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Prime Adds to Coast-to-Coast Line-Up

Prime Hospitality has announces that three former Wyndham Hotels will be
converted to the PRIME Hotels & Resorts brand, adding Chicago and Seattle
to its growing roster of coast to coast hotels.

Bringing the chain’s hotel count to 14, the Wyndham Seattle - Tacoma
Airport will be flagged the PRIME Hotel Seattle -Tacoma Airport; the
Wyndham Garden Hotel - Bothell will be branded the PRIME Hotel & Suites
Seattle/Bothell and the Wyndham Garden Hotel - Naperville will become
PRIME Hotel & Suites Chicago/Naperville.

“As we strategically build our portfolio of full-service hotels across the
nation, these are two very important markets for the PRIME Hotels &
Resorts brand, appealing to both the business and leisure mix of clients
seeking a full-service property that is committed to delivering quality,
service and customer preference,” states A. F. Petrocelli, Chairman and
CEO of Prime Hospitality Corp.

Conveniently located on International Blvd., the PRIME Hotel Seattle -
Tacoma Airport is the ideal base to explore Seattle’s sights including
Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, historic Pioneer Square and Fifth
Avenue shopping, as well as sporting events at Key Arena. This hotel
enjoys being the most convenient SeaTac Airport hotel situated just at the
airport’s entrance.

All 180 rooms and 24 suites are richly styled in contemporary design, with
high-end room features including free high-speed wired or wireless
Internet access, cozy pillow-top mattresses, shower massagers, cordless
two-line phones and award-winning Herman Miller(R) Aeron(R) chairs in the
ample work space- desk area.


Other amenities are complimentary airport shuttle, an indoor pool and
6,400-square-feet of meeting and function space. Enjoy Cal-Ital favorites
at Terra Nova Bar & Grille for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including the
signature lunchtime pasta bar; cocktails are served in the Lobby Lounge.

Just minutes from downtown Seattle, the PRIME Hotel & Suites
Seattle/Bothell, is perfectly situated in Bothell’s “Technology Corridor”.
The 140 deluxe rooms and 26 suites offer wired, or wireless, free
high-speed Internet access and cozy pillow-top mattresses.

The property features an outdoor pool and whirlpool, fitness center and a
nearby jogging trail, as well as 4,600 square feet of meeting and function
space. The Garden Café is open for breakfast lunch and dinner, offering
casual American fare; drinks are served in the Lobby Lounge.

Located just south of the East-West High-Tech Corridor with Chicago just
minutes away, the PRIME Hotel & Suites Chicago/Naperville is close to
business, shopping, dining and area attractions. All 143 nicely appointed
rooms, including 39 suites, offer a choice of wireless or wired free high-
speed Internet access.

Enjoy drinks at the lobby lounge, complete with a fireplace and library
overlooking landscaped lush gardens. Other amenities include a fitness
center, indoor pool and whirlpool and over 5,600 square feet of banquet
and meeting space. Classic American favorites are served in the Garden
Café for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

As part of the brand’s move into the upscale full-service hotel arena, and
to differentiate itself in that marketplace, PRIME Hotels & Resorts is
providing free and unlimited wired and wireless, high-speed Internet
access at all of its properties. Furthermore, as members of the Prime
Rewards loyalty program, guests staying at PRIME Hotels & Resorts can
enjoy PRIME Personal Choices by selecting their own, favorite Welcome
Amenities that will be in their guest room awaiting their arrival. Prime
Rewards members also earn both points and miles for FREE nights and FUN
flights as a participant in its Prime Rewards loyalty program. Members
will also earn a minimum of 500 airline miles per stay.

These new additions to the chain are part of 12 Wyndham hotels being
converted to the PRIME Hotels & Resorts brand, adding a total of 2,321 new
rooms and 48,229 square feet of meeting space. With one final Wyndham
conversion transitioning next week, upon completion, the hotel chain will
boast 15 properties in major markets coast to coast, including Atlanta,
Seattle, San Diego, northern New Jersey and Phoenix.

Prime Hospitality Corp. launched the PRIME Hotels & Resorts brand in
January 2003 with the conversion of the Sheraton Saratoga Springs to PRIME
Hotel & Conference Center- Saratoga Springs, NY. In March of this year,
the chain expanded with the re-branding of the Radisson Hotel & Suites,
Fairfield, NJ and the Radisson Suites, Secaucus, NJ, and in the past seven
weeks it converted eight of 12 Wyndham hotels (Salt Lake City, UT,
Sunnyvale, CA, San Diego, CA, Nashville, TN, Atlanta, GA and three in
Phoenix, AZ) to the PRIME Hotels & Resorts brand.

In December 2003, Prime Hospitality Corp. entered into a management
agreement with Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT) for 24 AmeriSuites
hotels and 12 full-service Wyndham hotels to be re-branded under PRIME
Hotels & Resorts chain. The agreement became effective on January 1, 2004
for the AmeriSuites hotels and February 1, 2004 for the PRIME Hotels &
Resorts hotels. Also, as part of the agreement, HPT will provide $25
million during the first two years to pay for re-branding and other
capital improvements on the 36 hotels.