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Work begins on new Salem hotel

SALEM — Construction is expected to start this week on a long-awaited development that could transform the south end of downtown with a new hotel, a housing complex, restaurant and retail stores. It could be two more years, however, before everything is up and running.

City Planning Director Tom Daniel said Maine Course Hospitality Group is seeking foundation and building permits for the project, which is being built on property bordering Dodge and Washington streets.

The initial phase of work will be for utilities and site preparation, according to Sean Riley, president and CEO of Maine Course.

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Salem hotel work gears up for 2018

SALEM — After a year of inactivity at a barren site downtown, the company looking to build a Hampton Inn is on track to get its project rolling midway into the coming year.

Somerville-based developer RCG originally planned to erect a $50 million hotel, retail and housing complex on Washington and Dodge streets, the site of a former strip mall that was leveled more than a year ago. Hotel manager Maine Course Hospitality Group has since taken over as developer of the project, and they’re currently before city boards and commissions to get tweaks to the plans approved.

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Hampton Inn Switches Developers

SALEM — The delayed Hampton Inn project at Washington and Dodge streets is rebooting with a new developer and some tweaks to the plans.

Somerville-based developer RCG is behind a $50 million, 178,000-square-foot hotel at the downtown site, which has been pretty much vacant since demolition was completed last year. Since then, New England-based Maine Course Hospitality Group — originally tapped to run the hotel — is now also building the hotel, according to Matt Picarsic, CEO of RCG.

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$50 million private development on Riley Plaza ready for Fall construction

The $50 million private development of a 178,000 square foot mixed use project in the heart of downtown Salem is advancing as three important milestones have recently been achieved.

First, the land disposition agreement between the City of Salem and Dodge Area LLC for the purchase of the City Parking lot on Riley Plaza that will be incorporated into the project was signed. Second, Dodge Area LLC has reached agreement with a hotel developer for the hospitality portion of the project. Third, significant progress has been made toward completion of the on the ongoing utility relocation work at the site.

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Clearwater Beach Topping Off Ceremony

For Immediate Release


Contact:   Sean Riley

                   207-865-6105 Ext 105



First Marriott on Clearwater Beach, FL

Celebrates Topping Out


Clearwater Beach, FL August 3, 2016  –  Maine Course Hospitality Group, celebrated the topping out of Marriott’s first hotel on Clearwater Beach along with city officials, contractors, bankers and investors. The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, at 650 Bay Esplanades will have 102 rooms and is expected to open in the spring of 2017. Rooms will have views of either the #1 Beach in America or the inter coastal waters with boat activity.  Located on the inter coastal and just a short walk from the beach, guests will be just minutes from restaurants, entertainment and water sports.

The Fairfield Inn & Suites is Marriott’s mid scale brand and enjoys all the benefits of other Marriott hotels including Marriott Rewards, the strongest hotel frequent travelers program in the world. This hotel will have an outdoor pool, a roof top gathering area with a fire feature, as well as an on site market for sundry items.

Ken Capone, Vice President with Marriott International describes, “This hotel is in the perfect location for families and couples and just a short walk to the beach and water views. Marriott is excited that Maine Course is partnering on this project.”  Sean Riley, President and CEO of Maine Course added, “We are excited to be the first Marriott on the beach. The community has been a wonderful place to develop in and we look forward to growth on the west coast of Florida.”

The Freeport-based Maine Course Hospitality Group operates 18 hotels throughout New England including eight Marriott and seven Hilton branded hotels and three independent boutique hotels.

Photo L-R  Josh Bomstein, Creative Contractors; Hoyt Hamilton, Palm Pavilion & Counselor; Jim Kilpatrick, Iberia Bank; Sean Riley, Maine Course Hospitality Group; George Cretekos, Mayor of Clearwater; David Feaster, Republic Bank, Dustin Denunzio, Partner; Doreen Caudell, Counselor.


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Rockland Harbor Hotel set to open this month

A long-standing fixture on Rockland’s Main Street has been made like-new again. The Rockland Harbor Hotel is set to open its freshly-painted doors later this month.

Extensive renovations to the former Navigator Motor Inn at 520 Main St., began shortly after the property was purchased by Maine Course Hospitality Group in November.

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Southern Maine company buys two Hampton Inns

A Tampa company has sold its Hampton Inns in Freeport and Waterville to a York Harbor company for $16.9 million.

GL Rogers & Co. Inc., a commercial developer of northern New England properties, bought the two hotels, which total 158 rooms, from The Vickery Co. LLC through Pendleton Point LLC, which it manages and partly owns, according to news releases from the buyer’s and the seller’s representative. Maine Course Hospitality Group, a Freeport-based company that runs 18 hotels across New England, will manage the Freeport and Waterville locations.

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