A major development in Vermont’s capital city will break ground next year.
The 17-million dollar project could help revitalize Montpelier’s historic downtown area.
City and state leaders made the announcement Tuesday.
A Hampton Inn and Suites will be going up right behind the Capitol Plaza Hotel on State Street.
Both will be run by the Bashara family.
The new hotel will include 84 rooms and a new parking garage.
The city is hoping to eventually expand the garage to include more spots.

“I’m hoping that we can make it a little larger to accommodate the needs for people who come to visit Montpelier,” said Montpelier Mayor John Hollar.

Fred Bashara the new hotel could add foot traffic to the shops in Downtown Montpelier.
“You got 160 to 200 people walking in the door and it’s not of course, every night. 60 to 70 people, that’s what you’ll end up seeing buying in the shops.”

The projects are expected to begin in the spring.