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Clemson to Get More Hotel Rooms

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Two new hotels to add more than 200 beds; landmark hotel to be razed

July 30, 2008

By Anna Simon – Greenville News

Two new hotels will add more than 200 beds for Clemson guests, while an old hotel that’s been a landmark in the college town is coming down.

A work site is buzzing with people and equipment where a Holliday Inn Express is going up next to the Days Inn on Tiger Boulevard.

The 93-room, five-floor hotel will be “a crown jewel” said project manager Brad Hayden, with Atlanta-based Catamount Construction Inc., the general contractor.

The hotel is expected to open in May and will have an indoor pool in the basement level, a 1,500-square-foot meeting room, a fitness area and a rear deck overlook in the breakfast area, Hayden said.

The exterior will be stone with a large curved-top front window, and there will be a Clemson Tiger Paw on the covered portico entrance, he said.

In the nearby Tillman Village complex at the intersection of State 93 and Tiger Boulevard, a Courtyard by Marriott site is being reviewed for construction, said Bob Vecchio, city Zoning and Codes administrator.

A permit has been issued to start grading and to install water and sewer lines, Vecchio said.

Plans call for 110 rooms, two small meeting rooms and a small restaurant, Vecchio said.

As the new hotels go up on one end of Tiger Boulevard, the Lake Hartwell Inn, formerly a Holiday Inn, is coming down, Vecchio said. The lakeside hotel at the Lake Hartwell bridge has been a landmark for decades.

Demolition permits have been applied for and the demolition should be finished in a month or so, Vecchio said.

The city has approved plans for a mixed use project that includes restaurants, shops and condominiums on the site, Vecchio said.

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