Fort Mill is getting another hotel, this time inside town limits.
Last fall, the Fort Mill Times reported Warren Norman Co. would develop a six-story, 102-room Hampton Inn and Suites behind Lowe’s Home Improvement off Hwy. 160. That puts the hotel just outside Fort Mill town limits.
Now the company has plans for a second.
“We have contracted with a second hotel,” said Ralph Norman, company president.
Norman didn’t say which hotel brand is coming, but said it’s on “another site nearby” the Hampton Inn and will be in town limits. The second hotel will be “a little bit smaller” at 90 or so rooms.
“It’ll be a national brand,” Norman said.
There are no other hotels or motels inside Fort Mill town limits.
Norman said his company will announce the name along with groundbreaking of the first hotel, likely within the next month.
Town Manager Dennis Pieper said the town is excited to be working with a company with “an outstanding reputation for building first class projects.”
“The hotel will be a great economic development project that fills a void for much needed accommodations for those conducting business and for those visiting the area,” he said. “The project will provide additional job opportunities, tax revenues and more to the town.”
Norman said it wouldn’t be surprising to see more hotels interested in York County, particularly Fort Mill. He sees the area as a destination for a variety of travelers. He also sees the hotels as a benefit to the local tax base.
“Fort Mill is a hotbed of activity,” Norman said. “And of course now it’s commercial, which pays the bills.”