Plan the Ultimate Vacation in Minutes The Ritz-Carlton Offers Simple Ways to Book Dream Vacations, Exciting Getaways & Luxury Hotels

CHEVY CHASE, Md., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Whether travelers are seeking a quick weekend getaway or a luxury resort retreat that takes them to an exotic location halfway around the world, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., a global leader in hotels, service and lifestyle, now offers several ways to plan the ultimate vacation.

Using the company's "Design Your Dream Vacation" search tool, travelers will find everything they need for an ideal escape--all in one place. Featuring access to the best flights and car rental options, plus Ritz-Carlton luxury hotels and resorts worldwide, this unique search tool allows users to design their own custom vacation packages and take advantage of everything The Ritz-Carlton has to offer.

In addition to creating one-of-a-kind dream vacations, The Ritz-Carlton also offers guests the option to quickly and easily book its exciting City Reconnect(R) packages. Available at distinctive locations around the world, including Beijing, Istanbul, San Francisco, Moscow and Berlin, these luxury resort getaways offer exceptional two- or three-night stays and a resort credit per night. (Certain restrictions apply.) Travelers may also use the company's interactive map to search for hotels by region, view all Ritz-Carlton luxury hotels or search for accommodations by feature, such as spa, dining or golf. Once they've found the right accommodations for their getaway, they can book their stay using our online booking engine or by working directly with a Ritz-Carlton reservations agent.

To get more from their vacations, business trips and weekend retreats, guests may sign up for The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, which allows guests to earn points or airline miles for stays at participating locations. Points may be redeemed for room upgrades, travel opportunities and exclusive offers from partners such as Abercrombie & Kent, Neiman Marcus, National Geographic Expeditions and Vera Wang.

For complete information on The Ritz-Carlton Rewards program or to plan your luxury resort stay, please visit

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 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

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