Howard Johnson Opens in Guatemala

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (April 9, 2003) - Howard Johnson International today announced the opening of its first hotel in Guatemala, a 35-room property in Guatemala City.

The $2 million Howard Johnson Inn Guatemala, developed by Reforma Hotel and Suites S.A., features in-room Internet access, cable television, a free airport shuttle and free American breakfast. In-room amenities include a desk and sofa bed. The hotel is near the Zona Rosa entertainment district

“The key to our international success is providing a superior quality product, excellent service and value,” said Howard Johnson President Ken Greene. “The brand looks forward to expanding further in Central America by continuing to maintain the high-quality standards for which it is known.”

Howard Johnson International Inc. franchises 476 hotels in the United States, Argentina, Canada, China, Colombia, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Israel, Jordan, Malta, Mexico, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Venezuela. For more information or to make a reservation at any Howard Johnson location, call toll-free in the United States (800) I-GO-HOJO‰ or visit the Web site at Howard Johnson is a subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (NYSE:CD).