Lakeland Hospitality Group Celebrates Topping-Out of SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Lakeland, Florida

/Lakeland Hospitality Group Celebrates Topping-Out of SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Lakeland, Florida

Lakeland Hospitality Group Celebrates Topping-Out of SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Lakeland, Florida

|2019-09-17T11:30:53-04:00September 16th, 2019|

LAKELAND, Fla. (Sept. 16, 2019) – Lakeland Hospitality Group announced today the topping out construction milestone of the SpringHill Suites by Marriott in downtown Lakeland. The topping out signifies the completion of the building’s preliminary structural framework with the placement of its final steel beam. The hotel broke ground on October 1, 2018 and is slated to open in mid-April 2020.

“We are thrilled to bring the first SpringHill Suites by Marriott to downtown Lakeland, creating jobs and economic growth for the area,” said Wesley Barnett, manager of Lakeland Hospitality Group, and grandson of Publix Super Markets founder George Jenkins. “Its ideal location coupled with excellent amenities are guaranteed to provide guests with a great stay.”

Upon completion, the five-story hotel will feature 126 spacious rooms, 4,000 square-feet of meeting space, a full-service bar and lounge with tapas-style light bites, outdoor pool and patio with fire pit, and 24-hour fitness room. Along with an inviting atmosphere and impeccable customer service, the hotel will offer guests all the SpringHill Suites brand amenities they are accustomed to, including free hot breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24/7 market with “grab and go” options, and furniture packages from the modern home brand, West Elm.

SpringHill Suites Lakeland is located on the corner of W. Lime St. and Sikes Blvd. neighboring the RP Funding Center. The hotel will help attract events and visitors to the convention center, arena, and theater. Additionally, the hotel is located just minutes from the heart of downtown, with a variety of eateries, bars and local shops easily accessible.

Tomlinson Construction is serving as the project’s development manager, overseeing the build and day-to-day construction efforts provided by general contractor Rodda Construction. McKibbon Places, an Atlanta-based company focused on hotel development and renovations, is consulting on the development of the hotel, which will be managed by Tampa-based McKibbon Hospitality.

“We’re excited to join our partners in bringing new, modern accommodations to downtown Lakeland with the addition of the SpringHill Suites brand,” said McKibbon Hospitality President Randy Hassen. “We look forward to becoming an integral part of the Lakeland community through our greatest asset, our people.”

SpringHill Suites by Marriott, the largest all-suites brand in the upscale hotel tier, offers a refreshing and stylish take on the travel experience. The brand consistently ranks among the top Marriott brands in guest satisfaction and has won numerous J.D. Power awards for service. SpringHill Suites participates in Marriott’s travel rewards program, Marriott Bonvoy, offering guests unparalleled benefits including loyalty points.

About SpringHill Suites by Marriott

SpringHill Suites by Marriott is an all-suite hotel brand that offers guests the little extras to help them enjoy their time away. The brand is a fresh take on mixing business and pleasure, as it allows travelers to expect the unexpected and indulge in the little things that make their trip more exciting. Featuring spacious and stylish suites, the well-designed room layouts that allow guests to relax and reenergize. Launched in 1998, the brand currently has more than 350 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 toll-free number at 888-287-9400, visit www.springhillsuites.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/springhillsuites.

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About Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,000 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 132 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company now offers one travel program, Marriott Bonvoy™, replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®(SPG).  For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

About Tomlinson Construction

Tomlinson Construction is a Florida certified general contractor, which has built projects in Texas, Virginia, Georgia, Colorado and central Florida and large custom residential and remodeling projects in Lakeland.

About Rodda Construction

Established in 1989 in Lakeland, FL, Rodda Construction has a history of consistently providing its customers with cost-effective improvement solutions - on time and under budget. They provide the highest quality services in Construction Management, General Construction, and Design-Build, bringing innovation to the construction project management process. They have extensive project experience in the hospitality, education, healthcare, recreation, multi-family, government, industrial, warehouse, religious, retail, office, green construction, and all other commercial construction markets through-out central Florida.

About McKibbon Hospitality

Headquartered in Tampa, FL, McKibbon Hospitality creates memorable hospitality experiences that inspire brand and property loyalty. It’s how we’ve grown into one of the largest (and most awarded) hotel management companies in the country. We operate hotels for Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG and other iconic hospitality brands. We guide every facet of hospitality management, including hotel openings, operations and renovations. Our legacy is built on a foundation of integrity, anchored in how we value our guests, treat our associates and partners, and give back to our communities. Visit McKibbon.com to learn more.

About McKibbon Places

Founded by two brothers in 1926, the McKibbon family business has grown to become an industry leader in hospitality, known for owning, developing, renovating, and managing hotels in partnership with the largest franchisors in the world. As the McKibbon company dedicated to new hotel development and renovations management, we partner with owners, investors, and trusted vendors to build experiences, empower operations, and recognize the true value of every place we create. To date, we’ve completed dozens of new build projects across numerous premier hotel brands in over 20 cities - and we’re just getting started. From the first planning meeting to the ribbon cutting, we’re ready to bring your vision to life. For more information, visit McKibbonPlaces.com.

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