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The Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center Set to Open in 
August, 2006; The 286-room City Owned Property with 60,000
Sq Ft of Meeting Space Will Open Smoke Free
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CORALVILLE, Iowa February 7, 2006 The great state of Iowa is preparing to unveil its first-ever smoke free full-service hotel with the Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, opening August 15, 2006. The 286-room property with 60,000 square feet of meeting space is owned by the City of Coralville and operated by Marriott International. To further demonstrate their commitment to promoting a smoke free environment, along with their strong desire to have a positive impact on the local community and economy, the Coralville Marriott will donate a percentage of guest room receipts in 2006 to the University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center for tobacco-related research.

"We are proud to foster a healthy environment for our guests and employees and this well-being extends to every area of our hotel from our plush Revive® beds to our smoke free air, " stated Director of Sales and Marketing, Justin Hannah.  "The Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center is also committed to providing an unrivaled experience with our innovative meeting space and outstanding Marriott hospitality."
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Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
300 East 9th St.
Coralville, Iowa
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Nestled along the breathtaking banks of the Iowa River and in the heart of the area's most popular shopping, dining and entertainment venues, the Marriott Coralville Hotel & Conference Center is sure to be a popular leisure and meeting destination. It is also located within walking distance of the City's future Intermodal Center and the Iowa Environmental Education Project and just minutes from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC).

As a premier state-of-the-art hotel and conference center, the Coralville Marriott Hotel will proudly meet all the qualifications of the International Association of Conference Centers with its 60,000 square-feet of flexible meeting space. Group meetings and special events can be held in the exquisitely designed 30,000 square-foot exhibit hall or two ballrooms. Those looking to hold more intimate meetings or smaller themed events will appreciate one of 21 richly appointed breakout rooms, which will all boast the latest cutting-edge technology. A host of on-site amenities include a private concierge lounge, fully equipped business center, high-speed internet access, a fitness facility with an indoor pool and whirlpool, a full-service restaurant, coffee bar and lounge. As an added touch, the hotel will be home to the Iowa Writers Workshop Library, housing the manuscripts of members representing the oldest society of writers in the country.  A quaint reading area and nearby fireplace will offer a welcoming spot for a quiet retreat. 

In an effort to maintain the look of a traditional river district from days gone, the exterior of the Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center is being constructed in primarily brick and limestone block and is complimented by lush landscaping which will reflect the design of other surrounding properties and parks planned for the district.  The inviting grand porte coche charms arriving guests with a refreshing water fountain and impressive time clock at its heart, while the ensuing side of the hotel will overlook a tranquil pond and peaceful wetland parks. 

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading worldwide hospitality company with nearly 2,400 operating units in the United States and 59 other countries and territories. 

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Contact:

Ken Garrison 
Marriott International
314-253-5275 
ken.garrison@marriott.com
 www.coralvillemarriott.com

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Also See: Effective January 2006, all 77 Westin Hotels in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean Will go 100% Smoke-free In All Guestrooms and Public Areas / December 2005
Woman Seeks $600,000 in Compensatory Damages from Towneplace Suites by Marriott in Chesapeake, Virginia Over Smoking Spat / January 2006

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