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Owned and Managed by Kana Hotel Group, the 88-suite SpringHill Suites
by Marriott Opens in Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville, Alabama – September 6, 2012 – The 88-suite SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Huntsville, Alabama opened on Monday, August 13, 2012. Located at 320 Providence Main Street, the SpringHill Suites Huntsville West/Research Park will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Kana Hotel Group of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Located in the Village of Providence and 12 miles from the Huntsville International Airport, the SpringHill Suites Huntsville West/Research Park offers guests convenient access to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Cummings Research Park.

“We’re delighted that the SpringHill Suites Huntsville West/Research Park is the latest addition to our growing number of properties across the United States,” said Callette Nielsen, vice president and global brand manager, SpringHill Suites. “The hotel’s design provides a seamless blend of style and function at an affordable price, and our all-suite offering allows guests enough room to relax and reenergize.”

The Village of Providence, located off University Drive West in Huntsville, is the area’s premier master planned community with tree-lined streets and historic style homes. It is within walking distance to numerous parks, several restaurants featuring live music and plenty of shopping. Weekend activities often include live music and activities in the courtyard.

“With its unique architectural style to match the strict guidelines in the Village of Providence, this is truly a one of a kind hotel,” said Alpesh Patel, chief executive officer, Kana Hotel Group. “Both business travelers and leisure visitors to the area will find it a refreshing departure from your typical hotel experience.  It’s a great addition to the Research Park area hotels and to Kana Hotel Group’s growing portfolio.”

Featuring suites that are larger than typical hotel rooms, SpringHill Suites Huntsville West/Research Park is ideal for business and leisure travelers looking for style and inspiration in their stay. Every aspect, from furniture and lighting to colors and fabrics, has been carefully selected to offer calm and refreshing spaces. Separate living, working and sleeping spaces also provide guests with flexibility and functionality. The perfect place to sink into a good night’s sleep, the hotel offers luxurious linens and plush pillows, while a comfortable pullout sofa bed and lounge chair offer additional space for relaxation or extra family members. The hotel’s tasteful bathroom includes modern touches, a marble-top vanity, iridescent tile walls and creative lighting features, which help travelers revive and refresh.

Business travelers can take advantage of a large, well-lit desk with ergonomic chair. 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 property has 325 square feet of meeting space to accommodate functions of up to 30 people.

Featuring a brand new design that adds depth and sophistication to the décor, the lobby is a great venue for conducting casual meetings or simply to socialize. Using warm colors, accent fabrics and walnut-stained wood, the lobby’s earth tones inspire guests to sit, relax and enjoy their stay. The hotel also offers a complimentary daily breakfast, business services, same-day dry cleaning, guest laundry facilities, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center. In the lobby, the Market offers convenient 24/7 access to food and beverages.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott is an all-suite brand that offers design and style at an affordable price, appealing to both business and leisure travelers. Ranked highest in the Guest Satisfaction Study for the Upscale Brand Segment by J.D. Power and Associates’ 2012 North America Guest Satisfaction Index Study, the brand features spacious suites and smart layouts that allow guests to relax and reenergize. Launched in 1998, the brand currently has nearly 300 locations in the United States and Canada. SpringHill 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 or reservations, contact the SpringHill Suites Huntsville West/Research Park directly at 256-430-1485, call the SpringHill Suites toll-free number at 888-287-9400, visit or become a fan at

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About Kana Hotel Group

Kana Hotel Group is located in Knoxville, TN, with additional offices in Tampa, FL.  Kana is an award winning independent third party management company with over 2,200 hotel rooms under management, and additional 500+ rooms in development. The portfolio is well diversified amongst major brands such as Hilton, Marriott, and IHG. Kana Hotel Group has extensive relationships with institutional owners and lenders as well as individual ownership groups. More information can be found at

Nina Herrera-Davila
Marriott International
(301) 380-2691

Kerry Murphy
General Manager
(256) 430-1485

Kana Hotel Group

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