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Marriott to Open Redmond Marriott Town Center

Marriott International, Inc. today announced that the first full-service
hotel in Redmond, Washington, the Redmond Marriott Town Center, is
scheduled to open in June 2004. The 262-room property is located at 7401
164th Avenue and is owned by Western International and managed by Marriott
International. The hotel plans to employ over 125 associates. The Redmond
Marriott Town Center is part of Marriott’s strategy to increase its
presence in emerging markets across the U.S.
“We’re very proud to be downtown Redmond’s first full-service hotel,” said
Jeff Hart, general manager, Redmond Marriott Town Center. “This is an
exciting new property that offers business and leisure travelers easy
access to everything this wonderful destination has to offer, including
world-class shopping and dining, wine tasting, and a diverse selection of
recreational activities.”

Redmond is just 14 miles east of downtown Seattle and is one of the
fastest growing cities in Washington State. The Redmond Marriott Town
Center is ideally situated next to the Redmond Town Center, which features
Bon Macy’s, over 100 specialty stores and more than 15 restaurant and
entertainment venues. The hotel is convenient to many area businesses,
including Microsoft corporate headquarters, AT&T Wireless, Eddie Bauer,
Ericcson and Nintendo America. Major attractions nearby include, Burke
Gilman Trail; Lake Washington; numerous wineries; the quaint towns and
villages of Redmond, Kirkland and Woodinville; Marymoor Park; and of
course, downtown Seattle. SeaTac International Airport is approximately 26
miles away.

Ideal for both business and social occasions, the Redmond Marriott Town
Center offers 10,000 total square feet of meeting space, including a
5,824- square-foot Grand Ballroom, divisible into four smaller spaces. Two
boardrooms and three additional meeting rooms with a total of 4,000 square
feet of space are also available. Technological capabilities include
wireless high-speed internet access throughout the hotel, including all
guest rooms, meeting rooms and public spaces. A self-service business
center is also available to meet guests’ needs.

The Redmond Marriott Town Center welcomes guests with a dramatic Porte
Cochere. The inviting lobby is elegantly appointed and features fabrics
and stone with a palette of green, gold and burgundy jewel tones. Guest
rooms have a fresh residential feel and feature the signature “Marriott
Bed,” with quilted-top mattresses, upgraded down blankets, oversized
comforters and feather pillows. Amenities include individual climate
control, two-line telephones with voice mail and data ports, high-speed
internet access, wireless capabilities, cable television with pay-per-view
movies, in-room coffee and tea service, hair dryer, iron and ironing
board, and a work desk with ergonomic desk chair.

The hotel’s restaurant, with separate sidewalk entrance, offers Pacific
Northwest coastal cuisine with a Mediterranean flair for breakfast, lunch
and dinner. The interior design features an abundant use of wood, stone
and patterned carpet, complemented by soft lighting and a signature
display wall of premium wines. Guests can also enjoy cocktails, appetizers
and light snacks in the hotel’s lounge area.


Other hotel features include room service, 24-hour fitness center, outdoor
pool and whirlpool, gift shop, guest laundry and laundry valet service. A
concierge level with upgraded amenities and concierge lounge serving daily
continental breakfast and cocktails is also available.

For more information, contact the Redmond Marriott Town Center Sales
Office at (425) 498-4120, call the Marriott Worldwide Reservations Center
at (800) 455-8254, or visit Marriott
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