Expands in Alabama Through Agreement With
AHI Entity Suite Living, Inc.
Washington, D.C. (March 29, 2005) – Marriott ExecuStay, the corporate housing division of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR), has strengthened its presence in the Southeast through franchise agreements with Suite Living, Inc., a sister entity of AHI Corporate Housing. Effective today, Suite Living now operates Marriott ExecuStay in the Tennessee markets of Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville, and in Mobile, Ala., bringing the total number of franchised ExecuStay markets to 40.
Founded 15 years ago and based in Birmingham, Ala., AHI – which created the Suite Living entity as its Marriott ExecuStay operator – is the largest temporary housing provider in Alabama. Owner Ralph P. Moore, CRP, is an active member of the Corporate Housing Providers Association.
“Through AHI and its sister entity, Suite Living, Marriott ExecuStay is reaching with confidence into a part of the country where there’s a significant demand for corporate housing,” said Karen Blair, senior vice president of Marriott ExecuStay. “Ralph Moore and his 40-person team have a great reputation for their sales and marketing acumen and for the well-established relationships they’ve created with many substantial companies throughout the Southeast.”
Moore added, “The time was right to expand, and Marriott was the perfect partner. The Marriott name, and its vast experience in marketing, will combine with our organization to create the leading corporate housing provider in the Tennessee and Mobile-Biloxi markets.”
Marriott ExecuStay offers travelers who require stays of 30 days or more the spaciousness and privacy of apartment living in 49 major U.S. markets. All Marriott ExecuStay apartments are fully furnished and accessorized, with monthly rates that include basic utilities, phone service and cable television. Customers can enjoy the added benefit of earning points in Marriott Rewards®, the company’s award-winning frequent travel program.
Marriott ExecuStay is part of Marriott International’s extended-stay lodging portfolio, which also includes Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites and Marriott Executive Apartments. Marriott International provides fully furnished corporate apartments throughout the United States, Europe, Great Britain and Asia through its Marriott ExecuStay and Marriott Executive Apartments brands.
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