KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Another big hotel is being planned in north Bellingham.
Erck Hotels of Montana has submitted plans to build a 106-room, Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel on Home Lane off of Northwest Avenue.
Loni Rahm of the Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism Board says hotels businesses are choosing to build in north Bellingham near the airport because the city has become a travel hub.
She says builders know that Bellingham will have an increasing demand for hotel rooms in the future.
This would be the fourth major hotel built recently in north Bellingham.
The new hotel is expected to employ about 30 people.
Construction is planned to begin in August.