Marriott scheduled to open this month in Kill Devil Hills

By on June 5, 2019

Marriott’s Towneplace Suites, the first new hotel in Kill Devil Hills in 30 years, will open this month.

Stretching between U.S. 158 and N.C. 12, the hotel will offer 151 suites aimed at travelers planning extended stays.

Kill Devil Hills and other towns on the Outer Banks have long discussed options for travelers other than the big oceanfront houses that have become the norm.

Cottage courts with smaller houses are being built, and the Marriott, though designed for longer-term visitors, offers nightly rates comparable to other hotels on the beach.

The new hotel at 2028 South Virginia Dare Trail will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by First Flight Hotel, LLC and managed by Rocklight Capital of Williamsburg, Va.

“All service team members are thoroughly trained on local knowledge and look forward to connecting guests to the local area,” a Marriott announcement said. “Our floor-to-ceiling TowneMap® also helps guests instantly acclimate themselves to the Outer Banks by featuring great places to eat, play and live (explore).

Suites feature nautical décor and fully equipped kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, as well as separate living and sleeping areas. Television will include more than 40 channels, and streaming of Hulu Netflix and YouTube.

“While on property guests can create their own complimentary hot breakfast every morning in the lobby area, and can fire up their stay by grilling up dinner on our outdoor Weber grills,” the announcement said.

A 24-hour market will offer coffee and snacks.

Other amenities include a heated indoor swimming pool, a fitness center open 24 hours, laundry facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and on-site business services, including copying, faxing and printing.

The hotel will also allow pets.

No exact opening day was provided. The hotel’s website shows that rooms in August would run around $199 to $279 a night.

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  • Surf123

    The conversion to South VA Beach continues…

    Wednesday, Jun 5 @ 9:29 am
  • Steve

    It is very sad what is happening to this place..

    Wednesday, Jun 5 @ 6:27 pm
  • Carter McKay

    Where were you all at in 1997 when all this began? You’re a little too late to stop it now!

    Thursday, Jun 6 @ 1:53 pm
  • Watersedge

    Please prevent the “giant” hotels and condos from coming to the OBX! I grew up as a boy in Ocean, City MD, and in my lifetime watched over development DESTROY a once beautiful barrier island. We have vacationed here at the OBX now for 30 years, and actually bought a second home here 2 years ago to get away from the overcrowding, noise and asphalt/cement. You have an absolute gem here. I hope we can all work together to save the open space for generations to enjoy long after we are gone.

    Friday, Jun 7 @ 2:28 pm
  • PizzaMan

    I’m cool with a Marriott coming into town. Not everyone wants to stay at a roach motel. As long as it doesn’t become overdeveloped, I don’t see the problem.

    Saturday, Jun 8 @ 11:13 am