Kinseth Hospitality Company (KHC) is pleased to announce the official Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration of the TownePlace Suites by Marriott® hotel in Marion, Iowa. The grand opening ceremony for the TownePlace Suites by Marriott®, located at 2823 7th Avenue, took place on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, with over 100 guests in attendance. To kick-off the event, Nick AbouAssaly, City of Marion Mayor; Nick Glew, Marion Economic Development Corp (MEDCO) President; Julie Stow, Cedar Rapids Tourism Director of Meetings & Conventions; and Ben Kinseth, Vice President of Kinseth Hospitality; shared their excitement about the new TownePlace Suites hotel.


“It has been a long journey. … And to get to this point is such a huge win; it is big for Marion,” said Ben Kinseth, Vice President of Kinseth Hospitality Companies. “With this great new product – an extended stay hotel with a kitchen in every room – it’s going to deliver guests that are staying 30 nights what they need, but the best thing it’ll also deliver guests that are staying 1 night what they need,” Ben Kinseth continued. “So, it’s really the perfect product and the right time, the right place, and the right city; and we couldn’t be more proud to be here with this TownePlace Suites by Marriott.”

TownePlace Suites by Marriott® Marion is an extended-stay hotel with 88 guest suites operated by Director of Operations Connie Schlichting, General Manager Missy Jackson, and Director of Sales/Assistant General Manager Chelsea Campbell. This hotel is where you can balance work and life as you like with the comfort, flexibility, and affordability you require. Relax and feel at home with a fully equipped kitchen, high-speed Internet access, Container Store closet system, and laundry facility. Maintain healthy living with our Get Fit center, and a wide variety of options on our breakfast buffet. Get a breath of fresh air in our exterior lounge area, cozy up by the fire pit, or quickly become a grill master in our exclusive Weber grilling station. Let our friendly, knowledgeable and experienced staff help make your stay a memorable one.

TownePlace Suites Marion

These suites are built for the extended stay traveler who appreciates independence and the space for a relaxed and productive stay. Guests have come to know us by our modern spacious suites with full kitchens, free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and friendly staff who deliver a warm “hello” when you walk through the door. Guests will also receive complimentary hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and access to the business center, fitness center, indoor pool, and outdoor patio and grill area! For more information, visit

About Kinseth Hospitality

Kinseth Hospitality is a leading hotel management, development and ownership company. KHC has a proven track record of developing and operating award-winning hotels, restaurant and meeting facilities. Kinseth Hospitality is based in North Liberty, Iowa and currently operates over 80 hotels and 5 branded restaurants in 13 states.

For more information regarding KHC please contact our Corporate Sales and Marketing Team at 319-626-5600 or visit