Host Marriott Corporation Announces Conversion of its Atlanta Hotel to Westin

Host Marriott Corporation today announces that the 365-room Swissotel in
Atlanta will be re- flagged to a Westin, effective January 7, 2004. The
Westin Buckhead will represent the Company`s first property managed by
Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Christopher J. Nassetta, president and chief
executive officer stated, “We believe that this world-class operator will
build upon the successes of the prior manager and drive profitability at
this hotel.”
The Four Diamond hotel is located on Peachtree Road in Buckhead, Atlanta`s
fashionable business, shopping and entertainment district. The hotel
property includes the legendary Palm restaurant and is adjacent to Lenox
Square and Phipps Plaza. Starwood Hotels and Resorts manages franchises or
operates over 700 hotels and resorts worldwide, including 110 Westin
hotels and resorts.
Host Marriott Corporation is a lodging real estate Company, which owns 120
upscale and luxury full-service hotel properties primarily operated under
Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, Hyatt and Hilton brand names. For
further information on Host Marriott Corporation, please visit the
Company`s website at