FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hampton Inn Franchise Coming to Benson, NC on I-95
BENSON, NC (January 26th, 2017): Today, the Leath Company officially broke ground on a $9.2 M hotel project in Benson, North Carolina. A total of 72 guests attended a pre-event reception at Char Grill restaurant, immediately followed by a shovel ceremony at the hotel site on South Walton Ave.
"The Town of Benson is excited and proud to announce the arrival of Hampton Inn to our community. The demand for additional hotel room availability in Benson is extremely high," explained Mayor William W. Massengill, Jr. "The Leath Company's project has helped to kick-start developmental growth along interstate 95 at Exit 79. We are definitely a community on the ‘grow’."
Slated for completion in late fall of 2017, the Hampton Inn will include 89-guest rooms and a lower level conference space. In addition to the hotel, the Leath Company will prepare two additional outparcel (pad ready) sites designated for restaurant use.
For more information, please contact Town Manager Matt Zapp at 919-894-1606 or Adam Leath at 434-634-2963.
Groundbreaking Photo Credit- Braston Newton, Town of Benson
Pictured in the photo, Left to right: Campbell University Mascot Gaylord, Four Oaks Bank and Trust Co. President and Chief Executive Officer David Rupp, Four Oaks Bank and Trust Co. Benson City Executive John Wood and Four Oaks Bank and Trust Co. Senior Credit Officer Jim Wilkins, Leath Co. partner Joe Cowling, Shannon Leath, Leath Co. partner Adam Leath, memorial shovel for their father, Wayne Leath, their mother, Suzanne Leath, Mayor William W. Massengill, Jr., Town Manager Matt Zapp, ElectriCities of North Carolina Senior Retail Development Specialist Jennings Gray and Johnston County Commissioner’s Chairman Jeff Carver