Marriott's TownePlace Suites Hotel is set to be completed next fall and will feature 95 rooms, all with full kitchens and the latest television and Internet technology. The property will include an expanded lobby, well-appointed guest rooms, 650-square-foot meeting room, outdoor pool and fitness center.
The hotel will sit in the midst of a two-block, $40-50 million development that will be known as Mercer Landing. This includes the 313-bed Lofts at Mercer Landing, which are set to be completed next summer, as well as a restaurant and food court near the new hotel on the site of the former Noland plumbing supply warehouse.
Sierra Development Group of Macon is developing the lofts and the new dining options. The food court is set to include Chen's Wok and Papa John's Pizza, and the developers are in discussions with Momma Goldberg's Deli, as well. The restaurant and additional food court franchises will be announced at a later date.
Additionally, Macon-Bibb County has provided partial funding for a pedestrian bridge over Mercer University Drive connecting Mercer Landing with the remainder of the Macon campus.