>Second quarter diluted earnings per share (EPS) totaled $0.31, ahead of expectations and prior year results;
Total fee revenue increased 13 percent to $287 million as a result of strong revenue per available room (REVPAR) and unit growth. Incentive fees climbed 31 percent;
Worldwide company-operated comparable REVPAR rose 9.9 percent (an 8.2 percent increase using constant dollars). Average daily rate rose 1.6 percent (a 0.1 percent increase using constant dollars);
North American company-operated comparable REVPAR increased 7.9 percent (a 7.5 percent increase using constant dollars) with a 1.2 increase in average daily rate (a 0.8 percent increase using constant dollars);
The company’s worldwide pipeline of hotels under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development totaled nearly 95,000 rooms, including over 36,000 rooms outside North America;
Over 6,500 rooms opened during the second quarter, including over 1,800 rooms in international markets and nearly 1,300 rooms converting from competitor brands. At the end of the second quarter, Marriott’s newest brand, The Autograph Collection, included 10 hotels with over 1,500 rooms.