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National chain to open a hotel in Fort Scott

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Updated at 5:20 PM CST:  The city of Fort Scott announces its first national hotel chain to come to town in the past decade.

The Sleep Inn and Suites announced it will break ground at the junction of Highways U.S. 54 and 69 on Monday.

The location will be at the entrance to the city and just across from the Chamber and Tourism Center.

Plans for the new 54 room hotel include, meeting rooms, high speed Internet, fitness center and pool.

"The Fort Scott National Historic site is also just within walking distance as well as our downtown with many shops and restaurants so the location of the hotel is great," says the Executive Director of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce, Lindsay Madison. 

Fort Scott says the hotel should be complete by May 2014, and hopes the addition will add an economic boost to the town.

 

Posted at 9:41 AM CST:  A national chain has not operated a hotel in Fort Scott, Kansas for more than a decade. This morning, the city announced that's going to change - plans for a Sleep Inn with 54 rooms is going to be built.

We'll have more on the announcement later today.

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