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The 201-suite Residence Inn by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Hotel
to Open in British Columbia, Canada

The Re-branding of the Former Cascadia Hotel & Suites,
Owned and Managed by SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts

Bethesda, Maryland – July 24, 2012
Marriott International, Inc. ((NYSE:MAR) is scheduled to open the 201-suite Residence Inn® by Marriott in Vancouver, British Columbia this Friday, July 27, 2012.  Located at 1234 Hornby Street, the former Cascadia Hotel & Suites will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Vancouver-based SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts.

“We are pleased to introduce Residence Inn hotels in the Vancouver area,” said Diane Mayer, vice president and global brand manager, Residence Inn. “When on the road for an extended period, our guests need space to spread out, maintain their life’s pace and restore their energy to help them maintain a healthy balance and routine while traveling. This new hotel offers them a seamless blend of modern style and functionality that allows them to settle in and thrive.”

The Residence Inn by Marriot is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Vancouver with easy access to many attractions including the city’s seawall, beaches on English Bay, Vancouver Art Gallery and Davie Street Village. The hotel also offers its guests convenient access to Pacific Centre Shopping Mall, Aquabus to Granville Island Public Market, Chinatown, Stanley Park and it is less than 20 minutes from Vancouver International Airport. Rates vary depending on length of stay.

“SilverBirch is excited to partner with Marriott International and opening what will be the only branded designated extended-stay hotel in Vancouver” said Steve Giblin, President and CEO of SilverBirch Hotel & Resorts. “Residence Inn will be a marvelous addition to the Vancouver market, and we look forward to growing our partnership with Marriott at other locations across Canada in the coming months and years.”

Residence Inn® by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Hotel Features
  • Spacious studios and studio suites with separate living, working, dining and sleeping areas
  • Well-equipped contemporary in-suite kitchens
  • Complimentary daily hot breakfast buffet with a wide selection of healthy and indulgent offerings
  • Free WiFi and high-speed Internet in all suites
  • Complimentary evening socials twice a week featuring light fare and a weekly BBQ offering tasty bites in a relaxing environment
  • The Market®: Convenient 24-hour market in the lobby
  • Semi-private and “social” common areas including lounge, fitness center, indoor heated pool and outdoor garden terrace with fire pit and BBQ grill
The hotel also features the Cavino™ restaurant which will offer a new all-day dining experience. The Cavino™ menu will serve Starbucks® coffee and patisserie-style baked goods in the morning and transform into a wine bar offering a tapas-style menu in the evening. Other hotel facilities and services include an indoor pool, fitness center, an outdoor deck, a social room, weeknight social hour and 2,196 square feet of meeting space to accommodate meetings of up to 100 people.

About Residence Inn
With more than 620 properties in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America and the Caribbean, Residence Inn by Marriott is a leader in the extended stay lodging segment. Designed for long stays, the brand offers spacious suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Fully functional kitchens, grocery delivery, 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfast help guests maintain a healthy balance while on the road. Complimentary Wi-Fi allows guests to stay connected to the home and office, while health and fitness options and inviting lobby spaces provide comfortable places to work and relax.

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 3,700 Marriott hotels worldwide. For more information or reservations, call the Residence Inn Vancouver Downtown hotel directly at 604-688-1234, the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800-331-3131, or visit www.residenceinn.com. For travel tips, the latest on the brand or to connect with other travelers, “like” Residence Inn on Facebook: www.facebook.com/residenceinn.

About SilverBirch
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is one of Canada’s leading hotel management companies and manages over 20 hotels and resorts across Canada. The company manages independent hotels and hotels operating under major franchise brands.  For more information on SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts visit www.silverbirchhotels.com.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

 
Contact:

Nina Herrera-Davila
Marriott International
301-380-2691
nina.herrera-davila@marriott.com

Suzanne Allemeier
General Manager
Residence Inn Vancouver Downtown 
604-688-1234



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