Host Marriott Selects KPMG as Independent Auditor

Host Marriott Corporation (NYSE:HMT), announced last week that its board of directors has selected KPMG LLP as the company’s independent auditor for 2002, replacing Arthur Andersen LLP.
“After a careful review process, we are pleased to select KPMG as our independent
auditor, and look forward to working with them,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, president and
chief executive officer of Host Marriott Corporation.
Prior to the appointment of KPMG, Arthur Andersen had served as the company’s
independent accountants for many years. “We appreciate the dedication and professionalism
Arthur Andersen brought to Host Marriott and thank both the firm and the individuals we have
worked with, for their many years of service,” added Mr. Nassetta.
Host Marriott is a Fortune 500 lodging real estate company that currently owns or holds
controlling interests in 122 upscale and luxury hotel properties primarily operated under
premium brands, such as Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt, Four Seasons, Swiss?“tel and Hilton.
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