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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 10-Q
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QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2016
OR
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TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from              to             
Commission File No. 1-13881
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MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Delaware
 
52-2055918
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
10400 Fernwood Road, Bethesda, Maryland
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
20817
(Zip Code)
(301) 380-3000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code) 
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Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date: 254,231,720 shares of Class A Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, outstanding at April 15, 2016.



MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
FORM 10-Q TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
 
Page No.
 
 
 
Part I.
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 3.
 
 
 
Item 4.
 
 
 
Part II.
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
Item 1A.
 
 
 
Item 2.



Item 6.
 
 
 
 



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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
($ in millions, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
 
March 31, 2016
 
March 31, 2015
REVENUES
 
 
 
Base management fees
$
172

 
$
165

Franchise fees
207

 
204

Incentive management fees
101

 
89

Owned, leased, and other revenue
247

 
257

Cost reimbursements
3,045

 
2,798

 
3,772

 
3,513

OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
Owned, leased, and other - direct
166

 
194

Reimbursed costs
3,045

 
2,798

Depreciation, amortization, and other
31

 
44

General, administrative, and other
163

 
145

 
3,405

 
3,181

OPERATING INCOME
367

 
332

Gains and other income, net

 

Interest expense
(47
)
 
(36
)
Interest income
6

 
8

Equity in earnings

 
3

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES
326

 
307

Provision for income taxes
(107
)
 
(100
)
NET INCOME
$
219

 
$
207

EARNINGS PER SHARE
 
 
 
Earnings per share - basic
$
0.86

 
$
0.75

Earnings per share - diluted
$
0.85

 
$
0.73

CASH DIVIDENDS DECLARED PER SHARE
$
0.25

 
$
0.20

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
($ in millions)
(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
 
March 31, 2016
 
March 31, 2015
Net income
$
219

 
$
207

Other comprehensive income (loss):
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments
22

 
(26
)
Derivative instrument adjustments, net of tax
(5
)
 
9

Unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale securities, net of tax
1

 
(1
)
Reclassification of losses (gains), net of tax
1

 
(2
)
Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
19

 
(20
)
Comprehensive income
$
238

 
$
187

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


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MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
($ in millions)

 
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
March 31,
2016
 
December 31,
2015
ASSETS
 
 
 
Current assets
 
 
 
Cash and equivalents
$
99

 
$
96

Accounts and notes receivable, net
1,143

 
1,103

Prepaid expenses
79

 
77

Other
25

 
30

Assets held for sale
78

 
78

 
1,424

 
1,384

Property and equipment, net
1,042

 
1,029

Intangible assets
 
 
 
Contract acquisition costs and other
1,468

 
1,451

Goodwill
946

 
943

 
2,414

 
2,394

Equity and cost method investments
169

 
165

Notes receivable, net
218

 
215

Deferred taxes, net
620

 
672

Other noncurrent assets
234

 
223

 
$
6,121

 
$
6,082

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
 
 
 
Current liabilities
 
 
 
Current portion of long-term debt
$
300

 
$
300

Accounts payable
597

 
593

Accrued payroll and benefits
779

 
861

Liability for guest loyalty programs
1,013

 
952

Accrued expenses and other
558

 
527

 
3,247

 
3,233

Long-term debt
3,859

 
3,807

Liability for guest loyalty programs
1,641

 
1,622

Other noncurrent liabilities
1,041

 
1,010

Shareholders’ deficit
 
 
 
Class A Common Stock
5

 
5

Additional paid-in-capital
2,751

 
2,821

Retained earnings
5,025

 
4,878

Treasury stock, at cost
(11,271
)
 
(11,098
)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(177
)
 
(196
)
 
(3,667
)
 
(3,590
)
 
$
6,121

 
$
6,082


See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
($ in millions)
(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
 
March 31, 2016
 
March 31, 2015
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
Net income
$
219

 
$
207

Adjustments to reconcile to cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation, amortization, and other
31

 
44

Share-based compensation
28

 
24

Income taxes
58

 
29

Liability for guest loyalty programs
76

 
45

Working capital changes
(106
)
 
(131
)
Other
27

 
44

                       Net cash provided by operating activities
333

 
262

INVESTING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
Capital expenditures
(42
)
 
(75
)
Dispositions
4

 
247

Loan advances
(16
)
 
(10
)
Loan collections
2

 
7

Contract acquisition costs
(21
)
 
(61
)
Escrow deposit for acquisition of a business

 
(136
)
Other
9

 
6

                        Net cash used in investing activities
(64
)
 
(22
)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
Commercial paper/Credit Facility, net
51

 
246

Repayment of long-term debt
(2
)
 
(2
)
Issuance of Class A Common Stock
6

 
17

Dividends paid
(64
)
 
(56
)
Purchase of treasury stock
(248
)
 
(429
)
Other
(9
)
 

                        Net cash used in financing activities
(266
)
 
(224
)
INCREASE IN CASH AND EQUIVALENTS
3

 
16

CASH AND EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period
96

 
104

CASH AND EQUIVALENTS, end of period
$
99

 
$
120

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


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MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)
1.    BASIS OF PRESENTATION
The condensed consolidated financial statements present the results of operations, financial position, and cash flows of Marriott International, Inc. (“Marriott,” and together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “we,” “us,” or “the Company”). In order to make this report easier to read, we also refer throughout to (i) our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements as our “Financial Statements,” (ii) our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income as our “Income Statements,” (iii) our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as our “Balance Sheets,” (iv) our properties, brands, or markets in the United States (“U.S.”) and Canada as “North America” or “North American,” and (v) our properties, brands, or markets outside of the U.S. and Canada as “International.” References throughout to numbered “Footnotes” refer to the numbered Notes in these Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, unless otherwise noted.
These Financial Statements have not been audited. We have condensed or omitted certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). The financial statements in this report should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 (“2015 Form 10-K”). Certain terms not otherwise defined in this Form 10-Q have the meanings specified in our 2015 Form 10-K.
Preparation of financial statements that conform with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities as of the date of the financial statements, the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods, and the disclosures of contingent liabilities. Accordingly, ultimate results could differ from those estimates.
The accompanying Financial Statements reflect all normal and recurring adjustments necessary to present fairly our financial position as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, the results of our operations for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and March 31, 2015, and cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and March 31, 2015. Interim results may not be indicative of fiscal year performance because of seasonal and short-term variations. We have eliminated all material intercompany transactions and balances between entities consolidated in these Financial Statements.
New Accounting Standards
Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09 - “Revenue from Contracts with Customers” (“ASU No. 2014-09”)
ASU No. 2014-09 supersedes the revenue recognition requirements in Topic 605, Revenue Recognition, as well as most industry-specific guidance, and significantly enhances comparability of revenue recognition practices across entities and industries by providing a principles-based, comprehensive framework for addressing revenue recognition issues. In order for a provider of promised goods or services to recognize as revenue the consideration that it expects to receive in exchange for the promised goods or services, the provider should apply the following five steps: (1) identify the contract with a customer(s); (2) identify the performance obligations in the contract; (3) determine the transaction price; (4) allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract; and (5) recognize revenue when (or as) the entity satisfies a performance obligation. ASU No. 2014-09 also specifies the accounting for some costs to obtain or fulfill a contract with a customer and provides enhanced disclosure requirements. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) has deferred ASU No. 2014-09 for one year, and with that deferral, the standard will be effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim periods within that reporting period, which for us will be our 2018 first quarter. We are permitted to use either the retrospective or the modified retrospective method when adopting ASU No. 2014-09. We are still assessing the potential impact that ASU No. 2014-09 will have on our financial statements and disclosures, but we believe that there could be changes to the revenue recognition of real estate sales, franchise fees, and incentive management fees.

