Marriott to Open Residence in Scottsdale

WASHINGTON - December 10, 2002 - Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is scheduled to open the 120-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Scottsdale, Ariz., this December. Located at 17011 N. Scottsdale Rd., the Residence Inn Scottsdale North will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by RHW Companies of Overland Park, Kan.

Situated near Old Town Scottsdale and 20 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the Residence Inn Scottsdale North offers its guests convenient access to Arizona State University, Bartlett Lake, Mayo Hospital and Scottsdale Civic Center. Rates begin at $119 depending on length of stay.

“We are pleased to introduce Residence Inn hotels in the Scottsdale area,” said Stacey Milne, brand vice president for Residence Inn, 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—Outdoor swimming pool
—Social room
—Exercise room and SportCourt
—Weeknight social hour
—Daily housekeeping
—Complimentary grocery shopping services
—In-room modem line


Residence Inn, a leader in extended-stay lodging, offers more than 400 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 2,000 Marriott hotels in 56 countries.

For more information or reservations, call the Residence Inn Scottsdale North hotel directly at 480-563-4120, the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800-331-3131, a travel agent or visit the Web site at