Marriott to Open Springhill Suites Hotel in Carmel, Indiana

WASHINGTON - May 14, 2002 - Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is scheduled to open the 126-suite SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Carmel, Ind., this May. Located at 11855 North Meridian St., the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Carmel/Indianapolis will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by White Lodging Services Corp. of Merrillville, Ind.

Located 12 miles from Indianapolis International Airport and close to downtown, the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Carmel/Indianapolis offers guests convenient access to the Children’s Museum, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Verizon Wireless Music Center and Keystone Fashion Mall. Rates range from $89 to $119 per night.

“We’re delighted that the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Carmel/Indianapolis is the latest addition to our growing number of properties across the U.S.,” said Carol Gilbert, brand vice president for SpringHill Suites, Marriott International. “This is a hotel for business and leisure travelers who want affordable lodging with the freedom of spacious accommodations and the comforts of home-like amenities, such as mini-refrigerators and microwave ovens.”

Guest suites in SpringHill Suites hotels are up to 25 percent larger than traditional hotel rooms and feature separate areas for sleeping, working/eating and relaxing. Amenities include:

In-room pantry with mini-refrigerator, microwave and coffee service—Large well-lit desk with ergonomic chair—Two phone lines with data port and voice mail—Free local phone calls
Second phone in bedroom—Remote-controlled TV with cable and premium movie channels—Pullout sofa bed and lounge chair with ottoman—Spacious bathroom with separate vanity—Non-smoking suites and suites equipped for people with disabilities—Iron and ironing board
Hair dryer—Free weekday USA TODAY delivery


The SpringHill Suites also offers complimentary Suite Seasons BreakfastSM buffet, business services, same-day dry cleaning, guest laundry facilities, valet service, an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool spa, exercise room and express check-out. Suite ConvenienceSM, an express “grab and go” food service, is available at select hotels.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott is an all-suite, select-service hotel brand that appeals to both business and leisure travelers. Launched in November 1998, the brand currently has more than 75 locations in the United States and is projected to grow to 125 properties over the next two years. SpringHill Suites participates in the company’s award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent guest program. Members earn their choice of points toward free vacations or frequent flyer mileage for dollars spent at more than 2,100 Marriott hotels worldwide.