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Host Marriott Names Three General Managers of the Year - Stan Turner, Todd Walther, and Bill Skoglund


Holds Inaugural 'Best in Class' Awards Celebration

BETHESDA, Md., May 4, 2004 - Host Marriott Corporation (NYSE: HMT) today announced that it launched its inaugural "Best in Class" awards banquet at The Ritz-Carlton, in Tyson's Corner, Virginia. The event celebrated the dedication, excellence, operational and financial success of Host Marriott's 112 multi-branded hotel general managers in 2003.

Twenty hotels were acknowledged for achieving superior results in ten separate categories that included:

Award Winners
General Manager of the Year 
  • Stan Turner, Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront Resort
  • Todd Walther, Dallas Marriott Quorum
  • Bill Skoglund, Boston Marriott Copley
Sales and Marketing
  • Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown
  • The Ritz-Carlton Phoenix
  • The Ritz-Carlton Tyson's Corner
Owner Communication Orlando World Center Marriott
Associate Satisfaction  The Ritz-Carlton Naples Golf Resort
Guest Satisfaction Tampa Airport Marriott
Capital Projects  San Francisco Marriott
Support Cost Per Available Room
  • Chicago Marriott Suites Downers Grove
  • Denver Marriott Tech Center
  • Santa Clara Marriott
Labor Efficiency 
  • Gaithersburg Marriott, Washingtonian Center
  • San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk
  • New Orleans Marriott
  • Washington Dulles Marriott Suites
  • Marriott at Metro Center
  • Swissotel Chicago
Entrepreneurial Spirit Hyatt Regency Reston

Christopher J. Nassetta, president and chief executive officer, stated, "Host Marriott is committed to excellence in everything we do and recognizes the importance of celebrating the successes of the multi-branded high performing team of general managers who are dedicated to achieving superior results at the property level."

Host Marriott is a Fortune 500 lodging real estate Company that currently owns or holds controlling interests in 112 upscale and luxury hotel properties primarily operated under premium brands, such as Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt, Four Seasons, Westin, Swissotel, and Hilton.


Host Marriott
Also See: Host Marriott Reports Net loss of $31 million for the 1st Qtr 2004 Compared to $34 million for 2003; Acquires the 455-room Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown-Lakefront for Approximately $89 million / Hotel Operating Statistics / April 2004
Host Marriott Corporation Reports 4th Qtr Net Income of $150 million Compared to a net loss of $3 million in 4th Qtr 2002; Results Significantly Affected by Gain of $212 million from the World Trade Center Hotel Insurance Settlement / Hotel Operating Statistics / February 2004

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