SpringHill Suites by Marriott Columbia in Columbia, Missouri, with 82 rooms, opened Jan. 19. Columbia Hospitality Group, led by Mayank Patel, owns the upscale hotel. Horizon Hospitality Management Inc. of Alpharetta, Georgia, manages the property.
Tony Patel is founder of Horizon Hospitality. His sons Nim Patel and Al Patel are chief executive and chief development officers, respectively. The hotel is 12 miles from Columbia Regional Airport, five minutes from downtown and near the University of Missouri. It has a full-service bar and bistro, 24/7 Market, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, a guest laundry, an outdoor patio with a fire pit and 1,535 square feet of meeting space.