Marriott to Open New SpringHill Suites in GA

Stafford Hospitality owns the 104-key Marriott hotel located in the historic town of Tifton, near the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and the University of Georgia Tifton Campus.
SpringHill Suites by Marriott. Rendering courtesy of Marriott

A new SpringHill Suites by Marriott will open in Tifton, Ga., with the owner, Stafford Hospitality, providing management services for the 104-key hotel. In February, another SpringHill Suites opened in Denver, owned by Bedford Lodging and managed by InterMountain Management.

Located at 401 Boo Drive, the Tifton hotel is set to open on April 15 and will feature suites that include king or double queen-sized beds, with separate living and working spaces. The brick and glass hotel will include amenities such as:

  • indoor pool
  • business center with 20-people meeting room
  • fitness center
  • lobby bar
  • free Wi-Fi

The hotel is directly off exit 62 at Interstate 75 and provides convenient access to downtown Tifton and all the historic city has to offer. Nearby are the Georgia Museum of Agriculture, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and the University of Georgia Tifton Campus. There are also three golf courses within a 20-minute drive and plenty of opportunities for spa and therapeutic services close by.

“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, lobby bar and at our Art of Local events,” Janis Milham, Classic Select Brands’ senior vice president & global brand leader, said in a prepared statement. 

Hotel guests have Georgia on their mind

Marcus & Millichap’s most recent Georgia hospitality report noted the first few months of 2019 have been strong for the hospitality industry in the state, buoyed by increased visitation levels and a rising employment rate. As such, RevPAR has gone up and is projected to stay strong all of 2019.

The report also revealed that Atlanta is seeing a higher-than-normal number of business travelers to the city, which is only going to keep the industry solid. Although Tifton is about two hours from Atlanta, more businesses are finding their way to the area and enrollment at the University of Georgia Tifton and the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College are both on the upswing, making hotels a valuable commodity in the historic city.