published Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

New hotel opening near Chattanooga Volkswagen plant

Value Place
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The Chattanooga area’s growing hotel market will see yet more lodging space as Value Place, the largest economy, extended-stay hotel brand in the U.S., is planning a new four-story, 124-room structure off Lee Highway not far from the Volkswagen plant.

Value Place is partnering with local franchisors Amish and Dipal Patel to develop the hotel at 7710 Lee Highway with plans to open in the first quarter to 2015.

Ron Burgett, executive vice president of franchise development at Value Place, said in a statement that the VW plant is nearby and the hotel will provide “first-quality, affordable extended-stay option for business travelers, employees relocating to the area, and visitors….”

Once completed, the hotel will feature such guest amenities as laundry facilities, and modified kitchens.

See more in Wednesday’s Times Free Press.

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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