INDIAN TRAIL – Town leaders approved rezoning May 12 to allow for a new hotel concept at The Hub, a multi-use development being built at U.S. 74 and Indian Trail Road.
The Moser Group lost the original hotel brand and developer due to the pandemic, according to Mackenzie Moser, broker-in-charge. However, the hotel has been upgraded to a Hilton brand.
The five-story hotel will be a dual-brand concept shared by Hilton brands Home2 Suites and Tru. Moser explained Home2 Suites specializes in suite-style rooms with kitchenettes while Tru is a lifestyle brand focused on all types of customers.
Each brand will have 75 rooms. They'll share a 1,250-square-foot conference room.
Vic Shah, of Om Ventures Hospitality, told the town council that the conference room will be designed more for business use during traditional business hours as opposed to a banquet-style space.
The proposal had to go through the rezoning process again because it was significantly different from the original plan, according to Planning Director Brandi Deese. The previous concept was four stories with 105 rooms.
“I know a lot of business owners and people will be very happy to have a hotel in Indian Trail,” Councilman Todd Barber said.
N.C. Rep. Dean Arp has introduced a bill in the state legislature that would give Indian Trail and Stallings the authority to collect hotel occupancy taxes. Councilman David Cohn has called the hotel occupancy tax a no-brainer since it will generate money for the community.