SANTEE -- A new 91-room hotel is planned for Santee.
Construction on a $7 million Fairfield Inn & Suites is slated to begin in late October with an anticipated completion in spring of 2019.
The hotel will be located at 9074 Old Number Six Highway.
FI Santee LLC is the owner of the new Mariott Fairfield Inn & Suites. Charlotte, North Carolina-based Hendrick Construction is the project contractor.
"We are very excited for it," owner William Irick said. "We appreciate the town of Santee and Orangeburg County for all the work they have put in to help us get the deal done and the guidance they provided."
"We feel I-95 traffic and the business coming into the area will be able to provide a strong support service to all of them," he said.
The hotel will feature guest rooms with separate spaces for work and rest, 40-inch flat screen televisions, desks and chairs.
Guests will also have free high speed internet and WiFi as well as a hot breakfast
Among the amenities to be constructed at the hotel are a swimming pool and fitness center.
Hendrick is well-known for its renovations to the historic Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina, in conjunction with its 100th anniversary.