Marriott To Open Courtyard Hotel In Burbank, California

WASHINGTON - September 24, 2002 - Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is scheduled to open the 184-room Courtyard by Marriott in Burbank, Calif., this October. Located at 2100 Empire Ave., the Courtyard Los Angeles - Burbank/Airport will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Huntington Hospitality Group of Los Colinas, Texas.

Situated one mile from Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport and in downtown Burbank, the Courtyard Los Angeles - Burbank/Airport offers guests convenient access to Universal Studios, Warner Brothers Studios, Sunset Strip, NBC Studios and The Hollywood Bowl. Rates begin at $129 per night.

“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 Los Angeles - Burbank/Airport features six suites with a king-size bed, refrigerator and microwave oven.

The four-story hotel also offers four meeting rooms with 1,622 square-feet of meeting space to accommodate small meetings and functions of up to 140 people. Other guest services and features include:
—Restaurant serving breakfast. lunch and dinner
—Lounge & lobby
—Outdoor 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 Los Angeles - Burbank/Airport hotel directly at 818-843-5500, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 800-321-2211, contact a travel agent or visit the web site at