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Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-02 - “Leases” (“ASU No. 2016-02”)
In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, which introduces a lessee model that brings substantially all leases onto the balance sheet. Under the new standard, a lessee will recognize on its balance sheet a lease liability and a right-of-use asset for all leases, including operating leases, with a term greater than 12 months. The new standard will also distinguish leases as either finance leases or operating leases. This distinction will affect how leases are measured and presented in the income statement and statement of cash flows. ASU No. 2016-02 is effective for annual and interim periods in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018. We are still assessing the potential impact that ASU No. 2016-02 will have on our financial statements and disclosures.
Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-09 - “Stock Compensation” (“ASU No. 2016-09”)
In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-09, which involves several aspects of the accounting for share-based payments, including the income tax consequences, classification of awards as either equity or liabilities, and classification on the statement of cash flows. The new guidance will require all income tax effects of awards to be recorded as income tax expense (or benefit) in the income statement. Currently, excess tax benefits are recorded in additional paid-in-capital in the balance sheet. In the statement of cash flows, the new guidance requires excess tax benefits to be presented as an operating activity rather than as a financing activity. ASU No. 2016-09 is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2016. We are still assessing the potential impact that ASU No. 2016-09 will have on our financial statements and disclosures.
2.    ACQUISITIONS AND DISPOSITIONS
Planned Acquisition
On November 15, 2015, we entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) to combine with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (“Starwood”). The Merger Agreement provides for the Company to combine with Starwood in a series of transactions after which Starwood will be an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Starwood Combination”). On March 20, 2016, we entered into Amendment Number 1 (the “Amendment”) to the Merger Agreement. The Amendment modified the merger consideration payable to shareholders of Starwood. If the combination transactions are completed, shareholders of Starwood will receive 0.80 shares of our Class A Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, and $21.00 in cash, without interest, for each share of Starwood common stock, par value $0.01 per share, that they own immediately before these transactions. On April 8, 2016, shareholders of both Marriott and Starwood approved the combination transactions, and in the 2016 first quarter, we cleared the antitrust and competition reviews in a number of jurisdictions, including the United States and Canada. We expect that the combination will close in mid-2016, after remaining customary conditions are satisfied, including receipt of additional antitrust approvals and the completion of Starwood’s previously announced spin-off of its vacation ownership business, or another spin-off, split-off, analogous disposition, or sale of its vacation ownership business.
Planned Dispositions
At the end of the 2016 first quarter, we held $78 million of assets classified as “Assets held for sale” and $3 million of liabilities associated with those assets, which we recorded under “Accrued expenses and other” on our Balance Sheet. In the 2016 second quarter, we sold one of these assets, a North American Limited-Service segment plot of land ($47 million in assets and $1 million in liabilities). We expect to sell the remaining Miami Beach EDITION residences ($31 million in assets and $2 million in liabilities) in 2016.

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3.    EARNINGS PER SHARE
The table below presents the reconciliation of the earnings and number of shares used in our calculations of basic and diluted earnings per share:
 
Three Months Ended
(in millions, except per share amounts)
March 31, 2016
 
March 31, 2015
Computation of Basic Earnings Per Share
 
 
 
Net income
$
219

 
$
207

Weighted average shares outstanding
254.4

 
277.7

Basic earnings per share
$
0.86

 
$
0.75

Computation of Diluted Earnings Per Share
 
 
 
Net income
$
219

 
$
207

Weighted average shares outstanding
254.4

 
277.7

Effect of dilutive securities
 
 
 
Employee stock option and appreciation right plans
1.9

 
2.4

Deferred stock incentive plans
0.6

 
0.7

Restricted stock units
2.0

 
2.7

Shares for diluted earnings per share
258.9

 
283.5

Diluted earnings per share
$
0.85

 
$
0.73

We compute the effect of dilutive securities using the treasury stock method and average market prices during the period. We excluded antidilutive stock options and stock appreciation rights of 0.5 million for the 2016 first quarter and 0.2 million for the 2015 first quarter from our calculation of diluted earnings per share because their exercise prices were greater than the average market prices.
4.    SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION
Under our Stock and Cash Incentive Plan (the “Stock Plan”), we award: (1) stock options (our “Stock Option Program”) to purchase our Class A Common Stock (“common stock”); (2) stock appreciation rights (“SARs”) for our common stock (our “SAR Program”); (3) restricted stock units (“RSUs”) of our common stock; and (4) deferred stock units. We also issue performance-based RSUs (“PSUs”) to named executive officers and some of their direct reports under the Stock Plan. We grant awards at exercise prices or strike prices that equal the market price of our common stock on the date of grant.
We recorded share-based compensation expense for award grants of $28 million for the 2016 first quarter and $24 million for the 2015 first quarter. Deferred compensation costs for unvested awards totaled $234 million at March 31, 2016 and $116 million at December 31, 2015.
RSUs and PSUs
We granted 1.6 million RSUs during the 2016 first quarter to certain officers and key employees, and those units vest generally over four years in equal annual installments commencing one year after the grant date. We granted 0.2 million PSUs during the 2016 first quarter to certain executive officers, subject to continued employment and the satisfaction of certain performance conditions based on achievement of pre-established targets for Adjusted EBITDA, RevPAR Index, room openings, and/or net administrative expense over, or at the end of, a three-year vesting period. We also granted 0.4 million PSUs during the 2016 first quarter to certain senior leaders and members of the Company’s Starwood integration team that, subject to the closing of the Starwood Combination and continued employment, vest based upon achievement of pre-established targets related to the Starwood Combination over, or at the end of, a three-year performance period. RSUs, including PSUs, granted in the 2016 first quarter had a weighted average grant-date fair value of $62.
SARs
We granted 0.4 million SARs to officers, key employees, and non-employee directors during the 2016 first quarter. These SARs generally expire ten years after the grant date and both vest and may be exercised in

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cumulative installments of one quarter at the end of each of the first four years following the grant date. The weighted average grant-date fair value of SARs granted in the 2016 first quarter was $22 and the weighted average exercise price was $67.
We used the following assumptions as part of a binomial lattice-based valuation to determine the fair value of the SARs we granted during the 2016 first quarter:
Expected volatility
30.4
%
Dividend yield
1.3
%
Risk-free rate
1.7
%
Expected term (in years)
8 - 9

In making these assumptions, we base expected volatility on the historical movement of the Company’s stock price. We base risk-free rates on the corresponding U.S. Treasury spot rates for the expected duration at the date of grant, which we convert to a continuously compounded rate. The dividend yield assumption takes into consideration both historical levels and expectations of future dividend payout. The weighted average expected terms for SARs are an output of our valuation model which utilizes historical data in estimating the period of time that the SARs are expected to remain unexercised. We calculate the expected terms for SARs for separate groups of retirement eligible and non-retirement eligible employees. Our valuation model also uses historical data to estimate exercise behaviors, which include determining the likelihood that employees will exercise their SARs before expiration at a certain multiple of stock price to exercise price.
Other Information
As of the end of the 2016 first quarter, we had 23 million remaining shares authorized under the Stock Plan, including 6 million shares under the Stock Option Program and the SAR Program.
5.    INCOME TAXES
Our effective tax rate increased from 32.4% to 32.8% for the three months ended March 31, 2016, primarily due to additional deferred tax expense resulting from a tax rate change in a foreign jurisdiction, partially offset by the beneficial tax impact of the strengthening U.S. Dollar in relation to foreign currencies.
For the 2016 first quarter, our unrecognized tax benefits balance of $25 million increased by $1 million from year-end 2015 for tax positions taken during the current period. The unrecognized tax benefits balance included $16 million of tax positions that, if recognized, would impact our effective tax rate.
We file income tax returns, including returns for our subsidiaries, in various jurisdictions around the world. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) has examined our federal income tax returns, and we have settled all issues for tax years through 2013. We participate in the IRS Compliance Assurance Program, which accelerates IRS examination of key transactions with the goal of resolving any issues before the taxpayer files its return. As a result, our 2014 tax year audit is substantially complete, pending the resolution of one issue. Our 2015 and 2016 tax year audits are currently ongoing. Various foreign, state, and local income tax returns are also under examination by the applicable taxing authorities.
We paid cash for income taxes, net of refunds, of $43 million in the 2016 first quarter and $58 million in the 2015 first quarter.

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6.    COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
Guarantees
We issue guarantees to certain lenders and hotel owners, chiefly to obtain long-term management contracts. The guarantees generally have a stated maximum funding amount and a term of four to ten years. The terms of guarantees to lenders generally require us to fund if cash flows from hotel operations are inadequate to cover annual debt service or to repay the loan at maturity. The terms of the guarantees to hotel owners generally require us to fund if the hotels do not attain specified levels of operating profit. Guarantee fundings to lenders and hotel owners are generally recoverable as loans repayable to us out of future hotel cash flows and/or proceeds from the sale of hotels. We also enter into project completion guarantees with certain lenders in conjunction with hotels that we or our joint venture partners are building.
We present the maximum potential amount of our future guarantee fundings and the carrying amount of our liability for guarantees for which we are the primary obligor at March 31, 2016 in the following table:
($ in millions)
Guarantee Type
Maximum Potential
Amount of Future Fundings
 
