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Marriott announces new 90-room hotel in Edwardsville

Marriott International Inc. announced Thursday it awarded a franchise to an Edwardsville company to build a TownePlace Suites hotel. The 90-room hotel will target extended-stay travelers.
Marriott International Inc. announced Thursday it awarded a franchise to an Edwardsville company to build a TownePlace Suites hotel. The 90-room hotel will target extended-stay travelers. Provided photo.

A 90-room extended-stay hotel will be built along Illinois 157 near Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Marriott International, Inc. awarded the franchise for a 90-room TownePlace Suites to Edwardsville Hospitality, LLC, which is a joint venture of R.L.P. Development of Edwardsville and General Hotels Corporation of Indianapolis, Ind. The hotel will be built on a vacant lot at the northeast corner of Illinois 157 and Center Grove Road, a mile from the heart of the SIUE campus.

A statement from General Hotels said the hotel targets extended-stay travelers and will include studio, one- and two-bedroom suites with kitchens and work spaces separate from sleeping areas.

General Hotels will manage day-to-day operations at the site.

A timeline for construction and opening was not available. A General Hotels spokesperson said the project had just begun its design phase.

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