Mt. Juliet's first extended-stay hotel celebrated with a groundbreaking early Friday morning.
The 103-room, four-story hotel is projected to open on 110 Providence Trail September 2017.
Cumberland Hospitality will own and manage the hotel that is under the umbrella of Home2Suites by Hilton. Cumberland Hospitality CEO Raj Patel is in charge of the project that is situated between the soon-to-be-open St. Thomas Medical Center and Meridian Apartments in south Mt. Juliet.
"This type of lodging is in demand," Patel said. "It is going to have a trendy vibe."
He said the hotel will have complimentary Internet and breakfast, inviting community spaces and guest rooms with fully-equipped kitchens.
Along with members of the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce, the district's commissioner Brian Abston was on hand for the groundbreaking.
"We welcome you to Mt. Juliet," Abston said. "It's great to see good stuff going up in this district, and we wish you the best of luck."
According to Cumberland Hospitality office manager Tara Pittman, the hotel's studios begin at 110-square-feet and one-bedroom suites much larger.
There is 4,200-square-feet of community space called The Oasis. This space provides common areas for social gathering, as well as communal and individual work and meeting space.
The complimentary breakfast is served at the "Inspired Table" which offers a wide variety of continental and customizable breakfast items served each morning, with also a hot breakfast sandwich and coffee and tea served throughout the day.
Pittman said Mt. Juliet was chosen for the project "due to its explosive growth."
"This has led Mt. Juliet to become an emerging market with diverse demand generators," she said.
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