Bethesda, MD – August 5, 2012 – Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) announced that the 112-room Residence Inn by Marriott located at 3300 Prospect Avenue NE in Albuquerque, NM has recently completed a major renovation of its guestrooms and lobby space. The new design features contemporary décor, zones to support guest activities of eating, working, and relaxing, the latest in technology, and engaging music and lighting schemes.

“When traveling for an extended period of time, our guests place a premium on having the space to stretch out, work and relax in a casual, comfortable environment,” said Katie Tyson, Vice President, brand management, Residence Inn. “Our new guestrooms and lobby space have been designed specifically to help guests be more productive and unwind on their own terms.”

The new guestrooms offer four separate “zones” where guests can live, work, eat and sleep at their own pace. Each spacious room features a modern kitchen, complete with granite, porcelain tile, stainless steel appliances, glass and warm wood; a multifunctional “great room” area with soft seating, a television, and complementary pieces; a comfortable home office work station with the latest in technology; a luxurious master bedroom with crisp, clean linens; and a refreshing oasis bathroom with tile, flattering lighting, and clean, fresh design.

The Living Room is a warm, friendly environment where guests can make themselves at home throughout the day. It includes a large high-definition TV, free wireless internet access and an area to enjoy Residence Inn's complimentary hot breakfast and evening socials. As well, the new public area provides multi-function space in a comfortable, casual setting with the latest décor and technology.

Located 4 minutes from downtown and 7 miles from the Albuquerque International Sunport Airport, the Residence Inn by Marriott Albuquerque offers guests convenient access to Kirtland Air Force Base, University of New Mexico and Sandia Peak. Rates vary depending on the length of stay.

A complimentary hot breakfast buffet is available each morning in the lobby area. Other hotel facilities and services include an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, a social room, weeknight social hour and faxing/copying/printing. The hotel also offers 1 meeting room with 600 square feet of meeting space accommodates small meetings and functions of up to 45 people.

Residence Inn by Marriott is a moderately priced extended stay brand that helps guests to thrive on long stays. Spacious suites with full kitchens offer the comforts of the modern home, while associates provide intuitive service with a human touch. With over 600 properties in North and Central America and the Caribbean, Residence Inn is Marriott’s second largest lodging brand, with more than 115 hotels on the way, including a new Residence Inn prototype customized for the European market -- the Residence Inn by Marriott Munich Orleansstrasse – opened in 2011.

For more information or reservations, call the Residence Inn by Marriott Albuquerque hotel directly at 505.881.2661, the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800-331-3131, a travel agent or visit the Web site at