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Smoke-Free Comfort Inn Achieves 100%

Affirming the recovery of New York’s
hotel industry and the potential for smoke-free properties, Comfort Inn
Midtown, a 79-room, smoke-free hotel in Times Square, enjoyed 100%
occupancy for the entire month of April. Located at 129 West 46th Street,
the boutique property is New York City’s only smoke-free hotel and is
owned and operated by Apple Core Hotels, a group of five moderately priced
hotels in midtown Manhattan. The hotel sold out from March 30 - May 8, a
total of 40 consecutive days.
“The Comfort Inn Midtown has been our most consistent property in terms of
occupancy and repeat visitation since the smoke-free conversion in August
2001,” says Vijay Dandapani, COO of Apple Core Hotels. “This is the first
time an Apple Core Hotels property enjoyed a “perfect” month in April, so
we feel this backs up our value proposition. Plus, it appears New York’s
hotel industry is as strong as ever.”

Affordable and well-appointed, all five Apple Core Hotels properties offer
such conveniences as complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access
(Wi-Fi), cable television with Web TV, telephones with data port and voice
mail, on-demand movies and video games, hair dryers, coffee makers, irons
and ironing boards, and on-site fitness and business centers.
Additionally, children under 13 stay free when sharing their parents’
room, making a large room with two double beds an economical choice for

With rates starting at just $89 per night including Continental breakfast,
Apple Core Hotels’ properties include the La Quinta Inn Manhattan (17 West
32nd Street), Red Roof Inn Manhattan (6 West 32nd Street), the smoke-free
Comfort Inn Midtown (129 West 46th Street), Super 8 Hotel Times Square (59
West 46th Street), and the Ramada Inn East Side (161 Lexington Avenue).

All rates are exclusive of tax and subject to availability. For
information or reservations, contact Apple Core Hotels at (800) 567-7720
or (212) 790-2710. For real-time reservations, log on to Apple Core
Hotels’ interactive Web site,