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Hotel surge hits the city

It’s not like we don’t need the extra rooms in any case, but has anyone else found it just a little weird how many new rooms and renovations have been announced in recent days? We know of at least one guy who’s got to be loving it.

Besides the one linked to the pending purchase of Carraway Medical Center by Shinsegae USA, there’s also the recent opening of one of the new look Microtel properties in Hoover and today’s announcement about the $6.5 million worth of upgrades being made at the Hilton Birmingham Perimeter Park, scheduled for completion in October.

That’s on top of the other lodging projects currently underway known and unknown in the metro Birmingham area, including the Hyatt Place under construction on the city’s Southside (even though it is not listed among ones that will be opening in the near future).

A mini building boom on the city’s Northside

Future hotel site in Norwood


We’ve got one more – hotel that is. After announcing that they’d renovate the former McArthur School as part of a purchase of the former Carraway Methodist Medical Center, representatives of Shinsegae USA have announced plans to build a new hotel to service their potential new purchase. The hotel would service the hospital as well as provide additional rooms for events and conferences at the BJCC.

Mayor Langford decided to have the building sitting on the property identified by the potential investors leveled while details about its and the hospital’s purchase are being finalized. Here’s what’s left of the warehouse that once stood at 12th Avenue North and Carraway Blvd.