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.
Contractor: EMJ Corp.
Contact: Sarah Stokes, 423-834-9444
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, ...