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Marriott International Names Leisure Sports' Renaissance
ClubSport Hotel & Fitness Resort Best New Property
For 2003
Leisure Sports Also Recognized for Overall Guest Satisfaction
and Honored with Marriott's Guest Focus Award
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PLEASANTON, Calif. Nov. 6, 2003 -- Renaissance ClubSport Hotel and Fitness Resort in Walnut Creek, Calif., operated by Leisure Sports, Inc., has been named by Marriott International as the Best New Product for 2003 in the global chain's franchise system. Marriott also honored Leisure Sports with the coveted Guest Focus Award, presented to franchisees whose hotels are singled out by guest surveys for outstanding guest service. The awards were presented during Marriott's annual full-service hotel conference in Las Vegas.

Each year, Marriott presents an award to a new hotel that is considered the most distinctive addition to the Marriott portfolio. The 175-room Renaissance ClubSport Hotel and Fitness Resort won this year's


Renaissance ClubSport
Renaissance ClubSport combines a 175-room hotel
and an 85,000 square foot fitness resort. This is
the first Renaissance Hotel property developed
and co-branded with ClubSport.
award because of the innovative concept design that combines a four-diamond, boutique-style hotel with an, 85,000 square foot, upscale fitness facility.

Leisure Sports was also recognized with Marriott International's Guest Focus Award. An award presented to franchisees whose properties achieve the highest service ratings based on guest-satisfaction surveys.

"I'd like to congratulate Leisure Sports on winning Marriott's Best New Product award for 2003," said Steve Joyce, executive vice president, owner and franchise services, Marriott International. "Renaissance ClubSport is a truly unique hotel that quickly caught the attention of fitness minded travelers around the country. It has also been recognized for consistently providing the highest levels of service and is a deserving winner of Marriott's Guest Focus Award."

Renaissance ClubSport, with distinctive architecture and colorful furnishings is a world-class sports and fitness resort. Guests committed to getting in shape can take advantage of the sports club, featuring 12,000 square feet of cardiovascular, circuit and free weight equipment, an NCAA-regulation gymnasium, basketball volleyball, group exercise studios, racquetball and squash courts and fully appointed locker rooms. An outdoor aquatic includes three swimming pools, a whirlpool, bocce courts, and garden patio area for special events. Weekly group exercise classes taught by Bay Area top instructors include: step, cycling, yoga, Pilates, tai chi, kickboxing, and more.

"Our goal in developing and operating Renaissance ClubSport has been to offer the best in service, accommodations and amenities to our guests," said Scott Pickert, Executive Vice President, Leisure Sports, Inc. "It is extremely gratifying to be recognized by our guests for the service we provide and it is a great honor to receive this award from Marriott International. We are all extremely proud of the outstanding team we have at the property who are providing exceptional customer service."

About Leisure Sports Inc.,
Leisure Sports, Inc., is a prominent developer and operator of high-end sports clubs and hotels. Based in California, the company has pioneered the "fitness resort" concept by building clubs that combine function with aesthetics and practicality with luxury. The company currently operates clubs in California, Nevada, and Oregon serving over 30,000 members. The company has developed and operated eight clubs under the ClubSport(R) brand as well as the 300-room, full-service, Pleasanton Hilton Hotel. For more information on Leisure Sports or ClubSport locations, please visit the web site at www.clubsports.com.


 
Contact:
Leisure Sports, Inc.
Christina Dort, 925-600-1966
cdort@leisuresportsinc.com
www.clubsports.com
Also See: The Second Renaissance Club Sport, Marriott Newest Concept, Under Discussion for Chandler, Arizona / March 2003
Marriott and Leisure Sports, Inc. Set to Open the 175-room Renaissance ClubSport in Walnut Creek, Calif.; Renaissance Brandís First Property in Conjunction with ClubSport / Oct 2002


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