SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Feb 13, 2012) - As every new parent knows, a name isn't just a name, which is why the SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union, among extended-stay hotels in Seattle, has officially changed its name to include its South Lake Union neighborhood.

"We felt it important to inform visitors and locals alike of the convenience of our location by way of a formal name change," Aaron Olson, general manager of the SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union hotel, says.

The South Lake Union neighborhood was named The Best Thing of 2011 by Seattle Magazine, and rightly so. Amazon opened its new headquarters here, and the Museum of History and Industry will soon join the community, too. The area is also a hub for biotech and nonprofit companies, including Path, Seattle BioMed, and Group Health.

"With our proximity to the largest re-development project in downtown Seattle in the past 30 years," Olson adds, "it only makes sense that our business name reflects the significance of what the South Lake Union's rebirth means to our hotel."

For South Lake Union, rebirth comes with its 10th anniversary, which it happens to share with this gay-friendly Seattle hotel. As big businesses come to the area, the hotel's place in the community becomes even more important, putting corporate travelers within walking distance of their offices and offering generous complimentary amenities including high-speed Internet access, a shuttle service, and a hot breakfast buffet.

The hotel has also partnered with several prominent community organizations, hosting events for the South Lake Union Chamber, the Greater Seattle Business Association, the Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce, and the Seattle Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Though South Lake Union is literally the geographic core of Seattle, the city is still filled with neighborhoods, and the new name will help potential guests identify the true location of the SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union.

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About the SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union

Set in the up-and-coming South Lake Union neighborhood, the SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union puts you in the heart of the city, with easy access to top attractions and businesses, and amenities to make you feel at home. Located near major companies including, The Seattle Times and the greater South Lake Union neighborhood, this downtown extended-stay hotel is popular with business travelers. Work-friendly amenities include oversized studio suites with a well-lit desk and complimentary high-speed Internet access, and a kitchenette with mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, and sink for quick and easy meals between deadlines. Of course, there's always time to relax, and thanks to separate living and sleeping areas, there's plenty of space to stretch out. A pull-out sofa accommodates extra guests, and luxurious bedding ensures a good night's rest. Wake up refreshed and start your day with a workout in the fitness center or a dip in the pool or Jacuzzi. Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, and then take the hotel's free shuttle service to the area's top attractions, including Pike's Place Market, the Space Needle, Lake Union, Westlake Center, Convention Center, Waterfront, Safeco Field, and the Seattle Art Museum. Located near the light rail, this downtown Seattle hotel is ideal for meetings and functions, with more than 1,700 sq ft of event space. The in-house Bistro on Yale restaurant and bar are great places to meet with clients and colleagues or to sit down for a family meal and happy hour specials from 4 to 7pm at the Bistro on Yale Bar.

Contact Information:

Christi Matthews
SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union