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Strand Hospitality Services Assumes Management of the SpringHill Suites Atlanta Six Flags

LITHIA SPRINGS, GA. August 15, 2017 – Strand Hospitality Services, a leading provider of hospitality operations, consulting and advisory services, recently announced that it has assumed management of the SpringHill Suites Atlanta Six Flags located at 960 Bob Arnold Boulevard in Lithia Springs, GA.

Ideally situated off I-20 and just 10 minutes from Six Flags over Georgia and 15 minutes from many of downtown Atlanta’s attractions, the SpringHill Suites Atlanta Six Flags boasts spacious guestrooms and suites with amenities such as; free Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, business center and meeting space.

The hotel also features a contemporary lobby which offers an appealing array of free hot breakfast choices in the morning as well as an outdoor patio area for guests to relax each evening.

“Strand will work closely with the owners to make sure that we continue to build on the current successes of the property,” said Andrew Pace, Senior Vice President of Strand Hospitality. “Strand strategically has continued to expand our partnerships, management and franchising with Marriott International. Strand also currently has three Marriott-branded hotels under construction in its portfolio.”

The hotel also participates in the award-winning guest loyalty program; Marriott Rewards®. To learn more, please call 770-819-9906 or visit marriott.com/hotels/travel/atlfs-springhill-suites-atlanta-six-flags.

About Strand Hospitality

With headquarters shared between Charlotte and Myrtle Beach. Strand also has operations in Atlanta. Founded more than 47 years ago, the company began as a developer/owner of full-service Holiday Inns, gradually moving into third-party management. Today with over 30 high-quality hotels in its management portfolio, the company continues to grow through development, joint ventures and third-party management. It specializes in two to four-star hotel segments and is approved to operate hotels under all the leading hotel brand families including; Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Wyndham, Choice and IHG. www.strandhospitality.com

Contact:
Nichole Lederer
nlederer@sdchotels.com
704-771-4591

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