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Marriott Update on Hurricane Katrina
22 Hotels Temporarily Closed
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Washington , DC  -  30 August 2005 - 

Working closely with authorities throughout the Gulf Coast region and other areas affected by Hurricane Katrina, Marriott continues to provide for its guests and associates as best as conditions allow.  Marriott has established a toll-free line for friends and families to call for information about guests and associates who may have been impacted by the hurricane.  That number is 1-866-211-4610.  (Outside the U.S. and Canada, the direct dial number is 402-390-3265.)   Associates who have not yet checked in with their properties are encouraged to call this toll-free line. 

As of 6 p.m. (EDT) Tuesday, August 30, Marriott’s 14 hotels in New Orleans are temporarily closed and unable to accept reservations.  The affected properties include:  

Courtyard New Orleans/Covington-Mandeville
Courtyard New Orleans Downtown-Near the French Quarter
Courtyard New Orleans-Convention Center
Courtyard New Orleans-Metairie
Fairfield Inn Kenner-New Orleans Airport
JW Marriott New Orleans
Marriott New Orleans
Marriott New Orleans at the Convention Center
Renaissance Arts Hotel
Renaissance Pere Marquette
Residence Inn New Orleans-Metairie
Residence Inn New Orleans-Downtown
SpringHill Suites New Orleans/Convention Center
TownePlace Suites New Orleans/Metairie

The above hotels will remain closed until local authorities advise they may reopen.  In addition, the following hotels in affected areas remain temporarily closed: 

Alabama
Courtyard Mobile
Fairfield Inn Mobile
Marriott Mobile
Residence Inn Mobile
The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa (Point Clear)
TownePlace Suites Mobile

Louisiana
Fairfield Inn Gulfport
Fairfield Inn Houma

Marriott will provide updates and hotel status on www.marriottnewsroom.com as information becomes available.  For information regarding hotel reservations, please call (800) 228-9290.  Those in countries outside of the United States wishing information about the impact of Hurricane Katrina should call the Marriott International toll-free number in their country.

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Contact:

Marriott Communications
(301) 380-7770
www.marriott.com
 

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Also See: Mayor of Biloxi Says Storm's Surge Has Put Five Casinos Out of Commission; Hard Rock Casino -- Scheduled to Open Next Week - Was Half Destroyed, Grand Casino Biloxi Washed Across U.S. 90 / August 2005


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