Listen to this article now

As the pandemic rages on more ferociously than ever before, businesses are still trying to find some kind of grounding. Money is short, payments aren’t being made, and people are slowly losing their businesses altogether. It’s nearly impossible to keep some businesses alive, let alone open new shops in different locations, but that didn’t stop TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Woodbridge, Virginia.

With their kitchenette style suites and their simple and open floor plan, they opened their doors this year…in the middle of the pandemic. Of course, their plan wasn’t to open in the middle of a pandemic. I don’t think anyone planned for this pandemic to happen. But despite every obstacle they had to face, TownePlace Suites opened their doors and are hoping to get amazing traffic.

They designed it so that you can stay in the suite for a while. It isn’t like other hotels where there is no kitchen area to actually live in. TownePlace has that. They have fully equipped kitchens and a living/working area that is separate from the bedrooms. Their intention was that guests can keep their routines and lifestyle while living comfortably away from home.

Construction for this hotel in Virginia started nearly two years ago and plans started a little before then. So, having the hotel open in an economy that is just starting its climb back up the ladder is quite troublesome. They worry that they won’t be able to make their payments on time or have enough guests to keep the hotel afloat. One thing that they know for sure is that they are doing everything in their power to keep their guests comfortable and happy. Alongside running the hotel with all the safety precautions and social distancing guidelines, making sure they run a successful hotel business is all that they can do.

What do you think of this new hotel opening in the middle of the pandemic? Let us know down in the comments.

This article originally published on GREY Journal.