posted earlier in this thread, here is an update, along with handsome rendering.........
Hampton Inn & Suites will soon call Downtown home
Hampton Inn & Suites will soon establish a new $17 million - 137 room location on the corner of Lafayette Street and Main Street in Downtown Baton Rouge directly behind Kress at Third and Main.
The hotel being built by Winsor/Aughtry Co. and local developer Richard Preis will also include 930 square feet of meeting rooms, a fitness center, a board room seating 14, and a seating area over looking Main and Lafayette Streets. It will feature 36 suites and 42 rooms that have balconies.
The hotel will be the third major hotel to be built or renovated on Lafayette Street. The Hampton Inn along with Hotel Indigo, opening in February, join the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center Hotel to create a lodging corridor along Lafayette Street.
The hotels offer easy access to our attractions and restaurants, as well as Capitol Park, the River Center, the Riverfront levee, and other related facilities/businesses in the Central Business District. Views of the Mississippi River will be available in many of the rooms.
The current timeline sets completion of the seven-story hotel for late 2012.