Acquisitions & Hotel Openings

Springhill Suites by Marriott Mt. Laurel Celebrates Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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MT. LAUREL, NJ. October 11, 2017 – The newly opened SpringHill Suites by Marriott Mt. Laurel marked its official grand opening on September 28th with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a reception, and led property tours to give those in the Mt Laurel / Burlington County community a glimpse of what the new hotel has to offer. The 135-suite hotel, developed and owned by High Hotels Ltd of Lancaster, PA, is located at 5000 Midlantic Drive in Mt Laurel, New Jersey in the Laurel Corporate Center. The property offers guests convenient access to nearby businesses, attractions, and services, including four adjacent restaurants.

With more than 150 guests in attendance, Dennis Riley – Mayor of Mt Laurel, Heather Brady – Grounds for Sculpture Director of Education & Engagement, Kristi Howell – President Burlington County Chamber of Commerce, Pat Brogan – General Manager SpringHill Suites by Marriott, and Russ Urban – President High Hotels Ltd, were on hand to cut the ribbon. They welcomed guests to enjoy the displays and performances provided by local artists and musicians – just one way in which SpringHill Suites connects guests to the local area. The ribbon, lined with five one hundred dollar bills, was part of the proceeds donated to the American Red Cross intended for flood victim assistance.

“We are excited to welcome SpringHill Suites Mt Laurel to our growing hotel portfolio with a fittingly community-centered grand opening event,” said Russ Urban. “We know the property will be a strong addition to the local area, providing a convenient location, stylish and comfortable accommodations, and the amenities travelers know and love”.

Ideal for business and leisure travelers alike, the SpringHill Suites by Marriott offers extra space with suites larger than typical hotel rooms, complete with areas for both productivity and relaxation. Guests will enjoy favorite amenities during their stay, like daily complimentary breakfast, full-service lobby bar and bistro, outdoor seating patio area with firepit, 24-hour fitness center, indoor swimming pool, versatile meeting space, business services, and free high speed WiFi.

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