Zionsville Times Sentinel

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August 31, 2011

Hampton Inn at Anson coming soon

After  years of planning and discussion, planning for a Hampton Inn and Suites at Anson is moving forward.

The Whitestown Plan Commission unanimously passed the development plan on Monday, Aug. 8. The plan includes 92 rooms throughout four floors and a large conference room. The hotel will serve a continental breakfast but will not have a full-service restaurant.

Nash Patel, CEO of Ascent Hospitality, LLC in Carmel, is opening the franchise, which will occupy 2.2 acres of land in the northeast corner of County Road 650 East and Central Boulevard. He said they are waiting for permits, will soon start taking bids and will begin construction either this fall or early spring.

“It usually takes nine months to build, and I would like to open before the summer or fall of 2012,” he said.

In 2007, Craig Anderson and Wes Podell of Duke Realty approached Patel with the land offer.

Podell said he was working with Medco and other big companies who wanted to move into the area, and envisioned a hospitality component due to the demand of the area.

“There is a demand for a hotel,” Podell said. “Given the number of high-paying jobs, there needs to be rooms available to support business. There are a lot of major employers that need a place to stay and a place to bring in clients from out of town.”

Patel said he decided to act on the deal that same year and thought Anson would be a good spot to build because of its location.

“It’s a strategic location and area right for development,” he said. “We feel that we are working with a strong parker in Duke, and believe the development will be beneficial to the whole area and will be a very successful development in the future.”

Due to the economic downturn and lack of financing in the market, Patel said the hotel project came to a halt. In 2010, Patel decided to pick up the project and move forward, he said.

“This is an amazing project for the community and we are very excited about it,” he said. “I love Zionsville and it’s nice to be a part of it in a business sense.”

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