Ritz Carlton Yacht Recent Press Releases

DATE : December 5 2019

THE RITZ-CARLTON YACHT COLLECTION INTRODUCES 2021 SEASON ITINERARIES Travelers Worldwide are Invited to Book Their 2021 Voyage on the Custom-Built Luxury Yacht, Evrima, and Enjoy Culturally Immersive Itineraries Around the Globe Bethesda, MD – The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is delighted to accept reservations for the 2021 season. With a leisurely cruising style, the legendary service of The Ritz-Carlton, and soughtafter destinations around the world, the next season of itineraries introduces visits to over 50 new ports and will continue to deliver one-of-a-kind voyages to its guests onboard Evrima, the first of three yachts from The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Evrima, a word of Greek origin meaning “discovery”, inspires travelers to immerse themselves in exceptional experiences, explore new destinations and foster the spirit of adventure that makes travel so rewarding. “We are excited to have opened reservations for our 2021 season,” said Douglas Prothero, CEO for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. “We have been thrilled with the response to The RitzCarlton Yacht Collection and look forward to continuing to build on that success, delivering experiences truly unlike any other on the market.” The 2021 curated itineraries aboard Evrima will take guests to some of the most stunning locations around the world, providing unique access to iconic yachting playgrounds as well as hidden coves and charming towns. With most voyages 7-nights in duration, itineraries are designed to not repeat the same ports back-to-back, making them the perfect choice to do a single itinerary or combine with the following itinerary for those seeking an extended voyage. An extended Mediterranean season includes ports-of-call in the Greek Isles and Côte d’Azur, while stops in places such as Cartagena and Martinique add to the splendor of a journey through the Caribbean. Travelers will also have the option to enjoy a plethora of iconic, laid-back destinations including Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands, Barbados and Aruba, while up north, guests will marvel at the spectacular beauty of New England and Eastern Canada, enjoying the region’s charming autumn season. Travelers aboard Evrima will be met with luxury amenities and have limitless opportunities to make the most of their time at sea through a vast range of offerings and activities. Guests of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will enjoy an all-inclusive luxury experience including spacious suite accommodations, onboard activities and entertainment, multiple dining venues, onboard gratuities, WiFi and watersports from the yacht’s marina platform. Experiences available for an additional fee include specialty dining at S.E.A., the yacht’s signature restaurant designed by Michelin-starred Chef Sven Elverfeld, spa treatments, and immersive excursions offered through The Shore Collection. Voyage prices will vary based upon the itinerary and season. The yachts are also available for private charter. For more information on Evrima and the 2021 yacht season, please visit www.ritzcarltonyachtcollection.com. For reservations, contact a Yacht Vacation Consultant at (833) 999-7292 (U.S. & Canada) or contact your travel professional. ### Press contacts: Meg Connolly Communications: RitzCarlton@mcc-pr.com Simon Neggers: simon.neggers@marriott.com Erica Flint: erica.flint@marriott.com About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, MD., part of Marriott International, Inc., currently operates more than 95 hotels and over 45 residential properties in more than 30 countries and territories. The Ritz-Carlton is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com and to join the live conversation, use #RCMemories and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). About Marriott International Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,500 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 127 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

