Extended-stay hotel opens in Whitefish

The newest member of the growing group of hotels in the Flathead Valley, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, opened its doors last week in Whitefish. The property had been under construction since last fall.

The 81-room hotel on U.S. 93 South is focused on a specific set of clients: those who are staying five days or longer, said general manager Lisa Brown. The hotel hopes to cultivate its appeal with extended-stay customers by supplying amenities like kitchenettes and larger closets.

“We have the amenities to make a guest comfortable long term,” Brown said. “The sole purpose of this property is extended stay.”