True North Hotel Group to Open Five Properties

OVERLAND PARK, KS—Hotel development and management company True North Hotel Group has revealed that it is opening four new hotels within a month, with an additional fifth on track to open in the first quarter of 2021. The firm will operate all five properties. 

A dual-branded SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites by Marriott will open next week in Wrentham/Plainview, MA, between Boston and Providence. The properties anchor RAVentures’ new Ledgeview Way mixed-used development. Along with the two hotels’ 160 rooms, the development also includes retail, restaurants, an assisted living facility, luxury apartments, a veterinary hospital and self-storage facility. The SpringHill and TownePlace Suites hotels are owned by Ledgeview Hospitality, LLC.

Also opening in late October is a new Fairfield Inn & Suites in Klamath Falls, OR, a destination spot 25 miles north of the California border known for its Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway, six national wildlife refuges, Klamath Falls, and the Pacific Flyway, which reportedly draws the largest concentrations of waterfowl in North America. Situated on Upper Klamath Lake close to historic downtown Klamath Falls, and within an hour of both Crater Lake National Park and Lava Beds National Monument, the 92-room-and-suite hotel is owned by Ferguson Hotel Development.

Opening in early November is a 120-room Home2Suites by Hilton in Wayne, NJ. Adjacent to Willowbrook Mall and with proximal access to both Manhattan and Newark Airport, the hotel is owned by DC Partners.  

True North’s fifth new hotel to open within six months, a 120-room AC by Marriott, will make its debut in the first quarter of 2021 in the heart of downtown Tuscaloosa, AL, home of the University of Alabama. Offering the  Fifth on 6th rooftop bar, the hotel is True North’s first AC by Marriott and is owned and managed by True North Hotel Group.

Brad Wiens, president of True North Hotel Group, said, “We are very optimistic about the continuing uptick in travel and confident in the premium locations each new property represents. Our teams in all five hotels are enthusiastic and ready to do what they do best: provide exceptional, safe experiences for our guests.”  

By the first quarter of 2021, True North’s portfolio will include 25 hotels within the Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and Holiday Inn brands. Another Home2Suites is slated to break ground in the second quarter of 2021, along with additional sites identified for ground-up opportunities and acquisitions.