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 CSM Lodging Acquires the
Milwaukee Marriott West
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MINNEAPOLIS – August 4, 2005 – CSM Lodging announced today that it has purchased the Milwaukee Marriott West, the company’s second full-service Marriott hotel. This acquisition, the company’s sixth in the past year, brings the total number of hotels owned and operated by CSM Lodging to 38 nationwide. Last month, CSM Lodging unveiled its first full-service hotel, the Marriott Minneapolis West, a former Holiday Inn that the company renovated from top to bottom.

“We are thrilled to have entered the full-service hotel arena with two beautiful properties, both located in strong markets where we already have a presence,” said Robin Kirk, president of CSM Lodging.  “As a company, we have spent a great deal of time and resources developing the infrastructure necessary to support the addition of full-service properties to our portfolio.”

CSM Lodging also owns the Country Inn & Suites — Milwaukee West and the TownePlace Suites by Marriott — Milwaukee/Brookfield, both located in nearby Brookfield, Wisc. According to Kirk, by having several properties in one market, CSM will capitalize on local market knowledge as well as operating efficiencies.

The Milwaukee Marriott West is located off I-94 at Highway F, in Waukesha, Wisc., just 15 miles west of downtown Milwaukee. It has 238 rooms well appointed for both business and leisure travelers. All guest rooms are equipped with “The Room That Works,” featuring a two-line telephone with voice mail and data port, large well-lit work desk and executive chair, plus individual climate controls, remote-controlled TV with cable and in-room movies. The hotel has all the amenities expected from a first class facility, including the Bistro 1600 restaurant and lounge, indoor pool, fitness room, gift shop and business center.

With a total of 13,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and banquet facilities to work with, the Milwaukee Marriott West offers ample space for events ranging from intimate and productive to elaborate. The hotel banquet and catering staff offers top quality menu options with exquisite presentation for business luncheons to sophisticated celebrations.

CSM Lodging is a division of CSM Corporation, which owns and operates 38 properties across the United States under the Marriott, Hilton and Carlson brands. CSM Lodging has been recognized as Marriott's "Developer of the Year" for an unprecedented two years in a row.

CSM Corporation, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. CSM Corporation engages in the acquisition, development, leasing, management, and ownership of quality real estate assets. The company’s extensive portfolio includes retail, industrial, multi-family residential and hotel properties across the continental United States. For more information, visit www.csmcorp.net.

Marriot Hotels & Resorts®, with more than 482 locations worldwide, is a division of Marriott International, Inc., a leading worldwide hospitality company with over 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 68 other countries and territories. 

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Contact:

CSM Corporation
500 Washington Avenue South, Suite 3000
Minneapolis, MN 55415
www.csmcorp.net
 

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Also See: Minneapolis-Based CSM Corporation Acquires the 197 room Holiday Inn Minneapolis West for $9.325 million / Aug 2004
Robb Hall and Michael Roddy Appointed to Key Hotel Posts with CSM Lodging / April 2005


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