Lakeland Hospitality Group says the SpringHill Suites by Marriott has reached the topping out milestone. The hotel broke ground on Oct. 1, 2018 and is slated to open in mid-April 2020.
“We are thrilled to bring the first SpringHill Suites by Marriott to downtown Lakeland, creating jobs and economic growth for the area,” said Wesley Barnett, manager of Lakeland Hospitality Group, and grandson of Publix Super Markets founder George Jenkins “Its ideal location coupled with excellent amenities are guaranteed to provide guests with a great stay.”
The five-story hotel when completed will include 126 rooms, 4,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a full-service bar and lounge, outdoor pool and 24-hour fitness room.
Tomlinson Construction is serving as the project’s development manager, overseeing the build and day-to-day construction efforts provided by general contractor Rodda Construction. McKibbon Places, an Atlanta-based company focused on hotel development and renovations, is consulting on the development of the hotel, which will be managed by Tampa-based McKibbon Hospitality.
“We’re excited to join our partners in bringing new, modern accommodations to downtown Lakeland with the addition of the SpringHill Suites brand,” said McKibbon Hospitality president Randy Hassen. “We look forward to becoming an integral part of the Lakeland community through our greatest asset, our people.”