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The 150-suite SpringHill Suites by Marriott Opens in the Former Hyatt
Place in Birmingham, Alabama, Managed by Ascent Hospitality

Bethesda, Maryland – October 31, 2011 – Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR; http://www.marriott.com) opened the 150-suite SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday, October 27, 2011.  Located at 2024 Fourth Avenue South, the former Downtown Hyatt Place will operate as a Marriott franchise, managed by Ascent Hospitality of Dalton, Georgia.

Located two minutes from the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus and eight miles from the Birmingham International Airport, the SpringHill Suites Birmingham Downtown offers guests convenient access to Legion Field, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the McWane Science Center.  Rates begin at $149 per night.

“We’re delighted that the SpringHill Suites Birmingham Downtown is the latest addition to our growing number of properties across the U.S.,” said Callette Nielsen, vice president and global brand manager, SpringHill Suites.  “The hotel’s design offers a seamless blend of style and function at an affordable price.”

The SpringHill Suites Birmingham Downtown is ideal for business and leisure travelers who look for style and inspiration in their stay.  Everything from furniture to lighting is carefully selected to offer a calm and refreshing alternative for travelers.  Separate living, working and sleeping spaces assure guests have flexibility and ease. The perfect place to sink into a good night’s sleep, the hotel offers luxurious bedding in every suite. A comfortable pullout sofa bed and lounge chair with ottoman offers additional space for relaxation or extra family members. Presenting guests with a spa-like experience, a separate bathroom and shower area, accessed through sleek sliding doors, feature marble-top vanity and creative lighting features, all of which help to reenergize and revive.

Business travelers can take advantage of a large, well-lit desk with ergonomic chair, two phone lines and voice mail.  Free Wi-Fi in the hotel’s lobby and high-speed Internet access in every suite allow guests to remain connected at all times.

The bright and inviting lobby offers a great venue for conducting casual meetings or simply to socialize. The hotel offers business services, same-day dry cleaning, guest laundry facilities, an indoor swimming pool, a meeting room, fitness center and express checkout. The Market offers convenient 24/7 access to food and beverages and a daily complimentary hot breakfast is SpringHill Suites’ way of making sure guests have a good start to their day. The hotel also features breakfast, lunch and dinner 24/7.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott is an all-suite brand that offers spacious and affordable design, appealing to both business and leisure travelers.  Launched in November 1998, the brand currently has more than 280 locations in the United States and Canada.  SpringHill Suites along with over 3,100 Marriott-affiliated hotels worldwide, participate in Marriott Rewards, the guest reward program that allows its over 30 million members to earn points or airline miles for each dollar spent during each stay.

For more information or reservations, call the SpringHill Suites Birmingham Downtown hotel directly at 205-322-8600, call the SpringHill Suites toll-free number at 888-287-9400, contact a travel agent or visit the web site at www.springhillsuites.com.

Click here for Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) company information.
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Contact: 

Nina Herrera-Davila
Marriott International
(301) 380-2691
 nina.herrera-davila@marriott.com

Steven C. Kelban
General Manager
(205) 322-8600
skelban@ascent-hospitality.com

 


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