Marriott to Manage at Legacy

WASHINGTON - Aug. 19, 2003 - Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) announced today that the Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Dallas/Plano - Legacy Town Center in Plano, Texas, has been re-flagged as the Marriott Dallas/Plano at Legacy Town Center. The 404-room hotel, located at 7120 Dallas Parkway, was recently purchased by CNL Hospitality Properties Inc. of Orlando, Fla., and will be managed by Marriott International.

Situated north of Dallas in the 2,665-acre master-planned “Legacy” business community, the Marriott Dallas/Plano at Legacy Town Center is approximately 23 miles from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and 20 miles from Dallas Love Field Airport. The property anchors the newly developed Legacy Town Center and is adjacent to the Shops at Legacy, featuring sidewalk cafés, shops and parks. The hotel is also convenient to many area companies, including the world headquarters for EDS, J.C. Penney Corporation Inc., Frito-Lay Company, Countrywide Home Loans, Dr. Pepper/Seven Up Inc., Computer Associates, Southwestern Legal Foundation and others.

“This hotel is a great place for both business and leisure travelers looking for an environment where they can work, play and relax,” said General Manager Bob Bula. “We’re delighted to bring a Marriott to this great location and look forward to welcoming past guests and introducing new visitors to this beautiful destination.”

“The new Marriott Dallas/Plano at Legacy Town Center fits our overall strategic plan of having a quality-tier property in the booming North Plano market, and we’re very pleased with the addition of this great hotel,” said Terri Dolan, vice president, Dallas/ Fort Worth region, Marriott International.

The six-story hotel features prairie-style architecture and luxuriously appointed guest rooms. In-room amenities include two-line telephones with data ports and voice mail, cable television with pay-per-view movies, coffee and tea service, hair dryer, iron and ironing board and work desk with ergonomic desk chair. The property also offers Marriott’s “Wired for Business” package, with high-speed internet access and free local and long-distance phone calls for $9.95, and a concierge level with upgraded amenities, bathrobes and a concierge lounge serving daily continental breakfast and cocktails.


The Marriott Dallas/Plano at Legacy Town Center offers over 32,000 square feet of meeting space, including Plano’s largest ballroom, the nearly 14,000-square-foot Trinity Ballroom. In addition, a dedicated second floor conference center features a 96-seat amphitheater with high-speed internet access and power outlets at each seat. High-speed internet access is available in all meeting rooms, and comprehensive audiovisual services and a 24-hour business center are also available to meet guests’ needs.

The hotel’s restaurant, Bishop Park, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the lobby bar is available for drinks and snacks. Additional hotel amenities include a fitness center, outdoor heated pool, whirlpool and dry sauna. Guests can also take advantage of many nearby attractions, including, the Dr. Pepper Stars Hockey Center, Dr. Pepper/7-Up Ballpark, Stonebriar Centre, Historic Old Town Plano, Southfork Ranch and two of North Texas` finest golf courses, The Club at Castle Hills and The Tribute on Lake Lewisville.

For more information or reservations, contact the Marriott Dallas/Plano at Legacy Town Center at (972) 473-6444, call the Marriott Worldwide Reservations Center at (800) 228-9290, or visit the Marriott web site at 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 more than 2,300 Marriott hotels worldwide.
CNL Hospitality Properties, Inc., one of the nation’s largest real estate investment trusts in the lodging industry, owns interests in a portfolio of 121 hotels with over 25,000 rooms in 37 states with 19 nationally recognized hotel brands. For additional information, please visit

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