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Renaissance Hotels Shares Pride With Cyndi Lauper & the True Colors Fund

May 2, 2011

NEW YORK, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Renaissance Hotels (www.renhotels.com) kicked off an early salute to Pride season benefiting True Colors Fund (http://www.truecolorsfund.org/) with an exclusive event featuring an appearance by Cyndi Lauper and a performance by the cast of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Hosted at the Renaissance Times Square, the evening also featured an RLife Live performance by DJ Mia Moretti & electronic violinist Caitlin Moe.

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Renaissance Hotels, along with American Airlines and GREY GOOSE® Vodka, partnered to sponsor an online auction featuring exclusive travel packages to select new Renaissance Hotels around the world, including the new St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London. All auction proceeds benefit the True Colors Fund, co-founded by Cyndi Lauper to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality and to raise awareness about LGBT youth homelessness. The special auction items will be available for online bidding through May 12th at http://charitybuzz.com/TrueColorsFund.

This special event also represents part of a larger Renaissance Hotels program designed to celebrate the diversity within the hospitality, travel and tourism community.

“Renaissance is thrilled to partner with these entertainers and popular brands to benefit the True Colors Fund, which addresses the challenges facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth today,” said Apoorva Gandhi, vice president of multicultural markets and alliances for Marriott International, Inc.. “We strive to make diversity and inclusion part of the fabric of our company culture.”

Renaissance Hotels, as part of Marriott International has a longstanding commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all of our guests throughout the world, and enjoys a 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index.

The event, hosted at the Renaissance Hotel Times Square RLounge, was attended by many guests throughout the LGBT community, with special support given also by Troy Masters, publisher of Gay City News. Cocktails courtesy of GREY GOOSE® Vodka. Airline tickets for silent auction provided by American Airlines.

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RENAISSANCE HOTELS is an upscale brand with more than 145 properties in 32 countries that speaks to passionate travelers in search of authentic local discoveries when traveling for business or leisure. Renaissance Hotels has recently welcomed several new “gems” to its global collection – the boutique Renaissance Malmo hotel in Sweden, the historic Stanford Court hotel in San Francisco, the exotic Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino in the Dutch Caribbean, the opulent Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel and the modern Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel. These hotels join a rich portfolio defined by distinctive and well-known icons such as the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, La Concha Renaissance San Juan, Renaissance New York Hotel 57 and Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe. All Renaissance hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. To make reservations and for more information visit www.renaissancehotels.com. Follow Renaissance on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RenaissanceHotels, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RenHotels, and via the RLife blog at www.therenaissancelife.com.

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ABOUT AMERICAN AIRLINES

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GAY CITY NEWS is the award winning newspaper of record for New York City’s dynamic lesbian and gay community, reaching more than one hundred thousand readers every week in print and online at gaycitynews.com.

GREY GOOSE® VODKA Blended and bottled in the celebrated Cognac region of Western France, GREY GOOSE Vodka is truly a unique offering. Every element that goes into its production ensures that GREY GOOSE Vodka stands alone as the “World’s Best Tasting Vodka.” The 80 proof super-premium spirit is packaged in beautiful frosted glass bottles, with a clear window in the shape of a Grey Goose silhouette that allows a peek at the flight of the Grey Goose across the majestic Massif Central Mountains. Each bottle is sealed with a cork stopper and an elegant foil closure. The GREY GOOSE portfolio is comprised of GREY GOOSE Vodka, GREY GOOSE La Poire, GREY GOOSE L’Orange and GREY GOOSE Le Citron flavored vodkas.

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