FAIRFIELD, N.J., June 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Prime Hospitality Corp.
(R) (NYSE: PDQ) announced today the opening of its 74th Wellesley Inns &
Suites hotel, the Vance/Tuscaloosa Wellesley Inn & Suites in Vance, AL. The
hotel was converted from a Hawthorn Suites and represents the seventh hotel
conversion to the Wellesley chain in the past year. It is the first Wellesley
Inn & Suites hotel in operation in the state of Alabama. The hotel is owned
and operated by Cama, Inc.
The Vance/Tuscaloosa Wellesley Inn & Suites contains 65 suites and is
located at 11170 Will Walker Road in Vance, AL just off I-59. It is located
across from the Mercedes Benz Plant & Visitor Center and is approximately 15
miles from the University of Alabama.
In addition to the 74 Wellesley Inns & Suites in operation, Prime also has
a pipeline of nine executed franchise agreements for additional hotels. Prime
intends to continue its focus on growing the brand through hotel brand
Prime Hospitality Corp., one of the nation`s premiere lodging companies,
owns, manages, 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 .