AmeriSuites Groundbreaking in Pasco

FAIRFIELD, N.J., April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Prime Hospitality Corp. (NYSE: PDQ), announced today the groundbreaking of the Pasco AmeriSuites hotel in Pasco, Washington on April 10th at 11:30 a.m. The hotel is owned and managed by A1 Hospitality and is expected to open in early 2004.
The Pasco AmeriSuites, located at the intersection of Interstate 182 and Road 68, will feature 85 beautifully appointed suites with over 7,300 square feet of flexible meeting rooms. Each suite offers a mini-kitchen with refrigerator and microwave, iron and ironing board, coffee maker, cable television, dataport telephones, voice mail service and laundry service. Guests also enjoy free high-speed internet access, a complimentary Bountiful Breakfast Buffet (SM), free local phone calls, and use of a fitness center with indoor swimming pool.
The hotel is conveniently located south and west of the Trade, Recreation and Agricultural Center (TRAC) Exposition Hall. The hotels meeting rooms will be attached to TRAC via covered corridors leading directly into the Exposition Hall and Atrium.
“We are excited about this project and we have plans to expand with another 50 rooms in the near future, said Vijay Patel of A1 Hospitality. “The addition of the Pasco AmeriSuites property will make TRAC a wonderful convention center. There will be 12,500 square feet of meeting and breakout rooms, an attached 39,000 square foot exhibit hall and over 100,000 square feet of on site exhibit space.”
Guests of the Pasco AmeriSuites will also enjoy the benefits of the Prime Rewards program, earning free nights at AmeriSuites hotels, Prime Hotels & Resorts, and Wellesley Inns & Suites in addition to earning airline miles from their choice of American Aadvantage(R), Delta SkyMiles(R), America West Flight Fund(R) or Continental One-Pass(R). Prime Rewards members also get special benefits such as express reservations, free local calls, spouses stay free, and express check in.
Prime Hospitality Corp., one of the nation`s premiere lodging companies, owns, manages, develops and franchises more than 240 hotels throughout North America. The Company owns and operates three proprietary brands, Prime Hotels & Resorts(SM) (full-service), 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 and its brands can be accessed at,, and