Ascent Hospitality acquires Alabama's Huntsville Marriott at the Space & Rocket Center

(As part of the purchase, Ascent will invest $10 million to modernize and renovate the property’s guestrooms, meeting rooms and public spaces.)

Ascent Hospitality, a hotel management and development company based in Buford, Ga., acquired the 292-room Huntsville Marriott at the Space and Rocket Center. Ascent will invest $10 million to modernize and renovate the property’s guestrooms, meeting rooms and public spaces, as well as the pool and lobby areas.

Located at 5 Tranquility Base, the hotel offers access to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, including the Shuttle Park, Rocket Park and the Davidson Center for Space Exploration. The Huntsville Marriott at the Space and Rocket Center is seven miles from Huntsville International Airport and is in close proximity to Huntsville Botanical Garden, the Von Braun Center, the EarlyWorks Family of Museums and the Huntsville Museum of Art.

“We are thrilled to acquire the Huntsville Marriott at the Space and Rocket Center and add it to our growing portfolio of high-caliber hotels,” John Tampa, president of Ascent Hospitality, said in a statement. “The Marriott brand is an excellent addition and we expect it to resonate with both business and leisure travelers.”

The hotel offers 13 meeting rooms with nearly 16,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space to accommodate up to 1,500 people. Other amenities include a fitness center, an indoor swimming pool, a heated outdoor swimming pool that is seasonal and a complimentary airport shuttle. Business travelers can stay productive with complimentary Wi-Fi access in all public areas and a full-service business center. The Huntsville Marriott at the Space and Rocket Center offers two on-site restaurants; The Great Room which is open for lunch and dinner, and offers food, beverages and a gathering place for colleagues and families, and Season’s which serves south-style breakfast daily.

Ascent Hospitality is an integrated hotel development and management company whose corporate headquarters is located in Buford, Ga. The company portfolio consists of over 31 select-service, extended-stay and full-service hotels comprising over 3,000 rooms in major leisure, business and convention markets across the United States.