Hampton Inn to open this week

Hampton Inn Tour

Community leaders tour Fayetteville’s newest hotel, the Hampton Inn, during a pre-opening walk-through early last week.

Fayetteville’s newest hotel is expected to open this week, less than a year after construction began.

Officials were on site Monday afternoon for a walking tour of the four-story structure that includes 73 guest rooms and eight suites, as well as a 750-square-foot conference room. The hotel is situated at 110 Redstone Drive just off the Huntsville Highway and overlooking the Elk River.

With a push toward opening as quickly as possible, the hotel had been in need of additional labor to unload furniture trucks and assist in final details. The Fayetteville/Lincoln County Industrial Development Board assisted with lining up those resources, noted officials during an IDB meeting Monday of last week.

Part of the development, the Avenue at Lincoln Center, will also feature a Bennigan’s restaurant and pub adjacent to the hotel. Construction got underway on the restaurant last November.

Both the hotel and restaurant are owned by franchisee David Hunt, who has said a second restaurant could be eventually added.

First announced in 2009, the Hampton Inn gained up to $1.2 million in local tax increment financing (TIF) in 2010. Altogether, the project is expected to represent a $10 to $12 million investment here.

Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 7:35 am