Marriott opens 3 hotels in the South

Southern Hospitality, LLC owns the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Memphis Collierville and Hospitality Management Advisors operates it. Photo credit: Marriott International

Next Tuesday, the South will see the debut of its third Marriott-branded hotel since mid-June. Two weeks ago, the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Memphis Collierville opened in Tennessee; today, the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santee debuted in South Carolina; and, on July 9, the Residence Inn by Marriott Decatur will begin welcoming guests in Alabama.

Southern Hospitality, LLC opened the 110-room Fairfield Inn & Suites Memphis Collierville on June 18. It includes a fitness center, outdoor swimming pool and 325 square feet of meeting space. The hotel is located within 30 minutes of the Memphis International Airport, Graceland and downtown. Memphis-based Hospitality Management Advisors operates the hotel.

Santee Management owns and manages the 91-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santee. Hotel amenities include a fitness center, outdoor swimming pool and 1,100 square feet of flexible meeting space. It is located near Lake Marion, Santee Cooper Golf Resort and numerous independent restaurants.

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Yedla Management Co. of Huntsville, Ala., owns and manages the Residence Inn by Marriott Decatur. The extended-stay hotel features a fitness center, outdoor swimming pool and 650 square feet of meeting space. It is located near the Cook Museum of Natural Science, the Princess Theatre and several corporations, including United Launch Alliance, General Electric and 3M.

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