SCOTTSBORO, AL-Choice International Hotel’s Suburban Extended Stay Hotel brand will debut in Alabama as part of the 34.3-acre, mixed-use Cherokee Trace. Construction will begin on the 84-room hotel in early 2009, with completion anticipated to take 13 months.

As North Alabama Development Group LLC of Scottsboro plans for the groundbreaking, it’s finishing a 77-room hotel next door. Neil Victor, senior adviser with Sperry Van Ness’ Huntsville, AL office, says the just-completed hotel at 26000 John T. Reid Pkwy. originally was slated as a Best Western, but will now do business under the Comfort Inn flag.

Victor is marketing the remaining 25.1 acres remaining of Cherokee Trace to retail, multifamily residential and restaurant developers. He says North Alabama Development is bringing hospitality product on line at just the right time. “There’s a shortage of hotel space in Scottsboro and a shortage of multifamily in the area,” he says.

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