New hotel open for business in downtown Grand Junction

A new hotel has opened in downtown Grand Junction.

The SpringHill Suites by Marriott adds a third property and 100 more rooms to the accommodations owned and operated by Kevin and Steve Reimer. The Reimers also operate Main Street Suites and the Hampton Inn.

Brian King, senior vice president of select service and extended stay brand management for Marriott International, said he’s “delighted” with the addition of SpringHill Suites to the growing list of Marriott-branded properties. SpringHill Suites by Marriott is an all-suite brand designed to appeal to both business and leisure travelers. Launched in November 1998, the brand now has more than 250 locations in the United States and Canada.

“The hotel’s design offers a seamless blend of style and function at an affordable price,” King said.

While Marriott provides templates for hotel design, the Reimers took a more active role in their project. “We designed it from scratch,” Steve Reimer said during a recent tour of the SpringHill Suites he conducted for the Business Times.

The five-floor hotel at the intersection of Third and Main Streets offers 100 suites with one or two bedrooms. Rates begin at $139 a night.

Suites feature iHome docking stations and pullout sofa beds and lounge chairs with ottomans that offers additional space for relaxation or extra family members. Separate bathroom and shower areas accessed through sliding doors feature marble-top vanities, tile walls and creative lighting features.

Business travelers can take advantage of large desks with ergonomic chairs, two phone lines and voice mail. Free high-speed access in every suite and wireless  access in the hotel lobby offer Internet connections. The hotel also offers 336 square feet of meeting space to accommodate small meetings and functions of up to 24 people.

The SpringHill Suite features a hotel bar, same-day dry cleaning, guest laundry facilities, an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool spa, fitness center and express checkout. The Market offers round-the-clock access to food and beverages and a daily complimentary hot breakfast.

The Reimers’ other two hotels on Main Street have enjoyed brisk business, even during the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009, Steve Reimer said.

Still, there were periods when the hotels didn’t fill — a trend that also affected other hotels in the Grand Valley. “We’ve not been immune to the downturn,” Reimer said.