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CSM Lodging Acquires the 126-room Residence Inn Minneapolis - Eden Prairie
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 3, 2004 - CSM Lodging announced the acquisition of the Residence Inn Minneapolis - Eden Prairie on Friday, January 30, making it the 27th Marriott hotel owned and operated by Minneapolis based CSM Lodging, under a franchise agreement with Marriott International, Inc.
The 126-room Residence Inn Minneapolis - Eden Prairie is located at 7780 Flying Cloud Drive in Eden Prairie, MN and is situated on the Northeast side of Interstate 494 and Highway 212.  This residential-style hotel is designed primarily for extended-stay business travelers. The Eden Prairie Residence Inn will complement the two existing CSM hotels in that market.

"The addition of this hotel to the

Residence Inn Minneapolis - Eden Prairie
7780 Flying Cloud Drive
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
CSM family complements our current portfolio.  We anticipate acquiring several hotels this year, not only in our base here in Minneapolis but in other markets, as well.  Our plan is to completely renovate the suites and public space and update the technology to meet the needs of the current business traveler," said Robin Kirk, President of CSM Lodging.  "This includes high-speed Internet access in every suite as well as a state-of-the-art business center."

CSM Lodging is a division of CSM Corporation which owns and operates Marriott, Hilton and Country Inn Hotels and currently has 32 hotels across the United States.

CSM Corporation, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  CSM Corporation has engaged in the acquisition, development, leasing, management, and ownership of quality real estate assets. The extensive portfolio includes retail, industrial, multi-family residential, and hotel properties across the continental United States.  CSM Lodging has been recognized as Marriott's "Developer of the Year" for their contribution to the tremendous growth and increase in market presence of limited service Marriott hotels.

Residence Inn, with more than 440 hotels in the United States, Canada and Mexico, is a division of Marriott International, Inc., a leading worldwide hospitality company with over 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 68 other countries and territories.

The mission of CSM Lodging is to develop and manage the finest hotels through an association with the best brands, and to continuously deliver outstanding guest service.



CSM Corporation
500 Washington Avenue South
Suite 3000
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415

Also See: CSM Lodging Named as Marriott's Developer of the Year Two Years in a Row / December 2001

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