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Local hotelier JHM Hotels is bringing a new seven-story, 240-room, double-branded hotel to the corner of Spring and Washington streets in downtown Greenville.
The hotel will be part SpringHill Suites by Marriott and part Residence Inn by Marriott. Each will occupy separate portions of the hotel but will share a lobby, check-in area, swimming pool with terrace and other common areas. The two concepts are both all-suite hotels but each caters to different types of travelers. Residence Inn caters to travelers with longer stays by offering full kitchens while SpringHill Suites offers a lower price point to travelers.
Heather Meadors, JHM’s director of community relations, said that JHM waited until the market was ready and felt like 2017 would be the right timeframe to open the new hotel as the city of Greenville continues to attract businesses and out-of-towners to downtown locations. “We hope to bring vibrancy to Spring Street as downtown continues to expand,” she said.
JHM has owned the Spring Street property since 2012 and the property is currently being used as a parking lot. The new hotel will have approximately 65-70 below-level parking spaces with plans to have a valet option at the Spring Street parking garage.
Plans call for a small, intimate bar with about 10-12 barstools and overflow seating at the corner of Spring and Washington streets and a 1,500 retail space will be available for lease at the corner of Irvine and Washington streets. A check-in/motor court area will front Washington Street.
Plans for the project will be reviewed at the Nov. 5 Design Review Board meeting. Meadors says JHM hopes to begin construction in the first quarter of 2016 with completion in the second quarter of 2017.