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RLJ Lodging Trust and White Lodging Services Complete
Upgrades at the
78-room Courtyard by Marriott South Bend/Mishawaka in Indiana

Merrillville, IN – May 8, 2012 – White Lodging Services, one of the lodging industry’s leading owners, developers and managers, and RLJ Lodging Trust are pleased to announce a major lobby renovation has been completed at the 78-room Courtyard by Marriott located at 4825 North Main St. in Mishawaka, IN. The hotel now features the brand’s new Refreshing Business lobby concept.

“From day one, Courtyard has prided itself as a brand that listens to what travelers want from a hotel,” said Janis Milham, vice president, Global Brand Manager, Courtyard by Marriott.   “Guests want more control and choice with services and amenities that create a healthy balance between working and relaxing. We redefined the Courtyard lobby so it invites guests to get out of their rooms to work, socialize or for entertainment, whether traveling alone or with colleagues.”

The hotel is conveniently located 8.5 miles from the South Bend Regional Airport and a short distance from area attractions such as the University of Notre Dame, the NCAA College Football Hall of Fame and the Studebaker Museum.

The open, bright and contemporary new Courtyard hotel lobby welcomes guests with vivid contrasting colors.  Flexible seating options range from a communal table in the middle of the action, to more private media booths with high-definition televisions, to a more intimate, semi-enclosed lounge area.

A signature element of the new lobby is the exclusive GoBoard® technology, a 52-inch LCD touch screen packed with local information, maps, weather, and news, business and sports headlines. Guest may also connect to free WiFi.

Dining has been completely redesigned with The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect, offering healthier menu options for breakfast; and light evening fare.  The MarketTM, a 24/7 shop for snacks, beverages and sundries, is always open for late-night cravings or the toothpaste you forgot to pack.

“We’re excited to share the new energy and amenities that our lobby has to offer with our full dinner, bar and Starbucks,” said General Manager Gyorgy Baumann. “Our technology friendly media pods are convenient for guests while maintaining the same level of high quality service our guests have come to know and expect.”

About The Courtyard South Bend/Mishawaka
The three-story hotel features the new Bistro restaurant, 500 square feet of totally renovated flexible meeting space that can accommodate 40 people, as well as a refurbished indoor swimming pool, a modernized state-of-the-art fitness center with brand new equipment, guest laundry, business center, playground equipment and The MarketTM, a 24/7 shop for snacks and beverages.  For more information or reservations call the Courtyard South Bend/Mishawaka hotel directly at (574) 273-9900 or visit the website www.marriott.com/sbncy.

About White Lodging Services Corporation
White Lodging Services Corporation was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Ind. 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 more than 158 hotels in 20 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Preferred Hotels, 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
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Contact:

Gyorgy Baumann
Courtyard by Marriott South Bend/Mishawaka
(574) 273-9900
Gyorgy.Baumann@whitelodging.com


 
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