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VolunTeaming(R) Transforms Conference Rooms into Teambuilding Workshops The Ritz-Carlton Offers Luxury Accommodations, Innovative Programs & Exceptional Meeting Packages

CHEVY CHASE, Md., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Despite the rise of virtual meeting technology, there's often no substitution for bringing teams together in conference rooms and meeting face-to-face. Not only does this opportunity allow attendees to solidify ideas and contracts, but it provides guests with the chance to meet their counterparts and gain a deep understanding of how to form lasting, meaningful relationships with clients, co-workers and department leaders.

One of the ways The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., a global leader in hotels, service and lifestyle, can help facilitate the relationship-building phase of any meeting is by providing guests the unique opportunity to work together toward a common goal that's not work related.

Through the company's VolunTeaming(R) program, conference rooms are transformed into workshops where groups can get to know one another as they build bikes for charity, create housewarming gifts for Habitat for Humanity homeowners, assemble bookshelves for local children's organizations or explore the importance of green energy resources.

These VolunTeaming opportunities can be added to any meeting package, including our Meetings Within Reach option, which provides businesses with cost-effective packages featuring luxury accommodations, distinctive conference rooms and impeccable service as only The Ritz-Carlton can provide.

In the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific, this meeting package features: Continental breakfast General session conference room with Internet access 20% savings on audio/visual technology Suite upgrades For those planning a meeting in the Caribbean or Mexico, Meetings Within Reach packages include a VolunTeaming activity, as well as: $100 USD daily hotel credit Internet access Suite upgrades Rates for Meetings Within Reach packages range from $159 USD to $359 USD.

For detailed information about the luxury accommodations, conference rooms, meeting packages and teambuilding activities available at The Ritz-Carlton, please visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Meetings/Default.htm.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 73 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 with future openings including Dubai International Financial Centre, United Arab Emirates; Toronto; and Hong Kong. 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 web site at http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Default.htm. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) - for more information on Marriott International, visit www.MarriottNewsCenter.com.

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