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Carson Gaming, L.L.C. Completes 100-room Courtyard by Marriott Located
at the Casino Fandango, Carson City, Nevada
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InterMountain Management, LLC Will Manage Hotel

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MONROE, LA – March 31, 2008 – InterMountain Management, LLC announced today the opening of the 100-room Courtyard by Marriott in Carson City, Nevada.  Located at 3870 South Carson Street, the Courtyard Carson City will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Carson Gaming Hotels, L.L.C. a subsidiary of Carson Gaming, L.L.C.   The hotel will be managed by InterMountain Management, LLC of Monroe, Louisiana.  The Courtyard by Marriott is the first Marriott hotel in the Carson City area.

“We really have to thank the community of Carson City for their support of this hotel,” said Cathy Piechowski, general manager of the hotel.  “The staff is ready to provide outstanding hospitality, and we are very excited to serve our guests.”

"Opening the Carson City Courtyard by Marriott is the final exciting piece of our $45 million master-planned expansion of Casino Fandango," said Garry Goett, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Carson Gaming, L.L.C.  "Bringing in one of the world's most recognizable hotel brands creates a major asset not only for our casino but for Carson City as well.  We now can offer our guests top quality hotel accommodations which makes Casino Fandango an attractive tourist and meetings destination."  The new Courtyard by Marriott is a key component of Casino Fandango's entertainment campus expansion which includes the new Ti Amo Italian Grille (September 2007), an 18,000 sq. ft. casino expansion (December 2007) and a 41,000 sq. ft. Galaxy 10 Movie Theater (August 2007). 

"We envisioned all along that we would create a destination that Carson City will be proud of - a place where our casino guests, business travelers, legislators, snowbirds, and tourists will find only the best accommodations and services," Goett added.
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Courtyard® by Marriott® Carson City
3870 S Carson St
Carson City, Nevada 89701 USA
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Located in the heart of the Carson Valley, adjacent to Fandango Casino, six miles from the Carson City Airport and 30 miles from the Reno/Tahoe International Airport, the Courtyard Carson City offers guests convenient access to the Nevada State Capitol, the Kit Carson Trail, the Nevada State Railroad Museum, and a variety of restaurants and other attractions.

“At Courtyard, we research and test our designs to provide for comfort and functionality,” said Tim Sheldon, senior vice president, brand management, Marriott International.  “We’ve become America’s leading select-service hotel brand by listening to our customers and giving them what they want at a rate below traditional full-service hotels.”

Meeting the evolving needs of the traveler, Courtyard has redesigned its public space.  The new concept includes, a business library featuring individual workstations with high-speed data ports with ergonomic chairs, free high speed Internet access; a pantry-style, 24-hour “grab and go” food and beverage area called “The Market,” and a lounge area where guests can work, meet and dine in a relaxing setting.

The four-story hotel offers a meeting room with 750 square feet of meeting space and free wireless Internet access.  Other guest facilities and services include the Courtyard Cafe restaurant, serving breakfast, a lobby bar, a casino, a swimming pool with whirlpool spa, exercise room, guest laundry and business center. 

Courtyard guest rooms feature either a king-size bed or two queen-size beds, a seating area with sofa bed or oversized chair, a large, well-lit work desk and two telephones equipped with data ports.  The Courtyard Carson City features 12 suites with a king-size bed, refrigerator and microwave oven.  Other in-room amenities include coffee maker, hair dryer, iron with ironing board, and 32” flat screen HD television with free premium movie and cable channels.

For more information or reservations, call the Courtyard Carson City hotel directly at 775-887-9900, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 800-321-2211, contact a travel agent or visit the web site at www.courtyard.com/RNOCC.

About Carson Gaming, L.L.C.
Carson Gaming Hotels, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Carson Gaming, L.L.C. which owns the highly successful Casino Fandango and Galaxy 10 movie theater, a state-of-the-art $14 million, 10-screen multiplex, both located adjacent to the Courtyard by Marriott. Since opening in August 2003, Casino Fandango's success has redefined gaming in Carson City, Nevada.  Featuring 750 slots, 10 table games, a poker room, a race and sports book and four signature restaurants, Casino Fandango offers amenities that rival major Reno and Las Vegas casino-hotels.  Carson Gaming, L.L.C. is an affiliate of the Olympia Group of companies, a multifaceted organization whose subsidiaries and related entities include the successful 2,750-acre Southern Highlands master-planned community in Las Vegas, as well as some of the most desirable and high-profile real estate and mixed-use projects throughout the state of Nevada.

About InterMountain Management, LLC
InterMountain Management, LLC is an award winning hotel management and development company specializing in the select service and extended stay hotel segment. InterMountain Management, LLC currently own and/or manage over 65 premium branded hotels nationwide within Marriott International and other leading hotel brand portfolios.   This is the third Marriott hotel in the state of Nevada for InterMountain Management.  For more information or to view hotel locations across the U.S., please visit their website at www.intermtn.biz.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with about 3,000 lodging properties in the United States and 67 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, Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club, 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.  The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Md., and had approximately 151,000 employees at 2007 year-end.  It is ranked as the lodging industry’s most admired company and one of the best companies to work for by FORTUNE®, and has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the 2007 Sustained Excellence Award and Partner of the Year since 2004.  In fiscal year 2007, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $13 billion.  For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com.

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Contact:

Shawna Brown
Marketing Department
InterMountain Management, LLC
720-733-2878
shawnab@intermtn.biz
www.courtyard.com/RNOCC
 

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Also See: Equity Inns, Inc. Acquiring Eight Marriott Branded Hotels from InterMountain Management, LLC for Approximately $90.5 million, or $122,000 per Key / August 2007
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