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Marriott Adds Second LEED Pre-Certified Brand with Groundbreaking
for TownePlace Suites Frederick


March 14, 2011 - The TownePlace Suites Frederick launches Marriott’s second LEED Volume Program (Courtyard was the first) in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC.)  The property will be the brand’s first green hotel prototype and will dramatically accelerate Marriott’s goal to have 300 LEED hotels by 2015.

Pictured L to R: Peter Plamondon, Sr., Chairman, Plamondon Hospitality Partners; Steven Michael, Tower Bank; Myron Levy, Investor; James Plamondon, Co-President Plamondon Hospitality Partners; Peter Plamondon, Jr., Co-President, Plamondon Hospitality Partners; Joel Eisemann, Executive Vice President, Owner &  Franchise Services, Marriott International; Blaine Young, President, Frederick County (Md.) Commissioners

About TownePlace Suites:
TownePlace Suites is an all-suite hotel brand designed for long-stays with moderately priced rooms.  Launched in 1997, the brand currently has more than 190 locations in the United States. TownePlace Suites participates in the company’s award-winning Marriott Rewards® program, which enables members to earn their choice of points toward free vacations or frequent flyer mileage in their preferred airline program for dollars spent at more than 3,100 Marriott hotels around the world. For more information or reservations, call the TownePlace Suites toll-free number at 800-257-3000 or visit the Web site at

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Also See: Concord Hospitality Enterprises Breaks Ground on LEED-Designed 124-suite Courtyard by Marriott Washington Meadow Hotel in Pittsburg Suburb, Washington, Pennsylvania / February 2011

Concord Hospitality Enterprises Breaks Ground on LEED-Designed 136-suite SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Columbus, Ohio in a Joint Venture with Continental Real Estate Companies / February 2011

Marriott’s Courtyard Brand Develops LEED® Certified Hotel Prototype; The Courtyard Settler’s Ridge in Pittsburgh, Penn.Will be the First to be Built Based on the Green Hotel Prototype Concept / November 2009

Marriott International's Global Headquarters Building and 30 of its Hotels in Development Expected to Achieve LEED(R) Certification / May 2009

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