Site Work Underway for Buzzards Bay Hampton Inn

A rendering of the future Hampton Inn by Hilton, Cape Cod Canal.

BUZZARDS BAY – Site work is underway for the construction of a new 100-room Hampton Inn by Hilton which will overlook the Cape Cod Canal in downtown Buzzards Bay.

Darling Hotels, a family owned company based in Seekonk, is working to develop the lodging facility which is part of an effort to revitalize the area.

Darling Hotels President David Darling says the project was spearheaded after the town created zoning to allow for a hotel to be built.

“I feel like you kind of make the neighborhood if you go in and create a great property that really gives a reason for somebody else to come in with some investment because they see that other people are investing in the environment around them and the economics around them,” said David Darling, the president of Darling Hotels, a division of Darling Development.

The hotel on Perry Avenue, which is scheduled to open in the spring of 2019, includes architectural details to fit in with the traditional Cape Cod style.

Darling said the company looks forward to seeing the growth of new business and participating to positive change in the area.

“Fortunately a hotel, to a degree, can kind of form its own little economic nucleus,” Darling said. “However, it does need some stimulus around it. So a few more restaurants would help. Some more shops would help.”

Darling said the project is going to be an expensive hotel and the feasibility has been more difficult than originally expected.

The location, site work factors and the design of hotel, based on town guidelines, has added costs to the hotel’s development.

“Most companies would look at a development like this and say in three years I want to sell it and get my money back,” Darling said. “That’s not the situation.”

Hampton Inn is Hilton’s upper mid-scale brand with free continental breakfast, an indoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

“It’s going to be a really nice hotel. It’s going to look gorgeous,” Darling said. “It’s probably going to be one of the nicest Hamptons on the east coast.”


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