The town of Lexington has confirmed that a 100-room Marriott Hotel is headed for the heart of Lexington at 116 E. Main St..
The new hotel is being developed by Raj Champaneri of Lexington Hospitality and is slated to open by late 2019 or early 2020. Champaneri opened Aloft Hotel in Columbia's Vista last year.
The hotel will be located between the recently opened Bodhi Thai Dining restaurant and the strip center containing Pitter Platter and Keg Cowboy. The lot was formerly home to Sessions department store, which opened there in 1949 and closed in 2000.
"We have been diligent in our efforts to revitalize downtown Lexington, and this hotel is a direct effect of our actions," said Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall. "We are very excited about this announcement and look forward to what’s to come for Lexington."