New SpringHill Suites opens in Orange Beach, Ala.

(The SpringHill Suites Orange Beach at The Wharf will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Intracoastal Hotel Properties and managed by HVMG of Atlanta, Ga.)

The 132-suite SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Orange Beach, Ala., is now open for business. Located at 4673 Wharf Parkway, the SpringHill Suites Orange Beach at The Wharf will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Intracoastal Hotel Properties and managed by HVMG of Atlanta, Ga.

“For 10 years, The Wharf has strived to keep its visitors a top priority by providing unique entertainment opportunities, and we are proud to have HVMG managing our new Marriott SpringHill Suites at The Wharf, which will elevate the attraction of the property,” said Art Favre, owner of The Wharf. “Whether they are here for business, leisure or special events, we’re thrilled to offer our guests premiere on-site accommodations.”

Located at The Wharf, less than 10 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, the hotel offers guests access to the Gulf State Park and Orange Beach Sportsplex. The Wharf is a family entertainment district offering activities and events throughout the year including shopping, dining, movies, a marina, amphitheater, ferris wheel and more.

“We’re delighted that the SpringHill Suites Orange Beach at The Wharf is the latest addition to our growing number of properties across the United States,” said Loren Nalewanski, VP and global brand manager, SpringHill Suites. “The hotel’s design provides a seamless blend of style and function at an affordable price, and our all-suite offering allows guests enough room to relax and re-energize.”

“This marks our ninth Marriott-branded hotel and further expands our portfolio into the southern United States, where more than half our third-party managed hotels exist already,” said Robert S. Cole, president and CEO of HVMG. “We are confident our familiarity with the Marriott family and the surrounding area will allow us to help the hotel ramp up that much more quickly as it gains its rightful place as the segment leader for business and leisure travelers to the area.”

Business travelers will have access to a large, well-lit desk with ergonomic chair. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the hotel’s lobby, and high-speed Internet access is made available in every suite.

With a new design, the hotel’s lobby is positioned as a venue for conducting casual meetings or socializing using warm colors, accent fabrics and walnut-stained wood. The hotel also offers business services, same-day dry cleaning, guest laundry facilities, an outdoor resort-style swimming pool and a fitness center. In the lobby, the Market offers 24/7 access to food and beverages.

A Daily complimentary hot breakfast is available to guests, and for food & beverage options the hotel offers Baye’s Southern Bar and Grill - a full-service restaurant, offering lunch and dinner services, as well as dockside dining, and food and beverages served poolside. The property also has 3,041 square feet of meeting space to accommodate meetings and functions of up to 200 people.