New hotel breaks ground
Sentinel photo by JULIANNE CAHILL
Pictured from left, Seth Napikoski, of Kish Bank; Mike Patel, hotel owner, helped by his young son; Richard Sarfert, of Kish Bank; Dip Smith, Ajit Smith and state Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, break ground on the new Holiday Inn Express and Suites, to be located at 30 Happy Valley Drive, Reedsville. Mike Watson, Tyler Watson and Larry Hoover watch in the background. Plans for the hotel 83 guest rooms, a fitness center, indoor pool and meeting space. The more than 51,000-square-foot building will be four stories tall and employ 35 to 40 people. The location also includes a future pad site for a restaurant and will feature a 50-foot landscape buffer zone to privatize the existing residential area. Construction is anticipated to be finished in one year.