Hotelier adding density to Midlothian hotel market

A rendering of the upcoming Residence Inn at

A rendering of the upcoming Residence Inn at 10701 Center View Drive in Midlothian.

A prominent local hotel company is building on familiar territory in Midlothian for its latest venture.

Shamin Hotels plans to build a 111-room Residence Inn at 10701 Center View Drive. It’ll take shape on a plot next to the DoubleTree by Hilton that the Chester-based hotel company bought in 2013.

Shamin CEO Neil Amin said plans for the new Residence Inn, a Marriott brand, are still in the design phase and call for construction to begin in spring 2017, followed by a spring 2018 opening.

“It’s complementary to the DoubleTree,” Amin said. “We realized there was a need for an extended-stay product.”

The forthcoming hotel’s 2.8-acre parcel is currently used as a parking lot for the neighboring DoubleTree and was included in that 2013 acquisition.

Rooms at the Residence Inn will be one-bedroom or studios with full kitchens and living areas. Amenities will include a fitness center, indoor pool, outdoor dining area with a fire pit.

Shamin has 47 hotels open under different Marriott, Hilton, Intercontinental, Choice, Starwood and Hyatt banners, including two Residence Inns in Chester and Newport News.

The company has 33 hotels open in Richmond including the recently opened, dual-branded Hampton Inn and Suites and Homewood Suites at 700 E. Main St.

Shamin’s other business activities include the recent $4.6 million acquisition of the Berry Burk building at 525 E. Grace St. downtown. The company also has the office building at 501 E. Franklin St. under contract in a deal expected to close later this year, with plans to eventually convert it into a hotel.

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Thomas Nelson
Thomas Nelson
4 years ago

That last link is probably not the one you want (the one ”expected to close this year”). That links to the story on the Embassy Suites near Glenside Dr. But you probably want this link about the Franklin St. office building.