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towneplacesuits edwardsvilleA new 91-suite hotel has opened its doors in Edwardsville

The TownePlace Suites by Marriott St. Louis Edwardsville officially opened its doors today, Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 6161 Center Grove Road.

TownePlace Suites markets itself for travelers looking for a simple and friendly place to stay and keep a routine. The new hotel operates as a Marriott franchise owned by R.L.P. Development Company Inc. of Edwardsville, part of the Plummer family operations, and managed by General Hotels Corp. of Indianapolis.

The property will be host of a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the business community on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 4:30 p.m. followed by a hotel preview and reception.

“We are excited to introduce the TownePlace Suites brand to the Edwardsville area,” said Diane Mayer, vice president and global brand manager, TownePlace Suites. “At TownePlace Suites, we get it. We want to go above and beyond to do everything we can to make our guests feel comfortable. We encourage our guests to be real, and help them to do so by providing a seamless residential atmosphere with a friendly staff who genuinely care about our guests. That is what our brand is all about, and this property is a great example of that.”

All service team members are thoroughly trained on local knowledge and look forward to connecting guests to the local area. A floor-to-ceiling TowneMap helps guests acclimate themselves to Edwardsville by featuring places to eat, play and explore.

Ideal for travelers who need accommodations for longer stays, this new property offers studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens, as well as separate living/working and sleeping areas. Guests can work and relax on their own terms in modern suites that feature full kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, adjustable work spaces with built-in shelves and lighting, a large flat screen television, as well as luxurious new bedding. Most rooms also feature the Home Office Suite, designed to provide guests with plenty of storage and flexible space to spread out and make it their own.

The TownePlace Suites St. Louis Edwardsville allows guests to maintain a healthy lifestyle with an array of food options. While on property guests can create their own complimentary hot breakfast every morning in the lobby area, and can fire up their stay by grilling up dinner on an outdoor patio complete with Weber grills. A 24-hour snack and coffee service is also available.

About R.L.P. Development Inc.

An affiliate of R.P. Lumber Co., Inc. and Plummer Cos. and based in Edwardsville, the organization owns nine hotels and is one of the St, Louis area’s largest privately held companies, operating 68 lumber yards, two truss plants, Berkshire Hathaway real estate offices, numerous residential subdivisions, and retail, office and light industrial properties totaling over two million square feet. In addition to the new TownePlace Suites by Marriott, additional franchises held include Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton.

Artist's illustration from Facebook page of TownePlace Suites St. Louis Edwardsville.