164-Key Hyatt Place Hotel Opens in South Durham; Historic Property Conversion in Mebane to Bring 157 Apartments

A new limited-service Hyatt Place hotel is now open for business near Southpoint mall in Durham.

by Adriana Pop, Associate Editor

A new limited-service Hyatt Place hotel is now open for business near Southpoint mall in Durham.

According to the Triangle Business Journal, owner and operator Summit Hospitality Group of Raleigh invested $11.6 million in the 164-room property.

Called Hyatt Place Durham/Southpoint, the seven-story lodging facility at 7840 N.C. 751 offers spacious rooms, studios and suites, as well as a 24-hour fitness center and a Gallery Menu, Fresh 24/7 with a Grab ‘n Go service option. The project’s architect was Finley Design of Durham, while J.D. Beam Inc. of Raleigh was the construction contractor.

The new hotel joins three other Hyatt Place-branded properties in the Triangle, which are located in north Raleigh, as well as in the Corporate Center office park in west Raleigh and in Morrisville, near Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

A franchisee of Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt, Summit Hospitality owns and operates 18 properties in the Triangle area, Charlotte, Pinehurst and Wilmington.

The company’s other hotels in Durham include the Hilton Garden Inn Durham Southpoint and the Fairfield Inn & Suites Durham/Southpoint.

In other news, the Burlington Times-News reports that the town of Mebane has approved the conversion of the historic White Furniture building downtown into a 157-unit multifamily apartment complex.

White Furniture Partners, under the management of D3 Development, will be renovating the property. Plans call for studio, one-, two- , and three-bedroom apartments, 240 parking spaces, a pool, fitness room, game room, business center and on-site leasing office. Monthly rents are expected to range between $750 and $1,300.

The new apartments will be managed by Multifamily Select. Construction is expected to begin in November or December and be complete by the end of 2015.

D3 Development’s other partners in the project include architect JDavis, general contractor Rehab Builders and Fleming Engineering.

Photo credits: Summit Hospitality Group