THUNDER BAY -- After numerous delays, a long-awaited new hotel has opened its doors in the city.
The new TownePlace Suites by Marriott hotel officially opened its doors on Tuesday.
The hotel, located on the Harbour Expressway, in front of Superstore, has five floors and 148 rooms.
The hotel is designed to accommodate people who are staying in Thunder Bay for longer periods of time.
“The intention and the brand position of the hotel is more of an extended stay product for people” said Mike Jackson, the senior vice-president of operations for Easton’s Group Hotels.
“This kind of a hotel environment is ideal for people who are staying in Thunder Bay but don't necessarily want to get into an apartment situation”.
Jackson also feels that the hotel is in a perfect location that fits what the company envisioned from the start due to its proximity to places like the Intercity Mall.
An official grand opening ceremony for the hotel is still in development.