$33 Million SF Marriott Renovation

SAN FRANCISCO - Aug. , 2003 - The San Francisco Marriott, a premier, 1,500-room convention hotel located in the heart of the city’s South of Market (SOMA) district, is currently undergoing a $33 million renovation, with a targeted completion date of October 2003.
The hotel’s guest rooms are undergoing a complete and stylish renovation. The new rooms are appointed with contemporary-style furnishings, art and amenities reminiscent of a modern, comfortable private home. The new guest rooms also feature sophisticated finishes in natural tones with bold textiles. Beds are adorned with luxurious down duvets and crisp linens, and furnishings are elegant and custom fit to each guestroom. All desks include laptop hook ups and high-speed internet access. The guest bathrooms have been redesigned to be bright and functional, with granite vanity tops, stone floors, accent millwork and framed vanity mirrors with custom decorative light fixtures.

“The San Francisco Marriott’s hotel renovation is one of the most extensive of any Marriott property,” said Kris Gagliardi, general manager, San Francisco Marriott. “The renovation allows us to enhance the overall guest experience, providing stylish and comfortable accommodations on par with that of any four-star hotel.”

The award-winning San Francisco Marriott is located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, adjacent to the Moscone Convention Center, the Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Gardens and just two blocks from Union Square. The 1,500-room hotel offers 134 suites and 374 rooms that are specially designed for business travelers. The San Francisco Marriott has two restaurants: the Fourth Street Bar & Deli and the Garden Terrace, which features gourmet Italian cuisine. The View, on the 39th floor, offers cocktails and appetizers with stunning panoramic views of San Francisco. The hotel also offers over 100,000 square feet of meeting space.

For more information or reservations, contact the San Francisco Marriott at (415), 896-1600, call the Marriott Worldwide Reservations Center at (800) 228-9290, or visit the Marriott web site at www.marriott.com. Marriott Hotels & Resorts properties participate in the company’s award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent guest program. Members earn their choice of points toward free vacations or frequent flyer mileage for dollars spent at nearly 2,300 Marriott hotels worldwide.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading worldwide hospitality company with over 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 68 other countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Ramada International brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Marriott Grand Residence Club brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., has approximately 128,000 employees, and was ranked as the lodging industry`s most admired company and one of the best places to work for by FORTUNE®. For more information or reservations, please visit the web site at www.marriott.com.