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  Landmark Companies, LLC. Signs Dow Hotel Company
to Operate the 371 suite Anaheim Marriott Suites
Steven G. Falciani Named General Manager


ANAHIEM, Calif. & SEATTLE - Nov. 17, 2004--The Dow Hotel Company, LLC (DHC), a hotel owner/investor and management company, today announced that it has signed a long-term management agreement to operate the 371-suite Anaheim Marriott Suites. Located just minutes from Disneyland and The Anaheim Convention Center at 12015 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, Calif., the hotel is owned by Landmark Companies, LLC. The property opened in 2003 as a Marriott Suites and will continue to operate under a franchise agreement with Marriott International (NYSE:MAR). 

"We have been aggressively expanding on the West Coast," said Murray L. Dow II, founder and president of The Dow Hotel Company. "This is our first Southern California hotel and our fourth in the region. In addition to adding this quality hotel to our portfolio, we look forward to growing our partnership with Marriott International's flagship, full-service brand," Dow continued.

Twenty-plus year hospitality veteran Steven G. Falciani, CHA, was named general manager of the property. He is the former general manger of The Marriott Suites in Clearwater Beach, Fla. Previously, he spent 15 years with Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts, where he held positions of increasing scope and responsibilities, including general manager, director of operations and food & beverage director. He is a graduate of Widener University's (Pennsylvania) Hospitality Program and is a Certified Hotel Administrator.

"Steve adds depth to our quality management team, bringing extensive operating experience with the industry's top hotel brands," Dow said. "This hotel has great potential as one of the newest properties in the market, and we are confident that he will play a key role in the growth of the hotel and within the Anaheim community."

Targeted to both leisure and business travelers, the Anaheim Marriott Suites Hotel is home to Five Feet, a highly-rated Southern California contemporary Asian fusion restaurant. The property also features a Starbucks Coffee house and a traditional lobby bar. With more than 10,000 square feet of meeting space, including an elegant 7,100-square-foot ballroom, the hotel caters to meetings of 10 to 820 people. Each of the hotel's one bedroom, executive and family suites offers a parlor and separate sleeping area, two televisions, high speed Internet access and Marriott's premium bedding.

The Dow Hotel Company, headquartered in Seattle, is a hotel owner/investor and operator of first-class, full-service hotels with properties throughout the United States. The company's portfolio of owned and managed properties is comprised of institutional grade hotels, under such brands as Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites, Sheraton, Crowne Plaza, and Doubletree. The addition of the Anaheim hotel is the third recent addition to the company's ongoing West Coast expansion plan, which began with the acquisition of The Crowne Plaza Portland in Oregon and management of a 565-room hotel in downtown San Francisco, currently under renovation and re-branding. The company aggressively seeks to acquire, co-invest with joint venture partners and/or manage mid- to large-size, institutional-grade, full-service hotels, especially those that have extensive food and beverage capabilities.

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Also See: David J. Garon and Carrie McAllen Named General Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing at Dow Hotel Company's Holiday Inn Select in San Francisco / July 2004
Randall M. King promoted to Regional Director of Operations for The Dow Hotel Company / Jan 2003
Hotel Development in Orange County, California All But Dries Up; Handful of Small Hotels Opens, Little Construction Under Way / Sandi Cain / June 2004

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