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Press Release 1 October 2012

Marriott Executive Apartments Strengthens its Position in China with the Opening of the Imperial Mansion, Beijing

Marriott International’s Extended Stay Brand Announces the 5th Property in China Located Next Door to the Forbidden City

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Marriott International today announced the opening of the 220-apartment The Imperial Mansion, Beijing - Marriott Executive Apartments. This is Marriott International's (NYSE:MAR) fifth extended stay property in China, showing great support and commitment for the brand, and is located within the capital city's busy central business and leisure district, next door of the Forbidden City, the world's largest imperial palace.


"Designed for extended stay travellers, Marriott Executive Apartments offers the convenience of a five-star, full-service hotel with the space, ambience and privacy of residential living to enable a comfortable stay while living away from home," said Simon Cooper, president and managing director of Marriott International Asia Pacific. "We are pleased that the popularity of the Marriott Executive Apartments brand in China continues to grow, and we are delighted to be opening this flagship apartment in Beijing with our great partner Beijing Tourism Group, in this iconic location."

Speaking at the opening, Rui Zong Li, board director of Beijing Tourism Group, and board director and general manager of Beijing Zi jin Century Real Estate Co., Ltd. said: "Marriott International is a world-renowned hotel management company with numerous hotel brands and exceptional management teams. Beijing Tourism Group is one of China's largest tourism service enterprises, leveraging rich local resources. It boasts a mature industrial chain connecting the six major elements of tourism, including dining and cuisines, accommodation, transporting, touring, shopping and entertainment.

"The cooperation between Marriott International and Beijing Tourism Group is set to become a model of success in China's hospitality industry. This cooperation also will instill new energy into the tourism market for future development. By further developing hotel management specialization, enhancing creativity of service and realizing the optimal combination of resources, we will provide world-class service for our guests and jointly create a strong platform for our further cooperation."

Ideally located in the center of Wangfujing district, the prestigious business, entertainment, and shopping area of Beijing, The Imperial Mansion, Beijing MEA Apartments is just a few minutes' walk from the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and Wangfujing subway station, offering easy accessible to business, commercial and cultural attractions.

The property offers 220 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments ranging from 64 to 228 square meters. Each spacious apartment is stylishly designed with clean lines, accentuated by hardwood floors, contemporary furniture and modern technology. Internet is available in apartments as well as in common areas. Walk-in closets in the master bedrooms provide guests with ample space to spread out, and a professional workspace and full kitchen give each unit a residential, home-like feel. Most apartments have private balconies and all are equipped with an entertainment system with 42" inch LED satellite television, iPod docking stations and DVD player.

A western and local delicacy gourmet breakfast is served daily at the residents lounge. Guests have 24-hour access to the fitness center, complete with a spacious playroom for children and heated 25-meter indoor infinity pool, overseeing the imperial landscape of the Forbidden City. Laundry and personalized concierge services provide guests the advantages of a five star hotel.

Additional amenities at the apartments include a multifunctional meeting space with natural daylight measuring a combined total of 180 square meters.

In addition to The Imperial Mansion, Beijing, MEA, Marriott International's portfolio in China consists of four other extended stay properties, namely the 237-unit Shanghai Tomorrow Square Marriott Executive Apartments, the 223-unit Union Square, Shanghai Pudong Marriott Executive Apartments, the 96-unit The Lakeview, Tianjin- Marriott Executive Apartments and the 168-unit The Sandalwood, Beijing - Marriott Executive Apartments. A sixth MEA property in China is slated to open by 2013 in Shenzhen.

The Imperial Mansion, Beijing, MEA, along with more than 3,700 Marriott-affiliated hotels worldwide, participate in Marriott Rewards, the guest reward programme that allows members to earn their choice of points or airline miles for each dollar spent during each stay.

An attractive introductory rate from CNY1, 100 per night for a studio unit is valid until February 28, 2013.

For more information or reservations, call The Imperial Mansion, Beijing – Marriott Executive Apartments directly at (86 10) 6564 9999 or email [email protected]; or visit the website at Marriott Executive Apartments provides upscale apartment accommodations for guests on extended stays of 30 days or longer outside the United States. Offering studios to three-bedroom apartments, they combine comfort of residential living and services of a Marriott hotel. Each property is influenced by local design elements and features state-of-the-art facilities and technology. All Marriott Executive Apartments 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 and booking, visit

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