St. Clairsville Residence Inn officially reopens

T-L Photo/GAGE VOTA The Residence Inn and the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon on the Residence Inn’s Grand Reopening. Picture from left are chamber Director Wendy Anderson, Andria Merriman of the chamber, Jack Butler, Tina Masciarelli, Randie Jaquez, Naomi Barrett, Robert Turner and Michelle Williams of the Residence Inn.

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Residence Inn located across from Buffalo Wild Wings officially reopened this week.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Residence Inn hosted its grand reopening event with the help of the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce. Opened in 2016, the Residence Inn started its renovations in November 2023.

“We shut each floor down one floor at a time. They started on the fourth floor to the first floor and renovated the lobby, the pool area was repainted, ceilings were fixed and we reopened all floors,” General Manager Tina Masciarelli said, noting that extended stay options are available. “You can stay a night or you can stay a year.”

She added that a lot of the clientele includes corporate employees from surrounding businesses who are in town for an extended period of time, as well as oil and gas employees.

Masciarelli was formerly the assistant general manager before the reopening and said she is very excited about her new position.

“I’m excited to get back into the community. We kind of lost that connection, so we really have to build our name back up. We really want to get into the community and be involved more into the chamber and into the gas and oil association. I’m just excited that we’re here and that we’re renovated.”

Food and drinks for the grand reopening were provided by Buffalo Wild Wings, DeFelice and the Fat Apple Bakery. Buffalo Wild Wings provided traditional and boneless wings as well as chicken wraps and potato wedges, DeFelice provided pizza and salad and the Fat Apple provided a cake and a cookie tray.

“We have one of the best communities here. If it’s supporting a local business and you reach out needing something for an event, they are here for you. ‘No problem, let me write that date down’ no questions asked,” Masciarelli said.

She plans to continue to build strong relationships and partnerships with the St. Clairsville community, she said.

“If nobody knows we’re here, then the corporate businesses out here don’t know we’re here so they’re not going to come to you for the business,” she said. “So I’m definitely going to get more involved with the community.”


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