Embassy Suites Hotels yesterday announced the opening of their first property in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The Embassy Suites Tuscaloosa Downtown, AL features 154 spacious suites and features the brand's latest design concept, Design Option III, and a new on-site restaurant, The Side by Side, led by James Beard award-winning chef, Chris Hastings. Embassy Suites Tuscaloosa Downtown, AL is owned by Tuscaloosa Hotel Partners, LLC and proudly managed by Wilson Hotel Management, LLC.
"Embassy Suites' upscale accommodations, contemporary design and signature offerings will bring a solid option for travelers visiting this growing metropolitan area," said John Rogers, global head, Embassy Suites Hotels. "The innovative Design Option III prototype will enhance the guest experience by offering guests more natural light in guest rooms and public areas like the atrium, while maintaining Embassy's signature amenities."
"The opening of Embassy Suites Tuscaloosa Downtown, AL is a significant milestone in the city's history and will spring-board downtown Tuscaloosa into greater heights," said C. Kemmons Wilson Jr., president, Tuscaloosa Hotel Partners, LLC. "We look forward to providing visitors with a new opportunity to visit downtown Tuscaloosa."
"Tuscaloosa hasn't seen a full-service, premium hotel like ours," said Jon Crisp, general manager, Embassy Suites Tuscaloosa Downtown, AL. "Whether traveling on business, for a big game at University of Alabama or to tour local attractions, guests will appreciate the fantastic amenities and culinary offerings at Embassy Suites Tuscaloosa Downtown, AL."
Situated in a lively retail and entertainment district, hotel guests and locals alike will enjoy the modern culinary offerings at the hotel's restaurant, The Side by Side. James Beard award-winning chef, Chris Hastings, blends French, Southern and California-styles of cooking to create a bold menu of flavorful options. Taking cues from Alabama's regional harvest and other fresh offerings by local artisans, the seasonal dishes and cocktails are served in the airy dining room featuring an open kitchen.
With 7,000 square feet of flexible meeting space comprising an executive boardroom and a divisible ballroom with 16 foot ceilings, Embassy Suites Tuscaloosa Downtown, AL can accommodate events for up to 500 people. The creative catering services, dedicated staff and state-of-the-art A/V technology will ensure the success of any conference, training seminar or celebration.
The new hotel features the brand's signature amenities including its free made-to-order breakfast, a two-hour complimentary Evening Reception* with snacks and beverages, two-room suites with a separate living area, private bedroom, WiFi, 42-inch HDTV's, a wet bar fitted with a microwave, a mini-fridge and a coffee maker. Guests also have access to the 24-hour Embassy BusinessLink™ Business Center, an indoor swimming pool and a 24-hour fitness center.
Located near the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, University of Alabama and the Bryant Conference Center, Embassy Suites Tuscaloosa Downtown, AL makes it easy to discover the best of the city. Top shopping and dining options are also conveniently located nearby. Business guests will appreciate the close proximity to many Fortune 500 companies, the Mercedes- Benz U.S. International plant as well as the U.S. Courthouse and City Hall.
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