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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Planning underway for another hotel at Spokane International Airport

Most are aware that two franchised hotels sit just a short walk east of the main baggage claim at Spokane International Airport ( Ramada and Wingate Inn ). While most every airport with commercial flight service has a hotel close by, Spokane is one of only a few with hotels being close enough for guest to walk to and from via a safe sidewalk from the terminal right up to the lobby.

And, if the planning continues to work out a third hotel, will soon join that same area. This time the new hotel will likely be closer yet then the others. This is due to a land lease setup being ironed out between the Airport and an Illinois based hotel developer. Decatur,Ill based Tharaldson Hospitality Management is purposing building their new hotel on land that is currently used as an surface parking lot for the Airport. This would be located in the gap in-between outbound Airport Dr. and the exit booths for the parking areas.

The hotel is purposed to be a franchised location of the Staybridge Suites chain, which is modern suite like hotel branding. The Spokane Airport Staybridge Suites would be a 4 story building with about 110 hotel rooms and most amenities common of mid range chain hotels.

Because planning is still on going as of my writing this, there is no set opening date just yet. It should be noted however that Tharaldson Hospitality Management is also planning to be construction another Staybridge Suites in Coeur d' Alene near the entrance to Riverstone development. That hotel is supposed to open sometime early next year, so we can guess that they are hoping to also open at Spokane International Airport sometime in 2018.

This is just one phase of some big plans coming in the near future to Spokane International Airport. The Airport plans to build a gas station / c-store not far to the east of this new hotel site in the coming months, big changes are coming soon to the shops/restaurants in the rotunda area and we're hearing about some new plans for the C concourse gates.

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