New Atlanta Marriott Downtown Welcomes Guests

Hotel Features Marriott’s New Bedding and Will Undergo a Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

WASHINGTON, March 8 /PRNewswire/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) today announced that the Wyndham Atlanta Downtown has become the Atlanta Marriott Downtown, with a multi-million dollar renovation planned by the property’s owner and operator, Columbia Sussex Corporation of Fort Mitchell, Ky. Situated in the heart of Atlanta’s downtown business and entertainment district at 160 Spring St., the hotel offers Marriott’s luxurious new bedding, as well as wireless Internet access in all public areas. The 312-room Atlanta Marriott Downtown also is introducing its new Bistro Americana Restaurant & Lounge, featuring an upscale, casual American cuisine.

“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 hotel. 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,” said Brian Woolever, general manager, Atlanta Marriott Downtown.

All guestrooms feature Marriott’s new, more luxurious 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 Atlanta Marriott Downtown is ideal for business and social occasions, offering a total of 14,195 square feet of well appointed meeting space — with the 4,536 square-foot Centennial Ballroom and 14 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 Atlanta Marriott Downtown is within walking distance from the Centennial Olympic Park and the CNN Center. In addition to a myriad of restaurants and shopping destinations, other nearby attractions include the Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Aquarium, World of Coke and the Georgia Dome. The hotel is located 20 minutes away from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Other hotel features include room service, concierge level with private lounge, outdoor pool, fitness center, gift shop and laundry service.

For more information or reservations, contact the Atlanta Marriott Downtown directly at (404) 688-8600, call Marriott’s Worldwide Reservations Center at (800) 228-9290, or visit the hotel’s web site at The Atlanta Marriott Downtown 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

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