WASHINGTON, D.C. - Nov. 20, 2003 - Ramada International Hotels & Resorts, a division of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR), announced today the opening of the Ramada Adelaide Hotel & Suites in Adelaide, Australia—the second in the city and fourth in Ramada’s Australian portfolio.
The four-star Ramada Adelaide Hotel & Suites features 125 one- and two- bedroom suites and a restaurant offering authentic Australian cuisine, including bushtucker, or food from the bush; yabbies, native lobster; and pavlova, a light and airy traditional Australian cake. Additional hotel features include an indoor pool, fitness center, spa, sauna and steam room.
Within walking distance of the hotel, guests can visit the city’s major attractions - Australia’s first convention center and Festival Theater - or choose from a variety of popular attractions, including Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, The Barossa, River Murray, Victor Harbor and Clare Valley. The nearby airports offer a 30-minute flight to Kangaroo Island, allowing guests to catch a glimpse of Australian wildlife, from wallabies, goannas and koalas to kangaroos and ospreys. The airport also offers daily flights to Sydney and Melbourne, along with direct flights to Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.
For weddings, meetings or other social functions, Ramada offers flexible event space. Properties feature an array of food, beverage and catering options, as well as audiovisual equipment to suit meeting needs, large or small.
Ramada International hotels incorporate six core pillars: a restful sleep; an invigorating shower; a well-trained staff; an exceptional level of cleanliness; the “Ramada Mornings” breakfast; and a Spirit to Service Our Communities with community partnerships, family services, associate involvement and career opportunities. There are currently 192 Ramada International hotels located in 27 countries and territories, including Europe, The Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Caribbean and Latin America.
For more information on Ramada International hotels, call your local travel agent or sales office directly, or visit www.ramadainternational.com.
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.