North Point Hospitality Group, Inc., an Atlanta based hotel development and operations company, announced the groundbreaking of its newest hotel project, the 118-suite SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Lumberton, NC last week. The official ceremony took place on Thursday, April 17 with elected officials, local dignitaries and senior executives from North Point Hospitality Group.

Lumberton, NC, located off Interstate 95 in Southeastern North Carolina, is known as the halfway point between New York and Florida. The SpringHill Suites by Marriott Lumberton is conveniently located off exit 22, approximately 35 minutes south of Fayetteville, NC.

“We are proud to partner with Marriott International, Inc. to bring this award-winning, select-service brand to the Lumberton, NC area,” said S. Jay Patel, President and CEO of North Point Hospitality Group, Inc. “North Point’s goal has always been to build brand defining hotels and we feel we have done just that with our newest SpringHill Suites.”

The hotel is designed keeping in mind the needs of both the business and leisure traveler, giving them the extra room needed to relax and feel the comforts of home. This all-suite property will feature suites that are 25% larger than their more traditional counterparts and feature high-end upgrades such as compartmentalized bathrooms with separate powder room and sleek frosted glass doors, a pantry area with a small refrigerator, sink and microwave, and a 42-inch, flat screen LCD television. The property will also include meeting space accommodating up to 90 people, a heated, indoor pool and Jacuzzi, and a 24-hour fitness center. The hotel is scheduled to open December 2014. Pre sale and online reservations will be available in May 2014.

Based in Atlanta, GA, North Point Hospitality Group is an award-winning hotel development and operations company. North Point and its affiliate companies have developed 32 hotels from the ground up with a total investment over $322 million. Currently the company owns and operates nine Hilton branded hotels in the Southeast with another 6 hotels under development, in addition to the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Lumberton and a Homewood Suites by Hilton Savannah Historic District/Riverfront in Savannah, GA, which are currently under construction.

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At SpringHill Suites by Marriott, guests discover a hotel experience infused with style, space and service. Introduced in November 1998, SpringHill Suites all-suites properties are designed to appeal to business and leisure travelers who seek stylish, fun and spacious, yet functional accommodations at an affordable price. Featuring suites that are larger than typical hotel rooms, SpringHill Suites places value on layout and design that allow guests to relax and reenergize. Bright and inviting lobbies offer the ideal venue to conduct casual meetings or socialize.