Management company to open multiple hotels in 1 month

The AC Hotel Tuscaloosa (Ala.) is slated to open early next year. Photo credit: Amason Associates

Overland Park, Kan.-based management and ownership company True North Hotel Group is opening four new hotels within a month. An additional fifth property is on track to open in the first quarter of 2021.
 
A dual-branded SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites by Marriott will open next week in Wrentham/Plainview, Mass., between Boston and Providence, R.I. The properties anchor RAVentures’ new Ledgeview Way mixed-used development. Along with the two hotels’ 160 rooms, the development also includes retail, restaurants, an assisted living facility, apartments, a veterinary hospital and self-storage facility. The SpringHill and TownePlace Suites hotels are owned by Ledgeview Hospitality and managed by True North.

Also opening in late October is a new Fairfield Inn & Suites in Klamath Falls, Ore., 25 miles north of the California border. Situated on Upper Klamath Lake with a short walk to historic downtown Klamath Falls, and within an hour of both Crater Lake National Park and Lava Beds National Monument, the 92-room-and-suite hotel is owned by Ferguson Hotel Development and managed by True North. 

In early November, a 120-room Home2Suites by Hilton will open in Wayne, N.J. Adjacent to Willowbrook Mall and with access to both Manhattan and Newark Airport, the hotel is managed by True North and owned by DC Partners. 
 
True North’s fifth new hotel to open within six months, a 120-room AC by Marriott, will debut in the first quarter of 2021 in downtown Tuscaloosa, Ala., home of the University of Alabama. The property will have a full rooftop bar called Fifth on 6th and will be True North’s first AC by Marriott both as owner and operator. 
 
“We are very optimistic about the continuing uptick in travel and confident in the premium locations each new property represents,” said Brad Wiens, president of True North.

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True North’s portfolio will, by the first quarter of 2021, include 25 hotels within the Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and Holiday Inn brands. Another Home2Suites is slated to break ground in the second quarter of 2021, along with additional sites identified for ground-up opportunities and acquisitions.

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