A five-story, 102-room Hampton Inn & Suites will be built in the city following a unanimous vote by the Mayor and Council recently.
“Snellville’s going to have a Hampton Inn,” Mayor Tom Witts said following the vote.
The 64,400-square-foot building will be located in Park Place, a development located at the corner of Pharr Road and Scenic Highway which recently saw the grand opening of Cracker Barrel, Freddie’s, Zaxby’s and Aspen Dental. An Outback Steakhouse is also planned for the development.
There had been concerns the hotel would cause traffic issues at the busy inter-section, but, according to the developers, daily trips would be reduced by nearly two thirds of what was previously approved for a 12,000-square-foot restaurant.
“There is a need in the city for a quality limited-service hotel in the Scenic Highway Commercial Corridor as there are very few options for travelers to utilize while staying in the area,” said Planning and Development Director Jason Thompson. “Eastside Medical Center, adjacent restaurants, retail businesses and neighboring residents could all benefit from having a nice Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton within the city. Finally, Hampton Inn & Suites, under the Hilton (Hotels) umbrella, has a reputation for being a high-quality brand and product that would be an asset to the city for many years to come.”