Marriott to Open Courtyard Hotel in Elizabeth, New Jersey

WASHINGTON - June 25, 2002 - Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is scheduled to open the 203-room Courtyard by Marriott in Elizabeth, N.J. this July. Located at 87 Glimcher Realty Way the Courtyard Elizabeth/Newark Airport will be owned and managed by Marriott International, Inc. of Washington D.C.

Situated one mile from Newark International Airport and minutes from downtown Newark, the Courtyard Elizabeth/Newark Airport offers guests convenient access to Staten Island, Giants Stadium, Ikea Elizabeth, Rex Plex Sports, Liberty State Park, Port Elizabeth, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

“At Courtyard, we research and test our designs to provide for comfort and functionality,” said Courtyard Brand Vice President Mike Hutter. “We’ve become America’s leading select-service hotel brand by listening to our customers and giving them what they want at a rate below traditional full-service hotels.”

Courtyard guest rooms feature either a king-size bed or two queen-size beds, a seating area with sofa bed or oversized chair, a large, well-lit work desk and two telephones equipped with data ports. Other amenities include in-room coffee maker, hair dryer, iron with ironing board, and cable television with a free premium movie channel. The Courtyard Elizabeth/Newark Airport features 10 suites with a king-size bed, refrigerator and microwave oven.

The six-story hotel also offers five meeting rooms with 1,000 square feet of meeting space, which can accommodate up to 50 people. Other guest services and features include:


—Restaurant serving breakfast and dinner—Lounge & lobby—Indoor swimming pool with whirlpool spa—Exercise room—Fax and copy services—Guest laundry

Meeting the evolving needs of the traveler, Courtyard has redesigned its public space. The new concept includes: a business library featuring individual workstations with high speed data ports and ergonomic chairs; a pantry-style, 24-hour “grab and go” food and beverage area; and a lounge area where guests can work, meet and dine in a relaxing setting.

Courtyard by Marriott is the leading select-service hotel brand in the United States. Providing guests with a combination of casual comfort and timesaving services, Courtyard hotels feature large functional guest rooms and are conveniently situated where people travel. Locations range from airports and office parks to downtown areas and recreational destinations. Several locations feature revitalized historical buildings. Courtyard has more than 540 hotels worldwide, including properties in the U.K., Germany and China. Courtyard participates in the company’s award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent guest program. Members earn their choice of points toward free vacations or frequent flyer mileage for dollars spent at more than 2,100 Marriott hotels worldwide.

For more information or reservations, call the Courtyard Elizabeth/Newark Airport hotel directly at 908-436-9800, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 800-321-2211, contact a travel agent or visit the web site at