TMI Hospitality opens new Residence Inn by Marriott in Bismarck

New extended-stay property is first Residence Inn in North Dakota

Bismarck Residence Inn Exterior

FARGO, N.D. (July 30, 2012) — TMI Hospitality, a leading hospitality management company based in Fargo, N.D., has opened North Dakota’s first Residence Inn by Marriott, located at 3421 N. 14th St. in Bismarck.

The 92-room Residence Inn offers guests convenient access to a multitude of restaurants, shops, recreation options and health care facilities. The hotel is minutes from the Kirkwood Mall, the North Dakota State Capitol, Bismarck State College and the University of Mary.

“Bismarck’s robust economy brings business and leisure travelers to the community who stay for several days or weeks, and this has created the demand for a lodging option with more amenities,” said Lauris Molbert, CEO of TMI Hospitality. “This is the first of several new hotels we will be opening in North Dakota, as the state continues to support our company’s growth and success as well as create the need for more rooms for guests.”

Bismarck Residence Inn Lobby

Each suite is suitable for extended-stay guests and caters to business travelers and small families who prefer added comfort. Suites are available in studio, one- or two-bedroom configurations and include a sitting area, business desk with ergonomic chair, high-speed internet and a kitchen. Guests at the Residence Inn also enjoy a broad selection of amenities, including a full breakfast buffet, complimentary evening socials, swimming pool, exercise facility, outdoor patio with fireplace, meeting rooms, business center, on-site laundry and dry cleaning service. The hotel offers daily housekeeping, complimentary grocery shopping services, same-day dry cleaning as well as 520 square feet of meeting space to accommodate small meetings and functions of up to 40 people.

“We are pleased to introduce Residence Inn hotels in North Dakota,” said Brian King, senior vice president, Select Service and Extended Stay Brand Management, Marriott International. “This new hotel was designed to be a home away from home and provides a residential atmosphere and spacious accommodations for guest comfort.”

The hotel will employ approximately 30 full- and part-time staff under the leadership of general manager Michelle Schepp.

“I’m excited to welcome guests to our new Residence Inn,” said Schepp. “Our entire team is committed to impressing our guests each day through providing exceptional service and our attention to detail.”

TMI Hospitality owns and operates two other properties in Bismarck, the Fairfield Inn and Suites North and Fairfield Inn and Suites South, as well as three other hotels in North Dakota.

For more information or reservations, call the Residence Inn Bismarck North hotel directly at (701) 258-6088, the Residence Inn toll-free number at (800) 331-3131, a travel agent or visit the Web site at www.marriott.com/bisri.

About TMI Hospitality:

TMI Hospitality is the owner/operator of a large portfolio of select service hotels located across 24 states. TMI currently operates approximately 200 properties representing nationally recognized franchises. The multiple divisions of TMI support the expanding portfolio through development, construction, services and operations. More information is available at www.TMIHospitality.com.

About Residence Inn by Marriott:

With more than 620 properties in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica and Europe, Residence Inn by Marriott is a leader in the extended stay lodging segment. Designed for long stays, the brand offers spacious suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Fully functional kitchens, grocery delivery, 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfast help guests maintain a healthy balance while on the road. WiFi allows guests to stay connected to home and office while health and fitness options and inviting lobby spaces provide comfortable places to work and relax. For more information or to book a stay, please visit: www.residenceinn.com; www.marriott.com or call 1-800-MARRIOTT. For travel tips, breaking news on the brand and to connect with other travelers, like Residence Inn on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/residenceinn.

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