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TownePlace Suites by Marriott Opens 
in Gaithersburg, MD, 
100 Properties Expected to Open by the End of the Year 2000
 
Gaithersburg, MD – APRIL 1999 - Marriott International’s newest hotel product, TownePlace Suites will be opening in Gaithersburg in May of this year. TownePlace Suites, the latest concept in the extended stay market, offers a moderately priced “home away from home” for business travelers on a long term temporary assignment, relocating to the area, or anyone needing the comforts of home as well as the amenities of their office. Travelers need only bring their suitcase and laptop computer and feel right at home!

The residential architecture of TownePlace Suites features 91 studio, one and two-bedroom suites, with separate living and sleeping areas and fully equipped kitchens, in-suite iron and ironing boards, 24 hour laundry and exercise facilities, outdoor pool and barbecue area. Each suite has a large, well-lit work area, voice and data phone lines with personalized voice mail, electronic card-key locks and in-room videos and premium TV channels.  TownePlace Suites is staffed 24 hours a day, offers twice weekly housekeeping and on-site business services including faxing, copying and printing. Guests are welcomed with a complimentary welcome basket at check-in and enjoy free local telephone calls during their stay.  In addition, suites designed for persons with disabilities are available.

Guests of TownePlace Suites are able to earn points in the Marriott frequent traveler program, “Marriott Rewards”. Guests can earn points towards airline tickets or miles, overnight accommodations at over 1500 participating Marriott properties, cruises, golf and ski packages and rental cars. The 1998 Freddie Awards have once again named Marriott Rewards  “Frequent Guest Program of the Year” and “Best Award Redemption”, the travel industry’s benchmark for the best frequent travel programs.  The readers of “InsideFlyer” magazine, widely considered the industry’s top publication vote the Freddie Awards on.
 
The Gaithersburg TownePlace Suites, 212 Perry Parkway, is located in the heart of Montgomery County’s I-270 high tech and biotechnology corridor, convenient to government and private sector office buildings, Shady Grove Hospital, Lake Forest Mall and major shopping centers.
 
Over twenty TownePlace Suites hotels are currently open nationwide, with an additional 100 expected to open by the end of the year 2000. Two additional TownePlace Suites will be opening in Florida this year.  The Boca Raton property, opening in mid summer, is located at 5110 NW 8th Avenue, in the Arvida Park of Commerce, five miles from the beaches, and 3-4 miles from Town Center and the Mizner Park shopping plazas.  The Ft. Lauderdale TownePlace Suites, opening in the fall, is located at 3100 Prospect Road, a mile from the Executive Airport, and 6-7 miles from beaches, area shopping and restaurants.
 
Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-257-3000, or by visiting their home page at www.towneplacesuites.com.

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Contact:
Rick Adams 
Vice President
301-986-6231
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Also See: Marriott Adds Nearly 1,000 Rooms to Nation's Hottest Hotel Market / Nov 1998 
Marriott International to Enter Corporate Apartment Industry; Acquires ExecuStay for $128 Million / Jan 1999 

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