New hotel to be built at Quonset

Governor Carcieri, other public officials and private developers will gather at the entrance of the Quonset Business Park Thursday afternoon to kick off the building of a new hotel.

The project is called Towne Place Suites by Marriott and includes a four-story, 103-room hotel that has been registered with the US Green Building Council. The developers of the hotel on Gate Road just east of Route 1 in North Kingstown also plan to pursue certification through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.

The development joins other construction projects at Quonset that will bring total employment at the business park to 8,800 jobs, according to Carcieri's office.

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