A hotel where people can "stay awhile" is now open in Springettsbury Township.

TownPlace Suites by Marriott, at 2789 Concord Road, opened at 3 p.m. Thursday, said Jason Gabany, the hotel's director of sales and marketing.

The four-story, 101-suite property took about a year to construct, he said.

"It's an extended-stay facility," Gabany said. "We're great for business people coming to the area for training or for projects that require longer stays in the area. We're great for people or families that are relocating to the area. We are a pet-friendly facility. We do welcome everybody."

Amenities: TownePlace Suites' amenities include full-kitchens with stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops, adjustable work spaces with built-in shelves and lighting, laundry facilities, as well as complimentary wireless Internet and on-site business services, including copying, faxing and printing.

The extended-stay facility offers studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites.

TownePlace Suites also offers an indoor swimming pool, a 24-hour exercise room and a meeting room.

"We are pleased to introduce the TownePlace Suites brand to the York area," Loren Nalewanski, the hotel's vice president and global brand manager, said in a statement. "Providing an upscale residential atmosphere, (the hotel) offers an appealing alternative to more standard hotel rooms designed for shorter stays."

-Reach Eyana Adah McMillan at emcmillan@yorkdispatch.com.