Page will soon add another lodging option to its already wide variety of accommodations.
On Feb. 15, Why Hospitality broke ground on a brand new Comfort Inn and Suites luxury hotel located on Haul Rd. off of Highway 89.
According to owner of the contracting company, Scott Geyer, the building will feature 70 rooms, six of which will be more on the high end scale and will have added amenities such as Jacuzzi tubs, and kitchenettes.
Some of the other attractions the facility will exhibit are an indoor heated pool, a spacious exercise room, guest laundry and continental breakfast.
Geyer said the bulk of the masonry, lumber and other supplies were purchased from local area businesses, and most of the subcontracting was handled by local companies as well. The crane services and all metal used for the project were purchased through Page Steel.
“We will have gotten it done in 180 working days, which is pretty good for a hotel of this size,” said Geyer of what he estimated to be a $4.5 million venture.
“It has been a good project working with Page people, it was a relief and made it easier for us to get it done,” he said. “This is the best one we have done in a long time, and I have built a lot of hotels.
“They are putting in furniture and carpet right now, and we are looking at being able to have it open by the last week of August.”
Page tourism director Vin Paitoon said that there is no doubt about a need for another hotel. The town typically experiences a chronic shortage of rooms during season and the lodging industry stays close to 100 percent occupied for around six months of the year.
Of the location, Paitoon said that the city faces an ongoing decision about whether to build along Highway 89 or up on the mesa, “89 is where the traffic is, so the city has to be careful that it works with the mesa and doesn’t fight it.”
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