PLATTSBURGH — An extended-stay hotel could be on its way to the Town of Plattsburgh.
The town's Planning Board recently OK'd the sketch plan of a 97-room Home2Suites by Hilton.
Town Planner Trevor Cole said the lodge's home-away suites would be its key feature, catering to out-of-town business men and women who need to stick around for a little while.
The option could benefit the various in-town manufacturing sites, Cole said, like Norsk Titanium and Schluter Systems.
"That's a market that they see a need for around here," he said.
Hundreds of Home2Suites stretch across North America, including one in nearby Montreal and another in Williston, Vt.
The group was founded by Hilton in 2009 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn.
According to its website, one-bedroom suites feature dining, sleeping, storage and work space, and are also WiFi accessible and pet friendly.
In-suite kitchens are another option to add in cooking space and feature some appliances, utensils and place settings.
The new location was proposed by Plattsburgh Lodging Ventures to sit on a parcel just behind Key Bank's Cornelia Street branch.
Though land owner Gibraltar Management Corp. has quite a few acres there, Cole said Plattsburgh Lodging requested to subdivide out about 3.55 acres for the hotel site.
The 64,720-square-foot building is to be engineered by Albany-based CHA Companies.
Cole thought the parcel off of Cornelia Street would be prime location for a Home2Suites.
"It's in the core of the commercial district and on a main traffic artery," Cole said.
And, he added, there's a need for local hotel stays, stretching beyond the more long-term visits.
"There are some times throughout the year that hotels within the Town of Plattsburgh are at full capacity," he said. "So, they did their market study."
The new hotel will appear on next month's Planning Board agenda, too.
Cole said the applicant will be seeking its detailed preliminary review at that time and expects a more detailed sketch, too.
The meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. in the Town Hall at 151 Banker Road.
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