Howard Johnson International Opens Fourth Caribbean Hotel

Howard Johnson International Inc. today announced the opening of its fourth Caribbean property, the Curaçao Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel & Casino in Curaçao, Dutch Antilles.

Located in the island capital of Willemstad, the $6.5 million new construction Curaçao Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel is owned by Americana Brionplein Inc. and operated by Brion Hotel Management Inc. and has the newest casino on the island.


Situated in the historic Otrobanda district, the hotel is surrounded by more than 50 shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. All 55 guest rooms overlook the Caribbean Sea, the hotel pool or the St. Ana Bay. The hotel`s Beach Club offers snorkeling, water-skiing and mountain-biking.


“Howard Johnson International is extremely pleased to offer such exceptional accommodations on one of the most impressive and historic Caribbean islands,” said Mary Mahoney, Howard Johnson president & chief executive officer. “We are very proud to welcome the Curaçao Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel & Casino to our international family.”


The hotel also offers a Mexican-style restaurant, patio café, ice cream parlor and gift shop. Thirty more rooms, a second restaurant and fifteen additional shops in addition to recreational amenities including a health center, spa and diving shop will be added by February 2003.

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Reservations can be placed from the United States by calling (800) I-GO-HOJO® or on the Web at www.howardjohnson.com.
Howard Johnson International Inc. franchises more than 500 hotels in the United States, Argentina, Canada, China, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Venezuela. For more information or to make a reservation at any Howard Johnson location, call toll-free in the United States (800) I-GO-HOJO or visit the Web site at www.howardjohnson.com. Howard Johnson is a subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (NYSE:CD).
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