UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio – TownePlace Suites by Marriott, part of the Marriott portfolio and loyalty program, today announced the opening of its newest property, TownePlace Suites Columbus North-OSU. The hotel features 119 suite-style rooms designed to allow extended stay travelers to feel at home and stay productive. The hotel is owned by a joint venture comprised of Dublin, Ohio-based Crawford Hoying, a leading full-service real estate company, and Shaner Hotels, an award-winning, international hotel owner, operator and developer. Shaner also operates the property.

”Our successful track record operating Marriott-branded hotels makes the TownePlace Suites Columbus North-OSU a perfect fit with our existing portfolio of well-branded hotels in strong markets with multiple demand generators,” said Plato Ghinos, president, Shaner Hotels. “With its fantastic amenities and location in the heart of a thriving neighborhood, we fully expect the property to quickly take its rightful place as the market and segment leader.”

The TownePlace Suites Columbus North-OSU offers spacious suites, each equipped with a full kitchen, a dedicated home office and room to relax in a separate living space. The hotel also offers complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, on-site laundry and a slew of additional amenities. Common areas in the hotel include an expansive lounge with soft seating, a high-end business center, state-of-the-art fitness center and an easy-to-access “In A Pinch” market, open 24/7.

Located at 1640 West Lane Avenue in the heart of Upper Arlington, TownePlace Suites Columbus North-OSU is just steps away from numerous nearby dining and retail establishments, including Hudson 29 Kitchen + Drink, Whole Foods Market, the Shops on Lane Avenue and more. It’s conveniently located within a five minute drive of The Ohio State University campus, 10 minutes from downtown Columbus and easily accessible from SR-315.

“The vibrant Upper Arlington community, with its numerous dining and entertainment options, is an ideal location for the TownePlace Suites Columbus North-OSU,” said Brent Crawford, principal of Crawford Hoying. “The extensive amenities and large suites make this hotel the perfect option for visitors searching for a relaxing stay in the city.”

The TownePlace Suites Columbus North-OSU is part of the Westmont at The Lane mixed-use development, which will include 133 for-rent apartments, eight for-sale townhomes, a 395-space public parking garage, 110-space public parking lot and 32,000 SF of office, retail and restaurant space (tenants to be announced soon).

Read more about TownePlace Suites by Marriott at www.towneplacesuites.marriott.com.