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Indulge in the Local Culture at SpringHill Suites’ New “Art of Local” Series

Mar 09, 2017 | Posted in Investor News, News

SpringHill Suites by Marriott is excited to announce the launch of the brand-wide “Art of Local” series. The all-suite hotel brand is bringing the local community and their artistic expressions into hotels across North America to inspire guests to explore each destination through art. Style and design are basic foundations of SpringHill Suites, and to continue building on those foundations, the Art of Local programming is bringing the city’s finest artisans into the hotel lobbies to showcase their talents, allowing guests to immerse in local culture.

The first of 4 Art of Local events this year will kick off at the SpringHill Suites Erie, March 15th, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm with the public welcome.

“Our guests want to connect with the local community when they are traveling. We want to be their guide. We understand that busy schedules often allow little time to explore. The Art of Local series is the perfect opportuni-ty to give our guests a chance to experience the local culture, right in our lobbies,” said Loren Nalewanski, vice president and global brand manager of SpringHill Suites. “We are setting a new standard for hotel experiences by opening our doors, expanding our reach and bringing the inspiration right to guests.”

Art of Local is an innovative way of seeing the world from a new perspective and exploring what art means to individual cities. To help elevate the local art culture, SpringHill Suites embraces all forms of art and brings it into the hotel through interactive experiences.

Each SpringHill Suites property across the U.S. and Canada will host Art of Local events throughout the year to inspire guests and enable them to connect with the local community during their stay.

Kickoff for the Art of Local program will be in Erie, PA March 15th, 2017 from 6PM to 8Pm, highlighting different types of artisans that guests can anticipate experiencing at an on-property event. Some of the featured artisans include:

• Culinary delights by Picasso’s
• Local nature artists Jack Paluh and Toni Kelly
• Musical talents of Jonathan Nolan
• Showcasing Erie thought a positive light- Nick Samuels of 814 Aerial Productions
• Hotel Team Artists creating an Erie Color Wall – Marguerite Pastine, Ilysia Carlberg and Liz Ybanez
• Northern Scoop Ice Cream — Karey Elliott
• Premium Coffee – Bob and Nick Attalla
• Self-Wellness with Reiki on the Lake

“We’re super excited to kick of the first series of Art of Local events which is truly meant to showcase and high-light the local community. Erie is a wonderful city and despite what the national news wants to convey, we’re more than happy to do our part to let the world know why they need to expERIEnce Erie, said Christopher An-derson, General Manager. “This isn’t just an event to mingle, it’s a sensory event. We’re inviting our guests, corporate clients and the Erie community to touch, taste and learn what Erie is about.”

ArtNight program launched in 2010, which brings local artists into the hotel, providing a platform to celebrate and showcase their craft to the delight of both hotel guests and surrounding communities. For more information on the Art of Local series or SpringHill Suites by Marriott please visit

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