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Marriott Vacation Club Continues Growth in Hawaii
Oahu, Hawaii - January 8, 2009 - Marriott Vacation Club International (MVCI), the recognized worldwide leader in the vacation ownership industry and a division of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR), announced the opening of the Napili Villas, the final expansion phase of Marriott's Maui Ocean Club, as well as the fourth phase opening for Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club on Oahu. Celebrating 25 years of making vacation dreams come true, Marriott Vacation Club continues to offer additional villas in Hawaii for Owners and guests.
Marriott's Maui Ocean Club
Opening in late January 2009, the spacious Napili Villas will offer 71 two- and three-bedroom villas, ranging from approximately 1,200 to 1,700 square feet. Proposed amenities for the Napili Villas include a new pool area with pool bar; a sports court; fitness center expansion; and tropical landscaping complete with barbecue areas. Each villa will feature a fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances; spacious living and dining areas; oversized shower with multiple showerheads in master suite; luxurious bedding; multiple flat-panel televisions with DVD player(s); washer/dryer and Wi-Fi Internet access.
Situated on pristine beachfront in the heart of the spectacular Kaanapali Beach Resort, Marriott's Maui Ocean Club offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and neighboring islands. The Napili Villas is the final of two purpose-built additions that will bring Marriott's Maui Ocean Club to a total of 459 suites and villas upon build-out. The first purpose-built addition, Lahaina Villas, was introduced in late 2007.
A tropical paradise, Marriott's Maui Ocean Club beckons guests to relax amidst its spectacular beachfront location with breathtaking views of neighbor islands. Owners and guests will enjoy the 3.5-acre superpool with slides, waterfalls and grottos; children's sandy beach with pirate ship and water features; oceanfront dining at the new Longboards Kaanapali; Beach Walk Market and Pantry; Marriott's Activity Zone Experience (MAZE) for all ages; children's center with game room; retail shops; water sports and beach equipment rentals; pool bar and poolside food and beverage service; BBQ area; and the championship golf courses of Kaanapali Resort.
Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club
The new phase at Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club reveals 114 additional two- and three-bedroom villas, ranging from approximately 1,280 to 1,600 square feet. Offering a residential feel elegantly designed for comfort, each spacious villa includes a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops; spacious living and dining areas; luxurious bedding; multiple televisions with a DVD player; private balcony, washer/dryer and Wi-Fi Internet access. Each villa offers the ideal family accommodations with three-bedroom villas being able to accommodate up to 10 people. Adding onto the vacation resort's existing 300 two- and three-bedroom villas, the new villas bring the total resort count to 414 out of a proposed 750 villas upon build-out.
Owners and guests will delight in the resort's family-friendly lagoon and three swimming pools, including one with a 50-foot long enclosed waterslide, and seven whirlpool spas. Dining is made easy with the resort's picnic and barbeque areas and two restaurants; Chuck's Steak House and Kolohe's Beach Bar & Grill.
Nestled on Oahu's sunny West coast, Ko Olina is the island's most complete resort destination, offering world-class accommodations, championship golf, luxurious spa, award-winning restaurants and a private marina. Plus, its four breathtaking lagoons provide a serene ocean playground where guests can enjoy water activities and relax on the white sandy beaches.
"The additions to both Marriott's Maui Ocean Club and Ko Olina Beach Club will mean more opportunities for our Owners and guests to enjoy the island's beauty and incredible vacation experiences on Maui and Oahu," said Chris Wachta, regional vice president of sales and marketing for Marriott Vacation Club International. "We are pleased to offer this final phase of Marriott's Maui Ocean Club as well as additional villas to Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club as part of our expansive portfolio of Hawaiian resorts."
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About Marriott Vacation Club
Marriott Vacation Club is the recognized worldwide leader in vacation ownership with a program highly regarded for its quality and unique flexibility. In 1984, Marriott became the first branded hospitality company by nearly a decade to enter the timeshare industry. Marriott Vacation Club continues to expand with a diverse portfolio of 49 resorts and over 9,900 timeshare resort villas throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Today, more than 365,000 vacation owners around the globe own their vacations "the Marriott way," offering options to exchange weeks with priority within the Marriott Vacation Club portfolio or within Interval International's global system of more than 2,300 resorts in over 75 countries, trade their week(s) for Marriott Rewards points, or rent their week(s). For more information, please visit www.marriott-vacations.com.