SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

October 25, 2013 16:44 ET

Hotel Near Seattle Convention Center Welcomes New General Manager

Chris Shelton Brings a Wealth of Experience to the SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Oct 25, 2013) - Change, as the saying goes, is good. And when that change is a highly experienced General Manager joining a stylish hotel in the heart of Seattle, well, that's better than good. That's downright exciting.

Bringing 22 years of experience to the job, Chris Shelton is the new General Manager at SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union. His résumé includes positions with Choice, Summerfield and Hilton properties, as well as with Homewood Suites Seattle Downtown, where he previously worked as General Manager. But joining this vibrant Seattle hotel near Pike Place Market promises to be an entirely new venture. After all, this Seattle business hotel combines contemporary aesthetics with a prime location and attractive amenities. And its proximity to everything from the Seattle Art Museum to means Shelton will be welcoming a diverse mix of visitors.

Of course, there's no doubt Shelton is up to the challenge. In addition to his decades in the industry, Shelton received the Interstate Hotels & Resorts' Hotel of the Year Award in 2012. And at the SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown, there's even more potential to shine. Among Seattle hotels near the Cruise Ship Terminal, this 234-suite property offers spacious, stylish suites along with complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi, dedicated sleeping and living areas and convenient amenities like in-room refrigerators and microwaves. This is ideal for guests looking to book a hotel near the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, make use of the property's three flexible meeting rooms or just drink in the sights and sounds of this distinctive city.

Shelton, who attended the University of North Carolina but has lived in Seattle long enough to love it, is uniquely qualified to show guests the many sides of his city. Not only does he work in the heart of its downtown, he also enjoys mountaineering, rock climbing, snowboarding and backcountry skiing, which means he's well acquainted with Seattle's repertoire of available outdoor pursuits.

"I am so happy to be with such a great, talented team here at SpringHill Suites," Shelton says. That the feeling is mutual bodes well for this standout property in downtown Seattle.

About SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union
Location is everything, especially when it comes to hotels. That's one reason why SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union is a favorite among travelers -- its guests are just minutes away from the Space Needle, the waterfront, Pike Place Market, the Washington State Convention Center and a variety of businesses that include and The Seattle Times. Another reason why this all-suite hotel is so desirable is its amenity-driven guest experience. With complimentary hot breakfast buffets, complimentary Wi-Fi in suites and public spaces and array of fitness opportunities (including a fitness room and indoor pool), this property is ideal for every sort of traveler. The 234 suites include separate living and sleeping areas, as well as kitchenettes equipped with mini-refrigerators, microwaves, sinks and coffee makers. When guests are in the mood to socialize or just relax, the Bistro on Yale Bar mixes up specialty cocktails to go with the eclectic menu. Fresh, regional fare, meanwhile, is served at dinner, courtesy of the Bistro on Yale restaurant. Boasting three meeting rooms with 1,700 square feet of flexible space, extensive catering options, vaulted ceilings and a wall of windows, even the event space at SpringHill Suites is exceptional.

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