The 100-room hotel will be owned and operated by Darling Hotels LLC. Company president David Darling said that construction of the hotel will be done by Hutter Construction out of New Hampshire. The structure is expected to be completed in June 2019, Mr. Darling said.
“Breaking ground at this site solidifies our partnership with hospitality leader Hampton by Hilton and the Buzzards Bay community,” Mr. Darling said.
The project required variances from the Bourne Planning Board before construction could commence. The town’s zoning regulations for the Growth Incentive Zone require hotels in the downtown business district to have 1,500 square feet of land per room. For a hotel with 100 rooms that comes to 150,000 square feet.
The Hampton Inn, however, covers just 117,000 square feet, or 2.7 acres, so the developers requested relief from the town’s dimensional requirements.
No date has been set for the formal groundbreaking ceremony.