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Old Posted Jul 24, 2013, 7:13 PM
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TownePlace Suites (Upper James) | ? | 4 fl | Under Construction

TownePlace Suites by Marriott will be an upscale, 140 unit to include a full restaurant, pool, fitness centre, meeting rooms and transportation services.

$20 million, four storey, L shaped structure behind the plaza on Upper James. 17,039 sq ft. Chamberlain Architect is designing the hotel.

Construction scheduled to begin next spring. Oscar Kichi's son Arya will be head management of the hotel.
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$20 million, four storey, L shaped structure behind the plaza on Upper James. 17,039 sq ft. Chamberlain Architect is designing the hotel.
Which plaza?
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https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=hamilt...tario&t=h&z=19

Where Hooters is currently located.
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Where Hooters is currently located.
Thanks for that!

Behind the plaza directly north of Hooters, there's a fair sized chunk of vacant land directly along, and exposed, to the LINC.

Might it be going there?
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is this the project that is happening right now next to the D.O.T furniture place (formerly Hooters)
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For the moderators, the name of this thread can change from Planning to Under Construction as a steel structure is now going up.
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Old Posted Dec 15, 2016, 2:54 AM
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The 2 new buildings at the front of this property are almost complete with signage going on. One is becoming a “Shoeless Joe’s” http://www.shoelessjoes.ca/ opening after Christmas. The second building looks like the Factory Shoes https://www.factoryshoe.ca/ will be moving a few doors down from their present location. The building is covered in their signature yellow.

It looks like they have started construction of the new hotel at the rear of the property. There is nothing on line for this address so I don’t know if it will be a Towne Place Suites by Marriott http://towneplacesuites.marriott.com/ or something else.
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They spelled town wrong. And what town exactly? Upper James town[e]?
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Looked it up - towne: Archaic spelling of town. Old English
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I was by there the other day. All work has stopped for a while judging by the weeds growing there. It looks like they had dug and prepped for the footings and then abandoned the site. It is now all fenced off and overgrown with weeds.

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I drove by today and they are back at work at this site. Hard to see behind the buildings but it looks like the footings are in.
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Shovels in the ground for $20-million Marriott hotel development on Hamilton Mountain

TownePlace Suites by Marriott will add 125 long-stay rooms

30 May, 2019 07:36 AM by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The foundation is taking shape on the new TownePlace Suites by Marriott hotel on the east side of Upper James just south of the Linc.

"This is our first project in Hamilton," said Anita Dharamshi, managing partner of the Sigma Group from Toronto, who has partnered with the Kothari Group of Mississauga on the four-storey, 65,000-square-foot hotel that will include 125 rooms, an indoor pool and gymnasium.

The group purchased the 1.7 acres of land and rights to the hotel from city hotel operator Oscar Kichi last September.

While work began in March an official groundbreaking ceremony was held on May 29.

Anupam Kothari, president of the Kothari Group, said the hotel is a $20 million investment, adding their target market is people looking to stay more than one night.

"Every room has a full kitchen," Kothari noted. "It's designed for the long-term traveller coming to Hamilton."

The new hotel will also mean 35 new full-time jobs when it opens next spring.

While the hotel is not affiliated with the nearby Courtyard by Marriott, a separate Marriott franchise, Kothari said he believes the two hotels will complement each other.

"We think Hamilton is going through a very good growth phase and we want to be part of the growth," he said, adding their proximity to the John C. Munro-Hamilton International Airport also bodes well for business.

Kothari said they don't expect to have any trouble finding guests, adding most hotel rooms in the city are booked in the middle of the week.

"Business travellers are staying outside Hamilton," he said.

"There's a need for an extended stay type of product in this area," Dharamshi noted.

Right now, the hotel site is hidden behind Shoeless Joe's on Upper James, but Dharamshi said that's not an issue for them.

"In this day and age that drive-by traffic is not as much in hotels in general," she said. "Once you do go up four storeys, you can see it from the highway."

Sharon Murphy, acting manager of tourism events for the City of Hamilton, said more hotel rooms means more events for the city.

"This assists Tourism Hamilton with pursuing larger sports events, conventions and meetings," she said. "With all the development in the city, companies are looking for long-term stays for their guests."

