MOUNT HOLLY, NC., June 18, 2018 … Hendrick Construction, Inc. is the general contractor for a new 91-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Mount Holly at Exit 27 off I-85. With a location just 6.5 miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport and near Atrium Health’s Carolinas Rehabilitation – Mount Holly Hospital, the $13 million hotel is expected to spur economic development in the area.

The hotel is the first project on about 20 acres near the interchange that could eventually bring a total of $80 million in development to the South Gateway area of Mount Holly. I-85 traffic counts show that 140,000 vehicles a day pass in the interchange, according to a 2016 study.

“It is exciting to be participating in a project that has the potential to be a catalyst for economic development in Mount Holly,” said Roger Hendrick, president of Hendrick Construction. “With five major highways leading to Mount Holly, the future looks very promising for this site to be a commercial, office and hospitality hub.”

With the hotel underway in this prime location and future development on the horizon, officials in Gaston County and Mount Holly are optimistic. Robert Browne, chair of the Gaston County Economic Development Corp., said, “Everybody’s going to come here and stay.”

Mount Holly Hotel LLC is the owner. When the hotel opens in 2019, it is expected to employ 61 people.

The architect for the hotel is McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture of Charlotte. Fidelity Bank is financing the project. Midas Hospitality will manage the hotel.

In addition to the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Mount Holly, Hendrick Construction is currently building TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Boone, N.C., Fairfield Inn & Suites in Pineville, N.C., Courtyard by Marriott in Cary, N.C., Hampton Inn by Hilton in Black Mountain, N.C., Fairfield Inn & Suites in Pineville, N.C. and Fairfield Inn & Suites in Santee, S.C. The company recently completed the Home2 Suites by Hilton in Mount Pleasant, S.C. and the Home2 Suites by Hilton adjacent to Charlotte Douglas International Airport. It also finished extensive renovations to the Holiday Inn-Airport Conference Center Hotel in Charlotte, the Marriott North Charleston (S.C.) and the Holiday Inn Raleigh (N.C.) - Crabtree Valley Mall. Hendrick Construction is well-known for its renovations to the historic Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C. in conjunction with its 100th anniversary.

Hendrick Construction, Inc. is a Charlotte, N.C.-based general contractor that provides commercial construction services throughout the Southeast. The company’s portfolio includes facilities for corporate headquarters, manufacturing, industrial, health care and bio-tech companies, as well as schools, government buildings, churches, entertainment venues, restaurants and hotels. Visit www.hendrickconstruction.com for more information.