ATLANTA—Winter Construction recently broke ground to begin construction of the Residence Inn by Marriott in Dunwoody, GA. Developed by Hotel Development Partners (HDP), the new seven-story building will be 92,366 sq. ft. with 124 guestrooms.
The $16.7-million project consists of a cold-form metal framing and hollow-core plank structure; an EIFS and brick facade; upscaled site scape; an outdoor pool; and extensive site work and retaining walls. In addition to the hotel, the site development includes substantial site earthwork, retaining walls, an underground storm water retention system and two commercial outparcels. Construction is estimated to be complete in early 2017.
The non-profit Spruill Center for the Arts owns the property on which the Residence Inn, the planned high-end restaurant, and the 6,000-sq.-ft. retail building will be located. The Spruill Gallery and Gift Shop occupies a historical farmhouse that will remain where it is on the property, along with a new sculpture garden. Arts Center CEO Bob Kinsey said the terms of the land lease would provide a long-term stream of dependable income for the Arts Center. Kinsey also expects the restaurant and the Spruill Residence Inn to bring more visitors to the Spruill Gallery.
Established in 1975, the Spruill Center for the Arts is a private, non-profit organization fostering understanding and appreciation of the visual arts through a program of classes, professional artist exhibition series and outreach programs.
Winter Construction is also building the Hampton Inn and Suites, developed by HDP, a block away on Ashford Dunwoody at the Sterling Pointe development.