Hotel coming to Greenville’s West End


N.C. hotel developers buy body shop property on South Main for $2.7 million


From fixing cars to sleeping beds, another piece of downtown Greenville’s West End is set to be repurposed.

Elgin-Williamson Collison Repair, which has been located at 942 S. Main St. (across from Fluor Field and next to Mac’s Speed Shop) for 25 years, is moving.

In its stead will be a planned Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel. Homewood Suites is Hilton’s international brand of upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotels.

A Cary, N.C.-based company, Parks Hospitality Group, which specializes in the development and management of mid to upscale hotels, has purchased the property for $2.7 million.

Trevor Walden, VP of operations and sales with PHG, said it’s too early yet to release details on number of stories or rooms, but that the company is “very excited to be moving forward with this project.”

Walden said PHG was attracted to the area due to “a lot of the great accolades” Greenville has received and it lived up to those during a recent visit. The culture and charm of the city makes it a great place to do business, he said.

As PHG continues with the development and design process, more information will be released.

Currently, Johnny King Auctioneers is conducting an online auction for some of the paint/body shop equipment and collectibles and memorabilia that decorated Elgin-Williamson.

No details are available on where the body shop will be relocating.



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