143rd AmeriSuites Opens at Raleigh/Durham Airport

FAIRFIELD, N.J., May 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Prime Hospitality Corp.
(NYSE: PDQ) announced today the opening of its` 143rd AmeriSuites hotel, the
Raleigh Airport AmeriSuites in Morrisville, North Carolina. The hotel is owned
by Gateway Hospitality, LLC.

The 94-suite hotel is located at 200 Airgate Drive in Morrisville, NC just
off I-40.  It is one-quarter mile from the Raleigh/Durham International
Airport and nine miles from North Carolina State University.  It is the
seventh AmeriSuites hotel open in North Carolina.

  In addition to the 143 AmeriSuites hotels in operation nationally, five
AmeriSuites are currently under construction.  Prime also has a pipeline of
58 executed franchise agreements for new AmeriSuites to be built.

Prime Hospitality Corp.(R), one of the nation`s premier lodging companies,
owns, manages, develops and franchises 238 hotels throughout the United
States.  The Company owns and operates two proprietary brands, AmeriSuites(R)
(all-suites) and Wellesley Inns & Suites(R) (limited-service).  Also within
Prime`s portfolio are owned and/or managed hotels operated under franchise
agreements with national hotel chains including Hilton, Radisson, Sheraton,
Holiday Inn and Ramada.  Prime can be accessed over the internet at
http://www.primehospitality.com, and its brands can be accessed at
http://www.amerisuites.com and http://www.wellesleyonline.com.