WASHINGTON TWP., Montgomery County — Trustees approved a zoning request Monday, July 12, for the construction of a Holiday Inn Express & Suites on Washington Village Drive, north of Lyons Road and Ohio 725.
Plans call for the $10 million, four-story hotel to be built using “green” technologies and be energy-efficient.
“We are trying to get this hotel classified as green as much as we possibly can,” said Bob Ritter, vice president of operations for Middletown Hotel Management in Centerville. “We are putting solar panels on our roof, energy wheels to reclaim air and bring it back into our hotel — even our shell structure is going to have a foam insulation (insulated concrete forms).”
Ritter said the project will cost an estimated $350,000 to $400,000 more to create those efficiencies.
“We are using energy-efficient light bulbs; we are constantly looking at how we can reduce energy,” he said.
The hotel will include a sidewalk to the Chop House, at 7727 Washington Village Drive. It will be built on two acres and have 111 rooms, an indoor pool, fitness room and meeting assembly room. There will be 118 parking spaces (13 shared with the Chop House).
Ritter said the township location was appealing and fills a void for the hotel chain.
“The full service Holiday Inn by Dayton Mall will soon be leaving the system,” Ritter said. “We will be the only Holiday Inn in the Dayton Mall market.”
The hotel chain did not return calls Tuesday about the location at 31 Prestige Plaza Drive in Miamisburg.
Developer Brian Zilch, president of HiFive Development Services in Mason, said he plans to break ground on the Washington Twp. site in two to three weeks. The hotel is scheduled to open next summer.
“It should take 12 to 13 months to complete,” Zilch said.
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