Residence Inn Goes _________ (ADJECTIVE) with Mad Libs on Facebook

      Residence Inn Goes _________ (ADJECTIVE) with Mad Libs on Facebook

PR Newswire

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 12, 2012

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Residence Inn by Marriott
celebrates the holiday season, inviting Facebook fans to take a trip down
memory lane with the new Travel Mad Libs application. In an exciting
collaboration with Penguin Young Readers Group's Mad Libs series, online
enthusiasts can now create a series of fun, travel-inspired word games that
will evoke a favorite childhood pastime. Offering three unique travel-focused
stories, the app allows you to choose "My Fantastic Family Vacation," "My Best
Business Trip" and "My Top Travel Tips." Fans of the Residence Inn Facebook
page will remember the simple joy of creating a whimsical story to share with
friends in a version updated with a digital twist.

"Creating Mad Libs stories has always put a smile on my face," says Diane
Mayer, vice president and global brand manager, Residence Inn. "During this
holiday season, we want to offer our fans a gift of laughter that they can
share with friends and family no matter where they are, and inject a little
humor into the travel experience."

The application will allow travelers who "like" the Residence Inn Facebook
page to engage in lighthearted entertainment with their friends online. Users
can choose to fill in the stories the traditional way with their choice of
noun, adjective, verb, etc., or players can select to have Facebook
auto-populate using Facebook friends' names, as well as the typical Mad Libs
staples. The stories will be easily shareable across the web with quick
options to post on friends' walls, see users who have played and invite others
to join in on the merriment. The zany travel tales may even inspire users to
plan their next getaway.

Residence Inn is dedicated to making travel fun and easy, and this
collaboration with Mad Libs celebrates one of the best parts of travel: the
stories to share upon return. Residence Inn's Facebook page will be the
exclusive place to enjoy these three uniquely crafted travel tales.

About Residence Inn by Marriott

With more than 600 properties in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle
East and Central America, Residence Inn by Marriott is a leader in the
extended-stay lodging segment. Designed for long stays, the brand offers
spacious suites with separate living and sleeping areas.Fully functional
kitchens, grocery delivery, 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfast help
guests maintain a healthy balance while on the road. Complimentary Wi-Fi
allows guests to stay connected to the home and office, while health and
fitness options and inviting lobby spaces provide comfortable places to work
and relax.

Residence Inn participates in the company's award-winning Marriott Rewards^®
frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline
miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or
reservations, call the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800-331-3131 or visit For travel tips, the latest on the brand or to connect
with other travelers, "like" Residence Inn on Facebook:

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

About Penguin Group

Penguin Group (USA) Inc. is the U.S. member of the internationally renowned
Penguin Group.Penguin Group (USA) is one of the leading U.S. adult and
children's trade book publishers, owning a wide range of imprints and
trademarks, including Viking, G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Penguin Press,
Riverhead Books, Dutton, Penguin Books, Berkley Books, Gotham Books,
Portfolio, New American Library, Plume, Tarcher, Philomel, Grosset & Dunlap,
Puffin, Razorbill and Frederick Warne, among others. The Penguin Group
( is part of Pearson plc, the international media company.

SOURCE Residence Inn by Marriott

Contact: Jessica Stadd, Marriott International, +1-301-380-3178, or Meredith Phares, or Tricia
Lanigan,, both of Laura Davidson Public Relations,
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