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New 84-room hotel could get city approval by May 2

Scott Franz
A rendering shows what the proposed Homewood Suites by Hilton in Steamboat Springs would look like on U.S. Highway 40.
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— A new hotel being planned in Steamboat Springs will appeal to visitors who are looking for an extended stay in the Yampa Valley.

City planners are recommending approval of an 84-room Homewood Suites by Hilton.

The Homewood Suites are marketed as spacious one- and two-bedroom suites with full kitchens and grocery-shopping services.

The new hotel would be built south of the Fairfield Inn on U.S. Highway 40.

The project has been slowly making its way through the city planning process since late 2014.

It will finally be the subject of public hearings starting March 30.

“They’ve been working on revisions to their plan, but they are ready to go to public hearings now,” city planner Bob Keenan said Thursday.

Bob Amin, who also owns the nearby Fairfield Inn, is developing the hotel.

The revisions to the hotel plans include the reduction of three rooms and the addition of more windows to comply with city architectural guidelines.

The developers also made some revisions that will allow connectivity to other developments that might come into the area.

Applicant Larry Owens, of Gray Stone LLC, said the developers plan to break ground on the hotel immediately following approval from the city.

Asked about why the project has taken this long to make it to public hearings, Owens said there were some discussions between the developers and the Colorado Department of Transportation regarding access to the site.

He noted that in the future, there are plans for a new traffic signal at Stone Lane and U.S. 40.

While Homewood Suites are common on the Front Range, there is currently only one other Western Slope location in Durango.

To reach Scott Franz, call 970-871-4210, email scottfranz@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @ScottFranz10


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