Springhill Suites Hotel opens in Gonzales

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Attending the ribbon cutting for SpringHill Suites Hotel were: President and Owner Aaron Patel, Avalon Hotel Group CEO in training Sagar Patel, Director of Operations Sharon Howell, Regional Director of Sales & Marketing Kelly Le, General Manager Stephanie Ehrhard, Sales Manager Julie Boyd, Neal Prajapati, City of Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux, City of Gonzales Councilman Kenny Matassa, Ascension Parish Public Information Officer Lester Kenyon, Ascension Parish Assessor Mert Smiley, Ascension Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Sherrie Despino, Chamber Ambassadors, Chamber Members, family and friends.

This stylish, all-suite hotel offers space for travelers to spread out and recharge.

The 96-suite SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Gonzales, opened its doors on May 7. Located at 2801 S. Cabela’s Parkway, the SpringHill Suites Baton Rouge/Gonzales will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Avalon Hotel Group, LLC of Gonzales.

Located 30 miles from Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport and 20 minutes from downtown Baton Rouge, the hotel offers guests convenient access to the Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Tanger Outlet Mall, Houmas House Plantation Home and the corporate hub for BASF, Methanex, and Shell plants. Rates vary depending on length of stay.

“We’re delighted that the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Baton Rouge/Gonzales is the latest addition to our growing number of properties across the United States,” said Loren Nalewanski, 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.”

Featuring suites that are larger than typical hotel rooms, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Gonzales 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. Complimentary Wi-Fi in the hotel’s lobby and high-speed Internet access in every suite allow guests to remain connected at all times.

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 business services, same-day dry cleaning, guest laundry facilities, an outdoor swimming pool with whirlpool and a fitness center. In the lobby, the Market offers convenient 24/7 access to food and beverages.

Daily complimentary hot healthy breakfast is SpringHill Suites’ way of making sure guests have a good start to their day. The hotel features a full-service bar/lounge/limited-service restaurant, offering breakfast and dinner services. The property also has 350 square feet of meeting space to accommodate meetings and functions of up to 15 people.

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 on the Ascension Chamber of Commerce, please visit www.ascensionchamber.com, e-mail info@ascensionchamber.com or call (225) 647-7487.

For more information or reservations, contact the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Gonzales directly at (225-621-3000), call the SpringHill Suites toll-free number at 888-287-9400, visit www.springhillsuites.com or become a fan at www.facebook.com/springhillsuites.