Pittsburgh Airport Hotel Reflagged as Marriott


Hotel to Undergo $10 Million Renovation Featuring Marriott’s New Bedding

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) announced today that the Wyndham Pittsburgh Airport hotel in Coraopolis, Pa., has been re-flagged as the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. Located at 777 Aten Road, the 316-room hotel will undergo a comprehensive $10 million renovation early next year. The property is owned by Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and is operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts.

“We’re very excited to be part of the Marriott family of hotels, and we look forward to welcoming our past guests and introducing new visitors to this wonderful hotel,” said Tom Hardy, general manager, Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. “Upon completion of the renovation, our customers can expect Marriott’s new luxurious bedding and fresh design, and we will continue to provide an outstanding level of service that our guests have come to trust and rely on.”

Beginning in February 2006, the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott will undergo a comprehensive renovation to its exterior, public space, fitness center and signature restaurant, Meritage Grill. Guest rooms will be completely refurbished and will feature Marriott’s new, luxurious bedding with plush mattresses, soft sheets and multiple pillows. Replacing the traditional hotel bedspread is a down comforter nestled inside sheeted duvets, which will be freshly laundered for each new guest.

The bedding features 300-thread-count, cotton-rich, white top and fitted bottom sheets, which are among the finest and softest sheets of any global hotel chain. The stylized bedding is accented with euro shams, a decorative bed scarf and a 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, Bath & Body Works products, curved shower rods, coffee maker, iron with ironing board, in-room safe, and cable TV with premium channels.

Just outside the Pittsburgh International Airport, the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott is the only full-service hotel immediately adjacent to the Point retail and commercial center, which features a myriad of dining and shopping destinations. Downtown Pittsburgh is only 20 minutes away.

Ideal for business and social occasions, the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott offers a total of 12,000 square feet of meeting space with 18 flexible breakout rooms. 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 hotel’s signature restaurant, Meritage Grill, offers American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition, a Starbuck’s retail shop serving freshly brewed Starbucks coffee will be added to the lobby. Room service is also available.

Other hotel features include a concierge desk, fitness center, outdoor/indoor pool with hydrotherapy hot tub, gift shop, laundry service and complimentary guest parking.

For more information or reservations, contact the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott directly at (416) 788-8800, call Marriott’s Worldwide Reservations Center at (800) 228-9290, or visit the hotel’s web site at http://www.marriott.com/pitmc . The Pittsburgh Airport Marriott 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.

Interstate Hotels & Resorts operates approximately 400 hospitality properties with nearly 86,000 rooms in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Russia, including 55 properties managed by Flagstone Hospitality Management, a subsidiary of Interstate Hotels & Resorts. BridgeStreet Corporate Housing Worldwide, an Interstate Hotels & Resorts subsidiary, is one of the world’s largest corporate housing providers, offering upscale, fully furnished corporate housing throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and 39 additional countries through its network partners. Interstate’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IHR. For more information about Interstate Hotels & Resorts, visit the company’s Web site: http://www.ihrco.com/ .

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 2,700 lodging properties in the United States and 65 other countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, Renaissance, Bulgari, The Ritz-Carlton, Courtyard, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, TownePlace Suites, and Fairfield Inn brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, The Ritz-Carlton Club, Grand Residences by Marriott, and Horizons brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; operates conference centers; and manages golf courses. The company is headquartered in metropolitan Washington, D.C. It is ranked as the lodging industry’s most admired company and one of the best places to work for by Fortune(R) magazine. In fiscal year 2004, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $10 billion, and the company had approximately 133,000 employees at year-end 2004. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at http://www.marriott.com/.

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