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CSM Lodging Completes Renovation of the Former Holiday
Inn West, Reopens as the Marriott Minneapolis West
in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
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MINNEAPOLIS – June 9, 2005 – CSM Lodging announces the opening of the Marriott Minneapolis West, a completely remodeled, full-service, upscale hotel and meeting facility in St. Louis Park, Minn. Formerly the Holiday Inn West, the hotel has undergone a full-scale renovation that includes all guest rooms, common areas, conference facilities and dining areas.

“We have found the Marriott brand to be extremely well-received in the Twin Cities,” said Robin Kirk, president of CSM Lodging, “The diverse business community in the west metro will appreciate the availability of a beautiful, high-quality lodging and conference facility, which is exactly what the Marriott Minneapolis West offers.”

The facility’s eight conference rooms are state-of-the-art in terms of design and technology, offering 15,000-square-feet of flexible meeting space.

Guest rooms are large and stylish, featuring upscale furnishings; flat screen TVs; well-lit, oversized granite vanities; and curved shower rods. The Marriott Minneapolis West also boasts the new Marriott bed, which features white-on-white plush bedding consisting of an 11-inch mattress, featherbed topper, 300-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, a down blanket, six down pillows and a colorful bed scarf. For the business traveler, all rooms feature a highly functional work desk and high speed Internet access.

Additional amenities include a concierge floor for VIP guests. The Marriott Minneapolis West also features a Kosher banquet kitchen – one of just a few in the Twin Cities metro area.

“The addition of the Marriott Minneapolis West to the CSM family compliments our current portfolio,” added Kirk. “Our aim with this renovation was to meet the needs of business travelers, meeting planners and the new generation of leisure travelers. The result exceeds our expectations.”

About CSM Lodging
CSM Lodging, a division of CSM Corporation, owns and operates 37 hotels nationwide under the Marriott, Hilton and Carlson brands. CSM Lodging has been recognized as Marriott's "Developer of the Year" for their contribution to the tremendous growth and increase in market presence of limited service Marriott hotels. For more information visit www.csmlodging.net.

CSM Corporation engages in the acquisition, development, leasing, management, and ownership of quality real estate assets. Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn, CSM’s extensive portfolio includes retail, industrial, multi-family residential, and hotel properties across the continental United States. For more information visit www.csmcorp.net.

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Contact:

CSM Corporation
500 Washington Avenue South, Suite 3000
Minneapolis, MN 55415
www.csmcorp.net

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Also See: Minneapolis-Based CSM Corporation Acquires the 197 room Holiday Inn Minneapolis West for $9.325 million / Aug 2004


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