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Marriott International Announces Its 1,500th Hotel;
San Francisco's Parc 55 Hotel Re-flagged as a Renaissance

WASHINGTON, April 30, 1998 -  Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) announced it has converted the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco to a Renaissance hotel and designated it as Marriott's 1,500th hotel worldwide.

Renaissance Parc 55, San Francisco
A luxury 32-story hotel in downtown San Francisco featuring 1,008 guestrooms and 21 meeting rooms, which total 21,000 sq. ft. of function space. Located just two blocks from Union Square and four blocks from the Moscone Convention Center, the Parc Fifty Five Hotel offers an Executive Club level, three restaurants and a bar, a Business Service Center and complimentary use of health club. Macy's, Nordstrom, the San Francisco Shopping Centre and Planet Hollywood are just steps away. 

The new 1,008-room Renaissance hotel represents a major milestone as part of Marriott's goal to have 2,000 hotels by the year 2000. The Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel will operate as a franchise, owned and managed by San Francisco-based Park Lane Hotels International.

Renaissance Hotels and Resorts features 70 distinctive properties in 23 countries, providing upscale accommodations to business, meeting and leisure travelers worldwide. Earlier this year, Renaissance Hotels and Resorts joined Marriott's award-winning frequent travel program, Marriott Rewards. Also this year, J.D. Power and Associates and Frequent Flyer magazine ranked Renaissance Hotels and Resorts highest in guest satisfaction among upscale hotel chains in the U.S. For reservations and information, contact 1-800-HOTELS-1. Marriott International, Inc. is a leading worldwide hospitality company, with over 1,600 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, Renaissance, New World and Ramada International brands; vacation club (timeshare) resorts; senior living communities and services; and food service distribution. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has approximately 129,000 employees.

Mary Jo Alfirevich 
Marriott Lodging
Wendy May Lussier, 212-445-8128
Susan Peters
BSMG Worldwide -  for Marriott Lodging

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