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True Colors Exhibition

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New Orleans Marriott Names Robert Bray as New General Manager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:

Allison Greenberg
Quinn & Co.
212-868-1900 x 262
agreenberg@quinnandco.com

New Orleans Marriott Names Robert Bray as New General Manager

New Orleans, LA - January 13, 2012 - Robert Bray has been named general manager of New Orleans Marriott. With over 20 years of experience with Marriott International, Bray brings his knowledge and expertise in hotel operations, food and beverage and sales to the recently renovated French Quarter hotel. In addition to overseeing daily operations at New Orleans Marriott, Bray will serve as the area general manager for the five Marriott properties located within the Big Easy.

Bray's transition to this new role will be smooth given his past New Orleans experience. He previously served as the general manager of the Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel and the Renaissance Arts, both in New Orleans, from 1999 - 2004. Most recently, Bray was the general manager at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand & Suites complex for seven years.

"I'm excited to return to the Big Easy, the people, food and music that I love, " said Bray. "New Orleans Marriott has gone through some exciting changes over the years and I look forward to being part of its continued success."

Bray is gearing up for a big tourism year in New Orleans. The Crescent City will host a number of major sporting events such as the BCS National Championship game which was held this January, the Southeastern Conference men's basketball tournament in March, the NCAA Final Four in March and April and the Super Bowl in 2013.

New Orleans Marriott, located just steps away from the city's famed French Quarter and the bustling Central Business District, is situated on lively Canal Street and boasts award-winning catering and event hosting abilities. The hotel recently renovated the 36,000 sq. ft of its total 80,000 sq. ft of meeting space and upgraded 1,329 guest rooms with new technology. The hotel's award-winning restaurant, 5-fifty-5, serves up a fresh approach to food with a mouthwatering menu incorporating New Orleans, Cajun, French, American and Creole under the watchful culinary eye of Executive Chef Mark Quitney.

For more information on the New Orleans Marriott please call 1.866.530.3763 or log onto www.neworleans.marriott.com.

The New Orleans Marriott is located on Canal Street in the famed French Quarter and is steps from the Central Business District, Bourbon Street and the riverfront. The hotel features 1,329 hotel rooms including 54 suites that reflect the distinct flavor of the Big Easy with bold and stylish déécor and spectacular views of the Mississippi River. The New Orleans Marriott offers 80,000 square feet of meeting space, which includes its expansive ballroom, one of the largest hotel ballrooms in Louisiana at 27,089 square feet. The hotel's restaurant, 5 Fifty 5, features modern interior déécor, a wine bar and a warm and comfortable setting. It boasts a fresh approach to dining with a focus on local sustainable food under the direction of Executive Chef Mark Quitney. The menu incorporates New Orleans, Cajun, French, American and Creole cuisine. http://www.neworleansmarriott.com/