Altoona, PA, is the birthplace of Sheetz, Inc., home to the Penn State University Altoona campus and a stop on the road for many potential major league baseball players, among other things. It was also an ideal first location for Plamondon Hospitality Partners to expand into Pennsylvania.
The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott and TownePlace Suites by Marriott make up the area’s first dual-branded hotel. This hotel was built with the purpose of bringing extended stay rooms to Altoona, while still offering transient rooms as well. Located off Pleasant Valley Boulevard, the hotel has easy access to I-99, local shopping, dining and entertainment. The hotel is adjacent to the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center, and is just a short drive from the Altoona Curve Baseball Stadium, DelGrosso’s Amusement Park & Laguna Splash Water Park and Penn State University’s main campus in State College.