TownePlace Suites by Marriott 05/01/2017 – Bethesda, Md.

Move Over Hamburgers and Hot Dogs: TownePlace Suites by Marriott is “Flipping the Grill” to Celebrate the Opening of the 300th Hotel and to Kick Off National BBQ Month

In advance of summer grilling season, TownePlace Suites by Marriott® and Weber –Stephen Products LLC are joining forces to flip the BBQ grill in celebration of the brand’s milestone 300th hotel, TownePlace Suites by Marriott Austin North/Tech Ridge, Austin, TX and the month of May as the National BBQ Month. As one of the world’s leading extended stay brands and one of Marriott International’s fastest growing brands, TownePlace Suites is giving a nod to its 300th hotel in the heart of Hill Country, where BBQ is serious business, by unveiling fun, new, and out-of-the-box BBQ recipes dreamed up by Weber Grill Master, Kevin Kolman.

These exclusive BBQ recipes for TownePlace Suites, including crab and jalapeno-stuffed avocados and “grilled” sangria – will be featured in guest rooms at each property across the country and downloadable on Guests can celebrate National BBQ Month and the summer grilling season by cooking up these creations on signature Weber grills. In addition to these on-site grills, which are located at more than 100 TownePlace Suites, every property offers an abundance of amenities to help travelers to easily adjust to being on the road. Spacious suites, complimentary breakfast, fully equipped in-room kitchens, free Wi-Fi, on-site “In-a-Pinch” markets, and pet-accepted accommodations will remove the stress of long stays.

The new TownePlace Suites by Marriott Austin North/Tech Ridge also features the brand’s sleek new design concepts including enhanced public spaces, improved guest room functionality and modern, updated building exteriors. The new expanded lobby area design allows flexibility with guests’ needs whether it is for a meeting, to lounge, or to socialize with friends or colleagues while traveling. The space was created to fully enhance the guest experience and designed as a gathering place for extended stay travelers.

“TownePlace Suites has a reason to celebrate. We opened the 300th property, we’re heading into the second year of our partnership with Weber, and May is National Barbeque Month. There is no better way or occasion to kick off the grilling season than to fire up the grill and treat our guests to unique and delicious recipes.” said Diane Mayer, vice president & global brand manager, TownePlace Suites. “We take pride in enabling our guests to remove the stress from long stays, whether through inviting and livable guest rooms, cozy communal spaces, and easy to make recipes for or state for the art Weber grills. TownePlace Suites offers a casual and friendly environment that helps guests make the most of their time on the road.”

About TownePlace Suites by Marriott

TownePlace Suites by Marriott is an award-winning, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand in the moderate price range. Ideal for travelers who need accommodations for longer stays, TownePlace Suites offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and separate living/working and sleeping areas. Launched in 1997, the brand currently has more than 300 locations across the United States and Canada. TownePlace Suites participates 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. For more information or reservations, please call TownePlace Suites’ toll-free number at 800-257-3000, visit or become a fan at

 About Weber

Weber-Stephen Products LLC, headquartered in Palatine, Ill., is the world’s premier manufacturer of charcoal, gas and electric grills, grilling accessories and award-winning cookbooks and mobile applications. In 1952, founder George Stephen sparked a backyard revolution with his invention of the Weber® kettle. More than 60 years later, the privately held company’s products are sold worldwide at select national home centers, specialty hardware stores, patio stores and other retail outlets. Weber’s social communities include,,, and Visit for more information.




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