Recorded Liability for Guarantees
Debt service
$
113

 
$
21

Operating profit
100

 
38

Other
9

 
1

Total guarantees where we are the primary obligor
$
222

 
$
60

Our liability at March 31, 2016, for guarantees for which we are the primary obligor is reflected in our Balance Sheets as $60 million of “Other noncurrent liabilities.”
Our guarantees listed in the preceding table include $11 million of debt service guarantees, $44 million of operating profit guarantees, and $1 million of other guarantees that will not be in effect until the underlying properties open and we begin to operate the properties or certain other events occur.
The table above does not include a “contingent purchase obligation,” which is not currently in effect, that we entered into in the 2014 first quarter to provide credit support to lenders for a construction loan. We entered into that agreement in conjunction with signing a management agreement for The Times Square EDITION hotel in New York City (currently projected to open in 2017), and the hotel’s ownership group obtaining acquisition financing and entering into agreements concerning future construction financing for the mixed use project (which includes both the hotel and adjacent retail space). Under the agreement, we granted the lenders the right, upon an uncured event of default by the hotel owner under, and an acceleration of, the mortgage loan, to require us to purchase the hotel component of the property for $315 million during the first two years after opening (the “put option”). Because we would acquire the building upon exercise of the put option, we have not included the amount in the table above. The lenders may extend this period for up to three years to complete foreclosure if the loan has been accelerated and certain other conditions are met. We do not currently expect that the lenders will require us to purchase the hotel component. We have no ownership interest in this hotel.
The preceding table also does not include the following guarantees:
$57 million of guarantees for Senior Living Services, consisting of lease obligations of $41 million (expiring in 2019) and lifecare bonds of $16 million (estimated to expire in 2019), for which we are secondarily liable. Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. (“Sunrise”) is the primary obligor on both the leases and $3 million of the lifecare bonds; HCP, Inc., as successor by merger to CNL Retirement Properties, Inc. (“CNL”), is the primary obligor on the remaining $13 million of the lifecare bonds. Before we sold the Senior Living Services business in 2003, these were our guarantees of obligations of our then consolidated Senior Living Services subsidiaries. Sunrise and CNL have indemnified us for any fundings we may be called upon to make under these guarantees. Our liability for these guarantees had a carrying value of $3 million at March 31, 2016. In conjunction with our consent of the 2011 extension of certain lease obligations until 2018, Sunrise provided us with $1 million of cash collateral and an $85 million letter of credit issued by Key Bank to secure our continued exposure under

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the lease guarantees during the extension term and certain other obligations of Sunrise. The letter of credit balance was $49 million at the end of the 2016 first quarter, which decreased as a result of lease payments made and lifecare bonds redeemed. During the extension term, Sunrise agreed to make an annual payment to us from the cash flow of the continuing lease facilities, subject to a $1 million annual minimum. In the 2013 first quarter, Sunrise merged with Health Care REIT, Inc. (“HCN”), and Sunrise’s management business was acquired by an entity formed by affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP, Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Co., Coastwood Senior Housing Partners LLC, and HCN. In April of 2014, HCN and Revera Inc., a private provider of senior living services, acquired Sunrise’s management business.
Lease obligations, for which we became secondarily liable when we acquired the Renaissance Hotel Group N.V. in 1997, consisting of annual rent payments of approximately $4 million and total remaining rent payments through the initial term of approximately $18 million. The majority of these obligations expire by the end of 2020. CTF Holdings Ltd. (“CTF”) had originally provided €35 million in cash collateral in the event that we are required to fund under such guarantees, approximately $2 million (€2 million) of which remained at March 31, 2016. Our exposure for the remaining rent payments through the initial term will decline to the extent that CTF obtains releases from the landlords or these hotels exit our system. Since the time we assumed these guarantees, we have not funded any amounts, and we do not expect to fund any amounts under these guarantees in the future.
A guarantee relating to the timeshare business, which was outstanding at the time of the 2011 Timeshare spin-off and for which we became secondarily liable as part of the spin-off. The guarantee relates to a Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation (“MVW”) payment obligation, for which we had an exposure of $5 million (7 million Singapore Dollars) at March 31, 2016. MVW has indemnified us for this obligation, which we expect will expire in 2022. We have not funded any amounts under this obligation, and do not expect to do so in the future. Our liability for this obligation had a carrying value of $1 million at March 31, 2016.
A guarantee for a lease, originally entered into in 2000, for which we became secondarily liable in 2012 as a result of our sale of the ExecuStay corporate housing business to Oakwood Worldwide (“Oakwood”). Oakwood has indemnified us for the obligations under this guarantee. Our total exposure at the end of the 2016 first quarter for this guarantee was $6 million in future rent payments through the end of the lease in 2019.
In addition to the guarantees described in the preceding paragraphs, in conjunction with financing obtained for specific projects or properties owned by joint ventures in which we are a party, we may provide industry standard indemnifications to the lender for loss, liability, or damage occurring as a result of the actions of the other joint venture owner or our own actions.
Commitments
In addition to the guarantees we note in the preceding paragraphs, as of March 31, 2016, we had the following commitments outstanding, which are not recorded on our Balance Sheets:
A commitment to invest up to $22 million of equity for non-controlling interests in a partnership that plans to purchase or develop limited-service properties in Asia. We expect to fund $3 million of this commitment in 2016. We do not expect to fund the remaining $19 million of this commitment prior to the end of the commitment period in 2016.
We have a right and under certain circumstances an obligation to acquire our joint venture partner’s remaining interests in two joint ventures over the next five years at a price based on the performance of the ventures. In conjunction with this contingent obligation, we advanced $20 million (€15 million) in deposits, $13 million (€11 million) of which are remaining. The amounts on deposit are refundable to the extent we do not acquire our joint venture partner’s remaining interests.
A commitment to invest up to $10 million of equity into a joint venture in which we have a non-controlling interest in order to fund renovations of guest rooms. We expect to fully fund this commitment, which expires in 2016.

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A loan commitment of $36 million related to the construction of a North American Full-Service property. We expect to fund this commitment in 2017.
Various commitments to purchase information technology hardware, software, accounting, finance, and maintenance services in the normal course of business totaling $131 million. We expect to purchase goods and services subject to these commitments as follows: $70 million in 2016, $49 million in 2017, $9 million in 2018, and $3 million thereafter.
Several commitments aggregating $49 million which we do not expect to fund.
Letters of Credit
At March 31, 2016, we had $77 million of letters of credit outstanding (all outside the Credit Facility, as defined in Footnote No. 7, “Long-Term Debt”), the majority of which were for our self-insurance programs. Surety bonds issued as of March 31, 2016, totaled $161 million, the majority of which state governments requested in connection with our self-insurance programs.
Legal Proceedings
On January 19, 2010, several former Marriott employees (the “plaintiffs”) filed a putative class action complaint against us and the Stock Plan (the “defendants”), alleging that certain equity awards of deferred bonus stock granted to the plaintiffs and other current and former employees for fiscal years 1963 through 1989 are subject to vesting requirements under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”), that are in certain circumstances more rapid than those set forth in the awards. The action was brought in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland (Greenbelt Division), and Dennis Walter Bond Sr. and Michael P. Steigman were the remaining named plaintiffs. Class certification was denied, and on January 16, 2015, the court granted Marriott’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed the case. Plaintiffs appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and we cross-appealed on statute of limitation grounds. Oral arguments were held before the Fourth Circuit on October 28, 2015, and on January 29, 2016, the Fourth Circuit unanimously granted Marriott’s motion for summary judgment on the grounds that the action was untimely and affirmed the judgment in Marriott’s favor. The court subsequently denied the plaintiffs’ motion for rehearing en banc, and issued a formal mandate giving effect to its judgment on March 8, 2016.
In March 2012, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (“KFTC”) obtained documents from two of our managed hotels in Seoul, Korea in connection with an investigation which we believe is focused on pricing of hotel services within the Seoul region. Since then, the KFTC has conducted additional fact-gathering at those two hotels and also has collected information from another Marriott managed hotel located in Seoul. We understand that the KFTC also has sought documents from numerous other hotels in Seoul and other parts of Korea that we do not operate, own, or franchise. We have not received a complaint or other legal process. We are cooperating with this investigation, which continues to be ongoing.
Between November 18, 2015 and December 18, 2015, seven lawsuits challenging the Starwood Combination were filed in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland on behalf of purported shareholders of Starwood, naming various combinations of Starwood’s directors, Starwood, Marriott, and others, as defendants. On February 11, 2016 the Court issued an order dismissing, without prejudice, all claims and all counts against Marriott, and on April 4, 2016, the Court issued an order dismissing all claims and counts against Starwood.

