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RLJ Lodging Trust and White Lodging Services Complete Renovation
of Guest Rooms and Public Spaces for Two of their Properties

Transforming the 78-suite Residence Inn Indianapolis-Fishers in Indiana
and the 66-suite Residence Inn Austin South in Texas

Indianapolis, and Merillville, IN – March 28, 2012 – White Lodging Services and RLJ Lodging Trust are pleased to announce the renovation of guest room suites and public spaces for two of their properties.  The 78-suite Residence Inn Indianapolis-Fishers located at 9765 Crosspoint Blvd. in Indianapolis, Indiana and the 66-suite Residence Inn Austin South located at 4537 S IH 35 in Austin, Texas have undergone transformtion into upscale hotels, designed to enhance the comfort and lifestyle of travelers on the road today. The newly refreshed hotels offers guests flexible spaces and amenities to help maintain a healthy balance and routine while traveling.

Residence Inn Indianapolis-Fishers
The spacious, residential-style hotel offers studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom suites provide accommodations that are larger than traditional hotel guestrooms. The spacious layout with separate zones where guests can relax, work, eat, and sleep, help our guests maintaining their routines while away from home. The updated kitchens outfitted with full-sized refrigerators and stainless steel appliances make living on the road easier for both business travelers on long stays and families on holiday. With a larger, expansive workspace, free high speed Internet access, and a multitude of easily accessible outlets, guests are able to work efficiently throughout the suite. A completely new furniture package including sectional sofas, flat screen televisions, and luxurious bathrooms with extra storage space make it possible for travelers to live and rest comfortably.  Contemporary and stylish décor, featuring natural light and refreshing colors are all elements that improve guests’ productivity and energy.

Residence Inn Austin South
Located only a few miles away from the University of Texas, the famous nightlife of Sixth Street and Zilker Park, the hotel is centrally located for all your needs. The Residence Inn Austin South is also located 5 miles from Austin Bergstrom Airport.

“When on the road for an extended period, our guests need space to spread out, to maintain their life’s pace and restore their energy,” said Diane Mayer, vice president and global brand manager, Residence Inn. “Residence Inn offers a seamless blend of modern style and functionality that allows them to settle in and thrive.”

The spacious, residential-style suites offer accommodations that are larger than traditional hotel guestrooms. The spacious layout provides separate zones where guests can relax, work, eat, and sleep, thereby maintaining their routines while away from home. The updated kitchens outfitted with full-sized refrigerators and stainless steel appliances make living on the road easier for both business travelers on long stays and families on holiday. With a larger, expansive workspace, free high speed Internet access, and a multitude of easily accessible outlets, guests are able to work efficiently throughout the suite. Thirty-seven inch flat screen televisions and luxurious bathrooms with extra storage space make it possible for travelers to live and rest comfortably.

“We are sure that our guests and “residents” will love every aspect of our renovation,” said general manager Ryan Plain.

Conveying the same feeling of comfortable living on the road, the hotels' re-designed public spaces have been transformed into multi-functional living spaces where guests can relax or collaborate on their own terms. The new open communal living space allows guests to connect with friends, family or colleagues in a modern living room style lounge and around the firepit in the outdoor open-air living room.  Free Wi-Fi and private “nooks” with personal high-definition flat screen televisions provide a private/public work space outside of the suite.

With more than 620 hotels in North America, Europe and South America, Residence Inn, a Marriott power brand credited with introducing the extended-stay lodging segment 37 years ago, offers guests lower rates for longer stays. With a free hot breakfast offered every day that features a variety of quality items and healthy alternatives, Residence Inn helps guests prepare for the day ahead and maintain a healthy balance while on the road. In addition to the robust free hot breakfast offering, other valuable amenities include grocery delivery service, 24-hour market, fully functional kitchens in each suite, fitness room and guest laundry room.

Residence Inn 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 3,200 Marriott hotels worldwide. For more information or reservations, call the Residence Inn Indianapolis Fishers hotel directly at 317-842-111, the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800-331-3131 or visit www.residenceinn.com/INDFS.    Become a Residence Inn fan at www.facebook.com/residenceinn.

ABOUT WHITE LODGING SERVICES

White Lodging Services Corporation was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development, and operations company – a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid- to large-scale hotels across the country. Its current portfolio consists of over 158 hotels in 20 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group, and Carlson Hotels Worldwide. For more information about White Lodging, please visit www.whitelodging.com or call 219-472-2861.

ABOUT RLJ LODGING TRUST
RLJ Lodging Trust is a self-advised, publicly traded real estate investment trust focused on acquiring premium-branded, focused service and compact full-service hotels. The Company’s portfolio consists of 141 hotels in 20 states and the District of Columbia, with a total of more than 20,600 rooms. Additional information may be found on the Company’s website: http://rljlodgingtrust.com

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) for company information.

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Contact:

Residence Inn Indianapolis-Fishers
Robert Coronato, General Manager
Robin Richardson, Sales Manager
(317) 712-9079
Robin.Richardson@whitelodging.com

Residence Inn Austin South
Ryan Plain
(512) 912-1100
Ryan.Plain@whitelodging.com


 
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