The Mid Towne Hampton Inn & Suites is a $28 million project. Third Coast development will break ground at 11 a.m. in the parking lot behind the 545 Michigan Street building, and the public is invited to attend. Mayor George Heartwell will speak, and the ceremonial ground breaking will follow.
In addition, as the event falls on Cinco de Mayo, El Barrio Mexican Grill will provide refreshments.
The first two floors of the hotel will be dedicated to parking and the top five levels will include 142 rooms. The hotel will also feature amenities like an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free internet.
Construction is expected to start right away and last about 14 months. The hotel is expected to open in the fall of 2015.