The newly constructed Residence Inn by Marriott is open on U.S. Highway 378, across from Lexington Medical Center.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to service the growing needs of the greater Columbia area,” said Claney Cipkala, managing partner of the hotel and 2017 S.C. Hotelier of the Year, in a press release. The hotel is just off I-26 and convenient to downtown, I-20 and Lexington businesses as well as the hospital, he said.
The Residence Inn features oversized king studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom, two-bath suites. All suites have a full kitchen complete with dishes. The hotel provides a complimentary hot breakfast, fitness room and pool, grocery delivery service and 24-hour market. A patio gathering spot includes a fire pit, and a meeting room is available.
The inn will add 40 to 50 new jobs, according to Lisa Heath, general manager.