HAMPTON, Va. – A 109-room, $11.2 million Hyatt Hotel is set to be built on the land that formerly housed the Motel 6.
City council provided the funds to buy and demolish the Motel 6, located on the corner of Pine Chapel Road and Coliseum Drive.
The City of Hampton says building the hotel near the Coliseum and Convention Center is “part of a strategy to increase tourism by boosting the city’s conference and convention quality hotel room count.”
“One of Council’s strategic goals is to bring new, high quality hotels to the City,” Mayor Donnie Tuck said. “My peers and I are thrilled to have obtained a great hotel flag that will be developed by a nationally recognized hotelier who continues to invest in Hampton.”
It will be the first Hyatt Place hotel on the Peninsula.
“This new hotel development will create additional desirable accommodations to host more visitors in Hampton. It responds to feedback we have received from meeting and convention planning professionals,” said Conventions and Visitors Bureau Director Mary Fugere.
Landmark Hotel Group, which renovated the nearby Holiday Inn Express, will develop the new Hyatt.
According to city officials, visitors spent $210.7 million in Hampton in 2015.