Howard Johnson Beijing Opens in China

PARSIPPANY, N.J. - Howard Johnson International Inc. today announced the grand opening of the Beijing Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel, the first of six Howard Johnson hotels scheduled to open in China this year. Owned by Tian Hong Group, the 230-room four-star hotel was built in 1997 and completely renovated in February 2002. Located in the heart of the city`s business district, the Beijing Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel is across the street from the Beijing Train Station, five minutes from the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Temple of Heaven and 40 minutes from Beijing Capital International Airport.

In addition to three on-site restaurants, the hotel offers a gourmet bakery, food court and lounge and features concierge service, a travel agent and business center. Indoor recreational activities include tennis, bowling and table tennis as well as a salon and health club with sauna and massage service.

“Howard Johnson International is thrilled to now offer our guests outstanding accommodations at one of the world`s most beautiful and exciting destinations,” said Mary Mahoney, president & chief executive office of Howard Johnson International Inc. “We are extremely proud to welcome the Beijing Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel to our family.”