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..Thayer Lodging Group and Marriott International Open New
163 Suite Residence Inn as Part of Marriott Miami Airport Hotel Campus

Bethesda, Maryland – July 6, 2009 – Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR; opened the 163-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Miami, Florida on Friday, June 26, 2009. Located at 1201 NW LeJeune Road, the Residence Inn Miami Airport South will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Thayer Lodging and managed by Marriott International.

The new hotel along with a full-service Marriott and Courtyard is part of the re-invented Marriott Miami Airport Hotel Campus, a dynamic collection of three unique Marriott properties designed to deliver an entirely new brand of service for vacation and business travel. The campus offers guests a lush, tropical setting with deluxe accommodations, inspired amenities, including an outdoor swimming pool and 2,800 square foot fitness center and fabulous restaurants including Champions Sports Bar and Cane Fire Grille and a full-service Starbucks.

Located one mile from the Miami International Airport, the Residence Inn Miami Airport South offers its guests convenient access to Landshark Stadium, American Airlines Arena, South Beach, Dolphin Mall and Coral Gables. Rates vary per night depending on length of stay.

“We are pleased with the continued growth of Residence Inn hotels in the Miami area,” said Tim Sheldon, executive vice president, brand management, extended stay for Marriott International. “This new hotel was designed to be a home away from home and provides a residential atmosphere and spacious accommodations for guest comfort.”

Residence Inns are designed as all suite hotels that offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites. Designed for stays of five nights or more, each suite has a fully-equipped kitchen with coffee maker, microwave oven, full-sized appliances and free high-speed Internet access. The hotel offers daily housekeeping, complimentary grocery shopping services and same-day dry cleaning.

A complimentary hot breakfast buffet, HomeTouch™ is available each morning in the lobby area. Other hotel facilities and services include an outdoor swimming pool, exercise room, a social room, weeknight social hour and faxing/copying/printing.

Residence Inn by Marriott is a moderately priced extended stay brand that helps guests to thrive on long stays. Spacious suites with full kitchens offer the comforts of the modern home, while associates provide intuitive service with a human touch. With nearly 600 properties in North and Central America and the Caribbean, Residence Inn is Marriott’s second largest lodging brand, with another 154 hotels on the way, including a new Residence Inn prototype customized for the European market -- the Residence Inn by Marriott Munich Orleansstrasse – opening in 2011.

For more information or reservations, call the Residence Inn Miami Airport South hotel directly at 305-642-8570, the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800-331-3131, a travel agent or visit the Web site at



Jeff Flaherty or Deb Saccavino
Marriott International General Manager
Residence Inn Miami Airport South



Also See: Thayer Lodging Group Acquires Complex of Three Marriott-branded Hotels at Miami International Airport for for $57.5 million; Plans $65 Million Complete Makeover, Including Building New Courtyard Tower, New Residence Inn Hotel / June 2007

Thayer Lodging Group Planning a 575 room Expansion at the Wyndham Miami Airport Hotel and Executive Meeting Center / June 2006

Bruce Wiles Joins Thayer Lodging Group as Managing Director and Principal / April 2007



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