Pardon the dust! If you live in Stark County, it’s been hard to miss all the construction going on lately! Hotels are popping up like spring flowers right now! In fact, we are tracking the progress of eight, yes, EIGHT new hotels coming to Stark County, and one under major renovation! Out of the eight hotels, construction on six is already underway!
Belden Village Area
The Holiday Inn on Dressler Road and Everhard Road is getting a facelift! This hotel is undergoing a major expansion and renovation and is slated to be completed by early 2015. They are adding a whole third floor of suites, as well as building a brand new swimming pool, and moving the main entrance and lobby to face Everhard Road! We cannot wait to see the finished product!
Springhill Suites by Marriott is nearly completed and is scheduled to open in June 2014 – that’s just two months away! This hotel property will have a pool, fitness center, free breakfast and wifi, as well as an airport shuttle! It is right in the heart of Belden Village with lots of shopping and restaurants for visitors to enjoy!
Just a mile down the road you will see the Staybridge Suites foundation being built and concrete poured on Everhard Road! The great thing about Staybridge Suites is that they are wonderful for extended stays! This hotel is also conveniently located near I-77 and should be opening in in late 2014 or early 2015!
The new Hyatt Place is well underway at the corner of Everhard Road and Whipple Road! Have you ever visited a Hyatt Place? They are great hotels, fantastic for business travelers, and we are very excited to have one in Stark County! We anticipate their doors opening in late 2014!
Let’s give a big welcome to Comfort Inn & Suites, the FIRST hotel in Hartville! The Hartville Marketplace & Flea Market, Hartville Kitchen, and Hartville Hardware see over two million, that’s right, two million visitors each year! It’s only fitting that visitors have a convenient and close location to stay while visiting this wonderful area of Stark County! The hotel is to be completed late 2014 or early 2015. A harsh winter has been hard on building but we’re excited to see progress is being made!
Canton South Area
You will find that work is being done very quickly on the new Fairfield Inn at I-77 and Faircrest Street, just south of Route 30. This 99-room hotel is in a great location to cater to Mills Business Park and other industrial companies in the area. The easy highway access is perfect and it is located only 10 minutes from the Pro Football Hall of Fame – and it’s scheduled to be open at the end of 2014!
To the North
Plans were also just announced about the building of an Embassy Suites at the Shuffel Road exit from I-77. This area is extremely close to the Akron-Canton Airport, as well as the Belden Village area with shopping and restaurant amenities. In the plans: ample meeting space, so it will be great for business travelers and families alike!
We are happy to see the tourism industry is thriving and business travel is making a mark on Canton/Stark County! It’s going to be another busy year!