BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the holidays approaching, Marriott Rewards has made it even easier for members to use points to find something for everyone on their shopping list. With curated merchandise catalogs ranging from the hottest trends to fashion accessories to items seen in the latest magazines, members can use their points for thousands of items from some of the world's most popular name brands, plus gift cards and digital music, books and movies starting as low as 5,000 Marriott Rewards points. And new this year, Marriott Rewards members outside the U.S. can use points on merchandise to be delivered to more than 200 countries and territories.
In addition to merchandise, members can treat themselves and others to event tickets and adventures to include concert tickets, theme park passes, and travel experiences to the most popular attractions around the world.
For members looking for a way to give back, points can be donated to Marriott's featured causes to help injured military members and their families through Hotels for Heroes, children undergoing treatments through Children's Miracle Network and disaster relief through the American Red Cross and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Or members can choose from over 200 other non-profit charities in the U.S.Marriott Rewards is free to join and has no blackout dates and members can earn and redeem points at more 3,700 Marriott International hotels around the world and at Marriott Rewards exclusive luxury partner The Ritz-Carlton®. Members can also redeem points for frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals, merchandise and more. Marriott Rewards has won the Freddie Award for "Best Hotel Rewards Program in the Americas" six years in a row and the 2011 and 2010 Frequent Travel Award for "Best Hotel Rewards Program." It has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of U.S. News & World Report, About.com, Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines. For information about Marriott Rewards, guests can call 1-800-450-4442 or log onto MarriottRewards.com. Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.Marriott.com and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. SOURCE Marriott International, Inc.