The Buttes Becomes a Marriott Resort


Resort Features Marriott’s New Bedding and New Narande Spa

WASHINGTON, March 28 /PRNewswire/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) today announced that the Wyndham Buttes Resort in Tempe, Ariz. has become The Buttes, A Marriott Resort. Nestled on a 25-acre mountaintop overlooking the city of Phoenix, the resort is located at 2000 Westcourt Way. A multi-million dollar renovation is planned by the property’s owner and operator, Columbia Sussex Corporation of Fort Mitchell, Ky. The 353-room resort will feature Marriott’s luxurious new bedding and the new Narande Spa; offering manicures, pedicures, massages and the signature five-step skin treatment, the Narande Redflower Ritual.

“We’re very excited to be a part of the Marriott family of hotels, and we look forward to welcoming our past guests as well as new visitors to this wonderful resort,” said Steve Eberhart, general manager, The Buttes, A Marriott Resort. “Our customers can expect Marriott’s new luxurious bedding, and we will continue to provide an outstanding level of service that our guests have come to trust and rely on.”

All guestrooms feature Marriott’s new, more luxurious Revive(R) bedding with plusher mattresses, softer sheets and more pillows. Replacing the traditional hotel bedspread is a down comforter nestled inside sheeted duvets, which will be freshly laundered for each new guest. The stylized bedding features 300-thread-count, cotton-rich, white top and fitted bottom sheets and is accented with euro shams, a decorative bed scarf and bolster. Other in- room amenities include a workspace with ergonomic desk and chair, high-speed wireless Internet access, telephone with data port and speaker phone, coffee maker, iron with ironing board, and cable TV with premium channels.

The resort offers a variety of food and beverage options. Top of the Rock, the resort’s signature restaurant, offers upscale American cuisine and is open for dinner and Sunday brunch. Market Cafe offers classic cafe fare and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Thirsty Cactus Bar & Grill offers gourmet burgers and sandwiches during lunch, and Tequila on the Rocks bar is open in the evenings and offers live entertainment on Saturdays.

The Buttes, A Marriott Resort is ideal for business and social occasions, offering a total of 9,000 square feet of well appointed meeting space. Technological capabilities include high-speed Internet access in all meeting rooms and comprehensive audiovisual facilities. A 24-hour business center is also available to meet guests’ needs.

The resort is within walking distance from the Cotton Center corporate business park and the Los Angeles Angels’ spring training center. Other nearby attractions include Raven Golf Club, Arizona State University, the Desert Botanical Garden, America West Arena and the Phoenix Zoo. The resort is located 10 minutes away from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Other hotel features include room service, tennis courts, volley ball courts, two mountainside outdoor pools, a fitness center, jogging and hiking trails, gift shop and laundry service.

For more information or reservations, contact The Buttes, A Marriott Resort directly at (602) 225-9000, call Marriott’s Worldwide Reservations Center at (800) 228-9290, or visit the hotel’s web site at http://www.marriott.com/phxtm . The Buttes, A Marriott Resort participates in the company’s award-winning Marriott Rewards(R) frequent guest program. Members earn their choice of points toward free vacations or frequent flyer mileage for dollars spent at more than 2,500 Marriott hotels worldwide.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with over 2,700 lodging properties in the United States and 66 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 Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. Marriott is also in the synthetic fuel business. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has approximately 143,000 employees. In fiscal year 2005, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $11.6 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at http://www.marriott.com/.

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