The three-storey hotel will have 99 suites on a 2.86-acre site at 3685 Kramer Drive. The hotel, projected to open in autumn 2020 at the end of Whippoorwill Lane, is being developed by Indiana-based Good Hospitality Services and being built by Naples-based Phoenix Associates of Florida.
The North Naples location will be the first Home2 Suites in south-west Florida. The nearest other locations are in Fort Lauderdale, Florida City and Sarasota.
Underground utilities work for plumbing and electrical lines is underway now on the recently cleared acreage.
"We hope to be pouring the floor in a couple of weeks," said Jeff Good, president of Good Hospitality Services.
The new hotel will include an outdoor saltwater swimming pool, a fitness room and an outdoor seating area beneath a pergola.
Good Hospitality Services, which has built more than 60 hotels representing a variety of brands in the last two decades, has been wanting to launch a hotel in Naples for about five years, especially on that section of Pine Ridge near an Interstate 75 interchange, said Good.
"We are really excited. We think that area out there is in need of a hotel. The average length of stay has always been very robust in that market," Good said. "We are ecstatic and excited to be part of the community. We just like the area. It's a very nice area. I think we will fit in nicely."
The North Naples hotel is the third Home2 Suites developed by Good Hospitality Services. The company also has built this Hilton brand in downtown Indianapolis and at the Nashville airport, Good said.
Good has another Home2 Suites hotel in pre-development on Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers next to a Hampton Inn & Suites the company also developed. Phoenix Associates also is the contractor to build that hotel. "We're about a month and a half away from breaking ground," said Good.