SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

September 23, 2013 17:51 ET

Residence Inn by Marriott Opens Downtown Tempe Hotel

Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University Offers Stylish, Functional Spaces for Extended Stays

TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2013) - Tempe is home to Arizona State University, Tempe Town Lake and Beach Park, and numerous technology and financial companies. Its newest resident, the Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University, allows guests easy access to it all, plus a comfortable, modern, stylish place to call home.

"We are pleased to introduce Residence Inn hotels to the downtown Tempe area," Diane Mayer, vice president and global brand manager, Residence Inn, says. "When on the road for an extended period, our guests need space to spread out, maintain their life's pace and restore their energy to help them maintain a healthy balance and routine while traveling. This new downtown Tempe hotel offers them a seamless blend of modern style and functionality that allows them to settle in and thrive."

This brand-new hotel features 173 downtown Tempe suites that are built just like home. Studio, one- and two-bedroom options all feature separate areas for living, sleeping, working and dining. Guests can wake up revitalized after a night spent in a cozy bed with plush mattress and crisp linens; prepare meals and snacks in a fully equipped kitchen, featuring coffeemaker, microwave and full-size appliances; settle into the work day at a spacious desk with ergonomic chair and complimentary Wi-Fi; and unwind with their favorite show on the 32-inch flat-screen TV.

Just 5 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport via complimentary airport shuttle, this hotel in downtown Tempe is the perfect destination for a short weekend or an extended stay, offering amenities that allow guests to stick to their at-home routine, whether it's starting the day in the fitness center or rooftop pool, or sitting down for a hearty, healthy complimentary breakfast (on-the-go items are available, too).

Like home, the Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University by Marriott features inviting, flexible common areas; dry cleaning services and an onsite guest laundry room. On-the-road luxuries include grocery delivery service; 24-hour onsite food and beverage market; complimentary evening social hour and a business library where guests can fax, copy and print materials.

With a location near Arizona State University, the hotel is also a great location for hosting alumni events, graduation parties, faculty meetings and other social gatherings. The largest space can accommodate up to 200 guests.

About the Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University
There are many reasons that bring visitors to the area, from parents visiting their college kids at nearby Arizona State University to business travelers attending meetings at the numerous hi-tech companies that call the city home. Whether guests are staying for 2 days or 2 weeks, the Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University by Marriott offers a modern, comfortable stay. The downtown Tempe suites feature home-like conveniences including separate living and sleeping areas, a fully equipped kitchen, complimentary grocery delivery service, desk with ergonomic chair, free Internet and 32-inch flat-screen TV. Accommodations are available in studio, one- and two-bedroom suites. To ensure visitors can stick to their routine, the hotel offers a complimentary hot breakfast, fitness center and rooftop pool overlooking Tempe Town Lake. In the evening, enjoy a complimentary social hour before strolling over to Mill Avenue, the area's hub for dining and nightlife. Host meetings, graduation parties and other social functions in the 3,700 square feet of event space.

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