Marriott International has forecast that by 2013, the hotel company's earnings could top its peak profit year of 2007. The Bethesda, Md.-based company outlined growth plans for the next few years, noting it could return as much as $5.3 billion to investors. "We are on the threshold of extraordinary growth for our company," J.W. Marriott Jr. said. "As we look ahead over three years, Marriott is poised to deliver substantial gains in bottom line results, as well as meaningful returns to hotel owners and shareholders."

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