Murphy said there are currently 1,664 hotel rooms in Hamilton and the TownePlace Suites by Marriott plus three other new hotels being built downtown and, on the Mountain, will add another 513 hotel rooms in the next few years.

Murphy said she's already spoken to TownePlace officials about setting aside a block of rooms for the 2021 Grey Cup that Hamilton is hosting.

"They will not sit vacant, they are needed," Murphy said.

by Mark Newman

https://www.thespec.com/news-story/9...lton-mountain/
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Shovels in the ground for $20-million Marriott hotel development on Hamilton Mountain

TownePlace Suites by Marriott will add 125 long-stay rooms

30 May, 2019 07:36 AM by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The foundation is taking shape on the new TownePlace Suites by Marriott hotel on the east side of Upper James just south of the Linc.

"This is our first project in Hamilton," said Anita Dharamshi, managing partner of the Sigma Group from Toronto, who has partnered with the Kothari Group of Mississauga on the four-storey, 65,000-square-foot hotel that will include 125 rooms, an indoor pool and gymnasium.

The group purchased the 1.7 acres of land and rights to the hotel from city hotel operator Oscar Kichi last September.

While work began in March an official groundbreaking ceremony was held on May 29.

Anupam Kothari, president of the Kothari Group, said the hotel is a $20 million investment, adding their target market is people looking to stay more than one night.

"Every room has a full kitchen," Kothari noted. "It's designed for the long-term traveller coming to Hamilton."

The new hotel will also mean 35 new full-time jobs when it opens next spring.

While the hotel is not affiliated with the nearby Courtyard by Marriott, a separate Marriott franchise, Kothari said he believes the two hotels will complement each other.

"We think Hamilton is going through a very good growth phase and we want to be part of the growth," he said, adding their proximity to the John C. Munro-Hamilton International Airport also bodes well for business.

Kothari said they don't expect to have any trouble finding guests, adding most hotel rooms in the city are booked in the middle of the week.

"Business travellers are staying outside Hamilton," he said.

"There's a need for an extended stay type of product in this area," Dharamshi noted.

Right now, the hotel site is hidden behind Shoeless Joe's on Upper James, but Dharamshi said that's not an issue for them.

"In this day and age that drive-by traffic is not as much in hotels in general," she said. "Once you do go up four storeys, you can see it from the highway."

Sharon Murphy, acting manager of tourism events for the City of Hamilton, said more hotel rooms means more events for the city.

"This assists Tourism Hamilton with pursuing larger sports events, conventions and meetings," she said. "With all the development in the city, companies are looking for long-term stays for their guests."

Murphy said there are currently 1,664 hotel rooms in Hamilton and the TownePlace Suites by Marriott plus three other new hotels being built downtown and, on the Mountain, will add another 513 hotel rooms in the next few years.

Murphy said she's already spoken to TownePlace officials about setting aside a block of rooms for the 2021 Grey Cup that Hamilton is hosting.

"They will not sit vacant, they are needed," Murphy said.

by Mark Newman

https://www.thespec.com/news-story/9...lton-mountain/
Does anyone have an opinion of how well this will do in this location?
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2019, 4:03 AM
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I was helping someone last evening looking for a room close to the airport because they had an early flight. They wanted the Marriott Courtyard first as they have a free shuttle to Hamilton Airport. It was sold out. He called the Super 8 by the airport and they told him they only 2 rooms left. He stayed there. It was only a Mondays night. I think they will do well as Marriott has 30 brands and 110 millions of members in their rewards program. This will make the 4th Marriott brand hotel in Hamilton.

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I was helping someone last evening looking for a room close to the airport because they had an early flight. They wanted the Marriott Courtyard first as they have a free shuttle to Hamilton Airport. It was sold out. He called the Super 8 by the airport and they told him they only 2 rooms left. He stayed there. It was only a Mondays night. I think they will do well as Marriott has 30 brands and 110 millions of members in there rewards program. This will make the 4th Marriott brand hotel in Hamilton.
The proximity to the airport is definitely a positive. I have faith this will be busy! Especially with the growth of the Airport.
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I was at Shoeless Joe last week on the second-floor patio and they are going fast on this one. Looks like it'll be an L shape building. I'd say half has the first floor up already.
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