Courtyard by Marriott to Open at Kingsley in Fort Mill

Fort Mill, S.C. (May 18, 2015) – Buoyed by recent corporate relocation announcements from Charlotte-based Lash Group and LPL Financial, Kingsley will soon welcome travelers to a 125-room Courtyard by Marriott, being developed by Raleigh, NC-based Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company.

Slated to open in fall 2016, Courtyard by Marriott at Kingsley is owned by Concord Clear Springs Hotel LLC, a partnership between Concord Hospitality and Kingsley developer Clear Springs Development Company.

“Fort Mill has really become a relevant living and commercial destination thanks in part to Clear Springs Development’s commitment to balancing progress and preservation. The Clear Springs Plan has created an unbeatable lifestyle in Fort Mill,” said Mark Laport, President and CEO of Concord Hospitality. “As the area continues to grow, so does the demand for a thoughtful, modern, refreshing and stylish hotel designed with guest needs in mind. Courtyard by Marriott could not be a better fit, and we are proud to partner with Clear Springs Development Company.”

Concord Hospitality currently operates 25 Courtyard properties, with three more in development in addition to Kingsley. Widely recognized as a top management company in the industry, Concord Hospitality is a ten-time winner of Marriott’s Partnership Circle award, the highest honor Marriott presents to its owner and franchise partners for hospitality excellence.

“We always envisioned a hotel in Kingsley because of the easy access and visibility to I-77, and we are thrilled to bring Courtyard by Marriott to Fort Mill,” said James Traynor, President of Clear Springs Development Company. “This high quality brand is a great fit in our overall vision for Kingsley and we couldn’t have found a better partner than Concord Hospitality. Concord is a proven industry leader and their high standards of excellence and integrity align perfectly with our core values”.

Located at the crossroads of Interstate 77 and Highway 160, Kingsley, at build-out will be home to more than 1.5 million square feet of commercial space including 150,000 square feet of restaurants and shops, an amphitheater and multi-family over retail, all within close proximity of the 2,000 acre Anne Springs Close Greenway. The team is currently working on specific architectural and design plans for the hotel, which will include a 4,000 square foot ballroom.

The new hotel will feature the brand’s signature Refreshing Business lobby environment, where guests can enjoy an open and flexible space with media pods, Wi-Fi and a variety of seating zones. The redefined lobby space is ideal for everything from pop-up meetings to social gatherings.

The Courtyard by Marriott at Kingsley will also offer a refreshing and stylish room design that helps guests stay connected, productive and comfortable. Thoughtfully planned, each room features plush bedding, a functional work space, spacious bathrooms, a separate seating area and complimentary in-room high-speed Internet.

About Courtyard by Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With 1,000 locations in 38 countries and territories, Courtyard hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay.

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