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Groundbreaking held for TownePlace Suites in Minooka


TownePlace Suites, an all-suite, extended-stay hotel set to open in May 2018, had its groundbreaking on Wednesday.

The extended-stay hotel will be located at 630 Bob Blair Road in Minooka. The hotel is managed by Kinseth Hospitality.

“TownePlace Suites by Marriott is an award-winning, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand with moderate pricing. Ideal for travelers who need accommodations for longer stays, TownePlace Suites offers studio and one-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens, full size appliances, and separate living, working and sleeping areas,” Cathy Lockwood, regional sales manager with Kinseth Hospitality, said in a news release.

The hotel also will offer complimentary hot breakfast, outdoor grills and a fire pit, a 24-hour market, pool, business center and fitness center. They also will provide free Wi-Fi and in-room workstations. Pets also are welcome.

The Grundy County Chamber of Commerce & Industry held a ground-breaking ceremony for its members in July to celebrate the start of construction.

“We couldn’t be happier that TownePlace Suites by Marriott will be opening in Minooka. The plans for the hotel look beautiful, and I can’t wait to take a tour next May when construction is complete,” Chamber Membership Director Samantha Yeager-Walrath said in the news release.

The groundbreaking ceremony took place at the construction site of the TownePlace Suites by Marriott located. To open the ceremony, Nancy Norton of the Grundy County Economic Development Council, Mayor Pat Brennan, John Adler of the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce, and Jeff Schrader of Kinseth Hospitality shared their excitement about the new hotel.

“Kinseth Hospitality is very pleased to be partnering again with Marquette Properties, Doug Bean Development, and American Construction Services in the development, construction, and operation of the TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Minooka, Illinois,” Schrader said. “The City of Minooka, Grundy County, and the residents of the area have been very supportive of the Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton, that our partnership opened [across the street from the TownePlace Suites location in Minooka] in the 4th quarter of 2015 – and we are very excited to bring a Marriott brand product to the community.“

Guests in attendance were able to learn more about the project, see floorplans and room renderings, take home information about the hotel as well as enjoys some desserts.