Press Release


Total redesign of public space allows extended-stay guests to thrive on the road

[Plantation, Fla.] – [April 19, 2013] – White Lodging Services and RLJ Lodging Trust is proud to announce the Residence Inn by Marriott in Plantation, Fla. completed a renovation of its public spaces, transforming it into an upscale hotel, designed to enhance the comfort and lifestyle of travelers on the road today on Dec. 14, 2012. The newly refreshed Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Plantation offers guests flexible spaces and amenities to help maintain a healthy balance and routine while traveling.

“When on the road for an extended period, our guests need space to spread out, to maintain their life’s pace and restore their energy,” said Diane Mayer, vice president and global brand manager, Residence Inn. “Residence Inn offers a seamless blend of modern style and functionality that allows them to settle in and thrive.”

The hotel’s re-designed public spaces have been transformed into multi-functional living spaces where guests can relax or collaborate on their own terms. The new open communal living space allows guests to connect with friends, family or colleagues in a modern living room style lounge and around the firepit in the outdoor open-air living room. Complimentary Wi-Fi and private “nooks” with personal high-definition flat screen televisions provide a private/public work space outside of the suite.

With more than 600 properties in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Central America, 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. Complimentary Wi-Fi allows guests to stay connected to the home and office, while health and fitness options and inviting lobby spaces provide comfortable places to work and relax.

Residence Inn participates in the company’s award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, contact the Residence Inn By Marriott Fort Lauderdale Plantation directly at 954-723-0300, call the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800-331-3131 or visit For travel tips, the latest on the brand or to connect with other travelers, “like” Residence Inn on Facebook:

ABOUT WHITE LODGING - White Lodging Services Corporation was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development, and operations company – a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid- to large-scale hotels across the country. Its current portfolio consists of over 161 hotels in 20 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group, and Carlson Hotels Worldwide. For more information about White Lodging, please visit or call 219-472-2861.

ABOUT RLJ LODGING TRUST - RLJ Lodging Trust is a self-advised, publicly traded real estate investment trust focused on acquiring premium-branded, focused service and compact full-service hotels. The Company’s portfolio consists of 145 hotels in 21 states and the District of Columbia, with a total of more than 21,600 rooms. Additional information may be found on the Company’s website: