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FelCor Rebrands Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel in Irving, TX to DFW International Airport-South Embassy Suites
 
MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 1, 1999 – Embassy Suites®, the nation's leading chain of upscale all-suite hotels, today announced the conversion of the Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel in Irving, Texas, located at 4650 West Airport Freeway, to an Embassy Suites hotel. 

Located just two miles from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the newly remodeled 305-suite hotel brings the chain's total number of hotels to 146, and is the fifth Embassy Suites hotel in the Dallas area.  The hotel is owned by FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE: FCH) of Irving, Texas, the largest owner of Embassy Suites hotels.  It is operated under license from Promus Hotels, Inc., a subsidiary of Promus Hotel Corporation. 

The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport-South Embassy Suites hotel is located near local points of interest, including Six Flags Amusement Park, Texas Stadium, the Ballpark at Arlington and Lone Star Park. 

The new Embassy Suites hotel features a 10-story skylit atrium, an indoor swimming pool, 
whirlpool and dry sauna, a health and fitness center, guest laundry services and complimentary airport shuttle service.  Special suite amenities include two telephones with voice mail and data ports, a hair dryer and coffee maker in each suite.  In addition, the hotel offers 11 meeting rooms totaling approximately 9,000 square feet of meeting space, along with audio visual equipment and amenities for meetings of up to 450 people. 

Dining at the hotel is available at Capistrano’s, the Atrium Café and Lynx Lounge, as well as through room service. 

“We are pleased to join the Embassy Suites hotel system, which is known for providing guests with quality amenities and services,” said Steve Holcomb, general manager of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport-South Embassy Suites hotel.  “Our proximity to the airport, combined with a luxury two-room suite product, positions this new Embassy Suites location as an ideal choice for business and leisure travelers.” 

“I am very pleased to have the Embassy Suites conversion, from a Doubletree Guest Suites, completed after a $3.8 million renovation and upgrade of all guest suites.  The property features new furniture, carpeting, drapes, bedspreads, artwork, bathroom flooring, walls and lighting,” said Thomas J. Corcoran, Jr., president and CEO of FelCor. 

The hotel also features guest amenities consistent with the Embassy Suites hotel chain, such as spacious two-room suites that include a separate living area with a sofa bed, private bedroom and bath, two televisions, a wet bar, refrigerator, microwave oven, iron and ironing board.  In addition, all Embassy Suites hotels offer a convenient complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast each morning and a two-hour manager’s reception each evening.  Embassy Suites also offers consumers an unconditional satisfaction guarantee, which assures that guests will be completely satisfied or their night’s stay is free. 

FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated is one of the nation's largest hotel real estate investment trusts.  Since its initial public offering in 1994 with six hotels and 1,479 suites, FelCor's portfolio has grown to 190 hotels with nearly 50,000 rooms and suites.  The company's hotel portfolio is primarily concentrated in the upscale and full-service segments.  FelCor is the owner of the largest number of Embassy Suites, Crowne Plaza®, Holiday Inn®, and independently owned Doubletree®-branded hotels.  Other leading hotel brands under which FelCor's hotels are operated include Sheraton Suites®, Sheraton® and Westin®.  FelCor has a current market capitalization of approximately $3.5 billion.  Additional information on the company can be found on the Web at www.felcor.com. 

Embassy Suites is part of Promus Hotel Corporation (NYSE: PRH), based in Memphis, Tenn.  Currently, there are 146 Embassy Suites hotels in the United States, Canada and Latin America, each backed by the company's unconditional 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.  Promus Hotel Corporation’s other brands include Doubletree Hotels and Guest Suites, Homewood Suites, Club Hotel by Doubletree, Hampton Inn/Hampton Inn & Suites, Embassy Vacation Resort and Hampton Vacation Resort.

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Contact:
Monica L. Hildebrand 
FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated
545 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 1300
Irving, Texas  75062
972/444-4917
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Also See: FelCor Lodging Trust now the nation's largest non-paired share hotel real estate investment trust (REIT) / July 1998 
FelCor Announces Plan to Purchase Eight All-suite Hotels From Starwood / April 1998 

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