Renaissance Resort Completes Renovation

Eden Roc Miami Beach, A Renaissance
Resort And Spa, announces completion of its $17 million renovation program
that included a re-design of the resort`s meeting space, fine dining and
casual dining restaurants, and pool areas. The new beachside restaurant,
Aquatica, will also open in late January with stunning new design,
contemporary cuisine and fantastic ocean views.

Meeting planners will appreciate the changes in Eden Roc`s meeting space,
which include new soft goods in the Cotillion and Mona Lisa ballrooms (The
Grand Ballroom was redone in 1999), major reconfiguration of the lower
conference center level meeting space creating five new meeting rooms, group
office, and several new seating areas for pre- or post-meeting networking or
relaxing.  The lower lobby meeting space features dark wood detailing and
soft hues of brown and gold.  The resort will continue to offer a
full-service business center and on-site car rental center.

The main pool area celebrates a dramatic facelift, including new pool
decking, two new oceanfront Jacuzzis, symmetrical fountains offering the
soothing sound of running water, and upgraded event space in the Spa Garden.
New landscaping including stately rows of Mallorca Palms framing each side
of the resort`s Olympic-size pool will be accented by a specially designed
lighting system that changes the look of the pool from day to night.  A new
sound system and T-1 phone lines enable groups to host exciting events at
poolside with multi-media support.

Aquatica, the resort`s new beachside restaurant is scheduled to open by end
of January 2003 and will offer a casual lunch menu consisting of salads,
soup, sandwiches and regional specialties, with the addition of steak and
seafood dishes on the dinner menu.  Guests may choose to dine alfresco
overlooking `One of the World`s Top 10 Beaches` or eat in air-conditioned
comfort enjoying a view of the restaurant`s upstairs swimming pool through
large glass “porthole” windows. The restaurant will feature a chic nautical
design with sleek lines and rich colors that bring the ocean into the
atmosphere.  The upstairs pool was redone with new tile and decking, and
accented with potted plants.

“We are thrilled to announce the completion of this latest renovation
enhancement program.  The owners commitment to restore this legendary
property to its former glory is closer to perfection than ever,” said Randy
Griffin, Eden Roc`s director of marketing.  “The second phase of our
renovation ensures that Miami Beach`s premier resort for both business and
leisure travelers alike offers a sophisticated vacation or meeting location
with the level of service and amenities expected.”


The renovation was primarily under the direction of Spillis Candela DMJM,
the architectural firm that collaborated with Morris Lapidus in 1999 to
restore his vision of this legendary property.

Eden Roc was originally designed and built in 1956 by famed architect Morris
Lapidus. Its design and architecture reflect the flamboyance of the 1950`s
and 1960`s glory days of Miami Beach. During that time, the resort hosted
numerous celebrities including Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Frank Sinatra,
and Nat King Cole. Today, Eden Roc is part of the Renaissance Hotels,
Resorts & Suites brand owned by Marriott International.  With its timeless
design, sophisticated ambience and award-winning cuisine, it remains one of
the most popular and sought-after destinations for celebrities, captains of
industry, and anyone seeking a taste of yesterday`s glamour with all of
today`s service and amenities.

Eden Roc Miami Beach, A Renaissance Resort And Spa is situated on
Millionaire`s Row in Miami Beach, just 11 miles east of Miami International
Airport at 4525 Collins Avenue. Located just minutes from South Beach`s
celebrated Art Deco District, Eden Roc overlooks one of the world`s most
famous beaches and the Intracoastal Waterway.  For reservations and
information, please call a travel professional or the Eden Roc Renaissance
Resort & Spa at (305) 531-0000 or toll-free at 888-EDENROC.  Visit Eden Roc
on the Internet at

Renaissance Hotels, Resorts and Suites is an upscale and sophisticated
lodging brand designed to enhance guests` enjoyment and productivity.
Travelers can expect stylish, comfortable environments, contemporary
restaurants and attentive service. Renaissance hotels participate in
Marriott`s award-winning frequent travel program, Marriott Rewards®.