DATE : November 14, 2019

THE RITZ-CARLTON YACHT COLLECTION ANNOUNCES ONBOARD CULINARY OFFERINGS Evrima, the Highly Anticipated First Yacht From The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, To Introduce Ten Distinct Dining Experiences to Guests, Including a Concept Restaurant by Acclaimed Chef Sven Elverfeld BETHESDA – November 14, 2019 – The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection today announced the expansive culinary offerings available to guests aboard Evrima, the first of three yachts from The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Poised to be one of the many highlights aboard, the ten different dining experiences will present travelers with an array of options, each of which will feature thoughtfully curated menus to fulfill every craving. “From the very beginning, we have put the guest experience at the forefront of everything we have created, and the culinary offerings onboard Evrima play an integral role in placing The RitzCarlton Yacht Collection in a league of its own,” said Douglas Prothero, CEO of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. “Offering 10 different dining experiences is not only impressive for a yacht of our size, but also gives us more opportunities to connect with guests, and to create immersive journeys they will remember for a lifetime.” Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offering a menu of locally inspired creations, The Evrima Room will be the yacht’s main restaurant and was thoughtfully designed to balance privacy and social connection within a spacious setting. Within The Evrima Room, groups of up to ten guests can reserve Dining Privée, a private space for a fully customized lunch or dinner experience. Mistral, open for lunch and dinner and serving up fresh seafood and steaks, will invite travelers to enjoy a beautiful outdoor environment with striking views out across the seas and ports of call. Talaat Nam, meaning “water market” or “floating market” in Thai, will offer guests creative small plate interpretations of Southeast Asian cuisine within a contemporary backdrop while showcasing stunning ocean views. Delivering an intimate dining experience designed by Chef Sven Elverfeld of the three Michelin-starred Aqua at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg, S.E.A. will seat just 28 guests and present a five-course culinary journey paired alongside fine wines and champagne. A casual eatery open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Pool House will boast a variety of cuisines prepared à la minute for guests to enjoy at their leisure. The Living Room will be home to freshly roasted coffee and baked pastries, which guests can enjoy at the espresso bar, as well as a contemporary twist on the classic afternoon tea tradition. Open when the yacht is anchored, The Marina Terrace will feature a menu of handcrafted cocktails and light bites to enjoy at the water’s edge. An intimate cocktail lounge serving top labels from around the world, The Bar welcomes guests to kick off their evening with a cocktail, toast a special event or relax with an after-dinner nightcap. Designed for comfort and flexibility, guests can order In-Suite Dining from the all-day menu, featuring influences from every dining venue onboard, or the latenight menu. Guests are encouraged to enjoy everything from mimosas with breakfast in bed, to rosé with lunch alfresco on a private terrace, martinis before dinner or a perfectly paired bottle of wine with a gourmet meal in the privacy of their own suite. Led by the expertise of Culinary Director Chef Matthieu Godard, who will oversee all culinary activities and menu planning, as well as Executive Chef Lee Goble, who will lead the culinary team onboard, Evrima will bring elevated culinary sophistication to sea. Prior to being appointed as Culinary Director of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, Chef Godard spent a number of years working alongside three Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud and served as Culinary Director and Executive Corporate Chef for Bagatelle restaurants worldwide. Executive Chef Lee Goble brings years of world-class cuisine experience from both luxury hotel and cruise. Chef Goble previously led the culinary team for both The Atlantis Resort, Bahamas and the former The Ritz-Carlton, Rose Hall, Jamaica as well as the onboard culinary teams for Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises. Senior Manager of Food and Beverage Matthew Kiner will support the day-to-day operation of the onboard restaurant and beverage program. His extensive background in hospitality food and beverage management, includes over nine years at Ritz-Carlton properties in California and Florida. The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection brings the legendary Ritz-Carlton service to sea with an allinclusive luxury sailing experience leading guests to ports at some of the world’s most soughtafter destinations. For more information on Evrima and the 2020 and 2021 yachting seasons, please visit www.ritzcarltonyachtcollection.com. ### Press contacts: Meg Connolly Communications: RitzCarlton@mcc-pr.com Simon Neggers: simon.neggers@marriott.com Erica Flint: erica.flint@marriott.com About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, MD., part of Marriott International, Inc., currently operates more than 100 hotels in 30 countries and territories. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com and to join the live conversation, use #RCMemories and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). The Ritz-Carlton is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com. About Marriott International Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,500 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 127 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

DATE : January 28, 2019

THE RITZ-CARLTON YACHT COLLECTION SHARES NEW LOOK AT STUNNING SUITE DESIGN AND AMENITIES Poised to become the most coveted experience at sea, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection promises forward-thinking design and onboard offerings, which are at the forefront of the luxury cruising industry Bethesda, MD – January 28, 2019 – The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is delighted to reveal industry defining accommodations at sea through thoughtfully designed, forward-thinking suites, which perfectly blend timeless elegance and a warm, inviting atmosphere. Created to feel like a private yacht, the vessel will uniquely feature one designer, resulting in a unified flow of design which is refined, relaxed and unlike any other accommodations at sea. “The distinct design of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection places us in a new space within the industry where the vessel is a destination in and of itself,” stated Douglas Prothero, CEO of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. “The design of our inaugural yacht and exceptional suites has been a collaborative effort and one that I am particularly excited about as we were able to envision and build a yacht from the ground up that will deliver an unparalleled guest experience.” The interior design of the inaugural yacht was imagined by Tillberg Design of Sweden in collaboration with The Ritz-Carlton. Each facet of luxury yachting was considered to promise a voyage which combines the lifestyle of the resorts of The-Ritz Carlton with the casual freedom of a yachting vacation. Boasting a residential feel, the suites’ design inspiration includes the sleek and contemporary look of The Ritz-Carlton Residences in Sunny Isles, Miami Beach and Los Angeles, and offers a spacious setting, innovative marine qualities and some of the most designforward yacht interiors in the world. “A yacht evokes the feeling of freedom and the ability to go where you want in the world at your own pace. The inaugural yacht of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is designed to reflect this emotion by making guests feel as though they are onboard their own private yacht,” said Fredrik Johansson, Owner and Executive Project Director of Tillberg Design of Sweden. “In addition to a casually elegant atmosphere in the suites, dining venues and open areas to relax, there will be plenty of little escapes and private corners of the yacht, really giving guests the ability to define their experience.” Complementing the unprecedented itineraries and signature experiences of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, the design of the yacht’s 149 suites is an integral aspect of what sets the vessel apart. In addition to offering a high percentage of large suites, the yacht will also feature several innovative loft suites, a unique two-story accommodation that is ideal for in-suite entertaining. All suites will feature a private terrace, floor to ceiling windows and great ceiling heights, resulting in some of the most airy and expansive guestrooms in the luxury cruise category. Through a soundproof, blind wall, select suites also have the option to be combined into larger, open-concept spaces allowing for more flexibility when selecting accommodations. All suites feature the luxurious amenities that visitors would find at a Ritz-Carlton on land, including a king bed, double vanity bathroom, luxury linens and more. Perfectly marrying form and function, the light-filled accommodations will connect guests to the seas and harbors they are sailing. The specially designed yacht measures 190-meters and can accommodate up to 298 passengers. The onboard experience will reflect the sublime comfort and legendary guest service for which the iconic Ritz-Carlton brand is recognized. The yachts will also have one of the highest crew to guest ratios in luxury cruising, with almost one crew member for every guest. Each suite has access to a Personal Concierge, guests’ single onboard touch point there to ensure a flawless, seamless journey from beginning to end. In addition to unparalleled accommodations, guests of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will enjoy an all-inclusive luxury experience including onboard activities and entertainment, beverages, multiple dining venues, onboard gratuities, WiFi and watersports from the yacht’s marina. Signature experiences available for an additional fee include a culinary experience at the yacht’s specialty restaurant designed by three Michelin-starred Chef Sven Elverfeld of The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg, spa treatments at the signature Ritz-Carlton Spa, and immersive excursions offered through The Shore Collection. Voyage prices vary based upon the itinerary and season. The yachts of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection are also available for private charter. For more information, please visit www.ritzcarltonyachtcollection.com. For reservations, contact a Yacht Vacation Consultant at (833) 999-7292 (U.S. & Canada) or contact your travel professional. ### Press contacts: Meg Connolly Communications: RitzCarlton@mcc-pr.com Simon Neggers: simon.neggers@marriott.com Erica Flint: erica.flint@marriott.com About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, MD., part of Marriott International, Inc., currently operates more than 100 hotels and over 45 residential properties in 30 countries and territories. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com and to join the live conversation, use #RCMemories and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). The Ritz-Carlton is proud to participate in the company’s award-winning loyalty programs – Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The programs, operating under one set of unparalleled benefits, enable members to earn points toward free hotel stays, achieve Elite status faster than ever, and seamlessly book or redeem points for stays throughout our loyalty portfolio of 29 brands and more than 6,700 participating hotels in 130 countries & territories. To enroll for free or for more information about the programs, visit members.marriott.com. About Marriott International, Inc. Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,700 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 130 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

