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Marriott to Manage Prestigious Coronado Resort

     WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 17, 1997) -- Marriott International, Inc. (MAR/NYSE) today announced
     it will manage a 300-room luxury resort in Coronado, Calif., formerly a Le Meridien resort, as a
     Marriott resort property. The announcement was made following the acquisition of the property
     by Host Marriott Corporation. The property will be renamed Coronado Island Marriott Resort. The
     harbor-front resort, located at 2000 Second Street, opened in 1988.

     "We are very pleased to add the four-diamond, four-star resort on the Coronado peninsula to
     Marriott's resort portfolio," said William R. Tiefel, president of Marriott Lodging. "The new
     Coronado Island resort joins a select collection of 42 Marriott resorts around the world. The resort
     expands Marriott's presence in the San Diego area to nine properties including four full-service,
     two Residence Inn and two Courtyard hotels."

     Initial renovations include the refurbishment of guestrooms, corridors and all meeting space. The
     Coronado Island Marriott Resort will feature:

     The resort also features concierge service, elegant boutique shopping, limousine and rental car
     service, and 24-hour room service. An 18-hole championship golf course is situated across from
     the resort and the hotel's concierge can assist with tee times.

     Each of the spacious guestrooms offers an outdoor terrace, mini bar, two telephones and fully
     equipped vanity area.

     "We welcome the Coronado Island Marriott Resort to our system," commented Ray Warren, San
     Diego market manager and the general manager of the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina. "It is
     a luxurious complement to Marriott's presence of more than 3,800 rooms in the area."

     Jim Burns, former resident manager of the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina, was named
     general manager of the new Marriott resort. He assumes the top management role immediately to
     oversee the property's transition process. "It is Marriott's intention to retain the hourly associates
     of the hotel," Burns stated. "As is customary in hotel conversions, Marriott will retain some of the
     management staff and supplement it with additional Marriott hotel management employees."

     The Coronado Island Marriott Resort will be the 33rd domestic Marriott resort and the fourth
     resort in California.

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     Marriott International, Inc. is the world's leading hospitality company, with over
     4,900 operating units in the United States and 53 other countries and territories. Major
     businesses include hotels operated and franchised under the Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Courtyard,
     Residence Inn, Fairfield, TownePlace Suites, Executive Residences, Renaissance, New World
     and Ramada International brands; vacation ownership (timeshare) resorts operated under
     Marriott Vacation Club International; conference centers; food service and facilities
     management for clients in business, education and health care; senior living communities and
     services; and food service distribution. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and
     has approximately 230,000 employees. In fiscal year 1996, Marriott International reported total
     sales of $10.2 billion.

      Ellen Moloney
      Director of Marketing
      Coronado Island Marriott
      (619) 435-3000
      Geary Campbell, APR
      Director, National Public Relations
      Marriott Lodging
     (301) 380-8521

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