Best Western Plus hotel headed for Loganville

At last week’s TRIAD meeting in Loganville, officials with the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission confirmed that Loganville is in line to get a Best Western Plus hotel. Planning Commission Chairperson Janice Tribble announced that the city is waiting on the second submittal from the Best Western International Hotel chain for the development of a Best Western Plus Hotel in the city.

“It will be going on the property behind the Starbucks (on Highway 78),” Tribble said. The empty lot is on Logan Drive, next door to the Chili’s parking lot.

A Best Western Plus is considered one of the group’s “upper-midscale” hotels with a focus on providing guests with a “little something extra.” According to the group’s website, guests with enjoy the regular features of a Best Western, such as free high-speed Internet service and a business center, along with upgraded amenities, higher-quality furnishings and enhanced style and comfort. These include classic or contemporary exterior, upgraded interiors,  stylish bath amenities and breakfast always available to start the day.

The city had courted a hotel in the summer of 2016, but those plans fell through when the hotel group considering the option has wanted the city to take on the expense of a performing arts center as a consideration to help ensure the financial viability of a hotel at that time. City officials did not think it was a cost-effective investment for the city at the time.

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