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New General Manager Brings Experience and Vision to the Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

The Arrival of Darryll Adams Promises Continued Success for This Luxury Hotel in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/14 -- It is said that good things come to those who wait, but in the case of Darryll Adams, the new General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, a better maxim might be that good things come to those who work hard. For Adams's story exemplifies the rewards born from dedication and capability, and his recent appointment as General Manager is as inspiring as it is exciting for the Center City Philadelphia hotel.

Adams joined this luxury hotel on April 19, 2014 after a long and loyal career within the Marriott and Ritz-Carlton families. Adams began his career in 1988 as a security supervisor at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. After earning numerous promotions for his hard work and natural talent, Adams eventually transitioned to The Ritz-Carlton, Hotel Company.

It was with the Ritz-Carlton properties, like The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner and The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples, that Adams honed his leadership skills. Such was his reputation that he assisted with the opening of no fewer than six different Ritz-Carlton properties before becoming the Hotel Manager at Florida's The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. True to character, Adams seized the opportunity to excel. During his tenure, the property earned numerous awards and accolades, including the prestigious Cobalt Award, an internal accolade that recognizes individuals who have improved their properties' operations to create a significant and positive impact on engagement for all ladies and gentlemen and guests of the hotel, product and service excellence, and financial performance.

With such an illustrious track record, Adams makes an exciting addition to The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia. The Philadelphia hotel enjoys a reputation as impressive as Adams' own, largely thanks to its successful blend of legacy and future. The historic hotel, for example, boasts 9,000 tons of original Georgian marble, while high-tech meeting rooms, adventurous culinary experiences at 10 Arts Bistro and access to the legendary Penthouse suite speak to the needs and desires of modern travelers. Adams' hands-on approach to leadership promises only to enhance the overall quality of the luxury hotel.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Enviably situated within the City of Brotherly Love, The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia extends to its guests the best of everything from location, to luxury. The downtown hotel is just steps away from top retail, dining and cultural attractions, and its on-property offerings are just as appealing. The experience begins within the magnificent domed lobby, where an oculus stretches upward for 142 feet. The 10 Arts Lounge unfurls within this historic space, serving a sophisticated menu of drinks and light fare to complement the creative, regionally-inspired American cuisine of 10 Arts Bistro. Those traveling on business are treated to 26,000 square feet of state-of-the-art function space, which includes two stunning ballrooms. And the full-service Richel D'Ambra Spa & Salon makes an ideal way for guests, whether they are in town on business or pleasure, to take a moment for themselves. At the end of the day, the luxury hotel's 300 guest rooms and 36 suites (including the city's only penthouse suite) provide a soothing retreat via flat-screen televisions, wireless Internet access, bath butler services and complimentary, overnight shoe shines. For reservations, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/Philadelphia.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 85 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. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize successful quality strategies. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in 1992 and 1999. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the Kingdom of Bahrain 800 00995, or visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR)

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