WAIKOLOA, HI--(Marketwire - April 4, 2011) - Families traveling with children ages 17 and under will earn 2,500 Marriott Rewards points per child (maximum two children per room) this summer with the "Rewarding Kids" promotion at the big island oceanfront Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Hawaii Island!

Fronting the white-sand 'Anaeho'omalu Bay and ancient Hawaiian fishponds, Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa (www.waikoloamarriott.com) offers room rates beginning at $229 per room night for contemporary accommodations with a garden mountain view on the sunny Kohala Coast of Hawaii Island.

During their stay, families can experience cultural activities including the resort's new Sunset Family Luau where hula dancers will teach the children an authentic Hawaiian hula dance so they can perform the opening act on stage! Held every Saturday at the resort's Luau Grounds, the Sunset Family Luau is geared toward families with learning experiences such as pu (conch shell) blowing, coconut husking, a guided cultural tour of the resort area, and more!

To participate in the "Rewarding Kids," a minimum-two night stay is required. Valid for stays through August 15, 2011. Points will be awarded to one adult per room. Not applicable to group rates, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. For information about or to make reservations at this hotel near Hapuna Beach State Park, visit www.waikoloamarriott.com and quote promotional code M41.

Marriott Rewards has no blackout dates and members can earn and redeem points at more than 3,400 Marriott International hotels around the world. Members can also redeem points for frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals and more.

Marriott Rewards won the 2010 Frequent Travel Award and 2009 Freddie Award for "Best Hotel Rewards Program" and has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines.

For information about Marriott Rewards, guests can call 1-800-450-4442 or log onto www.MarriottRewards.com.

About Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Hawaii's Big Island is located on 15 oceanfront acres overlooking 'Anaeho'omalu Bay and just 18 miles north of the Kona International Airport at Keahole. Offering 555 contemporary guest rooms, suites and cabanas with private lanai and spectacular views, 5,750 square-foot world-renowned Mandara Spa and a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment from cardio to free weights, Hawaii Calls Restaurant & Lounge with an outdoor lanai for ocean view dining, three pools including the Infinity pool with lava pots, nearby Waikoloa Golf Club offering 36 holes of championship golf and shops, restaurants and boutiques at The Kings' Shops and the newly-opened Queens' MarketPlace. For more information or reservations, please visit www.waikoloamarriott.com or call toll-free at 800 922-5533 or the hotel at 808 886-6789.

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