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7.    LONG-TERM DEBT
We provide detail on our long-term debt balances in the following table as of the end of the 2016 first quarter and year-end 2015:
 
At Period End
($ in millions)
March 31,
2016
 
December 31,
2015
Senior Notes:
 
 
 
Series H Notes, interest rate of 6.2%, face amount of $289, maturing June 15, 2016
(effective interest rate of 6.3%)
289

 
289

Series I Notes, interest rate of 6.4%, face amount of $293, maturing June 15, 2017
(effective interest rate of 6.5%)
293

 
293

Series K Notes, interest rate of 3.0%, face amount of $600, maturing March 1, 2019
(effective interest rate of 4.4%)
596

 
595

Series L Notes, interest rate of 3.3%, face amount of $350, maturing September 15, 2022
(effective interest rate of 3.4%)
348

 
348

Series M Notes, interest rate of 3.4%, face amount of $350, maturing October 15, 2020
(effective interest rate of 3.6%)
347

 
347

Series N Notes, interest rate of 3.1%, face amount of $400, maturing October 15, 2021
(effective interest rate of 3.4%)
395

 
395

Series O Notes, interest rate of 2.9%, face amount of $450, maturing March 1, 2021
(effective interest rate of 3.1%)
446

 
446

Series P Notes, interest rate of 3.8%, face amount of $350, maturing October 1, 2025
(effective interest rate of 4.0%)
343

 
343

Commercial paper, average interest rate of 0.8% at March 31, 2016
991

 
938

$2,000 Credit Facility

 

Other
111

 
113

 
4,159

 
4,107

Less: Current portion of long-term debt
(300
)
 
(300
)
 
$
3,859

 
$
3,807

All of our long-term debt is recourse to us but unsecured. We paid cash for interest, net of amounts capitalized, of $23 million in the 2016 first quarter and $12 million in the 2015 first quarter.
We are party to a multicurrency revolving credit agreement (the “Credit Facility”) that provides for $2,000 million of aggregate effective borrowings to support general corporate needs, including working capital, capital expenditures, share repurchases, letters of credit, and acquisitions. The availability of the Credit Facility also supports our commercial paper program. In addition, we may use borrowings under the Credit Facility, or commercial paper supported by the Credit Facility, to finance all or part of the cash component of the consideration to Starwood shareholders in connection with the Starwood Combination and certain fees and expenses incurred in connection with the combination. Borrowings under the Credit Facility generally bear interest at LIBOR (the London Interbank Offered Rate) plus a spread, based on our public debt rating. We also pay quarterly fees on the Credit Facility at a rate based on our public debt rating. While any outstanding commercial paper borrowings and/or borrowings under our Credit Facility generally have short-term maturities, we classify the outstanding borrowings as long-term based on our ability and intent to refinance the outstanding borrowings on a long-term basis. The Credit Facility expires on July 18, 2018. Marriott is in the process of amending and restating the Credit Facility to increase the aggregate amount of available borrowings to up to $3,750 million and extend its expiration to 2021. We expect to complete the amendment and restatement during the 2016 second quarter. See the “Cash Requirements and Our Credit Facilities” caption later in this report in the “Liquidity and Capital Resources” section for information on our available borrowing capacity at March 31, 2016.
On March 20, 2016, when we entered into the Amendment to the Merger Agreement, we also obtained a commitment letter for a $3,500 million 364-day senior bridge term loan facility (the “Bridge Facility Commitment”). We are pursuing alternative financing to the Bridge Facility Commitment, such as the amendment and restatement of our current Credit Facility discussed above, and expect to finance the cash required to complete the Starwood Combination transaction using a combination of variable and fixed rate debt instruments with varying maturities, although we cannot assure that such financing will be available at all, or on acceptable terms.

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The following table presents future principal payments that are due for our debt as of the end of the 2016 first quarter:
Debt Principal Payments (net of unamortized discounts) ($ in millions)
 
Amount
2016
 
$
298

2017
 
302

2018
 
1,000

2019
 
606

2020
 
358

Thereafter
 
1,595

Balance at March 31, 2016
 
$
4,159

8.    NOTES RECEIVABLE
The following table presents the composition of our notes receivable balances (net of reserves and unamortized discounts) at the end of the 2016 first quarter and year-end 2015:
 
At Period End
($ in millions)
March 31,
2016
 
December 31,
2015
Senior, mezzanine, and other loans
$
225

 
$
221

Less current portion
(7
)
 
(6
)
 
$
218

 
$
215

We do not have any past due notes receivable amounts at the end of the 2016 first quarter. The unamortized discounts for our notes receivable were $30 million at the end of the 2016 first quarter and $31 million at year-end 2015.
The following table presents the expected future principal payments (net of reserves and unamortized discounts) as well as interest rates for our notes receivable as of the end of the 2016 first quarter:
Notes Receivable Principal Payments (net of reserves and unamortized discounts) and Interest Rates ($ in millions)
 
Amount
2016
 
$
5

2017
 
3

2018
 
61

2019
 
5

2020
 
2

Thereafter
 
149

Balance at March 31, 2016
 
$
225

Weighted average interest rate at March 31, 2016
 
7.8%

Range of stated interest rates at March 31, 2016
 
0 - 15%

At the end of the 2016 first quarter, our recorded investment in impaired “Senior, mezzanine, and other loans” of $72 million was unchanged from year-end 2015. At both the end of the 2016 first quarter and at year-end 2015, we had a $55 million allowance for credit losses, leaving $17 million of exposure to our investment in impaired loans. Our average investment in impaired notes receivable totaled $72 million for the 2016 first quarter and $65 million for the 2015 first quarter.
9.    FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
We believe that the fair values of our current assets and current liabilities approximate their reported carrying amounts. We present the carrying values and the fair values of noncurrent financial assets and liabilities that qualify

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as financial instruments, determined under current guidance for disclosures on the fair value of financial instruments, in the following table:
 
March 31, 2016
 
December 31, 2015
($ in millions)
Carrying
Amount
 
Fair Value
 
Carrying
Amount
 
Fair Value
Senior, mezzanine, and other loans
$
218

 
$
211

 
$
215

 
$
209

Marketable securities
40

 
40

 
37

 
37

Total noncurrent financial assets
$
258

 
$
251

 
$
252

 
$
246

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Senior notes
$
(2,768
)
 
$
(2,875
)
 
$
(2,766
)
 
$
(2,826
)
Commercial paper
(991
)
 
(991
)
 
(938
)
 
(938
)
Other long-term debt
(97
)
 
(105
)
 
(99
)
 
(108
)
Other noncurrent liabilities
(65
)
 
(65
)
 
(63
)
 
(63
)
Total noncurrent financial liabilities
$
(3,921
)
 
$
(4,036
)
 
$
(3,866
)
 
$
(3,935
)
We estimate the fair value of our senior, mezzanine, and other loans, including the current portion, by discounting cash flows using risk-adjusted rates, both of which are Level 3 inputs.
We carry our marketable securities at fair value. Our marketable securities include debt securities of the U.S. Government, its sponsored agencies and other U.S. corporations invested for our self-insurance programs, as well as shares of publicly traded companies, which we value using directly observable Level 1 inputs. The carrying value of these marketable securities was $40 million at the end of the 2016 first quarter.
We estimate the fair value of our other long-term debt, including the current portion and excluding leases, using expected future payments discounted at risk-adjusted rates, which are Level 3 inputs. We determine the fair value of our senior notes using quoted market prices, which are directly observable Level 1 inputs. As noted in Footnote No. 7, “Long-Term Debt,” even though our commercial paper borrowings generally have short-term maturities of 30 days or less, we classify outstanding commercial paper borrowings as long-term based on our ability and intent to refinance them on a long-term basis. As we are a frequent issuer of commercial paper, we use pricing from recent transactions as Level 2 inputs in estimating fair value. At the end of the 2016 first quarter and year-end 2015, we determined that the carrying value of our commercial paper approximated its fair value due to the short maturity. Our other long-term liabilities largely consist of guarantees. We measure our liability for guarantees at fair value on a nonrecurring basis, that is when we issue or modify a guarantee, using Level 3 internally developed inputs. At the end of the 2016 first quarter and year-end 2015, we determined that the carrying values of our guarantee liabilities approximated their fair values based on Level 3 inputs.
See the “Fair Value Measurements” caption of Footnote No. 2, “Summary of Significant Accounting Policies” of our 2015 Form 10-K for more information on the input levels we use in determining fair value.

