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June, 9, 2013

Hotel projects at a glance (Billings Gazette)

Developers are committed to building three new hotels in Billings and plans are in the works to construct two more, which together could increase the number of hotel rooms in the city by 12 percent.

Here’s the rundown:

Homewood Suites: The Erck Hotel group of Missoula is building the foundation of a $13 million, four-story, Homewood Suites hotel off Zoo Drive. Framing will start soon and the hotel should be finished by June 2014.

TownePlace Suites: Construction will start this fall on a TownePlace Suites across the street from the Hilton Garden Inn.

Trailhead Lodge: A Minnesota developer plans on building a Trailhead Lodge, a Red Lion franchise, off Zoo Drive, although that deal is still being negotiated.

The rash of hotels being built in western North Dakota and Eastern Montana to handle the Bakken crowd doesn’t phase the Erck hoteliers in Missoula.

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