According to the Sun News the start of construction on the first new hotel in Myrtle Beach in four years has been delayed until after the summer. Crews had orginally aimed to start work on the 14-story Homewood Suites Oceanfront Resort & Conference Center by June 1st, but due to a tight schedule the construction had to be delayed according to Buddy Lindsay who is president of Sonship Hospitality, which is developing the new hotel.
Construction on the hotel is now expected to start on Sept. 1 and the $25 million property is scheduled to open Dec. 1, 2014. The hotel will be located at 1805 S. Ocean Blvd on the oceanfront and next to the Hampton Inn & Suites, which is also owned by Sonship Hospitality.
“This will allow a much more relaxed construction schedule instead of the ‘fast-track’ schedule that we had planned,” - Buddy Lindsay president of Sonship Hospitality via e-mail
The planned $25 million Homewood hotel will share pools as well as other amenities with the Hampton Inn and will have 100 suites, a mix of two-bedroom, one-bedroom and studios, all will have kitchens as well as private balconies. The Homewood hotel will also include a 300-seat conference center three pools, a fire pit, fitness center, a Pilates-aerobics room for women only and a bistro trhat will serve sandwiches and snacks.