SpringHill Suites by Marriott Allentown/Bethlehem Breaks Ground

LANCASTER, PA—High Hotels, Ltd., has broke ground for a SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel slated to open late summer of 2017 in Lehigh Valley, PA.

The groundbreaking ceremony included remarks from U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent (PA-15); Russ Urban, president of High Hotels; Rick Stoudt, president of High Construction Company; Laurel Rolle, regional operations for High Hotels; Michael Stershic, president of Discover Lehigh Valley; Tony Iannelli, president of GLVCC; and Ken Capone, franchise operations for Marriott International.  

The 135 all-suite hotel, for which High Hotels will serve as owner and operator, is the latest addition to Stabler Corporate Center located just off Route 309 and I-78 in Center Valley, PA.

High Hotels will serve as owner and operator of the 135 all-suite hotel. The property is the latest addition to Stabler Corporate Center located off route 309 and I-78 in Center Valley, PA.

The architect for the project is Greenfield Architects, Ltd., and the general contractor is the High Construction Company; both are affiliates of High Real Estate Group based in Lancaster, PA. The $20-million dollar project will provide approximately 40 full- and part-time jobs, according to the company. 

The SpringHill Suites will offer spacious studio suites featuring dedicated workspaces, each with a full-sized desk, separate soft seating area with a trundle-style sleeper sofa, flat screen LCD TV, new bedding, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel and business center will be available.

Other features include a complimentary breakfast buffet, indoor pool, outdoor patio and fire pit, guest lounge offering evening light fare and beverages, meeting facility and 24-hour fitness center. A 24-hour convenience market will serve on-the-go snacks.

“We are thrilled to be developing a new Marriott hotel in the thriving Lehigh Valley region,” said Russ Urban, president of High Hotels, Ltd. “Particularly in Stabler, where we are neighbors to numerous corporations, the Promenade Shops and restaurants, and of course, the Lehigh University campus. A new SpringHill Suites will be ideal for the business and leisure travelers to the area.”

The SpringHill Suites by Marriott provides access to I-78, routes 309, 22 and 378, and the northeast extension of the PA Turnpike (I-476), as well as access to shops and dining options. Also nearby are Lehigh University, Dorney Park and Lehigh Valley Hospital.

This project marks High Hotels’ sixth Marriott brand hotel development including a SpringHill Suites under construction in Mt. Laurel, NJ.  The company also developed and operates the SpringHill Suites in Ewing, NJ, a TownePlace Suites in Mechanicsburg, PA, as well as two Courtyard by Marriott hotels in Lancaster, PA, and Middletown, NY.