published Sunday, November 18th, 2012

New Development: Extended-stay hotel opens near Gunbarrel Road

Carlos Marquer checks the beds in a room at the new Townplace Suites Hotel on McCutcheon Road on Thursday. The hotel will open Monday.
Carlos Marquer checks the beds in a room at the new Townplace Suites Hotel on McCutcheon Road on Thursday. The hotel will open Monday.
Photo by Allison Love.

Name: TownePlace Suites by Marriott

Location: 7010 McCutcheon Road, off Shallowford Road near Hamilton Place

Status: Opening for business on Monday

Price: This $8 million, 45,000-square-foot hotel has 87 rooms for about $109 per night.

Features: The all-suite hotel is set up for long-term stays, said Sarah Stokes, general manager. All suites have a kitchen with a microwave, stove top and fridge. Each suite includes a separate desk area with chairs, so a family can have dinner there or a person can work out of the suite.

Market: The hotel is designed for travelers who intend to stay for multiple nights. At another location, one guest stayed for 12 years, Stokes said. The hotel is targeted at people who might be relocating to the area, coming to Chattanooga for training, performing government contract work, or area homeowners who have suffered from a house fire or other disaster and need a place to stay while their home is being fixed.

Employees: 21

Contractor: EMJ Corp.

Contact: Sarah Stokes, 423-834-9444

about Ellis Smith...

Ellis Smith joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press in January 2010 as a business reporter. His beat includes the flooring industry, Chattem, Unum, Krystal, the automobile market, real estate and technology. Ellis is from Marietta, Ga., and has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication at the University of West Georgia. He previously worked at UTV-13 News, Carrollton, Ga., as a producer; at the The West Georgian, Carrollton, Ga., as editor; and at the Times-Georgian, Carrollton, ...

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