Work underway on Springhill Suites by Marriott uptown


Uptown’s newest hotel is underway, with workers and signage on-site for a Springhill Suites by Marriott across from Time Warner Cable Arena.

The hotel will be built on East Sixth Street, on a vacant site next to the light rail line. Opening is targeted for December 2016, giving the project a tight timeline.

SREE Hotels is building the Springhill Suites, which will have 195 rooms. Amenities will include complementary hot breakfast and Internet access.

A few blocks away on East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., developer BPR Properties is working on a 250-room Embassy Suites Hotel scheduled to open in June 2016.

Center City Charlotte is on the cusp of a major hotel boom: All told, the new hotels proposed and under construction would add about 1,900 rooms uptown and in surrounding neighborhoods, increasing the hotel room supply by 42 percent.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo