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124-suite Residence Inn by Marriott Owned and Managed by Kratsa Properties
to Open in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Bethesda, Maryland – April 14, 2011 – Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR; ) is scheduled to open the 124-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Friday, April 29, 2011.  Located at 3455 William Penn Highway, the Residence Inn Pittsburgh Monroeville/Wilkins Township will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Kratsa Properties.

Located 15 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh and 30 miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport, the Residence Inn Pittsburgh Monroeville/Wilkins Township offers its guests convenient access to the Monroeville Convention Center, the Rivers Casino and Kennywood.  Rates vary depending on length of stay.

“We are pleased with the continued growth of Residence Inn hotels in the Pittsburgh area,” said Katie Tyson, vice president for Residence Inn.  “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 indoor swimming pool and whirlpool spa, meeting room, exercise room/SportCourt®, a social room, weeknight social hour and business center.

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 Pittsburgh Monroeville/Wilkins Township hotel directly at 412-816-1300, the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800-331-3131, a travel agent or visit the Web site at

Click here for Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) company information.

Jackie Berra
Marriott International

Will Lanyon
General Manager


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