Located at 115 Arnold Palmer Drive, the l09-room, all-suite, LEED -certified
(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) hotel is a joint venture between Palmer
Hospitality, L.P., Concord Hospitality Enterprises, one of the nation’s top-ranked hotel
developer/‘owner/operators, and private investor Keith H. McGraw of Sewickley, Pennsylvania.
Concord Hospitality developed and will operate the hotel.
The new hotel bears the unique distinction of being the only hotel to offer guests an
exclusive opportunity to play at Palmer’s Latrobe Country Club, a members-only golf club less
than a mile from the hotel, where Palmer learned to play. SpringHill Suites Pittsburgh Latrobe is
the latest of many economic and civic contributions that Palmer has made to the community
where he was born and has spent much of his life.
“For years, l've wanted to build a hotel to complement the Country club, and because this
is my hometown, it was important to me that I partner with the right developer and the right
operator and choose the right brand" Palmer said. “I found all of that with Marriott’s SpringHill
Suites brand and Concord Hospitality. We all share the same philosophy and outlook in terms of
guest care, attention to detail and community involvement.”
A devoted philanthropist, Palmer's local endeavors include The University Pittsburgh
Medical Center’s Arnold Palmer Pavilion and the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve, a Community
park dedicated to his late wife.
“I understand and appreciate Arnie’s dedication and deep connection to this area. It is an
honor for us to be a part of this special destination,” said Marriott. “Concord is a great owner
and operator of many of our Marriott branded hotels. I am proud to be a member of this great
“The mid-priced, all-suite hotel concept is ideal for this market,” explained Callette
Nielsen, vice president and global brand manager, SpringHill Suites. “Our spacious suites with
separate areas for sleeping, Working and relaxing are well-suited for golfers and other leisure
guests, as well as for business travelers visiting the area.”
“For golfers, the Latrobe Country Club is a bucket-list destination, and to work with
Arnold Palmer on this uniquely personal hotel endeavor is indeed a career highlight for me and a
significant milestone for Concord,” noted Mark Laport, president of Concord Hospitality.
Palmer’s involvement with the hotel is evident the minute guests Walk through the door.
At the front desk, they are greeted by a mural of a brilliant green golf tee with an autographed,
giant ball. The lobby itself is a showcase of Palmer memorabilia, including quotes and letters
spanning his storied career, a replica of his Masters trophy, and a glass-top table embedded with
bag tags from courses and tournaments around the world. The golf theme is carried out on each
floor's elevator lobby where floor to ceiling murals, featuring a montage of the world’s most
famous courses, are depicted. In the bar, guests can enjoy viewing Palmer's commemorative
golf bag from the 1960 U.S. Open Championship and several pair of golf shoes.
The hotel’s board room features handsomely framed photos and letters from U.S.
Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, George Bush and Bill Clinton
reflecting Palmer’s prominence in American culture over the decades.
Unique to SpringHill Suites Latrobe is the 19th Hole cocktail lounge, created exclusively
with golfers in mind. The hotel also offers the brand’s signature, complimentary hot breakfast,
SpringHill Suites’ way of making sure guests have .a good start to their day. The hotel offers a
24-hour market, business services, same-day dry cleaning, guest laundry facilities, an indoor
swimming pool and whirlpool spa, fitness center and two additional meeting rooms that can
accommodate up to 40 people.
For business and leisure travelers who look for style and inspiration in their stay, the 109-
suite hotel offers everything from furniture to lighting that provides a calm and refreshing
alternative to traditional hotels. Separate living, Working and sleeping spaces assure guests have
flexibility and ease. A comfortable pullout sofa bed offers additional space for relaxation or extra
family members. The new hotel’s spacious guest bathrooms feature marble-top vanity, iridescent
tile walls and creative lighting features, all of which help to re-energize and revive. Free high-speed Internet access and WiFi allow guests to remain connected at all times.
The smoke-free SpringHill Suites Latrobe is conveniently located for guests attending
Latrobe Country Club events, as well as visitors to Pittsburgh Steelers training camp, St. Vincent
College, Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve, Frank Lloyd-Wright's Fallingwater, Idlewild and
SoakZone amusement parks, historic Ligonier and the year-round activities in the Laurel Highland Mountains.
About Palmer Hospitality, L.P.
Palmer Hospitality, is an entity created by Arnold Palmer', the golf professional
whose legendary career includes 92 national and international championships, 62 of them on the
regular PGA TOUR during his prime playing years. These followed an impressive formative
amateur career that peaked with his victory in the 1954 U.S. Amateur Championship. Most
prominent among the professional titles were four Masters, two British Opens and the
memorable U.S. Open Championship at Cherry Hills in 1960. For nearly a half century, Palmer
has been one of the best known sportsmen and businessmen in the World.
About Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company
Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, an award-winning hotel management and
development company based in Raleigh, N.C., manages or has under construction more than 80
hotels, offering more than 11,000 guest rooms in 25 states and two Canadian provinces. The
company operates hotels and resorts under such Well-known industry elite brands as Marriott,
Hilton, Hyatt, Starwood, IHG and Choice Hotels, as well as select independent boutique hotels.
Formed in 1985, Concord recently was ranked as one of the top management companies in the
U.S. by independent Sources. Concord properties are some of the most awarded hotels in the
country, having won a number of top honors for operating and development excellence in the
past two years alone, including Marriott’s Hotel of the Year and Developer of the Year, and Best
Opening of the Year awards.
About SpringHill Suites by Marriott
SpringHill Suites by Marriott is an all-suite brand that offers design and style at an affordable
price, appealing to both business and leisure travelers. Ranked highest in the Guest Satisfaction
Study for the Upscale Brand Segment by J .D. Power and Associates’ 2012 North America Guest
Satisfaction Index Study, the brand features spacious suites and smart layouts that allow guests
to relax and re-energize. Bright and inviting lobbies offer the ideal venue to conduct casual
meetings or socialize. Launched in 1998, the brand currently has nearly 300 locations in the
United States and Canada. SpringHill Suites participates in the award-Winning Marriott Rewards
frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar
spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, call the SpringHill Suites toll-free
number at -888-2819400., visit www.springhillsuites.com or become a fan at www.facebook.com/springhillsuites.
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