Monday, February 24, 2014

New Embassy Suites hotel going up in Ayrsley

The Ayrsley mixed use development in southwest Charlotte is set to add another hotel, officials say. Ayrsley Hotel Associates III and Ayrsley Development Corp. have broken ground on a 170-suite Embassy Suites hotel, with opening scheduled for April 2015.

Two other Hilton properties, the Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites, already operate in the 185-acre development at Interstate 485 and South Tryon Street. The new hotel will have more than 12,000 square feet of meeting space, including a ballroom that can seat 500 for dinner. Ayrsley Development Co. CEO Tom Henson said southwest Mecklenburg and northern York counties have lacked a full-service hotel that can handle substantial meetings, corporate events, rehearsal dinners and elegant wedding receptions. "We have been very pleased with the performance of the other Hilton properties we have at Ayrsley and we expect the Embassy Suites to build on that success while offering another level of service," he said.