TownePlace Suites Hotel Opens in Galveston

news_07 Mar. 10, 2013Galveston, Texas (USA) – March 9, 2013 – The 88-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Galveston, Texas is scheduled to open on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Located at 9540 Seawall Boulevard, the TownePlace Suites Galveston Island Gulf Front will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Propel Hospitality Management of San Antonio, Texas. Propel Hospitality Management is also scheduled to open a Courtyard property next to the TownePlace Suites later this month.

Located along Historic Seawall Boulevard, a premier beach location on the Gulf of Mexico, the hotel offers guests convenient access to Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Rates vary depending on length of stay.

“We are pleased to introduce the TownePlace Suites brand to the Galveston 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 Galveston Island Gulf Front’s warm lobby and friendly “hello” signage welcomes guests to the check-in area. Guests and staff interact using a floor-to-ceiling TowneMap® that helps guests settle into the local area by featuring great places to eat, popular night spots, recreation areas, shopping and other services.

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 purchase food and beverage items from the 24-hour In a Pinch® market as well as evening room service.

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 OfficeTM Suite, designed to provide guests with plenty of storage and flexible space to spread out and make it their own.

Other hotel amenities include rooms with ocean views, a resort pool with a full-service bar, food services and a fire pit, an exercise room open 24 hours per day, 1,100 square feet of meeting space, complimentary wireless Internet throughout the hotel, and on-site business services, including copying, faxing and printing. The TownePlace Suites Galveston Island Gulf Front 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.

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 3,800 properties in 74 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $12 billion in fiscal year 2012. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands.

Media Contact:
Jessica Stadd
Marriott International
301-380-3178
jessica.stadd@marriott.com

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