30 Jobs to be Created with Stylish, All-suite Hotel

Springhill Suites by Marriott coming to Gallup, New Mexico

Gallup, NM – Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation announced today SHS Investors LLC of Salt Lake City has selected Gallup, NM as the location for its newest hotel project, Springhill Suites by Marriott. The 93 room hotel will be located at 1111 W. Lincoln Avenue.

The official groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. The project will be led by PEG Development and Pearson Hospitality Group of Utah and financed locally by Pinnacle Bank.
“We are pleased to be able to deliver a leading industry brand to the Gallup market.

By building Springhill Suites by Marriott, we will better accommodate a wide range of guest’s lodging needs for both the business and leisure traveler in the Gallup area,” said Graydon Pearson, CEO of Pearson Hospitality Group, management company for the hotel. “The hotel’s location is key. It is just minutes from Interstate I-40, downtown Gallup, and nearly 1,000,000 square feet of commercial space.”

The hotel’s design provides a seamless blend of style and function at an affordable price. Featuring suites that are larger than typical hotel rooms, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Gallup is ideal for business and leisure travelers looking for style and inspiration in their stay. Every aspect, from furniture and lighting to colors and fabrics, has been carefully selected to offer calm and refreshing spaces. Separate living, working and sleeping spaces also provide guests with flexibility and functionality.

The perfect place to sink into a good night’s sleep, the hotel offers luxurious linens and plush pillows, while a comfortable pullout sofa bed and lounge chair offer additional space for relaxation or extra family members. The hotel’s tasteful bathroom includes modern touches, a marble-top vanity, iridescent tile walls and creative lighting features, which help travelers revive and refresh.

“Springhill Suites by Marriott will add to the continuing vibrancy of Gallup, placing guests just a few strides from our wonderful arts, culture, and shopping districts,” said Gallup Mayor Jackie McKinney. “This property will offer our visitors yet another outstanding option, in addition to providing jobs and tax revenue to our community,” added McKinney.

Approximately 75 employees will be engaged by the general contractor, R&O Construction of Salt Lake City, UT and its subcontractors during peak construction activity. Once stabilized the hotel will employ more than 25 full- and part-time associates with a scheduled opening first quarter 2016.

“Pearson Hospitality Group first made contact with GGEDC in May 2013. The role of GGEDC was to provide company executive and site selector briefings as well as research and statistics on our local economy,” said GGEDC Executive Director Patty Lundstrom. “At GGEDC, we were excited to work with SHS Investors LLC who have roots in the Gallup economy and have supported efforts to expand services to Native American populations. We are delighted with the outcomes of our economic development efforts and welcome Marriott to Gallup.”

“We are pleased to see an investment in Gallup from these developers that see us as a growth market for hospitality. We are also very happy that they have chosen a local community bank to finance the project that strengthens our local economy as well,” said Pinnacle Bank Vice-President Tommy Haws. “This group has been very pleasant to work with and we have seen their hotel properties around the western United States and their performance standards are second to none. We welcome them to the Gallup area with a needed product line for our area.”