A New Level of Luxury has Arrived in Toronto

By Ritz-carlton Hotel Company, PRNE
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Legendary Service of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Returns to Canada With the Opening of the Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

TORONTO, February 16, 2011 - Toronto's newest and most anticipated hotel officially opens its doors
today. Located in the heart of the downtown core and at the crossroads of
the financial and performing arts districts, The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
brings a new level of luxury to the city.

As the only Canadian property of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Company L.L.C., the 53-storey Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, features 267 guestrooms
including 56 Corner Suites, 2 Deluxe Suites and The Ritz-Carlton Suite at
over 2,400 square feet.

"We are delighted to be able to bring The Ritz-Carlton brand
to Canada. Toronto is a key gateway city for our customers and this hotel
complements the portfolio of Ritz-Carlton properties around the globe
beautifully," said Herve Humler, president and chief operating officer of The
Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. "Toronto is a cosmopolitan city with true
international appeal, attracting visitors from all over the world, whether
they are visiting for business or pleasure. The opening of The Ritz-Carlton,
Toronto helps to put this vibrant destination on the map for discerning
luxury travellers."

General Manager Tim Terceira joined hotel owners and senior
leaders from The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., during the official
ribbon cutting ceremony. "I am honoured to be part of this exciting new
venture," said Mr. Terceira. "It is because of the hard work and dedication
of our Ladies and Gentlemen that we stand here today. Their passion and
commitment to providing the highest level of service is truly unsurpassed and
I am proud to join them in launching this hotel."

With unimpeded North or South facing views of the city or Lake
, each guestroom or suite at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto offers
floor-to-ceiling windows with heated perimeters, rich African Anigre wood and
Portuguese Estremoz marble that complements the neutral, yet contemporary
decor. Spacious bathrooms feature heated marble flooring, dual vanities
embedded with 22" HD television screens, private rain showers and soaker tubs
with bath caddies.

Providing an enhanced guest experience, The Ritz-Carlton Club
Level on floors 18 through 20 includes access to the elegantly-appointed 20th
floor Club Lounge, with magnificent water views, personal concierge and
continuous complimentary food and beverage presentations throughout the day.

The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto's five-storey glass podium at the
base of the guestroom tower, contains the public areas of the hotel and
features the grand foyer lobby with its striking glass bridge, restaurant,
bar, lounge and upscale meeting and conference facilities including the
city's largest luxury ballroom, The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom at 690 square
meters (7,400 square feet).

A natural light-filled Urban Sanctuary on the 5th floor of the
podium reveals over 2,130 square meters (23,000 square feet) of space
including pool, professionally-equipped fitness facility, kinesis centre,
yoga studio, relaxation area and walk-out, wrap-around terrace.

At 1,200 square meters (13,000 square feet), The Ritz-Carlton
Spa offers additional pampering with 16 treatment rooms, including two
Couples Suites, private Ladies' and Gentlemen's wet lounges, steam/sauna
areas and dry relaxation dens. Signature treatments inspired by the beauty of
Canada's great outdoors define the experience including the aromatic Cloud 9
Massage, which utilizes locally grown ground flowers and herbs such as
Niagara lavender and Quebec sage.

The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto offers an unrivalled dining
experience with signature restaurant, TOCA by Tom Brodi. TOCA's Canadian menu
features homegrown, naturally-raised, sustainable ingredients - a reflection
of Chef Brodi's commitment to utilizing local purveyors and suppliers. The
interactive restaurant includes an open-concept kitchen, walk-through pastry
corridor, in-kitchen chef's table, glass-encased cheese cave and extensive
wine cellar with a focus on Canadian wines.

Located lobby level, TOCA Bar is the perfect place to unwind.
With its trendy ambiance, free standing bar, tapas-style menu, raw bar,
sustainable caviar tasting, 10 sparkling and over 60 still wines by the
glass, TOCA Bar will satisfy even the most discerning palates. Guests have
the option of sitting in the grand lobby of The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto or on
the outdoor patio overlooking the city's performing arts district.

With breathtaking views of the CN Tower and lounge style
seating, DEQ offers an expansive outdoor patio and open-air firepit for
all-day dining options. The distinctive menu includes a variety of offerings
from an outdoor oven, flatbreads, antipasti or tableside charcuterie. DEQ's
'Mixology by You' drink menu allows guests to create their own fresh-muddled
Mojitos or Caipirinhas, among other signature cocktails.

To be among the first to enjoy The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto call
+1-416-585-2500, reservation toll free line in the UK at 0800-234-000, in
Ireland at 00800-2413-3333, or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/toronto.

Notes for Editors:

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Facebook hotel tour video: tiny.cc/x7jeg

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase
(Maryland, USA), currently operates 74 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 which include The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong which will open as the
highest hotel in the world. 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 www.ritzcarlton.com.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR)

    Contact: Marion Schumacher
    Regional Director Public Relations, Europe
    Potsdamer Platz 3
    10785 Berlin
    Tel: +49-(0)30- 337776900, Fax: +49(0)30-337775900
    Email: marion.schumacher@ritzcarlton.com

Contact: Marion Schumacher, Regional Director Public Relations, Europe, Potsdamer Platz 3, 10785 Berlin, Germany, Tel: +49-(0)30- 337776900, Fax: +49(0)30-337775900, Email: marion.schumacher at ritzcarlton.com

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