St. John the Baptist Parish –    St. John the Baptist Parish Officials, the St. John Economic Development Department and the River Region Chamber of Commerce joined Vedant Vasanji of Q Hotels Management and Chris Dwyer of Towneplace Suites by Marriott LaPlace to officially commemorate the grand opening of the new hotel. The new TownePlace Suites LaPlace located at 4281 Highway 51 operates as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Q Hotel Management of LaPlace.

The motto is “Sit back, relax and stay a while” at TownePlace Suites which offers more than 93 suites, including a spacious Studio Suite and One Bedroom Suite, with fully equipped kitchens, home office desks, the container store closet and seating area to accommodate the needs of travelers. In addition, guests are welcome to take advantage the extensive lobby area which features an area to create your own complimentary hot breakfast or grill dinner outdoors. There is also a 24 hour “In a Pinch” market and coffee service that guests can utilize for snacking needs.

Other hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, an outdoor basketball court, large outside patio with premium grills, an exercise room open 24 hours per day, on-site Laundry, free high-speed internet and on-site business services, including copying, faxing and printing. Local organizations should also be aware that the property offers meeting space to accommodate functions of up to 33 people. The new investment created more than 20 jobs.

“We are excited to open one of the very first Gen 4 Prototypes of TownePlace Suites by Marriott right here in LaPlace. It is a project we have worked hard on and we think it is suits the market well. We are LaPlace based so it feels good to add a property of this caliber to this market,” said Vasanji.

For more information or to make reservations, please call (985) 651-1700.



TownePlace Suites by Marriott is an award-winning, extended-stay hotel brand that is ideal for travelers who need accommodations for longer stays. The brand’s simple yet innovative design features personal touches and playful details allowing guests to live uninterrupted. Offering studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens the brand offers thoughtful spaces for living and working. TownePlace Suites currently has the highest market share growth of any Marriott brand. There are currently more than 280 properties across the United States and Canada, and more than 180 properties in the pipeline. TownePlace Suites participates in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, contact the TownePlace Suites LaPlace directly at 985-651-1700, call the TownePlace Suites toll-free number at 800-257-3000, visit ,become a fan at or follow at