Marriott International opened a dual-branded Fairfield Inn & Suites and TownePlace Suites property in Altoona, Pa. The property brings a combined 197 rooms to the area.
Located at 2915 Pleasant Valley Blvd., the hotels are owned by City Line Hospitality Holdings and managed by Plamondon Hospitality Partners of Frederick, Md. The hotels will share an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, 1,000 square feet of meeting space to accommodate functions of up to 80 people, an outdoor patio with a fireplace and barbecue grills. Both properties will offer complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi.
Located 19 miles from Altoona-Blair County Airport and minutes from downtown Altoona, the hotels offer access to the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Horseshoe Curve, the Railroaders Memorial Museum and Peoples Natural Gas Field – home of the Altoona Curve. The hotels are also near Lakemont Park, DelGrosso’s Amusement Park & Laguna Splash Waterpark, Penn State University – Altoona campus and just a 30-minute drive from Penn State’s main campus located in State College, Pa.
"Attracting both business travelers as well as tourists, the Altoona area is an ideal location for the dual opening," Janis Milham, SVP, modern essentials and extended stay brands for Marriott International, said in a statement. "Each brand offers distinct amenities and services that tailor to all visitors."
Inspired by nature, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Altoona guestrooms and suites place the living and working area near the window to allow for more natural light and views. Building on this natural design, the room décor features organic patterns and fresh colors, blending wood tones with bright pops of color. The new design also places the sleeping area toward the middle of the room, helping to give guests a better night’s sleep on plush mattresses, as well as easier access to the bathroom and wardrobe.
The hotel's guestrooms include a work area, ergonomic chair, task lighting and electrical outlets within reach. A curved, mobile desk enables guests to create their own work space, while also optimizing their television viewing.
The TownePlace Suites Altoona is designed for travelers who need accommodations for longer stays, offering studio and one-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens that have stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, as well as separate living/working and sleeping areas. Guests can work and relax on their terms in modern suites that include a sophisticated sofa and task chair, a large flat screen television as well as new bedding. Most rooms also include the Home Office Suite, complete with The Container Store’s elfa closet system, designed to provide guests with storage and flexible space.