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15368 16 Dec 2021

Marriott International In Partenrship With Aktarli Group Announced To Open Six Property In Turkey

The agreement includes six adaptive reuse and conversion projects in vibrant areas of Istanbul and Izmir

Istanbul, 16 December 2021: Marriott International, Inc. today announced it has signed an agreement with The Aktarlı Group to open six properties in prime locations across Turkey. The agreement marks the introduction of the Tribute Portfolio in Turkey, and further expands the Autograph Collection Hotels, The Luxury Collection and AC Hotels brands throughout the country.

We are delighted to work with The Aktarlı Group to further enhance our footprint in the country with this signing of six hotels, said Paul Rosenberg, Vice President Development, Europe, Marriott International. Marriott International has a strong history of successful operations in the Turkish market which continues to present great opportunities for us to expand our portfolio, and we remain committed to supporting the growth of the countrys tourism sector.

We are excited to build a strategic relationship with Marriott International to bring new and distinctive brands to Turkey, together with the collaboration of Access Hospitality, said Aydın Aktarlı of The Aktarlı Group. These six agreements showcase our commitment to provide the highest standards of design and quality at all our assets, and deliver a premium experience to our guests.

Haluk zdoğan, President of Access Hospitality added, For over 30 years, Access has been committed to providing the best solution for investors and developers. We are proud to be associated with this milestone agreement between The Aktarlı Group and Marriott International.

About Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc.(NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of roughly 7,900 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 138 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy, its highly-awarded travel program. For more information, please visit our website atwww.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visitwww.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us onFacebookand @MarriottIntl onTwitterandInstagram.

About The Aktarlı Group

Aktarlı Group is active in tourism, retail, construction and agriculture. The groups first entry into tourism sector was with the hotel that opened in Ankara back in 1989. As of today, there are six hotels under operations including three in Istanbul, two in Aydın-Kuşadası and one in Ankara. Despite the pandemic, the groups confidence in tourism field has remained and further investments have been realized. As of 2022, the total hotel portfolio would reach 11 hotels with four additions in Istanbul and one in Izmir.

About Access Hospitality

Access Hospitality assists investors in developing and operating their hotel or mixed use development projects with the aim of getting optimum return on investment. Access is currently providing asset management, owners representation, hotel management and hotel / branded residence / mixed use project development services to 25 projects in Turkey, South East Europe, CIS, Middle East and Africa; in cooperation with leading international hotel brands. What sets Access apart is over 30 years of experience and expertise in international hotel operations, to support efficiency starting from the planning phase of the project. For further information please visit www.access.com.tr