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Ground Broken For New Lodging Establishment In Hickory

Construction has broken ground on the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Hickory. The construction will take place under the development of Clarendon Properties and the day-to-day management of Crown Hotel & Travel Management, both with offices in Wilmington, North Carolina. The hotel will be located at 1540 23rd Street Lane SE and will be owned by Hickory Hospitality Ventures.

The 108-room, all-suite property is designed to appeal to all travelers and is a pioneer in the longer-stay segment. All of the suites are well appointed with an expansive living area and a full kitchen. Other amenities for this location will include a heated indoor pool, 24/7 fitness center, meeting space, outdoor community patio, complimentary breakfast, and programs like Something Borrowed, lending guests anything they may need during their stay.

In a news release issued by the City of Hickory, John Sandlin, president of Clarendon Properties, stated, “Working with the City of Hickory has been such a positive experience. The leaders of this community have a succinct vision of growth and we are so excited to bring the TownePlace Suites by Marriott to the Hickory area.”

President and CEO of Crown Hotel & Travel Management, Barry Eagle, added, “This all started with a vacation my family and I took to Hickory back in 2021. I was so impressed with all facets of Hickory, from the thriving business climate to the synergy of downtown. During my time there, I made a call to our partners and told them that Hickory was a place we should be. It only took them one visit to have the same belief I did. We all look forward to being part of this special city.”

Over the past 13 years, Clarendon Properties, under the leadership of the company’s President, John Sandlin, and Vice President, Gale Wallace, has generated over $250 million in hotel & retail developments throughout the southeast. Clarendon Properties has over 40 years of experience and brokered over $100 million in commercial transactions working with Hilton, Marriott, IHG, and Choice brands. To learn more about Clarendon Properties, visit

[News release courtesy of City of Hickory]