MORGANTON, NC., Aug. 30, 2018 … A ground breaking was held today for the Fairfield Inn & Suites at 400 N. Green St., in Morganton, N.C. According to the city of Morganton, the much-anticipated project is a major turning point for its downtown.

Morganton Lodging Associates LP, led by David Bennett of Morganton and Michael Kren of Charlotte, is developing the hotel. Bennett and Kren are also owners of Fonta Flora Brewery, which is located across and just down the street from the property where the hotel is under construction.

“We believe that downtown Morganton is a prime development opportunity,” said Bennett. “With Fonta Flora and other great food and retail options popping up every day, the walkable nature of the city is a big draw to travelers, not to mention the close proximity to beautiful natural surroundings like Lake James and the Linville Gorge. Businesses also continue to invest in Morganton and Burke County, which will really help drive mid-week occupancy and economics for all of downtown.”

Hendrick Construction, Inc. of Charlotte was named the general contractor.

“We are excited to contribute to the economic development of downtown Morganton,” said Roger Hendrick, president of Hendrick Construction, Inc. “This hotel will contribute to Morganton’s appeal as a hospitality destination as well as serve the industries and businesses throughout the county.”

The four-story hotel will be a custom interpretation of the most updated version of Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott. It will have 85 rooms, an outdoor pool and bar with outdoor seating. The bar will be open to the public and will focus on craft cocktails and local flavors.











In addition to the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Morganton, Hendrick Construction is currently building Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Mount Holly, 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.