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New Fort Benning hotel construction under way

FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) -

Visitors to Fort Benning will soon have a new place to stay. Work began Thursday on the construction of a new 860-room hotel on main post. The 450,000 -square foot hotel is scheduled for completion in summer 2014.

It will include 740 extended-stay rooms, 60 suites, 60 standard rooms and more than 500 new parking spaces.

The new hotel will have a Spanish Mission architectural theme that will blend with Fort Benning's historical buildings on post.  It will also have a sustainable design that is currently seeking a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification.

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