The 93-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott Tuscaloosa University Area is open in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It is near the University of Alabama and owned by Vision Hospitality Group, led by Mitch Patel as president and CEO.

The TownePlace Suites by Marriott Tuscaloosa University Area is now open in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It is owned by Chattanooga, Tennessee-based Vision Hospitality Group, led by Mitch Patel as president and CEO.

The 93-suite hotel is near the University of Alabama, the Alabama Museum of Natural History, Paul W. Bryant Museum, and Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Amenities include an indoor saltwater pool and a fitness center. It is pet friendly.

“As the top sports destination in the state, over half a million visitors pass through Tuscaloosa every year,” Patel said. “We are excited to join the community by offering fans and families visiting the campus, a new, extended stay experience.”

Vision Hospitality partnered with Eraa Hospitality to develop the hotel.

In May, Vision Hospitality was named a “Best Place to Work” by Edge magazine, a business publication of the Chattanooga Times Free Press in Chattanooga.