Marriott to Open Residence Inn Hotel in Elizabeth, New Jersey

WASHINGTON - June 25, 2002 - Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is scheduled to open the 198-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Elizabeth, N.J. this August. Located at 83 Glimcher Realty Way, the Residence Inn Elizabeth/Newark Airport will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Marriott International, Inc. of Washington, D.C.

Situated one mile from Newark International Airport, in close proximity to downtown Newark, the Residence Inn Elizabeth/Newark Airport offers guests convenient access to Staten Island, Giants Stadium, Ikea Elizabeth, Rex Plex Sports, Port Elizabeth, and Liberty State Park. Rates begin at $165 per night depending on length of stay.

“We are pleased to introduce Residence Inn hotels in the Elizabeth area,” said Tim Sheldon, senior vice president for extended-stay lodging, Marriott International. “This new hotel was designed to be a home away from home and provides a residential atmosphere and spacious accommodations for guest comfort.”

Designed for stays of five nights or more, each suite has a fully-equipped kitchen with coffee maker, microwave oven and full-sized appliances. Other hotel amenities include:


—Complimentary hot breakfast buffet—Same-day dry cleaning—Indoor swimming pool—Social room—Exercise room—Weeknight social hour—Daily housekeeping—Faxing/copying/printing—Complimentary grocery shopping services—In-room modem line

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Residence Inn, a leader in extended-stay lodging, offers more than 360 hotels in 43 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Mexico. Residence Inn 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 Residence Inn Elizabeth/Newark Airport hotel directly at 908-352-4300 the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800-331-3131, a travel agent or visit the web site at www.residenceinn.com.


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