SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Residence Inn by Marriott the leader in extended stay lodging, will open its newest hotel on September 3, 1999 in San Diego, California. The 150-Suite Sorrento Mesa Residence Inn is located in the heart of the Sorrento Mesa / Mira Mesa area. The hotel's design in the newest generation of Residence Inn which incorporates a residential, home-like feel with several additional features to help the guest be more productive, flexible and comfortable. Each guest room or "suite" has a fully equipped kitchen with full-sized appliances; coffee maker and microwave oven; living rooms area; and many suites have fireplaces. The hotel has one centralized building that contains studio and one-and two bedroom suites with interior corridor entrances. The Gatehouse welcomes guests to the main reception area and front desk, management offices, and its equipped with a fitness room, meeting room, and large gathering area for a daily complimentary continental breakfast buffet. Recreational facilities at the Sorrento Mesa Residence Inn include an outdoor swimming pool, spa and SportCourt that can be use for volleyball, basketball and mini-tennis. Monday through Thursday social events are hosted in the Gatehouse. Opening room rates begin at $119.00 for a Studio or One-Bedroom Suite and decrease depending upon length of stay. "We pride ourselves in making Residence Inn as close to home as possible," says Jonathon Giloff, General Manager. "We offer a more casual atmosphere, where we get to know our guests by their first names and we treat them like family." Although Residence Inn is designed to meet the needs of all types of business travelers, the hotel is specifically targeted to guests on extended-stay, defined as those on the road for more than a few nights. "When corporations send their employees on the road for extended trips-such as training, special projects or relocation-they find our hotel product, services and rates very cost efficient to those of traditional hotels," comments Ana Escobar, Director of Sales. "The guest appreciates the company's efforts to identify a comfortable, homey, friendly hotel. The company saves money on food expenses since the employee has access to complimentary breakfast, evening socials, and in-suite fully equipped kitchen. Residence Inn by Marriott, with over 315 hotels in 43 states, the District of Columbia and seven locations outside the U.S. including six Canadian hotels and one Tijuana, Mexico, is a division of Marriott International, Inc., based in Washington, D.C. Marriott international Inc. is a leading worldwide hospitality company with over 1,800 operating units in the United States and 52 other countries and territories. Marriott's lodging business includes hotels and vacation ownership (timeshare) resorts operated and franchised under the Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, Springhill Suites, Ramada International and Marriott Vacation Club International brands. Other businesses include senior living communities and services, and food service distribution. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has approximately 133,000 employees. In fiscal year 1998, Marriott International reported total sales of $8.0 billion.
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