Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway Opens

ATLANTA and BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) celebrated today the opening of the 403-room Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway, a newly constructed hotel adjacent to the Georgia International Convention Center and connected to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Contemporary in feel and filled with natural light and vibrant colors, the hotel's facilities for business and relaxation represent the latest design and innovation of Marriott Hotels & Resorts. The Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway is on track to earn LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification silver from the U.S. Green Building Council. The hotel will be operated under a management agreement with Grove Street Partners.

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"We are so proud to introduce this state-of-the-art hotel to the Atlanta market as a shining example of our iconic Marriott Hotels brand," said Erika Alexander, area vice president, Marriott International. "Having had a major presence in the community for over 45 years, we recognize Atlanta as one of the most dynamic cities in the United States. This new Marriott hotel reflects the future of this vibrant community."

Just two minutes from the airport via the ATL SkyTrain and part of the vibrant Atlanta Gateway complex, this eco and tech savvy meeting destination features more than 21,000 square feet of flexible meeting space which includes the 12,000 square ft Gateway Ballroom, the largest hotel ballroom in the Airport area. The hotel is connected by a covered walkway to the adjacent Georgia International Convention Center. Together, both venues provide 321,000 square feet of meeting space. The Gateway Marriott hotel is also equipped with a GoThere Virtual Meetings(SM) studio, in partnership with AT&T TelePresence Solution, using Cisco TelePresence(TM) technology, making it the only hotel in Atlanta to provide this virtual meeting technology.

The hotel is uniquely designed for the achiever who makes the most out of every opportunity - whether traveling for business or pleasure. The stylish hotel lobby is a social hub showcasing a Media Zone with complimentary Wi-Fi to work alone or catch up with clients, friends or co-workers. Relaxing spaces provide the ideal place to dine or to enjoy the day-to-night bar which transitions from coffee and pastries in the morning to cocktails and appetizers in the evening. The menu design allows guests to order food based on how quickly they need it - in 5, 10 or 20 minutes!

Following are some of the hotel's outstanding amenities:

For introductory rates and specials, including the Get Connected package, visit the hotel website at www.atlantaairportmarriottgateway.com

The Atlanta Marriott Gateway will apply for LEED Silver status upon opening. For more information on the hotel's green elements, visit www.atlantaairportgatewaypr.com.

Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International's iconic business brand and flagship, inspires your best performance during travel and helps you work, relax and recharge in your own way, at nearly 500 hotels in 60 countries. Marriott Hotels support and inspire guests each and every time with real comfort, warmth and genuine care delivered through associates and experiences that help working, relaxing and connecting with others happen - so they can seize the day and prepare for the next. Marriott believes that tomorrow is a new opportunity to do something great. 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. For more information visit www.meetthedriven.com.

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