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10.    OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) AND SHAREHOLDERS' (DEFICIT) EQUITY
The following tables detail the accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) activity for the 2016 first quarter and 2015 first quarter:
($ in millions)
Foreign Currency Translation Adjustments
 
Derivative Instrument Adjustments
 
Available-For-Sale Securities Unrealized Adjustments
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
Balance at year-end 2015
$
(192
)
 
$
(8
)
 
$
4

 
$
(196
)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications (1)
22

 
(5
)
 
1

 
18

Reclassification of losses from accumulated other comprehensive loss

 
1

 

 
1

Net other comprehensive income (loss)
22

 
(4
)
 
1

 
19

Balance at March 31, 2016
$
(170
)
 
$
(12
)
 
$
5

 
$
(177
)
($ in millions)
Foreign Currency Translation Adjustments
 
Derivative Instrument Adjustments
 
Available-For-Sale Securities Unrealized Adjustments
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
Balance at year-end 2014
$
(72
)
 
$
(9
)
 
$
11

 
$
(70
)
Other comprehensive (loss) income before reclassifications (1)
(26
)
 
9

 
(1
)
 
(18
)
Reclassification of losses (gains) from accumulated other comprehensive loss
3

 
(5
)
 

 
(2
)
Net other comprehensive (loss) income
(23
)
 
4

 
(1
)
 
(20
)
Balance at March 31, 2015
$
(95
)
 
$
(5
)
 
$
10

 
$
(90
)
(1)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications for foreign currency translation adjustments includes intra-entity foreign currency transactions that are of a long-term investment nature. These resulted in a loss of $20 million for the 2016 first quarter and a gain of $52 million for the 2015 first quarter.
The following table details the changes in common shares outstanding and shareholders’ deficit for the 2016 first quarter:
(in millions, except per share amounts)
 
 
Common
Shares
Outstanding
 
 
Total
 
Class A
Common
Stock
 
Additional
Paid-in-
Capital
 
Retained
Earnings
 
Treasury Stock,
at Cost
 
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Loss
256.3

 
Balance at year-end 2015
$
(3,590
)
 
$
5

 
$
2,821

 
$
4,878

 
$
(11,098
)
 
$
(196
)

 
Net income
219

 

 

 
219

 

 


 
Other comprehensive income
19

 

 

 

 

 
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Cash dividends ($0.25 per share)
(64
)
 

 

 
(64
)
 

 

1.6

 
Employee stock plan
(26
)
 

 
(70
)
 
(8
)
 
52

 

(3.7
)
 
Purchase of treasury stock
(225
)
 

 

 

 
(225
)
 

254.2

 
Balance at March 31, 2016
$
(3,667
)
 
$
5

 
$
2,751

 
$
5,025

 
$
(11,271
)
 
$
(177
)
11.    BUSINESS SEGMENTS
We are a diversified global lodging company with operations in the following three reportable business segments:
North American Full-Service, which includes The Ritz-Carlton, EDITION, JW Marriott, Autograph Collection Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Delta Hotels and Resorts, and Gaylord Hotels located in the United States and Canada;
North American Limited-Service, which includes AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, TownePlace Suites, and Moxy Hotels properties located in the United States and Canada; and

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International, which includes The Ritz-Carlton, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, EDITION, JW Marriott, Autograph Collection Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Marriott Executive Apartments, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard, Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Protea Hotels, and Moxy Hotels located outside the United States and Canada.
Our North American Full-Service and North American Limited-Service segments meet the applicable accounting criteria to be reportable business segments. The following four operating segments do not meet the criteria for separate disclosure as reportable business segments: Asia Pacific, Caribbean and Latin America, Europe, and Middle East and Africa, and accordingly, we combined these four operating segments into an “all other category” which we refer to as “International.”
We evaluate the performance of our operating segments using “segment profits” which is based largely on the results of the segment without allocating corporate expenses, income taxes, or indirect general, administrative, and other expenses. We allocate gains and losses, equity in earnings or losses from our joint ventures, and direct general, administrative, and other expenses to each of our segments. The caption “Other unallocated corporate” in the subsequent discussion represents a portion of our revenues, general, administrative, and other expenses, equity in earnings or losses, and other gains or losses that we do not allocate to our segments. It also includes license fees we receive from our credit card programs and license fees from MVW.
Our chief operating decision maker monitors assets for the consolidated company but does not use assets by operating segment when assessing performance or making operating segment resource allocations.
Segment Revenues
 
Three Months Ended
($ in millions)
March 31, 2016
 
March 31, 2015
North American Full-Service Segment
$
2,321

 
$
2,175

North American Limited-Service Segment
833

 
738

International
556

 
542

Total segment revenues
3,710

 
3,455

Other unallocated corporate
62

 
58

         Total consolidated revenues
$
3,772

 
$
3,513

Segment Profits
 
Three Months Ended
($ in millions)
March 31, 2016
 
March 31, 2015
North American Full-Service Segment
$
185

 
$
146

North American Limited-Service Segment
155

 
151

International
75

 
77

Total segment profits
415

 
374

Other unallocated corporate
(48
)
 
(39
)
Interest expense, net of interest income
(41
)
 
(28
)
Income taxes
(107
)
 
(100
)
          Net Income
$
219

 
$
207


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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Forward-Looking Statements
We make forward-looking statements in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and elsewhere in this report based on the beliefs and assumptions of our management and on information currently available to us. Forward-looking statements include information about our possible or assumed future results of operations, which follow under the headings “Business and Overview,” “Liquidity and Capital Resources,” and other statements throughout this report preceded by, followed by or that include the words “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” or similar expressions.
Any number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those we express in our forward-looking statements, including the risks and uncertainties we describe below and other factors we describe from time to time in our periodic filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). We therefore caution you not to rely unduly on any forward-looking statement. The forward-looking statements in this report speak only as of the date of this report, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments, or otherwise.
In addition, see the “Item 1A. Risk Factors” caption in the “Part II-OTHER INFORMATION” section of this report.
BUSINESS AND OVERVIEW
We are a worldwide operator, franchisor, and licensor of hotels and timeshare properties in 87 countries and territories under 19 brand names. We also develop, operate, and market residential properties and provide services to home/condominium owner associations. Under our business model, we typically manage or franchise hotels, rather than own them. We group our operations into three business segments: North American Full-Service, North American Limited-Service, and International.
We earn base management fees and in many cases incentive management fees from the properties that we manage, and we earn franchise fees on the properties that others operate under franchise agreements with us. Base fees typically consist of a percentage of property-level revenue while incentive fees typically consist of a percentage of net house profit adjusted for a specified owner return. We calculate net house profit as gross operating profit (house profit) less non-controllable expenses such as insurance, real estate taxes, and capital spending reserves.
Our emphasis on long-term management contracts and franchising tends to provide more stable earnings in periods of economic softness, while adding new hotels to our system generates growth, typically with little or no investment by the Company. This strategy has driven substantial growth while minimizing financial leverage and risk in a cyclical industry. In addition, we believe minimizing our capital investments and adopting a strategy of recycling the investments that we do make maximizes and maintains our financial flexibility.

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We remain focused on doing the things that we do well; that is, selling rooms, taking care of our guests, and making sure we control costs both at company-operated properties and at the corporate level (“above-property”). Our brands remain strong as a result of skilled management teams, dedicated associates, superior customer service with an emphasis on guest and associate satisfaction, significant distribution, our Marriott Rewards and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards loyalty programs, a multichannel reservations system, and desirable property amenities. We strive to effectively leverage our size and broad distribution.
We, along with owners and franchisees, continue to invest in our brands by means of new, refreshed, and reinvented properties, new room and public space designs, and enhanced amenities and technology offerings. We address, through various means, hotels in our system that do not meet standards. We continue to enhance the appeal of our proprietary, information-rich, and easy-to-use website, Marriott.com, and of our associated mobile smartphone applications and mobile website that connect to Marriott.com, through functionality and service improvements, and we expect to continue capturing an increasing proportion of property-level reservations via this cost-efficient channel.
Our profitability, as well as that of owners and franchisees, has benefited from our approach to property-level and above-property productivity. Properties in our system continue to maintain very tight cost controls. We also control above-property costs, some of which we allocate to hotels, by remaining focused on systems, processing, and support areas.
Pending Combination with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
On November 15, 2015, we entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) to combine with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (“Starwood”). The Merger Agreement provides for the Company to combine with Starwood in a series of transactions after which Starwood will be an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Starwood Combination”). On March 20, 2016, we entered into Amendment Number 1 (the “Amendment”) to the Merger Agreement. The Amendment modified the merger consideration payable to shareholders of Starwood. If the combination transactions are completed, shareholders of Starwood will receive 0.80 shares of our Class A Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, and $21.00 in cash, without interest, for each share of Starwood common stock, par value $0.01 per share, that they own immediately before these transactions. On April 8, 2016, shareholders of both Marriott and Starwood approved the combination transactions, and in the 2016 first quarter, we cleared the antitrust and competition reviews in a number of jurisdictions, including the United States and Canada. We expect that the combination will close in mid-2016, after remaining customary conditions are satisfied, including receipt of additional antitrust approvals and the completion of Starwood’s previously announced spin-off of its vacation ownership business, or another spin-off, split-off, analogous disposition, or sale of its vacation ownership business.
Performance Measures
We believe Revenue per Available Room (“RevPAR”), which we calculate by dividing room sales for comparable properties by room nights available for the period, is a meaningful indicator of our performance because it measures the period-over-period change in room revenues for comparable properties. RevPAR may not be comparable to similarly titled measures, such as revenues. We also believe occupancy and average daily rate (“ADR”), which are components of calculating RevPAR, are meaningful indicators of our performance. Occupancy, which we calculate by dividing occupied rooms by total rooms available, measures the utilization of a property’s available capacity. ADR, which we calculate by dividing property room revenue by total rooms sold, measures average room price and is useful in assessing pricing levels.
References to the 2016 first quarter RevPAR statistics throughout this report, including occupancy and ADR, reflect the three months ended March 31, 2016, as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2015. For the properties located in countries that use currencies other than the U.S. dollar, the comparisons to the prior year period are on a constant U.S. dollar basis. We calculate constant dollar statistics by applying exchange rates for the current period to the prior comparable period.
We define our comparable properties as those that were open and operating under one of our brands since the beginning of the last full calendar year (since January 1, 2015 for the current period) and have not, in either the

