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February 3, 2017

New TownePlace Suites by Marriott opens in Austin North/TechRidge

Dallas, Texas
The new extended-stay TownePlace Suites Austin North/Tech Ridge is officially open.

Owned by Bedford Lodging, TownePlace Suites Austin North/Tech Ridge is located in North Austin, ideally situated near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and just minutes from downtown’s most popular attractions, such as Texas State Capital and University of Texas. The hotel offers convenient access to all of Austin’s greatest destinations, and is located near Samsung, General Motors, Dell and IBM, making the hotel an ideal location for business travelers.

“We are proud to officially open the TownePlace Suites Austin North/Tech Ridge,” said Jeff Blackman, President of Bedford Lodging. “This property will provide a wonderful new option for business and leisure travelers visiting Austin, and we are confident that guests will feel right at home with this personalized hotel experience.”

The hotel features 122 spacious studio and one-bedroom suites, each complete with fully equipped kitchens and separate living/working and sleeping areas. Key amenities and hotel perks include:

  • Daily complimentary breakfast buffet
  • Spacious lobby and dining area
  • State-of-the-art fitness center, open 24 hours
  • Business center, open 24 hours
  • Tech-friendly atmosphere, with free Wi-Fi, smart televisions in each guest room and extra USB and power plugs throughout the hotel, to keep guests interactively connected
  • Outdoor swimming pool with cabana and fire pit
  • Outdoor barbecue grills
  • Eco-friendly environment, with linen and terry refresh and a bottle/paper/glass recycle program
  • Free parking
  • Dog-friendly

This hotel opening marks the 300th TownePlace Suites location. Dallas-based Aimbridge Hospitality, one of the nation’s largest hotel investment and management firms, manages this hotel.

The hotel is located at 12427 Tech Ridge Boulevard in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit Marriott.com/hotels.

About Bedford Lodging

Bedford Lodging is a Dallas-based hotel development company.  While developing hospitality properties, the company benefits from founder and President Jeff Blackman’s deep expertise in every aspect of the hotel business.  Blackman has been involved for over 20 years in the ground up development for over 150 hotels.  In 2013, Blackman launched Bedford Lodging to leverage his expertise in all facets of the lodging business including: development, management, asset management, acquisition, due diligence and advisory services.  Recent Bedford Lodging Marriott branded hotel projects include Fairfield Inn & Suites, El Paso, TX-Airport; Residence Inn Austin, TX- Airport; TownePlace Suites, Austin,TX- Tech Ridge and a dual-branded Residence Inn & Fairfield Inn & Suites, Broomfield, Colorado.  The company’s portfolio of developments may be viewed at www.bedfordlodging.com.

About Aimbridge Hospitality

Aimbridge Hospitality is the nation’s second largest independent hotel investment and management firm with a proven track record for delivering superior returns for its strategic partners in a variety of markets and economic cycles. Aimbridge provides management, asset management, development, renovation and consulting services. Based in Dallas, Texas and with development offices in Chicago, Dallas and Puerto Rico, Aimbridge currently owns and/or manages over 500 upscale, independent and branded hotels with nearly 70,000 rooms across the United States and the Caribbean, including such affiliations as Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites, DoubleTree, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Aloft, Hyatt, Wyndham, Choice Hotels and the Phoenix Inn Suites chain of hotels. For more information on Aimbridge Hospitality, please visit www.aimbridgehospitality.com.

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