DATE : October 9, 2018

THE RITZ-CARLTON YACHT COLLECTION CELEBRATES HULL LAUNCH CEREMONY IN VIGO, SPAIN The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection celebrated the Launching Ceremony of their inaugural yacht on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at the Hijos De J. Barreras Shipyard in Vigo, Spain. Commemorating this milestone in accordance with longstanding maritime tradition, the Launching Ceremony celebrates a significant moment in the ship building process where after a ceremonial blessing, the yacht slides sternfirst down the slipway and touches water for the first time. As part of this exciting occasion, Douglas Prothero, Chief Executive Officer of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, and Timothy Grisius, Global Real Estate Officer for Marriott International, were joined by HJ Barreras Shipyard’s Chairman, José García Costas, and Tillberg Design of Sweden’s Owner and Executive Project Director Fredrik Johansson. Also in attendance was Anthony Capuano, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Development Officer for Marriott International, alongside The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection executive team and members of investor group Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. With exterior construction almost complete, this event brings the yacht into the outfitting phase and one step closer to its anticipated launch in 2020. The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will celebrate its naming ceremony this December, and will hold a christening celebration prior to the inaugural sailing in February 2020. WHAT: Launching Ceremony for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s Inaugural Yacht WHEN: Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 WHERE: Hijos De J. Barreras Shipyard Av. da. Beiramar, 2 36208 Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain WHO: Douglas Prothero, Chief Executive Officer of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Timothy Grisius, Global Real Estate Officer for Marriott International José García Costas, Chairman of HJ Barreras Shipyard Fredrik Johansson, Owner and Executive Project Director of Tillberg Design of Sweden Anthony Capuano, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Development Officer for Marriott International IMAGES: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/e099vfnif33sa1t/AAAIVHZwXop_sdSAAyGJX2tfa?dl=0 Courtesy of HJ Barreras Shipyard and The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection VIDEO FOOTAGE: https://vimeo.com/294235553 Courtesy of HJ Barreras Shipyard and The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection PRESS CONTACT: Meg Connolly Communications, O: 212.505.8200 E: ritzcarlton@mcc-pr.com About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, MD., part of Marriott International, Inc., currently operates more than 100 hotels and over 45 residential properties in 30 countries and territories. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com and to join the live conversation, use #RCMemories and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a whollyowned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). The Ritz-Carlton is proud to participate in the company’s award-winning loyalty programs – Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The programs, operating under one set of unparalleled benefits, enable members to earn points toward free hotel stays, achieve Elite status faster than ever, and seamlessly book or redeem points for stays throughout our loyalty portfolio of 29 brands and more than 6,700 participating hotels in 130 countries & territories. To enroll for free or for more information about the programs, visit members.marriott.com.

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