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current or previous year: (i) undergone significant room or public space renovations or expansions, (ii) been converted between company-operated and franchised, or (iii) sustained substantial property damage or business interruption. Comparable properties represented the following percentages of our properties on March 31, 2016: (1) 90% of North American properties (91% excluding Delta Hotels and Resorts); (2) 73% of International properties; and (3) 87% of total properties (88% excluding Delta Hotels and Resorts).
We also believe company-operated house profit margin, which is the ratio of property-level gross operating profit to total property-level revenue, is a meaningful indicator of our performance because this ratio measures our overall ability as the operator to produce property-level profits by generating sales and controlling the operating expenses over which we have the most direct control. House profit includes room, food and beverage, and other revenue and the related expenses including payroll and benefits expenses, as well as repairs and maintenance, utility, general and administrative, and sales and marketing expenses. House profit does not include the impact of management fees, furniture, fixtures and equipment replacement reserves, insurance, taxes, or other fixed expenses.
Business Trends
Our 2016 first quarter results reflected a generally favorable economic climate and demand for our brands in many markets around the world and a year-over-year increase in the number of properties in our system. For the three months ended March 31, 2016, comparable worldwide systemwide RevPAR increased 2.6 percent to $105.91, ADR increased 2.4 percent on a constant dollar basis to $152.84, and occupancy increased 0.1 percentage points to 69.3 percent, compared to the same period a year ago.
In North America, 2016 first quarter group occupancy declined year over year due to the timing of the Easter holiday, which occurred in the 2016 second quarter. Leisure travel was very strong, particularly in discounted rate categories such as advance purchase and senior discount. The Ritz-Carlton was also strong, reflecting strong leisure business and recently completed renovations at several properties. Overall, room rates moved higher in most room rate categories. Lodging demand was particularly strong in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. Revenue growth was constrained in certain markets by significant snowfall in January in the Mid-Atlantic region, new select-service lodging supply, weak demand from the oil and gas industries, and moderate GDP growth. The 2016 first quarter included one extra day of revenue associated with leap year which enhanced revenue but did not impact RevPAR.
In the 2016 first quarter, bookings for future group business in the U.S. remained strong. Group revenue pace for the remainder of 2016 for systemwide full-service hotels (Marriott, JW Marriott, Renaissance, The Ritz-Carlton, and Gaylord brands) in North America was up 7 percent as of March 31, 2016, compared to the 2015 first quarter group revenue pace for the remainder of 2015.
Our Europe region experienced higher demand in the 2016 first quarter across most countries, primarily due to increased group and transient business, partially constrained by weaker demand in France and Belgium. Results were particularly strong in Spain and Portugal. In our Asia Pacific region, corporate and other transient business increased in India, Japan, Thailand, and South Korea. RevPAR growth in Greater China in the 2016 first quarter was constrained by the impact of supply in certain Southern China markets and lower Mainland China travel to Hong Kong, while demand in Shanghai remained strong. Middle East demand was weaker during the 2016 first quarter reflecting the region’s instability and lower oil prices. In Africa, results were favorable in the 2016 first quarter, reflecting strong local demand and higher international tourism attracted by the weak South African Rand. In the Caribbean and Latin America, strong performance in the region in the 2016 first quarter was driven by greater demand in Mexico, constrained somewhat by concerns relating to the Zika Virus in the Caribbean, oversupply of hotels in Panama, and weaker economies in Brazil and Puerto Rico.
We monitor market conditions and provide the tools for our hotels to price rooms daily in accordance with individual property demand levels, generally adjusting room rates as demand changes. Our hotels modify the mix of business to improve revenue as demand changes. Demand for higher rated rooms improved in most markets in the 2016 first quarter, which allowed our hotels to reduce discounting and special offers for transient business in many markets. This mix improvement benefited ADR. For our company-operated properties, we continue to focus on enhancing property-level house profit margins and making productivity improvements.

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System Growth and Pipeline
During the 2016 first quarter, we added 68 lodging properties (10,023 rooms), while 12 properties (1,781 rooms) exited our system, increasing our total properties to 4,480. Approximately 34 percent of new rooms are located outside North America, and 15 percent of the room additions are conversions from competitor brands.
At the end of the 2016 first quarter, we had more than 275,000 rooms in our lodging development pipeline, which includes hotel rooms under construction and under signed contracts and also includes approximately 30,000 hotel rooms approved for development but not yet under signed contracts. This development pipeline information does not include rooms that would join our system through the Starwood Combination.
CONSOLIDATED RESULTS
The following discussion presents our analysis of results of our operations for the 2016 first quarter compared to the 2015 first quarter.
Revenues
($ in millions)
March 31,
2016
 
March 31,
2015
 
Increase (decrease) from prior year
 
Percentage change from prior year
Base management fees
$
172

 
$
165

 
$
7

 
4
 %
Franchise fees
207

 
204

 
3

 
1
 %
Incentive management fees
101

 
89

 
12

 
13
 %
 
480

 
458

 
22

 
5
 %
Owned, leased, and other revenue
247

 
257

 
(10
)
 
(4
)%
Cost reimbursements
3,045

 
2,798

 
247

 
9
 %
 
$
3,772

 
$
3,513

 
$
259

 
7
 %
First Quarter. The $7 million increase in base management fees reflected stronger sales at existing properties ($6 million) and the impact of unit growth across our system ($5 million), partially offset by the impact of unfavorable foreign exchange rates ($4 million).
The $3 million increase in franchise fees reflected the impact of unit growth across our system ($12 million), stronger sales at existing properties ($6 million), and higher fees due to properties that converted from managed to franchised ($2 million), partially offset by lower relicensing fees ($15 million) and the impact of unfavorable foreign exchange rates ($2 million).
The $12 million increase in incentive management fees reflected higher net house profit and unit growth across our segments, as well as $3 million of increased deferred fees, partially offset by a $3 million impact from unfavorable foreign exchange rates.
The $10 million decrease in owned, leased, and other revenue reflected $29 million of lower owned and leased revenue due to properties that converted from owned to managed, partially offset by $19 million in higher other revenue predominately from branding fees ($18 million).
The $247 million increase in cost reimbursements revenue reflected growth in the Marriott Rewards program, the impact of higher property occupancies, and growth across our system.
Operating Income
First Quarter. Operating income increased by $35 million to $367 million in the 2016 first quarter from $332 million in the 2015 first quarter. The increase in operating income reflected a $22 million increase in fee revenue, a $18 million increase in owned, leased, and other revenue, net of direct expenses, and a $13 million decrease in depreciation, amortization, and other expense, partially offset by an $18 million increase in general, administrative, and other expenses. We discuss the reasons for the increases in fee revenue (base management fees, franchise fees, and incentive management fees) compared to the 2015 first quarter in the preceding “Revenues” section.

