AmeriSuites Introduces Sweepstakes at Its Hotels Across U.S.

AmeriSuites(R) hotels has launched
its “AmeriSuites Trans-Am Racing Team Sweepstakes” to celebrate the fourth
year of the hotel chain`s sponsorship of the American Spirit Racing team in
the Trans-Am series.  AmeriSuites is the “Preferred Hotel of the Trans-Am
Series” and sponsors the AmeriSuites Jaguar #12 driven by Michael Lewis.  The
sweepstakes Grand Prize is a 2002 Jaguar X-Type (two-year paid lease/
30,000 miles).

The consumer promotion, which runs now through July 15, 2002, features
“scratch-and-win” game cards with more than 15,000 prizes offered.  Many of
the major prizes have been furnished by Trans-Am Series sponsors such as
B.F. Goodrich Tires.  The game cards are available at the 143 AmeriSuites
hotels located throughout the United States.  A directory of hotels can be
found at .

Other major prizes include: Two (2) First Prizes—AmeriSuites 4-day/3-night vacation for two at any meriSuites hotel, including round-trip airfare - Four (4) sets of four BFGoodrich tires - Twenty-five (25) Free AmeriSuites Weekend Certificates

Additionally, AmeriSuites will award winners Gatorz(R) sunglasses,
Westward(R) Tool Kits, Trans-Am Series(R) apparel, and AmeriSuites Hotel
Upgrade and Breakfast Certificates.  No purchase is necessary to enter the
sweepstakes. Official rules and regulations are available at any AmeriSuites
hotel or by logging on to .

“The sweepstakes celebrates the wonderful relationship we have forged with
this racing organization,” observed Jim Gard, Vice President of Marketing
Services for AmeriSuites` parent company, Prime Hospitality Corp(R).  “Fans of
the Trans-Am Series have discovered that our all-suites hotels exceed their
needs for business and leisure travel.  As racing continues its growth,
AmeriSuites is happy to participate in this Series.”


AmeriSuites began its association as the primary sponsor of American
Spirit Racing in the Trans-Am Series in 1999.  Under a new three-year
agreement signed last year, AmeriSuites has expanded its participation in the
series to include title sponsorship of the highly sought-after “AmeriSuites
Rookie of the Year” award.

AmeriSuites is a proprietary brand of Prime Hospitality Corp. (NYSE: PDQ),
headquartered in Fairfield, NJ.  Prime, one of the nation`s premiere lodging
companies, owns, manages, and franchises 240 hotels throughout the United
States under its proprietary trade names AmeriSuites, Wellesley Inns
& Suites(R) and under franchise agreements with national hotel chains.  There
are currently 143 AmeriSuites hotels located in 32 states, with primary
concentration in key markets such as Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver,
Miami, Dallas and Nashville.