Marietta review Marriott plans Wednesday

The Marietta City Council will hold a special called meeting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, to decide whether to approve a Marriott hotel at 2500 Delk Road.

Since part of the hotel is branded as “extended stay,” Councilman Philip Goldstein said Marriott would have to allow families to stay there and not only business travelers because of the Federal Housing Act.

However, Mason Drake of H I Atlanta Inc. said the nightly rate would be $139 to $159 for the 160-unit Marriott with 70 extended-stay units for TownePlace Suites and 90 units for Fairfield Inn and Suites.

A $19 million development, both hotels would share the lobby and breakfast area with no weekly or monthly rates offered, he added.

“While it’s branded extended stay by Marriott, it is not extended stay by your definition,” Drake claimed.

“It’s an amazing property to serve your community, and I don’t understand the resistance,” he added.

Accommodating one to six guests, each suite in TownePlace Suites includes a kitchen with full-size appliances, cookware, dishes and utensils with only a microwave and mini-refrigerator in the king suites of Fairfield Inn and Suites.