Construction has broken ground on the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Hickory, North Carolina under the development of Clarendon Properties and the day-to-day management of Crown Hotel & Travel Management both with offices in Wilmington, North Carolina. The hotel is located at 1540 23rd street SE and owned by Hickory Hospitality Ventures. This 108-room all-suite property is designed to appeal to all travelers and is a pioneer in the longer-stay segment. All of the suites are well appointed with an expansive living area and a full kitchen. Other amenities for this location will include a heated indoor pool, 24/7 fitness center, meeting space, outdoor community patio, complimentary breakfast, and programs like Something Borrowed, lending guests anything they may need during their stay and the incredible loyalty program, Bonvoy. Marriott International debuted the TownePlace Suites brand 26 years ago and has now become one of the fastest-growing brands in the US, establishing itself as an industry leader in the all-suite, extended-hotel model.
John Sandlin President of Clarendon properties stated “Working with the City of Hickory has been such a positive experience. The leaders of this community have a succinct vision of growth and we are so excited to bring the TownePlace Suites by Marriott to the Hickory area.”
President and CEO of Crown Hotel & Travel Management, Barry Eagle, added “This all started with a vacation my family and I took to Hickory back in 2021. I was so impressed with all facets of Hickory from the thriving business climate to the synergy of downtown. During my time there I made a call to our partners and told them that Hickory was a place we should be. It only took them one visit to have the same belief I did.” We all look forward to being part of this special city.”
“With all of the great things happening in our city, we’re excited to welcome TownePlace Suites to Hickory,” said Hickory Mayor Hank Guess. “The city has made significant investments in infrastructure and quality of life amenities over the last few years to make Hickory a desirable place to visit, work, and live. This new hotel venture is another testament to Hickory’s bright future and the economic momentum we’ve been fortunate to experience as a result of our revitalization efforts.”
“The new TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Hickory adds valuable options for visitors. We appreciate the investment, recognizing its benefits for the hospitality industry and the community,” stated Mandy Pitts Hildebrand, CEO of the Hickory Metro Convention Center, and Visitors Bureau. “The expansion is essential, as it addresses the demand for more hotel rooms during large events at the convention center, ensuring our ability to host multiple events concurrently”.