Another Knoxville hotel in the works? Developer shares initial plans

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Another hotel in Knoxville’s Old City might soon be in the works, depending on the outcome of another major development proposed nearby. A local developer who owns hotels in Knox and Sevier counties says he’ll invest millions for the hotel’s construction downtown if the multiuse stadium is approved.

Local developer Nick Patel has announced that he will build a 127-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Knoxville’s Old City if the proposed baseball stadium and multi-use facility is approved. Patel also said he will invest $22 million.

“I’m excited about the growth of downtown Knoxville,” Patel said in a media release. “The stadium is a much-needed element to help refresh and revitalize the Old City. It brings a great new energy, and I want to contribute to the momentum.”

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