A groundbreaking was held Monday morning for a new Marriott hotel. The TownePlace Suites will be located at the southwest corner of National and Cherokee.
More than 100 suites will be available for extended stay. This will be the sixth hotel to be developed and managed by O'Reilly Hospitality.
Reporter Kevin Schwaller will have more on this development tonight on KOLR10 News at 10 and Ozarks Local News at 9 on Z-27.
News Release from Marriott:
The new TownePlace Suites by
Located 8 miles from Springfield Branson Regional Airport and 2 minutes from downtown, the 125 "key" TownePlace Suites by Marriott will offer guests convenient centrally located access to the main Mercy Hospital campus, Bass Pro Outdoor World, Missouri State University, JQH Arena, Hammons Field, Drury University and many other local attractions and businesses. "The combination of a fantastic architectural and interior design by Baron Design, an incredible hotel site provided by Terry Reynolds and her family, and the award winning development and management model of O'Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC, next door to the Mercy hospital campus, produces a tremendous recipe for success" says Tim O'Reilly Chief Executive Officer of O'Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC.
"We are pleased with the continued growth of the TownePlace Suites brand in the Springfield area," said Loren Nalewanski, vice president and global brand manager, TownePlace Suites. "Providing an upscale residential atmosphere, this TownePlace Suites hotel offers an appealing alternative to more standard hotel rooms designed for shorter stays."
The TownePlace Suites by Marriott Springfield will be the 6th hotel developed and managed by O'Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC (www.ohospitalitymanagment.com). Guests can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast every morning in the lobby area, as well as 24-hour On Us coffee service. For those who want a quick snack, guests can also select food and beverage items from the 24-hour In a Pinch market. Ideal for travelers who need accommodations for longer stays, this property offers studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens, as well as separate living/working and sleeping areas. Guests can work and relax on their terms in brightly colored modern suites that feature full kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, adjustable work spaces with built-in shelves and lighting, a large flat screen television, as well as luxurious new bedding. Most rooms also feature the Home OfficeTMSuite, designed to provide guests with plenty of storage and flexible space to spread out and make it their own.
Other hotel amenities include an exercise room open 24 hours per day, complimentary wireless Internet throughout the hotel and on-site business services, including copying, faxing and printing. The TownePlace Suites by Marriott Springfield is pet-friendly (fees may apply) and also provides laundry facilities for guests' convenience.
TownePlace Suites by Marriott is an all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand in the moderate price range. Ranked #1 for mid-price extended stays by Business Travel News' Hotel Chain Survey in 2011 and 2012, TownePlace Suites is the only brand to rank at the top of its tier for both years. Ideal for travelers who need accommodations for longer stays, TownePlace Suites offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and separate living/working and sleeping areas. Launched in 1997, the brand currently has more than 200 locations in the United States and Canada. TownePlace Suites participates 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. For more information , call the TownePlace Suites toll-free number at 800-257-3000 or visit www.towneplacesuites.com.