Prime Hospitality Corp. Names Michael Marquez To Franchise Sales And Development Team

17th Apr 2002

Prime Hospitality
Corp. (NYSE: PDQ) has named Michael Marquez, Regional Vice President of
Franchise Sales and Development for its Western Region.  Marquez, a veteran
franchise developer, will focus on growing the AmeriSuites and Wellesley Inns
& Suites hotel brands in markets such as California, Arizona, Colorado and the
Pacific Northwest.

“Michael brings ten years experience in new construction and conversion
development to our corporation`s dynamic growth plans.” explains Jeff
Williams, Senior Vice President of Franchise Sales and Development for Prime,
to whom Mr. Marquez will report.  “His knowledge of and familiarity with these
markets will be a definite asset to our expansion into the west.”
Mr. Marquez will office in Denver.

Mr. Marquez comes to Prime from Candlewood Hotel Company where he was
Director of Franchise Development covering the western and north central
states, winning their 2001 Pinnacle Award for Salesman of the Year.  Prior to
that, he managed similar territories and won sales awards for Choice Hotels
and HFS.  He is a 1988 graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder where
he excelled as an All Big 8 running back in football.

excelled as an All Big 8 running back in football.
  Prime Hospitality Corp.(R), one of the nation`s premiere lodging
companies, owns manages, develops and franchises 240 hotels throughout the
United States.  The Company owns and operates two proprietary brands,
AmeriSuites(R) (all-suites) and Wellesley Inns & Suites(R) (limited service).
Also within Prime`s portfolio are owned and/or managed hotels operated under
franchise agreements with national hotel chains including Hilton, Radisson,
Sheraton and Holiday Inn.  Prime can be accessed over the Internet at .




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