TUPELO - The Summit Hotel is now the Clarion Inn Summit Center.
There have been no changes to ownership, management or staff, according to general manager/owner Jimmy Pappas, who four years ago sold a large chunk of the former Ramada Inn to create what he called a "boutique hotel" in The Summit. He kept the convention center in the deal.
Clarion is part of the Choice Hotels chain, which includes Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites and Quality Inn.
A hot breakfast has been added to the hotel, in addtion to a new swimming pool and new exercise room. The Clarion lobby cafe also offers dinner.