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The 95-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott Opens
in Gonzales, Louisiana, Managed by
Avalon Hotel Group

Bethesda, Maryland – August 22, 2011 – Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR; ) opened the 95-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Gonzales, Louisiana on Friday, August 19, 2011.  Located at 2823 South Outfitter Drive, the TownePlace Suites Baton Rouge Gonzales will operate as a Marriott franchise, managed by Avalon Hotel Group of Gonzales, Louisiana.

Located just minutes from numerous historic plantation sites and 30 minutes from Baton Rouge, the TownePlace Suites Baton Rouge Gonzales offers its guests convenient access to Cabela’s, the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center and the Blue Bayou Waterpark.  Rates vary depending on length of stay.

“We are pleased to introduce TownePlace Suites hotels in the Gonzales area,” said Brian King, senior vice president, Select Service and Extended Stay Brand Management, Marriott International.  “Providing an upscale residential atmosphere, this TownePlace Suites hotel offers an appealing alternative to more standard hotel rooms designed for shorter stays.”

Ideal for travelers who need accommodations for a week or more, this property offers studio, one- and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and separate living/working and sleeping areas.

The TownePlace Suites Baton Rouge Gonzales offers a 24-hour business center, free local phone calls and 1,035 square feet of meeting space.  Guest facilities include guest laundry, an outdoor swimming pool, In a Pinch Market, exercise room, free high-speed and wireless Internet in all guest rooms and public spaces. Housekeeping services are based on your schedule and length of stay and a complimentary continental breakfast as well as 24-hour coffee service is also available.

TownePlace Suites is an all-suite hotel brand designed for long-stays with moderately priced rooms.  Launched in 1997, the brand currently has more than 170 locations in the United States.  TownePlace Suites participates in the company’s award-winning Marriott Rewards® program, which enables members to earn their choice of points toward free vacations or frequent flyer mileage in their preferred airline program for dollars spent at more than 3,100 Marriott hotels around the world.

For more information or reservations, call TownePlace Suites Baton Rouge Gonzales hotel directly at 225-450-3400, the TownePlace Suites toll-free number at 800-257-3000, a travel agent or visit the Web site at

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

Sara Steffenauer
Marriott International

Cindi Smiley
General Manager


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