Marriott to Open Towneplace Suites Hotel in Redwood City

WASHINGTON - June, 2002 - Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is scheduled to open the 95-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Redwood City, Calif. this August. Located at 1000 Twin Dolphin Drive, the TownePlace Suites Redwood Shores will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by TMH Hotels, Inc. of Wichita, Kan.

Situated 11 miles from San Francisco International Airport and minutes from San Francisco’s Chinatown, the TownePlace Suites Redwood Shores offers its guests convenient access to the Coyote Point Museum, Fisherman’s Wharf, Great America Amusement Park, Bay Meadows Race Track and the San Mateo Fairgrounds. Rates begin at $109 per night depending on length of stay.

“We are pleased to introduce TownePlace Suites hotels in the Redwood Shores area,” said Tim Sheldon, senior vice president for extended-stay lodging, Marriott International. “Resembling a row of townhouses in a residential setting, this TownePlace Suites hotel offers an appealing alternative to more standard hotel rooms designed for shorter stays.”

Ideal for travelers who need accommodations for a week or more, this property offers studio, one- and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and separate living/working and sleeping areas.

Hotel amenities include:

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—An outdoor spa—Twice weekly housekeeping—24-hour exercise room—Guest laundry—24-hour business services—Free local phone calls—Two-line telephones/data ports/voicemail—Complimentary a.m. coffee service
TownePlace Suites is an all-suite extended-stay hotel brand in the moderate price range. Launched in 1997, the brand currently has more than 80 locations in the United States. TownePlace Suites participates in the company’s award-winning Marriott Rewards® program, which enables members to earn their choice of points toward free vacations or frequent flyer mileage in their preferred airline program for dollars spent at more than 2,100 Marriott hotels in 60 countries.

For more information or reservations, call the TownePlace Suites Redwood Shores hotel directly at 650-593-4100, the TownePlace Suites toll-free number at 800-257-3000, a travel agent or visit the web site at www.towneplacesuites.com.

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