By Liz Segrist
Published Sept. 23, 2013
Two Marriott-branded hotels will be a part of the Nexton development in Summerville.
Cranes were moving dirt and construction crews were laying the groundwork for the Courtyard during a news conference this morning.
The site sits across the street from Nexton’s four-story office development, which is also under construction, and the future site of the Residence Inn.
“With Nexton’s first Class ‘A’ office building under construction and SCRA, Carolina Ale House and The Parks apartments soon to be underway, Nexton is truly coming to life,” Kenneth T. Seeger, president of MWV Community Development and Land Management, said in a news release.
The 4,500-acre Nexton community, sits off Interstate 26 at exit 199B and spans parts of Summerville and unincorporated Berkeley County. Phase I includes space for Class “A” offices, as well as retail, restaurant and multifamily residential units.
More hotel developments are possible, but Seeger said they will be determined by office and residential buildout at Nexton.
The 96-room Courtyard is slated to open in summer 2014. The Residence Inn, which will be an extended-stay hotel, will likely have 100 to 125 rooms, according to Vic Mills, CEO of Augusta-based Blanchard and Calhoun Commercial. The design will be determined in the first quarter of 2014.
“These hotels are part of the most exciting project in years — or maybe ever — for the Summerville community,” he said.
Blanchard & Calhoun Commercial is also building a 140-room Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Charleston. That property is set to open in the first quarter.
The Courtyard by Marriott will have a new concept, including new designs for the lobby, courtyard and room interiors, Mills said. The exterior will coordinate with the other buildings in Nexton.
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