That means that there will be smaller, more affordable rooms, priced about 10 to 15 percent below average for a traditional hotel in the city. Amenities in common areas include pool tables and beer and wine.
Haynes said there is still demand for more hotel rooms in the city, which has seen many smaller and mid-sized hotels open in recent years. There is a Hyatt Place in a neighboring block and several more ringing the harbor and downtown.
Haynes also said the development company sees other commercial opportunities here and considers the city's development process smooth, so it's considering pursuing other projects and opening its own regional office. The next closest office now is in Richmond.