CSM Lodging Announces Its Franchise Alliance

13th Feb 2004

CSM Executive Lodging, LLC, an affiliate of CSM Corporation, announced
today its franchise alliance for Minneapolis - St. Paul with ExecuStay by
Marriott. ExecuStay is the corporate housing division of Marriott
International, Inc. ExecuStay adds to the existing Marriott Courtyard,
Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, and TownePlace Suites franchises
currently owned and operated by Minneapolis based CSM Lodging, under a
franchise agreement with Marriott International, Inc.
With one phone call to ExecuStay, travelers who require stays of 30 days
or more can arrange for a fully furnished apartment anywhere in the Twin
Cities. All apartments include fully equipped kitchens and bed and bath
linens. Monthly rates include basic utilities, phone service, cable
television and 24/7 customer service. ExecuStay guests will also enjoy the
added benefit of earning Marriott Rewards points.

“The addition of ExecuStay to the CSM portfolio creates an exciting new
opportunity for us. Our strong presence in the Twin Cities market with our
existing residential division and extended stay hotels makes ExecuStay a
natural fit. We will be able to accommodate travelers for any length of
time up to and including permanent housing,” said Robin Kirk, President of
CSM Lodging. “We will provide one stop shopping for the extended stay

CSM Lodging is a division of CSM Corporation which owns and operates 32
Marriott, Hilton, and Country Inn hotels across the United States.

CSM Corporation, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Minneapolis,
Minnesota. CSM Corporation has engaged in the acquisition, development,
leasing, management, and ownership of quality real estate assets. The
extensive portfolio includes retail, industrial, multi-family residential,
and hotel properties across the continental United States. CSM Lodging has
been recognized as Marriott’s “Developer of the Year” for their
contribution to the tremendous growth and increase in market presence of
limited service Marriott hotels.

Marriott ExecuStay is part of Marriott International’s extended-stay
lodging portfolio, which also includes Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites,
and Marriott Executive Apartments.


The mission of CSM Lodging is to develop and manage the finest hotels
through an association with the best brands, and to continuously deliver
outstanding guest service.



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