Eden Roc Renaissance Resort & Spa: $14 million Renovation

MIAMI BEACH, FL—(June 5, 2002)—Eden Roc Renaissance Resort & Spa, has
begun a $14 million renovation program that will include a re-design of the
resort`s meeting space, fine dining and casual dining restaurants, and pool
areas. The renovation, which is slated for completion by December 2002, is
under the direction of Spillis Candela DMJM, the architectural firm that
collaborated with Morris Lapidus in 1999 to restore his vision of this
legendary property.

Meeting planners will appreciate the changes in Eden Roc`s meeting space,
which include new soft goods in the Cotillion and Mona Lisa ballrooms (The
Grand Ballroom was redone in 1999), reconfiguration of the lower conference
center level meeting space creating five new meeting rooms, group office,
and several new seating areas for pre- or post-meeting networking or
relaxing.  The resort will continue to offer a full-service business center
and on-site car rental center.

The main pool area will receive a dramatic facelift, including new pool
decking, two new oceanfront Jacuzzis, and upgraded event space in the
Topiary Courtyard and Spa Garden. New landscaping including stately rows of
Canary Date Palms framing each side of the resort`s Olympic-size pool will
be accented by a specially designed lighting system that changes the look of
the pool from day to night.  A new sound system and T-1 phone lines will
enable groups to host exciting events at poolside with full multi-media

The resort`s new beachside restaurant will offer a casual lunch menu
consisting of salads, soup, sandwiches and regional specialties, with the
addition of steak and seafood dishes on the dinner menu.  Guests may choose
to dine alfresco overlooking `One of the World`s Top 10 Beaches` or eat in
air-conditioned comfort enjoying a view of the restaurant`s new swimming
pool through large glass “peek-a-boo” windows. The upstairs pool will be
redone with new tile and decking, and accented with potted plants.

“In 1999, our owners committed the resources to restore this legendary
property to its former glory knowing that it would take years to complete,”
said Randy Griffin, Eden Roc`s director of marketing.  “We now have the
pleasure of seeing the second phase of our renovation underway, a vital
element of our commitment to maintain our position as one of Miami Beach`s
premier resorts for both business and leisure travelers alike.”
Eden Roc was originally designed and built in 1956 by famed architect
Morris Lapidus. Its design and architecture reflect the flamboyance of the
1950`s and 1960`s glory days of Miami Beach. During that time, the resort
hosted numerous celebrities including Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Frank
Sinatra, and Nat King Cole. Today, Eden Roc is part of the Renaissance
Hotels, Resorts & Suites brand owned by Marriott International.  With its
timeless design, sophisticated ambience and award-winning cuisine, it
remains one of the most popular and sought-after destinations for
celebrities, captains of industry, and anyone seeking a taste of yesterday`s
glamour with all of today`s service and amenities.


Eden Roc Renaissance Resort & Spa is situated on Millionaire`s Row in Miami
Beach, just 11 miles east of Miami International Airport at 4525 Collins
Avenue. Located just minutes from South Beach`s celebrated Art Deco
District, Eden Roc overlooks one of the world`s most famous beaches and the
Intracoastal Waterway.  For reservations and information, please call a
travel professional or the Eden Roc Renaissance Resort & Spa at (305)
531-0000 or toll-free at 888-EDENROC.  Visit Eden Roc on the Internet at