Hotels Galore, Stark Under Construction!

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!

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Holiday Inn Renovations

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!

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Springhill Suites

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!

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Hyatt Place

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!

Hartville
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!

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Fairfield Inn

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!

Laura Perry is the Digital Marketing Coordinator for the Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. She is a serious animal lover and spends most of her free time outdoors with her dogs. Laura enjoys having wine & game nights and traveling Stark County and beyond with her boyfriend and family.

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Canton – “Ohio’s Golf Capital!”

Tis the season! No it isn’t Christmas, but it is a most wonderful time of year. It’s golf season in Canton. Pack the clubs when you head our way because we have 20 public courses for your golfing enjoyment.

golf ballLeave all the planning to one of the many Canton area hotels that specialize in golf Stay & Play Packages. Name your dates, times, and courses and let them work their magic. One call, one payment, and your hotel reservations and course tee time(s) are booked and paid. All that is left to do is to enjoy your trip!

Need some advice or personal assistance to plan the perfect trip? Submit your Custom Package Request and we can help you to get started today.

Tonja Marshall

Tonja Marshall is the Sports Promotions Manager for the Canton/Stark County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau (CVB). Prior to her position with the CVB, she worked in marketing at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Tonja moonlights as a foodie, trying-out new recipes and seeking-out great restaurants. Whether she is headed to her son’s ball game, her daughter’s dance recital, or a weekend “staycation” with the family, when she’s not working or eating Tonja can usually be found traversing the Stark County area with her husband Marcus and three kids, Jordan, Janiya, and Marcus Jr.

Easter 2014

Are you hoppity-hopping to pull together your Easter plans? This year, Easter is on Sunday, April 20th and we’ve got everything you need to celebrate Easter, from candy, to the Easter Bunny, to delicious Easter meals!

Tasty Treats for Easter Baskets:
chocolate peepsDeliciously Different in Canal Fulton is famous of their Canal Mud, but they have been cranking out lots of Chocolate Chicks and peanut butter filled eggs! Yum!
Fannie May/Harry London Chocolates is a great place to have your chocolate, and SEE it too! Make plans to take a tour of the chocolate factory for Easter!
Hartville Chocolate Factory has been hard at work pumping out dozens and dozens of Easter specialty, Chocolate Peeps!! A peep AND chocolate? What could be better?
Heggy’s always has plenty of chocolate on hand but they gear up for Easter by making LOTS of chocolate bunnies in every size you could imagine!
Milk & Honey has a shop stuffed full of pre-packaged (and adorable!) Easter baskets with delicious candies! This is a one stop shop!
Peace, Love, & Little Donuts is taking custom orders for their one-of-a-kind decorated and delicious mini donuts! Call today to place your order!

Easter Bunny Events:
Hartville Marketplace: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 19th from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. For ticket and registration information, click here.
easter egg huntMaize Valley: Haven’t gotten enough bunny? The Easter Bunny is also having breakfast at Maize Valley on Saturday April 19th! Call for reservations at 330-877-8344.
Quail Hollow: Easter Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12th! Photos with the Easter Bunny will be available for $5 and $7. Cost is breakfast is $5 for children ages 1-12, and $8 for adults. Download the event registration form or call the Park office at 330-877-6652, or Paula at 330-699-3266.

Good Eats for Easter:
(Please note, most locations require reservations – please call!)
AA Executive – Easter Grand Buffet
Danny Boys Italian Eatery

Fieldcrest Estate – Easter Grand Buffet
Gervasi Vineyard
Holiday Inn
Kozmo’s Grille
Mulligans Pub
Thorpe’s Market Ave. Grill

Easter BUNNIES! If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a little one, look not further than Keillor’s A Teddy Bear Shoppe in Canal Fulton! They have a store full of stuffed bears and BUNNIES!

Laura Perry is the Digital Marketing Coordinator for the Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. She is a serious animal lover and spends most of her free time outdoors with her dogs. Laura enjoys having wine & game nights and traveling Stark County and beyond with her boyfriend and family.

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