AmeriSuites Ranks #1 In Category in Annual Business Traveler Survey

Prime Hospitality`s (NYSE: PDQ)
AmeriSuites chain has been ranked #1 in the “Midprice Without Food and
Beverage” category in the recent Top US Hotel Chain Survey conducted by
Business Travel News. (source: BTN, February 26, 2001).

The annual survey assesses corporate travel buyers` satisfaction with
hotel chains at every level.  Satisfaction is measured based on a range of ten
specific areas, of which AmeriSuites garnered top rankings in four, including
“Overall Price/Value” “Helpful and Courteous Staff” “Quality of Business
Center” and “Quality of Business Amenities.”  Other criteria include ease of
arranging individual and group travel, meetings facilities, physical
appearance and corporate rate programs.  Out of 1,800 surveys distributed
among corporate travel planners, Business Travel News received 719 reader

“The BTN survey results are an affirmation of the product quality and
level of service and amenities we strive for at AmeriSuites,” said A.F.
Petrocelli, Chairman and CEO.  “We are pleased to receive the top rankings and
are happy to be so well respected among business travelers.”
AmeriSuites is particularly popular among business travelers due to
on-site amenities including state-of-the-art business centers and the
availability of Taking Care of Business (TCB) Suites.  The TCB Suites offer
special amenities for the business traveler, including expanded work desk with
adjustable return, task lighting, executive chair, easy chair with ottoman,
office supplies and snacks.  All AmeriSuites properties provide comfortable
accommodations with separate living and sleeping areas and a wide array of
amenities including kitchen/wet bar area with refrigerator and microwave, high
speed Internet access, video cassette players, iron and ironing boards,
hairdryers, fitness center, meeting space, heated indoor or outdoor pools and
complimentary bountiful breakfast buffets.
“AmeriSuites has always had great appeal to business travelers and in an
effort to introduce even more road warriors to the chain, we are currently
running a promotion allowing travelers to enjoy a TCB Suite upgrade at no
charge,” noted Ernie Taddei, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  The TCB
upgrade promotion is being advertised in USA Today and is valid at most
locations through April 30, 2001 by asking for the promotion by name when
calling for reservations.

There are currently 133 AmeriSuites hotels in 31 states with primary
concentration in key markets such as Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver,
Miami, Dallas and Nashville.  Reservations can be made through AmeriSuites`
toll-free central reservations system, 1-800-833-1516 or through its website:  AmeriSuites is a proprietary brand of Prime
Hospitality, a Fairfield, NJ based hotel owner, operator and franchisor of
nearly 240 hotels and over 30,000 rooms across the United States.