Carolina Star Hotels broke ground today for a Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites at I-95 Exit 173 in Weldon. This will be the area’s first Marriott property. With its proximity to I-95 and the Roanoke River, Weldon is a prime location for this new property. Vish Pathak, CEO of Carolina Star Hotels stated, “This is a great day for Carolina Star Hotels. We are confident this location and this brand will be a winning combination.”
The five-story Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites will feature 97 guest rooms, a fitness room, complimentary breakfast, 24/7 market, meeting space, workspace and free Wi-Fi.
Hugh Credle, Mayor of Weldon, commented, “Today’s groundbreaking is another sign that the Town of Weldon is open for business. We are grateful to Scott Aman for his vision in developing this site, to Carolina Star Hotels for their investment in Weldon, to the many other partners that helped make this project a reality.”
NC Representative Michael Wray believes this project will help stimulate additional visitors and investment to the area. “The Marriott brand will help pull even more people of Interstate 95, which will be a benefit to all businesses in the area,” commented Wray.
Construction of the hotel project is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2024. Rightmyer Construction, Inc. of Roanoke Rapids will be the site contractor and the general contractor is Thomas Builders, Inc of Niota, TN. Lemberg Architects & Associates of Conyers, GA is the architect for the project.
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