New National Hotel Coming to Akron

Akron continues to show positive signs of growth and improvement. The latest is a new national hotel flag being added to downtown - Courtyard Marriott. Testa Companies, a well-known developer in northeast Ohio based near Akron, is developing in partnership with New Castle Hotels & Resorts, a hotel operator, the $16 million project, as Crain's Cleveland reported.  Testa has done some very cool things, including developing the lofts that house The VegiTerranean, a trendy vegan restaurant owned by Chrissie Hynde, of the Pretenders, who also has a loft there.

Updated 6/24:

The Akron Beacon Journal has additional information (and the added renderings). The plan is a 10-story, 120 room hotel next to the lofts we mentioned above. The average room rate will be $120, which seems right for a Marriott in Akron. Besides getting a good flag into downtown Akron, the city will benefit from such cool looking development, as the renderings show.