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The $18 million (29 percent) increase in owned, leased, and other revenue, net of direct expenses was largely attributable to $18 million in higher branding fees and $3 million of higher termination fees, partially offset by $4 million of lower owned and leased revenue, net of direct expenses. The $4 million of lower owned and leased revenue, net of direct expenses, reflected $7 million from properties that converted from owned to managed, partially offset by $3 million of net favorable operating results, particularly at our North American and Asia Pacific properties.
Depreciation, amortization, and other expense decreased by $13 million (30 percent) to $31 million in the 2016 first quarter from $44 million in the 2015 first quarter. The decrease primarily reflected the absence of the 2015 EDITION impairment charges of $12 million.
General, administrative, and other expenses increased by $18 million (12 percent) to $163 million in the 2016 first quarter from $145 million in the 2015 first quarter. The increase reflected $12 million of higher legal expenses net of litigation resolutions, $8 million in Starwood transaction and transition costs, and $8 million of higher other administrative costs, partially offset by $10 million in lower reserves for guarantee funding.
Interest Expense
First Quarter. Interest expense increased by $11 million (31 percent) to $47 million in the 2016 first quarter compared to $36 million in the 2015 first quarter. The increase was partially due to net higher interest on Senior Notes due to the issuance of Series O Notes and Series P Notes in the 2015 third quarter ($7 million), partially offset by the maturity of Series G Notes in the 2015 fourth quarter ($5 million). The remaining increase in interest expense was due to net lower capitalized interest as a result of the completion of The New York (Madison Square Park) EDITION in the 2015 second quarter ($6 million) and amortization of costs for the Bridge Facility Commitment that we obtained in the 2016 first quarter ($2 million). See Footnote No. 7, “Long-Term Debt” for more information.
Interest Income
First Quarter. Interest income decreased by $2 million (25 percent) to $6 million in the 2016 first quarter compared to $8 million in the 2015 first quarter. The decrease was primarily due to lower interest income on the preferred equity ownership interest that was redeemed in the 2015 second quarter ($2 million), partially offset by higher interest income of $2 million on the $58 million mezzanine loan (net of a $6 million discount) we provided to an owner in conjunction with entering into a franchise agreement for a North American Limited-Service property in 2015 fourth quarter.
Provision for Income Tax
First Quarter. Provision for income tax increased by $7 million (7 percent) to $107 million in the 2016 first quarter, compared to $100 million in the 2015 first quarter. The increase was primarily due to higher pre-tax earnings.
Adjusted Earnings Before Interest Expense, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (“Adjusted EBITDA”)
Earnings Before Interest Expense, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (“EBITDA”), a financial measure not required by, or presented in accordance with, U.S. GAAP, reflects Net Income excluding the impact of interest expense, provision for income taxes, and depreciation and amortization. Our non-GAAP measure of Adjusted EBITDA further adjusts EBITDA to exclude (1) pre-tax transaction and transition costs associated with the Starwood Combination of $8 million in the 2016 first quarter, which we recorded in the “General, administrative, and other” caption of our Income Statements, (2) pre-tax impairment charges of $12 million in the 2015 first quarter, which we recorded in the “Depreciation, amortization, and other” caption of our Income Statements, and (3) share-based compensation expense for all periods presented.
We believe that Adjusted EBITDA is a meaningful indicator of our operating performance because it permits period-over-period comparisons of our ongoing core operations before these items and facilitates our comparison of results before these items with results from other lodging companies, and because it excludes certain items that can vary widely across different industries or among companies within the lodging industry. For example, interest

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expense can be dependent on a company’s capital structure, debt levels, and credit ratings, and accordingly interest expense’s impact on earnings varies significantly among companies. Similarly, tax positions will vary among companies as a result of their differing abilities to take advantage of tax benefits and the tax policies of the jurisdictions in which they operate. As a result, effective tax rates and provision for income taxes can vary considerably among companies. Our Adjusted EBITDA also excludes depreciation and amortization expense which we report under “Depreciation, amortization, and other,” as well as depreciation included under “Reimbursed costs” in our Income Statements, because companies utilize productive assets of different ages and use different methods of both acquiring and depreciating productive assets. These differences can result in considerable variability in the relative costs of productive assets and the depreciation and amortization expense among companies. We also exclude share-based compensation expense to address the considerable variability among companies in recording compensation expense because companies use share-based payment awards differently, both in the type and quantity of awards granted.
Adjusted EBITDA has limitations and should not be considered in isolation or a substitute for performance measures calculated under GAAP. This non-GAAP measure excludes certain cash expenses that we are obligated to make. In addition, other companies in our industry may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently than we do or may not calculate it at all, which limits the usefulness of Adjusted EBITDA as a comparative measure.
We present our 2016 and 2015 first quarter Adjusted EBITDA calculations that reflect the changes we describe above and reconcile those measures with Net Income in the following table:
 
 
Three Months Ended
($ in millions)
 
March 31, 2016
 
March 31, 2015
Net Income
 
$
219

 
$
207

Interest expense
 
47

 
36

Tax Provision
 
107

 
100

Depreciation and amortization
 
31

 
32

Depreciation classified in Reimbursed costs
 
14

 
14

Interest expense from unconsolidated joint ventures
 
1

 
1

Depreciation and amortization from unconsolidated joint ventures
 
3

 
3

EBITDA
 
$
422

 
$
393

Starwood transaction and transition costs
 
8

 

EDITION impairment charges
 

 
12

Share-based compensation (including share-based compensation reimbursed by third-party owners)
 
28

 
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Adjusted EBITDA
 
$
458

 
$
429



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BUSINESS SEGMENTS
We are a diversified global lodging company with operations in three reportable business segments: North American Full-Service, North American Limited-Service, and International. See Footnote No. 11, “Business Segments,” to our Financial Statements for other information about each segment, including revenues and a reconciliation of segment profits to net income.
We added 306 properties (51,340 rooms), and 56 properties (6,689 rooms) exited our system since the end of the 2015 first quarter. No residential properties entered or exited our system.
See the “CONSOLIDATED RESULTS” caption earlier in this report for further information.
 
Three Months Ended
($ in millions)
March 31, 2016
 
March 31, 2015
 
Change
2016 vs. 2015
Total segment revenues
$
3,710

 
$
3,455

 
$
255

 
7
%
Total segment profits
$
415

 
$
374

 
$
41

 
11
%
First Quarter. The year-over-year increase in segment revenues of $255 million was a result of $249 million of higher cost reimbursements revenue, $12 million of higher incentive management fees, $7 million of higher base management fees, and $3 million of higher franchise fees, partially offset by $16 million of lower owned, leased, and other revenue. The year-over-year increase in segment profits of $41 million across our business reflected a $12 million increase in incentive management fees, a $11 million increase in owned, leased, and other revenue, net of direct expenses, a $8 million decrease in general, administrative, and other expenses allocated to our segments, a $7 million increase in base management fees, a $3 million increase in franchise fees, and a $2 million decrease in depreciation, amortization, and other expense, partially offset by a $2 million decrease in equity in earnings. For more information on the variances see the preceding sections beginning with “Revenues.”
In the 2016 first quarter, 63 percent of our managed properties paid incentive management fees to us versus 48 percent in the 2015 first quarter. In North America, 60 percent of managed properties paid incentive fees in the 2016 first quarter compared to 35 percent in the 2015 first quarter. Outside North America, 68 percent of managed properties paid incentive fees in the 2016 first quarter versus 67 percent in the 2015 first quarter. The percentage of North American properties that paid incentive management fees to us increased compared to the 2015 first quarter due to a few large North American Limited-Service portfolios of properties that paid incentive management fees in the 2016 first quarter but did not do so in the 2015 first quarter. In addition, in the 2016 first quarter, 46 percent of our incentive management fees came from properties outside of North America versus 50 percent in the 2015 first quarter.
Compared to the 2015 first quarter, worldwide comparable company-operated house profit margins in the 2016 first quarter increased by 70 basis points and HP-PAR increased by 4.8 percent on a constant U.S. dollar basis, reflecting rate increases, improved productivity, and solid cost controls. These same factors contributed to North American company-operated house profit margins increasing by 90 basis points compared to the 2015 first quarter. HP-PAR at those same properties increased by 5.3 percent. International company-operated house profit margins increased by 40 basis points, and HP-PAR at those properties increased by 3.9 percent reflecting increased demand, higher RevPAR in most locations, and improved productivity.
See “Segment and Brand Statistics” below for detailed information on systemwide RevPAR and company-operated RevPAR by segment, region, and brand.

