Suite Retreat at Embassy Suites

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Jan. 6, 2003—Embassy Suites Hotels(R), the nation`s leading all-suite upscale hotel brand, has announced the return of its “Winter Family Suite Retreat(TM)” promotion, which will run January 16 through March 16, 2003. More than 165 Embassy Suites Hotels will participate in this year`s promotion, featuring average promotional rates ranging from $69-$249 per night Thursday through Sunday nights(a). Families must ask for the “Winter Family Suite Retreat promotion” when making reservations.

For a limited time and while supplies last, families checking in with kids ages 3-14 to Embassy Suites Hotels will receive a “The Fairly OddParents”(R)-themed Nickelodeon(R) pillow during the Winter Family Suite Retreat promotion(b). “The Fairly OddParents” premiered in March 2001 on the Nick channel and is the third-highest ranked kid property among kids ages 2-11 on all of broadcast and cable television.

“Juggling holiday stress, errand running and work schedules, families get so busy that they need a weekend getaway just to spend quality time winding down together or re-connecting with extended family,” said John Lee, vice president - brand marketing, Embassy Suites Hotels. “Our `Suite Retreat` offer is designed to appeal to families desiring a much-needed weekend break. And our Nickelodeon pillow is a great giveaway for kids this winter, on the heels of our popular Jimmy Neutron-themed Nickelodeon Summer Trip Pack offering.”

For the past two years, Embassy Suites Hotels has teamed up with Nickelodeon—the #1 kids` entertainment brand—to offer Nickelodeon Summer Trip Packs to families traveling with children during the summer, making Embassy Suites Hotels prime vacation destinations on weekends. Families can look forward to another exciting Nickelodeon-themed Summer Trip Pack available in summer 2003.

About Nickelodeon: Nickelodeon, now in its 23rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines, music and feature films. Nickelodeon`s U.S. television network is seen in more than 86 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for seven consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.


About Embassy Suites Hotels: Started in 1983, Embassy Suites Hotels is the nation`s first and largest all-suite hotel brand, now with more than 165 upscale properties nationwide. Rates include a full cooked to order breakfast and evening Manager`s Reception(c). Hotels feature a signature tropical atrium lobby, indoor swimming pools in most locations, and two-room suites that are ideal for families, featuring remote-controlled television in each room, an in-suite refrigerator, coffeemaker and microwave, iron and ironing board, and a hairdryer.

To make reservations at an Embassy Suites Hotels in resort and destination areas, travelers can call 1-800-EMBASSY or visit the Embassy Suites Hotels Web site at Embassy Suites Hotels is a member of the Hilton HHonors(R) guest reward program that allows its members to DoubleDip(R) to earn both Points & Miles(R) with each qualifying stay.

(a) Rates vary by location, do not include taxes, gratuities or other incidental charges and are subject to availability. (b) Limit two pillows per family, per stay. (c) Subject to state and local laws.