|By Jesus Lopez Jr., Standard-Examiner,
Ogden, UtahMcClatchy-Tribune Regional News
March 04, 2013--OGDEN -- The name may change, but management says everything else will stay the same when the Ogden Marriott Hotel becomes the Summit Hotel and Conference Center on March 23.
Even with the change, Summit Hotel Director of Sales and Marketing Brigit Pack said the hotel will continue to partner with local businesses and institutions.
"We feel the Summit Hotel will embrace the Ogden community and the outdoor activities," Pack said. "It will be a good fit for us."
The company that manages the downtown hotel at 247 24th St. in Ogden, announced the change over the weekend. As the name change suggests, as of March 23, the hotel will no longer be affiliated with the Marriott Hotel chain.
The hotel chain has deep roots in Utah, as the company's founder, J. Willard Marriott, was born and raised in the area.
However, Pack said the hotel will continue to offer the same service, which currently includes sponsoring Weber State University Athletics, catering services, a ski bus to Powder Mountain Resort or Snowbasin Resort and Starbucks coffee in the hotel lobby.
The hotel is also home to Canyon Grill restaurant and Rocks Lounge bar and offers more than 17,000 square feet of event space and 292 guest rooms.
Crescent Hotels & Resorts, which manages 67 hotels across North America, also manages Summit Hotel. However, Crescent does not own the Ogden location. The hotel went up for auction last year and Pack said it is currently owned by an East Coast holding company.
Although the name might be similar, the Summit Hotel is not associated with the Summit Group, which recently purchased Powder Mountain Ski Resort.
Hotel management expects to have the new website, www.summithotel
ogden.com, up soon.
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