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Property and Room Summaries
We operated, franchised, and licensed the following properties by segment and brand at March 31, 2016:
 
Company-Operated
 
Franchised / Licensed
 
Other (2)
 
Total
 
Properties
 
Rooms
 
Properties
 
Rooms
 
Properties
 
Rooms
 
Properties
 
Rooms
North American Full-Service
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marriott Hotels
129

 
68,970

 
201

 
62,162

 

 

 
330

 
131,132

JW Marriott
15

 
9,690

 
10

 
4,469

 

 

 
25

 
14,159

Marriott Conference Centers
10

 
2,915

 

 

 

 

 
10

 
2,915

Renaissance Hotels
28

 
12,229

 
57

 
15,816

 

 

 
85

 
28,045

Autograph Collection Hotels
3

 
1,065

 
55

 
12,443

 

 

 
58

 
13,508

Delta Hotels and Resorts
25

 
6,764

 
12

 
3,020

 

 

 
37

 
9,784

Gaylord Hotels
5

 
8,098

 

 

 

 

 
5

 
8,098

The Ritz-Carlton
39

 
11,414

 
1

 
429

 

 

 
40

 
11,843

The Ritz-Carlton Residences (1)
31

 
3,757

 
1

 
55

 

 

 
32

 
3,812

EDITION
2

 
568

 

 

 

 

 
2

 
568

EDITION Residences (1)
1

 
25

 

 

 

 

 
1

 
25

Total North American Full-Service
288


125,495


337


98,394





 
625

 
223,889

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
North American Limited-Service
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Courtyard
275

 
43,637

 
649

 
86,441

 

 

 
924

 
130,078

Residence Inn
113

 
16,982

 
582

 
68,103

 

 

 
695

 
85,085

Fairfield Inn & Suites
5

 
1,324

 
766

 
69,433

 

 

 
771

 
70,757

SpringHill Suites
31

 
4,973

 
312

 
35,849

 

 

 
343

 
40,822

TownePlace Suites
15

 
1,740

 
264

 
26,375

 

 

 
279

 
28,115

AC Hotels by Marriott

 

 

 

 
7

 
1,193

 
7

 
1,193

Moxy Hotels

 

 
1

 
186

 

 

 
1

 
186

Total North American Limited-Service
439


68,656


2,574


286,387


7


1,193

 
3,020

 
356,236

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total North American Locations
727


194,151


2,911


384,781


7


1,193

 
3,645

 
580,125

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
International
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marriott Hotels
148

 
42,132

 
40

 
11,957

 

 

 
188

 
54,089

JW Marriott
47

 
18,554

 
5

 
1,355

 

 

 
52

 
19,909

Marriott Executive Apartments
27

 
4,131

 

 

 

 

 
27

 
4,131

Renaissance Hotels
53

 
16,952

 
24

 
6,835

 

 

 
77

 
23,787

Autograph Collection Hotels
3

 
584

 
34

 
9,236

 
5

 
348

 
42

 
10,168

Protea Hotels
47

 
5,710

 
52

 
3,670

 

 

 
99

 
9,380

The Ritz-Carlton
52

 
14,686

 

 

 

 

 
52

 
14,686

The Ritz-Carlton Residences (1)
8

 
416

 

 

 

 

 
8

 
416

The Ritz-Carlton Serviced Apartments
4

 
579

 

 

 

 

 
4

 
579

Bulgari Hotels & Resorts
2

 
117

 
1

 
85

 

 

 
3

 
202

Bulgari Residences (1)
1

 
5

 

 

 

 

 
1

 
5

EDITION
1

 
173

 
1

 
78

 

 

 
2

 
251

Courtyard
74

 
15,462

 
49

 
9,274

 

 

 
123

 
24,736

Residence Inn
5

 
517

 
2

 
200

 

 

 
7

 
717

Fairfield Inn & Suites
6

 
848

 
2

 
386

 

 

 
8

 
1,234

AC Hotels by Marriott

 

 

 

 
80

 
9,852

 
80

 
9,852

Moxy Hotels

 

 
2

 
414

 

 

 
2

 
414

Total International
478

 
120,866

 
212

 
43,490

 
85

 
10,200

 
775

 
174,556

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Timeshare (3) 

 

 
60

 
12,889

 

 

 
60

 
12,889

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total
1,205

 
315,017

 
3,183

 
441,160

 
92

 
11,393

 
4,480

 
767,570

(1)
Represents projects where we manage the related owners’ association. We include residential products once they possess a certificate of occupancy.
(2)
We present results for all AC Hotels by Marriott properties and five International Autograph Collection properties in the “Equity in earnings” caption of our Income Statements.
(3)
Timeshare properties licensed by MVW under the Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, and Grand Residences by Marriott brand names. MVW’s property and room counts are reported on a period-end basis for the MVW quarter ended March 25, 2016 and include products that are in active sales as well as those that are sold out.

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Segment and Brand Statistics
The following tables present occupancy, ADR, and RevPAR for comparable properties, for the brands in our North American Full-Service and North American Limited-Service segments, and for our International properties by region. Systemwide statistics include data from our franchised properties, in addition to our owned, leased, and managed properties.
 
Comparable Company-Operated
North American Properties
 
Comparable Systemwide
North American Properties
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2016

Change vs.
Three Months Ended March 31, 2015
 
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2016

Change vs.
Three Months Ended March 31, 2015
 
Marriott Hotels








Occupancy
72.9
%
 
0.7
%
pts. 
69.6
%
 
 %
pts. 
Average Daily Rate
$
197.78

 
2.3
%
 
$
180.18

 
2.6
 %
 
RevPAR
$
144.14

 
3.3
%
 
$
125.35

 
2.6
 %
 
Renaissance Hotels
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Occupancy
75.2
%
 
(0.8
)%
pts. 
71.7
%
 
(0.8
)%
pts. 
Average Daily Rate
$
188.15

 
2.9
%
 
$
169.49

 
2.7
 %
 
RevPAR
$
141.45

 
1.8
%
 
$
121.58

 
1.6
 %
 
Autograph Collection Hotels
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Occupancy
nm

 
nm

 
73.8
%
 
1.6
 %
pts.
Average Daily Rate
nm

 
nm

 
$
226.47

 
0.8
 %
 
RevPAR
nm

 
nm

 
$
167.15

 
3.0
 %
 
The Ritz-Carlton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Occupancy
72.2
%
 
1.8
 %
pts. 
72.2
%
 
1.8
 %
pts. 
Average Daily Rate
$
386.55

 
3.6
 %
 
$
386.55

 
3.6
 %
 
RevPAR
$
278.93

 
6.2
 %
 
$
278.93

 
6.2
 %
 
Composite North American Full-Service  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Occupancy
73.0
%
 
0.6
 %
pts. 
70.3
%
 
0.1
 %
pts. 
Average Daily Rate
$
215.07

 
2.7
 %
 
$
193.02

 
2.7
 %
 
RevPAR
$
156.91

 
3.5
 %
 
$
135.75

 
2.9
 %
 
Courtyard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Occupancy
69.5
%
 
0.6
 %
pts. 
69.0
%
 
0.2
 %
pts. 
Average Daily Rate
$
140.88

 
2.4
 %
 
$
136.99

 
2.4
 %
 
RevPAR
$
97.88

 
3.3
 %
 
$
94.50

 
2.6
 %
 
Residence Inn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Occupancy
75.0
%
 
 %
pts. 
74.7
%
 
(0.5
)%
pts. 
Average Daily Rate
$
147.30

 
3.2
 %
 
$
139.05

 
3.0
 %
 
RevPAR
$
110.48

 
3.1
 %
 
$
103.90

 
2.3
 %
 
Fairfield Inn & Suites
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Occupancy
nm

 
nm


64.4
%
 
(1.0
)%
pts. 
Average Daily Rate
nm

 
nm

  
$
106.62

 
2.0
 %
 
RevPAR
nm

 
nm

  
$
68.70

 
0.5
 %
 
TownePlace Suites
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Occupancy
66.3
%
 
0.1
 %
pts. 
70.5
%
 
0.3
 %
pts. 
Average Daily Rate
$
102.87

 
2.3
 %
 
$
103.73

 
1.8
 %
 
RevPAR
$
68.25

 
2.4
 %
 
$
73.08

 
2.2
 %
 
SpringHill Suites
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Occupancy
73.1
%
 
2.4
 %
pts. 
70.5
%
 
(0.5
)%
pts. 
Average Daily Rate
$
127.49

 
1.2
 %
 
$
118.83

 
1.9
 %
 
RevPAR
$
93.18

 
4.5
 %
 
$
83.83

 
1.1
 %
 
Composite North American Limited-Service
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Occupancy
71.2
%
 
0.6
 %
pts. 
69.8
%
 
(0.3
)%
pts. 
Average Daily Rate
$
140.46

 
2.5
 %
 
$
127.50

 
2.4
 %
 
RevPAR
$
100.04

 
3.4
 %
 
$
88.95

 
2.0
 %
 
Composite North American - All
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Occupancy
72.2
%
 
0.6
 %
pts. 
70.0
%
 
(0.1
)%
pts. 
Average Daily Rate
$
183.42

 
2.6
 %
 
$
150.15

 
2.6
 %
 
RevPAR
$
132.45

 
3.5
 %
 
$
105.05

 
2.4
 %
 
nm means not meaningful as the brand is predominantly franchised.


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Comparable Company-Operated
Properties
 
Comparable Systemwide
Properties
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2016

Change vs.
Three Months Ended March 31, 2015
 
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2016

Change vs.
Three Months Ended March 31, 2015
 
Caribbean and Latin America
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Occupancy
75.6
%
 
(0.6
)%
pts. 
68.8
%
 
0.2
 %
pts. 
Average Daily Rate
$
286.12

 
5.9
 %
 
$
248.34

 
3.7
 %
 
RevPAR
$
216.34

 
5.1
 %
 
$
170.89

 
4.0
 %
 
Europe




 
 
 

Occupancy
63.9
%

(0.7