Wellesley Inn & Suites Opens in Vance, AL

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
conversions.

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 .

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