Spectacular $5.6 Million Room Redesign at The Renaissance Long Beach Hotel Scheduled for Completion July 1, 2005

LONG BEACH, Calif., May 23 /PRNewswire/ — The Renaissance Long Beach Hotel is pleased to announce the ongoing $5.6 million renovation of all 374 Hotel guestrooms. Updated with new amenities, rich fabrics, new window coverings and a sleek, cool color palette, the Renaissance Hotel will further deliver to its guests what it knows best: a luxurious, convenient and comforting “home away from home” experience. Combined with its intimate meeting spaces, professional service staff and ideal location in the very heart of Long Beach’s convention and tourist center, the reborn Renaissance Hotel is poised to redefine what business travelers expect from a visit to this urban waterfront destination: an invitation to personal attention and a memorable experience that’s definitely not “business as usual.”

Guests can enjoy a glimpse of the very near future right in the Hotel lobby, where an example of the updated and more intimate guestroom experience has been constructed and put on display. Seeking to bring to the Hotel a more relaxed, residential feeling that embodies its Southern California destination, a great many colorful improvements and innovations have been added to each guestroom. Textured blonde wall coverings as well as artwork and fabrics in luminous shades of blue, green and gold exquisitely capture the soft California light. Plush Renaissance beds feature 300-thread-count sheets and extra pillows to provide the ultimate sleep experience.

“We wanted a contemporary bayfront look for the rooms that says ‘casual elegance’,” explained interior designer Karen Rodgers of design firm Looney & Associates. “We let more light in with sheer window coverings and created new window seats that invite guests to take in the views. At the same time, business amenities in every room have been improved.”

“Our perfect size and close attention to detail make staying with us, whether for business or pleasure, feel like home,” said Joachim Ortmayer, Renaissance Long Beach Hotel’s General Manager. “Making guests feel entirely at ease is engrained in our culture and has driven our ‘residential rooms’ redesign.”

The Renaissance Long Beach Hotel invites meeting planners and guests to take a tour of the new guestrooms and Hotel facilities.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 65 other countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Bulgari, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn and SpringHill Suites brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Marriott Grand Residence Club brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has approximately 133,000 employees. 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. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com.

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