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Springhill Suites hotel planned near Spokane Airport

An illustration of the Marriott Springhill Suites that will be built near the Spokane International Airport. (Courtesy DesignCell Architecture)
An illustration of the Marriott Springhill Suites that will be built near the Spokane International Airport. (Courtesy DesignCell Architecture)

A 109-room, $10 million hotel will be built near the Spokane International Airport, according to city permit records.

Springhill Suites, as it will be called, will have an indoor swimming pool, outdoor patio, parking lot and a “porte cochere,” or carriage house. The four-story building will be about 68,000 square feet.

Tharaldson Hospitality Management, based in Decatur, Illinois, will build the Marriott International Inc. hotel on a 2.6-acre site near the airport terminals, just north of the two parking garages between the exit plaza and outbound Airport Drive.

The hotel’s construction is just the latest work to be done at the rapidly expanding airport.

Direct flights between cities such as Denver and Las Vegas have been added in recent months. A new, 1,300-stall parking lot is under construction. The airport’s two terminals will see a $130 million to $160 million renovation and expansion beginning next year.

Tharaldson Hospitality plans to lease the land from the airport for 30 years, with one 20-year renewal option. Led by businessman Gary Tharaldson, the hospitality management company owns and operates more than 30 hotels in 14 states, with several properties scheduled to open this year.

The project’s owner is listed on city documents as Don Cape, the Las Vegas-based director of development for Tharaldson Hospitality Management. The development was designed by DesignCell Architecutre, also of Las Vegas.

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