The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. Receives Honors For Thirty-Two Properties In The 2013 Edition Of U.S. News & World

     The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. Receives Honors For Thirty-Two
   Properties In The 2013 Edition Of U.S. News & World Report's Best Hotel
                                   Rankings

PR Newswire

CHEVY CHASE, Md., Jan. 30, 2013

CHEVY CHASE, Md., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --An impressive 32 hotels within
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. have been named award winners in the
2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report's Best Hotel Rankings.

To qualify for this distinguished accolade, U.S. News & World Report
identifies the best hotels using an unbiased methodology centered on three
components: reputation among professional travel experts, guest reviews, and
hotel class ratings. The respected organization ranked nearly 2,000 hotels
across the USA and the Caribbean, with the top 10 percent among the luxury
segment analyzed, selected as winners.

"We are honored to have so many properties awarded among this elite group,"
offers Herve Humler, president and chief operations officer of The
Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. "As we approach our 30^th year as a purveyor of
the luxury lifestyle, our top priority remains a commitment to providing
memorable service excellence and we greatly appreciate the external
recognition of our efforts."

GOLD BADGE WINNERS - "Best Hotels in the USA" Award:

  oThe Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
  oThe Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
  oThe Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
  oThe Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
  oThe Ritz-Carlton, Denver
  oThe Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
  oThe Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
  oThe Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
  oThe Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
  oThe Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
  oThe Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
  oThe Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
  oThe Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
  oThe Ritz-Carlton, Naples
  oThe Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
  oThe Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
  oThe Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
  oThe Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

"Best Hotels in the Caribbean" Award:

  oThe Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

SILVER BADGE WINNERS - Identified as one of the "Best Hotels" within its
market:

  oDorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve – Best Hotels in Puerto Rico
  oThe Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta – Best Hotels in Atlanta
  oThe Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common – Best Hotels in Boston
  oThe Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami – Best Hotels in Miami
  oThe Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles – Best Hotels in Los Angeles
  oThe Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park – Best Hotels in New York City
  oThe Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City – Best Hotels in Washington, D.C.
  oThe Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia – Best Hotels in Philadelphia
  oThe Ritz-Carlton, South Beach – Best Hotels in Miami Beach
  oThe Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis – Best Hotels in St. Louis
  oThe Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas –  Best Hotels in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  oThe Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner –  Best Hotels in Washington, D.C.
  oThe Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC – Best Hotels in Washington, D.C.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates
81 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the
Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development
around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice
earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which
recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or
reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S.
1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at www.ritzcarlton.com. The
Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott
International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR)

SOURCE Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.

Website: http://www.ritzcarlton.com
Contact: Parool K. Shah, Regional Director, Public Relations, The Americas,
+1-301-547-4887, Fax: +1-301-547-4722, parool.shah@ritzcarlton.com