Marriott To Open SpringHill Suites Hotel In College Park, GA

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New Hotel to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR; http://www.marriott.com) is scheduled to open the 147-suite SpringHill Suites by Marriott in College Park, GA this Friday, December 18, 2009. Located at 2091 Convention Center Concourse, the SpringHill Suites Atlanta Airport Gateway is owned by Grover Street Partners and managed by Marriott International Inc.

Adjacent to the Georgia International Convention Center and one mile from the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the SpringHill Suites Atlanta Airport Gateway offers guests convenient access to ATL SkyTrain, the Atlanta Zoo, Turner Field, the CNN Center, Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Botanical Gardens and Six Flags over Georgia. The ATL SkyTrain is an automated people mover (APM) line which recently opened at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The ride will take two minutes to travel from the terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson to the GICC/Gateway Station next to the hotel. This link will benefit all travelers with a speedy transit to the hotel.

“We’re delighted that the SpringHill Suites Atlanta Airport Gateway is the latest addition to our growing number of properties across the U.S.,” said Brian King, senior vice president, Select Service and Extended Stay Brand Management, Marriott International. “This is a hotel for business and leisure travelers who want affordable lodging with the freedom of spacious accommodations and the comforts of home-like amenities, such as mini-refrigerators and microwave ovens.”

The SpringHill Suites Atlanta Airport Gateway offers a complimentary breakfast buffet, business services, free weekday USA TODAY in lobby, same-day dry cleaning, guest laundry facilities, an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, a gourmet coffee selection, full-service bar and express checkout. A 24-hour Market offering fresh salads, sandwiches and fruit cups, is also available in the lobby.

For its contributions in making the environment a healthier place by reducing waste, conserving energy and water and using “green power” provided by the city of College Park the hotel is LEED Certified and is one of the first Marriott properties to earn this designation. The SHS Atlanta Airport Gateway hotel has been recognized for incorporating the following environmentally friendly practices into their property.

  •     Reducing water consumption and waste disposal in the hotel by using low-flow faucets, toilets and showerheads while meeting Marriott’s water flow requirements and reducing water consumption in landscaped areas by using drought resistant plants.
  •     Providing recycling bins for cardboard, paper, glass, plastic and aluminum in centralized locations as well as using 10% recycled and low-emitting materials in its construction.
  •     Reducing pollution by being purposely built next to the ATL SkyTrain.

Guest suites in SpringHill Suites hotels are larger than traditional hotel rooms and feature separate areas for sleeping, working/eating and relaxing. All suites are non-smoking and suites equipped for guests with disabilities also are an option. In-room amenities include a pantry with mini-refrigerator, microwave, luxury bedding, coffee service and complimentary high-speed Internet access. For maximum guest comfort, a pullout sofa bed and lounge chair with ottoman are available. Suites also feature a spacious bathroom with separate vanity, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.

Business travelers can take advantage of a large, well-lit desk with ergonomic chair, two phone lines with data port and voice mail. Free local phone calls with a second phone in the bedroom also are available. The six-story hotel also offers 650 square feet of meeting space to accommodate meetings for up to 96 people.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott is an all-suite, select-service hotel brand that appeals to both business and leisure travelers. Launched in November 1998, the brand currently has over 200 locations in the United States and Canada. SpringHill Suites participates in the company’s award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent guest program. Members earn their choice of points toward free vacations or frequent flyer mileage for dollars spent at more than 3,100 Marriott hotels worldwide.

For more information or reservations, call the SpringHill Suites Atlanta Airport Gateway hotel directly at 770-907-8880, call the SpringHill Suites toll-free number at 888-287-9400, contact a travel agent or visit the web site at http://www.SpringHillSuitesAtlantaAirportGateway.com.

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