Owned by South Side Partners, LLC and Managed by Solara Hospitality, LLC

Irmo, South Carolina – July 2, 2013 – The 100-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Irmo, South Carolina Opened on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Located at 944 Lake Murray Boulevard, the Residence Inn Columbia Northwest/Harbison will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by South Side Partners, LLC and managed by Solara Hospitality, LLC.

Located 10 minutes from downtown Columbia and 13 miles from Columbia Metropolitan Airport, the Residence Inn Columbia Northwest/Harbison offers its guests convenient access to the University of South Carolina, Lake Murray, Harbison Shopping District and Riverbanks Zoo. Rates vary depending on length of stay.

“We are pleased to introduce Residence Inn hotels in the Irmo area,” said Diane Mayer, vice president and global brand manager, Residence Inn. “When on the road for an extended period, our guests need space to spread out, maintain their life’s pace and restore their energy to help them maintain a healthy balance and routine while traveling. This new hotel offers them a seamless blend of modern style and functionality that allows them to settle in and thrive.”

Residence Inn properties are designed as all-suite hotels that offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites. Guests looking for a revitalizing sleep experience will enjoy the hotel’s plush mattresses and crisp linens, while guests focused on being productive will value their suite’s large, well-lit work desk, ergonomic chair and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Designed for stays of five nights or more, each suite also has a fully-equipped kitchen with a coffeemaker, microwave oven and residential-sized appliances.

The Residence Inn Columbia Northwest/Harbison’s complimentary breakfast has a variety of great options, including specially made featured items. Guests can start their day off right with healthy food choices and, with a convenient to-go offering, can make sure they do not miss the most important meal of the day.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming guests to the Columbia area and showing them what Residence Inn hotels have to offer,” said Clancy Cipkala, managing partner, Southside Partners, LLC. “Our spacious suites, and the hotel’s amenities will allow them to keep a daily routine similar to home.”

Extending the feeling of comfortable living on the road, the Residence Inn Columbia Northwest/Harbison offers guests inviting and functional public spaces to relax or collaborate. Road warriors and families alike enjoy the hotel’s grocery delivery service, complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour onsite food and beverage market, dry cleaning services, and onsite guest laundry room. The hotel’s weeknight evening gatherings offer a casual, relaxing environment where guests can be as social as they want, while enjoying light fare. The hotel also maintains a business library where guests can fax, copy and print materials, and provides guests with an outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool spa, meeting room, exercise room and putting green.

With more than 600 properties in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Central America, Residence Inn by Marriott is a leader in the extended-stay lodging segment. Designed for long stays, the brand offers spacious suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Fully functional kitchens, grocery delivery, 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfast help guests maintain a healthy balance while on the road. Complimentary Wi-Fi allows guests to stay connected to the home and office, while health and fitness options and inviting lobby spaces provide comfortable places to work and relax.