. Nightly rates start at $504.For resort information, visit marcoislandmarriott.com

Nestled on three miles of pristine southwest Florida white sand beaches, Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort is the perfect island within an island escape. Caressed by tropical breezes and inspired by a Balinese sense of harmony, balance and hospitality, this is simply, paradise found and is the ideal location for a south Florida beach wedding. From the magnificent new Quinn's Pool, surrounded by lush landscaping and outdoor dining and meeting spaces, to our elegant spa, private resort Rookery Golf Course, and our luxurious rooms and lanai suites that overlook the dazzling Gulf of Mexico, Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort is the sanctuary for relaxation, rejuvenation, discovery and play. Our attentive concierge service, choice of shopping, dining and recreational activities makes Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort the choice for unforgettable family vacations and memorable business meetings.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,100 lodging properties in 66 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, Maryland, USA and had approximately 146,000 employees at 2008 year-end. It is recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the 100 best global brands, by FORTUNE® as one of the best companies to work for, and by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Partner of the Year since 2004. In fiscal year 2008, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $13 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com.

* Based on availability, does not include tax or surcharges. Advance reservations required. Resort credit cannot be applied to room rate or redeemed for cash.