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Marriott To Open Reinvented Residence Inn Hotel in Dulles, Virginia

Washington, D.C., April 11, 2006 – Lerner Enterprises and The Tower Companies (TowerCompanies.com) are pleased to announce the opening of a 151-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Dulles, Virginia this April.  The Residence Inn by Marriott-Dulles Airport at Dulles 28 Centre features the brand's Innfusion décor with reinvented guest suites designed to create greater style, luxury, innovation, and ease.

Located at 45250 Monterey Place in Dulles, along the Dulles Technology Corridor, and three miles from the Washington Dulles International Airport, the Residence Inn-Dulles Airport at Dulles 28 Centre offers its guests convenient access to Loudoun County, Dulles Town Center, Fairfax County, Reston, Herndon, Tysons Corner, Washington D.C., and historic Leesburg.  The hotel will be the first Marriott in northern Virginia to be completely smoke-free.

The Residence Inn-Dulles Airport at Dulles 28 Centre is the first hotel in the nation to feature Marriott's full Generation 7 design and décor package.  The hotel showcases contemporary décor and finishes that reflect the comforts and luxuries of a modern American home.  Each suite features a multi-functional living area with 32-inch high definition flat panel LCD television; fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops; luxurious bedding featuring a breathable down comforter, deluxe cotton-rich linens, feather and foam pillows, and deep mattresses; bathroom with cherry, chrome, granite and porcelain; and designer selected fabrics, floor covering and lighting.  Rates vary based on length of stay.

"The new Innfusion décor redefines the extended-stay experience and we're delighted to report that the response from our guests, owners, and franchisees has been overwhelmingly positive," said Laura Bates, senior vice president of extended-stay brands, Marriott International.

Highlighted services and features at the Residence Inn Dulles Airport at Dulles 28 Centre will include a complimentary hot HOMEtouch® breakfast buffet every morning; complimentary evening social four nights a week; complimentary wireless high speed internet access in guest suites and public areas, and wired access in guest suites; complimentary shuttle service to and from Washington Dulles International Airport; indoor swimming pool and whirlpool spa; nine-hole professional putting green; exercise room; billiard room and a library will feature business workstations with copying and printing services.  The hotel will also offer daily housekeeping services and complimentary grocery shopping services.

"The Lerner and Tower organizations are proud to introduce a hotel that features Marriott's redesigned room to an area known for being the leader in innovation, design and technology.  The hotel incorporates the luxuries demanded by today's guest and is positioned to be the leading hotel well into the 21st century.  The combination of Marriott's brand recognition and management expertise along with the new room design, create a powerful force that will attract both leisure and business guests.  Adding the Residence Inn to a development that includes Wegmans Food Market and a lifestyle shopping center is certain to make this the hotel of choice in Northern Virginia" stated Mark D. Lerner, a principal of Lerner Enterprises.

Designed with the future in mind, Dulles 28 Centre is a 300-acre planned development that will include one million square feet of commercial and retail space.  This lifestyle shopping center is strategically located directly opposite AOL's Dulles headquarters and in the Dulles Technology Corridor.  Phase II of the development began in March 2006 and features a lifestyle shopping center of 300,000 square feet.  Phase I is anchored by an existing 135,000 square foot Wegmans Food Market that opened in February 2004.  Lerner Enterprises and The Tower Companies, both of North Bethesda, Maryland, are co-developers of the entire Dulles 28 Centre mixed-use development.

A leader in extended-stay lodging, Residence Inn offers more than 500 hotels in 43 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Mexico.  Residence Inn 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 2,300 Marriott hotels in 56 countries.

For more information or reservations, call the Residence Inn by Marriott-Dulles Airport at Dulles 28 Centre at (703) 421-2000, contact the Marriott Worldwide Reservations Center at (800) 331-3131, contact a travel professional or visit the hotel's web site at ResidenceInn.com.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 2,700 lodging properties in the United States and 65 other countries and territories.  Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, Renaissance, Bulgari, The Ritz-Carlton, Courtyard, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, TownePlace Suites, and Fairfield Inn brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, The Ritz-Carlton Club, Grand Residences by Marriott, and Horizons brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; operates conference centers; and manages golf courses.  The company is headquartered in metropolitan Washington, D.C.  It is ranked as the lodging industry's most admired company and one of the best places to work for by Fortune® magazine.  In fiscal year 2004, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $10 billion, and the company had approximately 133,000 employees at year-end 2004.  For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at Marriott.com.