BATON ROUGE, La. -- Louisiana's first Hawthorn Suites opened here.
The five-story Baton Rouge Hawthorn has 111 studios and
On Valley Creek Road, near Louisiana State University and the
Centroplex, the property includes an outdoor pool, fitness center
and business center.
Suites include two-line speaker phones with dataports,
microwaves, refrigerators, coffeemakers and a VCR.
Hawthorn Suites is a franchise operation of Atlanta-based U.S.
The new hotel is owned and operated by Indianapolis-based Sun
Development, which also has Hawthorn properties in Hattiesburg,
Miss.; Indianapolis, and Little Rock, Ark.
Steve Hymans, Hawthorn's vice president, brand marketing, said
Hawthorn plans to expand throughout the state.