Developer announces July groundbreaking for Issaquah Highlands hotel
June 5, 2012
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 10 a.m. June 5, 2012
Construction is expected to start on a long-planned, much-anticipated hotel in the Issaquah Highlands next month, the developer announced early Tuesday.
InnSight HMG plans to break ground on the hotel, a Residence Inn by Marriott, in mid-July. Plans call for the hotel to include 111 suites and employ more than 40 people.
The hotel site is located across Highlands Drive Northeast from Swedish/Issaquah. City officials expect the hospital to attract guests to the hotel, as people seek a nearby place to stay as family members undergo treatment.
“Although we have already completed some initial site work, we are excited to officially break ground and become part of the Issaquah community,” InnSight Executive Vice President Pat McShane said in a statement. “Issaquah Highland’s focus on sustainability, community and growth make it an ideal setting for our Residence Inn. It will provide visitors an opportunity to feel like they are part of the neighborhood while enjoying all the comforts of home.”
InnSight HMG is based in Springfield, Ore.
The hotel announcement is the latest development for the highlands. In late April, the city Urban Village Development Commission approved plans to build a sprawling retail complex, called Grand Ridge Plaza, in the neighborhood. The hotel site is not included in the retail complex.