Industry Update
Press Release 4 August 2011

Marriott Hotels & Resorts Announces First Marquis in Texas

1,003-room Austin Marriott Marquis near convention center slated to open in 2015.

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At its scheduled opening in 2015, the 1,003-room Austin Marriott Marquis will be the largest hotel in the city and transform the Austin’s meeting and convention market. Owned and operated by White Lodging Services Corporation, the hotel will join five other landmark Marriott Marquis hotels in New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, San Diego and Washington, D.C. (2013). The Austin Marriott Marquis is scheduled to break ground mid-2012 and will offer 110,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.

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During the construction period, the hotel should generate over 550 full-time construction jobs. Once completed, it is estimated the property will have over 725 permanent employees.

“Our Marquis hotels typically become the centerpiece of the city and the hub for major meetings and conventions from around the world,” said Paul Cahill, Sr. Vice President, Brand, Marriott Hotels & Resorts. “This new Marquis will help draw new business to the city of Austin and be an important addition to our global portfolio of more than 500 hotels.”

Located in the heart of downtown, The Austin Marriott Marquis will be just two blocks from the Austin Convention Center. Plans also include multiple food and beverage venues; 374 underground parking spaces, and a 4,500 square foot fitness center.

As part of Marriott International’s (NYSE:MAR) signature Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand, Marquis properties are 1,000 plus room large upscale convention hotels with services and amenities tailored for large groups – lobbies that are social hubs, with flexible seating, day-to-night bars and food service; large, well-equipped fitness centers; concierge lounges; and state-of-the art business centers.

Marriott Hotels & Resorts continues to inspire and provide a balanced life on the road for discerning and high-achieving business and leisure travelers, offering warm, professional service; sophisticated yet functional guest room design; lobby spaces that facilitate working, dining and socializing; restaurants and bars serving international cuisine prepared simply and from the freshest ingredients; meeting and event spaces and services that are gold standard; and expansive, 24-hour fitness facilities. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit . Follow Marriott Hotels & Resorts on Twitter at .

White Lodging Services Corporation was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development, and operations company – a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid- to large-scale hotels across the country. Their current portfolio consists of over 155 hotels in 18 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group, and Carlson Hotels Worldwide.

For more information about White Lodging, please visit or call 219-472-2900.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at , and for the latest company news, visit .

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