Hyatt Place in Asheville, N.C., to open in 2015

Asheville, N.C., is getting a new Hyatt Place property in fall 2015, the first of four hotel projects underway in the city.

Asheville Chamber of Commerce and elected officials welcomed Park Hospitality Group with an official groundbreaking Tuesday at the corner of Montford Avenue and Haywood Street where foundations are being laid for the seven-story hotel.

The family-owned firm has designed, developed and managed four hotels with 416 rooms in N.C., including the Hitlon Garden Inn and Doubletree Hilton in Raleigh, and Hampton Inn Suites in Burlington and Mebane.

The company will open a SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Wilmington in April.

The new 140-room hotel along with an indoor pool and other amenities will be located on the former site of a longtime business, the Three Brothers Restaurant.

The hotel corporation has opened about 200 Hyatt Place hotels since 2007.

The Asheville Hyatt Place will have the Montford rooftop bar and bistro with panoramic views of the mountains to the west. An elevator will allow public access to the rooftop bar likely to serve locally sourced foods and local craft brews.