Acquisitions & Hotel Openings

OTO Development Opens New 168-Key SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Belmont, California

BELMONT, CA. September 18, 2017 – Marriott International announced that the SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Belmont, California is now open for business. The 168-suite hotel, located at 1401 Shoreway Road, will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by OTO Development, LLC of Spartanburg SC.

The SpringHill Suites Belmont Redwood Shores is located just 11 miles from San Francisco International Airport, and just minutes from downtown Belmont. The hotel offers convenient access to downtown San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Oracle Arena as well as Stanford University and Silicon Valley’s largest businesses including Facebook, Oracle, Nikon and Google.

“As a brand opening a new hotel every 10 days on average, we are delighted that the SpringHill Suites Belmont Redwood Shores is the latest addition to our growing number of properties across the United States and Canada,” said Callette Nielsen, vice president and global brand manager, SpringHill Suites. “Our all-suite offering and convenient amenities offer guests a little extra to help them enjoy their stay. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, we understand that guests want to connect to the local area. We make it our business to help them do that by offering our local expertise, and bringing the community into the hotel through our 24/7 market and bar and at our Art of Local events.”

Ideal for business and leisure travelers alike, the new hotel offers a little extra space with suites larger than a typical hotel room. Separate living, working and sleeping spaces provide guests with flexibility and functionality. The hotel’s comfortable beds, soft linens and plush pillows allow for an optimum night’s sleep. Each suite also features the SpringHill Suites’ custom, three-in-one West Elm sofa which converts from a sofa to a daybed to a trundle bed – without sacrificing its stylish good looks -- and a stylish West Elm Swivel Chair offering additional space for relaxation. The designated work space offers a well-lit desk space to ensure maximum productivity for those who need to get down to business.

From the guest rooms to the lobby, every aspect of design -- from furniture and lighting, to colors and fabrics -- has been carefully selected to create calm and refreshing spaces where guests can relax and recharge. Featuring a brand-new design that adds depth and sophistication to the décor, the hotel’s lobby is a great venue for casual meetings or simply to socialize with SpringHill Suites’ enhanced evening experience. Enjoy delicious food and beverage offerings, including local craft beer and premium wines available through the hotel’s full-service bar and bistro or the 24/7 Market. Grab a snack and take it outside to relax at the hotel’s outdoor patio area with a relaxing fire pit and comfortable seating. The property also offers more than 445 square feet of meeting space to accommodate meetings and functions of up to 35 people.

Daily complimentary breakfast is filled with hot, healthy and indulgent choices such as fresh strawberries, steel cut oatmeal, cold cuts, cheeses and much more. This is SpringHill Suites’ way of making sure guests have a good start to their day. The hotel also offers business services, complimentary WiFi, same-day dry cleaning, guest laundry facilities, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center.

About SpringHill Suites by Marriott

SpringHill Suites by Marriott is an all-suite hotel brand that offers guests a fresh take on mixing business and pleasure, by providing little extras that help them enjoy their time away. Recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Top 10 Franchises to buy in 2016, the portfolio consists of more than 350 properties across the United States and Canada. The suites are spacious and feature a modern, stylish design that allows guests to be productive and unwind. SpringHill is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information or reservations, visit www.springhillsuites.com, become a fan on Facebook or follow @SpringHillSuite on Twitter and Instagram.

Contact:
Mary Domingo
General Manager
SpringHill Suites Belmont Redwood Shores
650-622-9004

Danielle Mileno
Danielle.Mileno@marriott.com
646-768-2762

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