Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today plans to provide free Wi-Fi to all 47 million members of Marriott Rewards, the company’s award-winning loyalty program, who book directly on Marriott.com, Marriott’s mobile app, 1-800-MARRIOTT, or through a Marriott hotel. Beginning January 15, 2015, this benefit will make free standard Wi-Fi available across more than 3,800 hotels in the company’s extensive lodging portfolio worldwide. “Marriott Rewards members asked for free Wi-Fi, and we answered,” said Stephanie Linnartz, executive vice president and chief marketing and commercial officer, Marriott International. “Free Wi-Fi is a meaningful way to reward our most loyal customers and continue to attract next-gen travelers.” This new Marriott Rewards benefit will be available at Marriott Hotels, JW Marriott, Renaissance, Gaylord Hotels, Autograph Collection, AC Hotels by Marriott, and Marriott Executive Apartments, as well as Marriott Rewards’ exclusive luxury partner, The Ritz-Carlton®. These brands join EDITION, Moxy, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, and Marriott Vacation Club, which already provide free Wi-Fi today. Marriott Rewards Platinum and Gold Elite members will continue to enjoy an exclusive benefit – free enhanced Wi-Fi, where available. This premium-tier service allows for downloading large files faster and streaming media such as movies. Other members may upgrade to enhanced Wi-Fi for a fee. Marriott International will continue to honor commitments with accounts and groups with negotiated agreements. Marriott Rewards, which is free to join, features exclusive benefits. Members can earn points which can be redeemed at more than 3,800 hotels around the world, enjoy mobile check-in and check-out, and now enjoy free Wi-Fi. For the latest updates, follow Marriott Rewards on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter with #SayHiToWiFi. Note: This new benefit is not available at select hotels that do not participate in the Marriott Rewards program. Other exclusions may apply. For complete details, visit MarriottRewards.com/FreeInternet.