By Seth Daniel
The ownership of the Residence Inn on Maple Street announced that they would be completely rehabilitating the hotel this year after they finish construction this spring on the new Homewood Suites that is across the street.
“When this hotel is completed, we plan to completely do over the Residence Inn next door,” said Leo Xarras of Colwen Management.
The hotel opened in August 2012, and while most hotels schedule a makeover every 10 years, Xarras said they didn’t want to leave their property lingering.
“Our employees there are tremendous,” he said. “We don’t want anyone working there to feel like they have old furniture or that the property isn’t exactly how it should be.”
The Homewood Suites on Carter Street is scheduled to open some time in May, and is a break-the-mold type of hotel for the brand. It features a function facility and a new design for its rooms.
He said the Residence Inn is one of the top grossing hotels for that brand in its category.