CantonRep.com staff writer
Posted Nov. 25, 2013 @ 7:00 am
CARROLLTON, Ohio-Construction has begun for two hotels less than one mile apart along a section of state Route 43.
“It is great for the village,” Mayor Frank Leghart said. “It is economic development over and beyond what anyone expected. For a lot of years, this was a struggling area. It is going to bring a definite change to the employment status.”
One lodging facility will be an 80-room Microtel Inn & Suites in the 1000 block of Canton Road NW. Farther north will be Candlewood Suites, a 100-room hotel in the 1200 block of Canton Road NW.
Candlewood Suites was drawn to “the oil and gas play,” said Jim Bertram, representative of Corporex Capital, the Covington, Ky.-based development company putting up the hotel. “With the power plants, the oil and gas drilling and the pipeline, we thought it would be a good idea to follow them and build hotels in the area. We also are expecting to see Carrollton grow with new businesses.”