Huntsville City Council approves new Marriott hotel next to VBC

Huntsville City Council approves new Marriott hotel next to VBC

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - On Thursday night, the Huntsville City Council unanimously approved a new hotel development in downtown Huntsville. It’s part of the big picture plan and the expansion of the Von Braun Center.

Ascent Hospitality will build a four-story, 187-room hotel at Clinton Avenue and Monroe Street, right across from that VBC expansion project.

It’s a $40 million project that will create 150 jobs, according to the agreement.

The city will sell the land for around $1.5 million.

The group will build an Autograph Marriott, what they’re calling the most high-end version of the Marriott.

The city will build a new parking deck in the area using $9 million out of the capital fund.

Ascent Hospitality must meet a December 2021 deadline to build the hotel. If they do not meet this deadline, they must foot half the bill for the parking deck, per the agreement.

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