Marriott ready for 11th in Beijing

Marriott International will open its 11th hotel in
Beijing in 2008 under a management agreement reached with Beijing Huhua
Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.When opened, the 19-storey hotel will
be called the Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall and will have 615 guest
rooms.

Located at the intersection of the Second-Ring Road (east) and the
Beijing Railway Station East Road, the hotel will be part of a mixed-use
development on a 9,000-square meter site about 1.5 kilometers west of
the Beijing central business district and two kilometers east of
Wangfujing, Beijing’s main shopping district.  Nearby are Beijing’s
renowned Ming Dynasty City Wall Ruins Park and the city’s Embassy
District in the Ritan Park area.

“We are very excited by the continued expansion of our portfolio in
Beijing,” said Ed Fuller, president and managing director of
international lodging for Marriott International.  “We are confident
that the hotel’s outstanding location coupled with the excellent design
quality envisioned for the hotel will contribute greatly to its future
success.”

Guest rooms at the Beijing Marriott City Wall Hotel will be the largest
in its competitive set; all will feature bathrooms boasting separate
showers and tubs.

For dining and entertainment, the hotel will have a lobby lounge and bar
as well as three restaurants including a casual, all-day restaurant and
two specialty restaurants.
Amenities will include an executive lounge offering a board room; a
health club and spa with eight treatment rooms; a gift shop; a business
center; and a concierge desk.

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For conferences and social events, the Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall
will have 1,940 square meters of space including a 1,220-square meter
ballroom that will be divisible into five sections; a 145-square meter
meeting room that will be divisible into two sections; and six
additional meeting rooms in varying configurations.

The Marriott International hotel portfolio in Beijing is currently
represented by the 212-room Renaissance Beijing Hotel; the 293-room
Courtyard by Marriott Beijing; the 444-room New World Jing Guang Hotel;
the 155-room Beijing Marriott West; the 224-unit Marriott Executive
Apartments Palm Spring Beijing, and the 256-room The Ritz-Carlton,
Beijing Financial Street.
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