High Hotels building its latest SpringHill in Pennsylvania

(SpringHill Suites Quakertown)

High Hotels, an affiliate of High Real Estate Group, began construction on a new SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel in Pennsylvania.

The hotel, located in the Stabler Corporate Center in Upper Saucon Township, Pa., will be the first of the brand in the Lehigh Valley developed by High Hotels, and will be the 15th SpringHill owned by the company overall. When completed, the five-story hotel will have 135 rooms and be designed to attract business travelers, families and traveling sports teams.

The property is being built for $20 million, and Russell Urban, president of High Hotels, said in a statement it should be completed by summer 2017.

High Hotels purchased a nine-acre site for the development from Lehigh University last month for $2 million. Greenfield Architects, another affiliate of High Real Estate Group, is the architect for the development, while Rattew Associates of Lancaster is its civil engineer. Integrity Bank, a division of S&T Bank, is the lending partner for the project.

“We like the growing business here; we like this particular corridor because of access to [Interstate] 78,” Urban said in a statement. “We can attract businesses in the Allentown/Bethlehem market.”

The hotel's amenities will include separate living and kitchen areas in each guestroom, a business center, fitness center, pool and complimentary Wi-Fi. Laura Rolle, director of operations for High Hotels, will be on-site on a monthly basis at the property until it is open for business.

“We know this hotel will complement the other products in the market,” Rolle said.