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a new hotel in kdh = the first in 30 years!

Newest hotel on the OBX to be a Marriott

The last new hotel in KDH, the Quality Inn, was built on the OBX in 1989. Since 2000, Dare County’s northern beaches have lost 25% of their motel/hotel rooms, many of which were torn down and replaced with large, multi-family rental homes. But the rush to build larger and more luxurious beachfront homes is taking a temporary holiday as the Kill Devil Hills planning board approved plans for a Marriott Hotel. According to Michelle Wagner writing for the Outer Banks Voice, construction will begin as soon as final approval is granted.

Ebb Tide sign with deserted Ship's Wheel Restaurant. Photo Kip Tabb

First Flight Hotel LLC will build the Marriott TownePlace Suites on the 3.05-acre Ebb Tide lot, an adjoining lot, and adjacent oceanfront property. Photo, Kip Tabb

“Town planners have endorsed plans for what would be the first new hotel to come to Kill Devil Hills in nearly three decades.

First Flight Hotel LLC has submitted a site plan for a 152-bedroom TownePlace Suites on the west side of N.C. 12 at milepost 8.5. The Marriott hotel would be built on the property once home to the Ebb Tide Motel, which closed back in 2015.

The proposal includes a three-story adjacent oceanfront restaurant and elevated outdoor swimming pool.

 “They are ready to start construction as soon as they get approval,” said Kill Devil Hills Assistant Planning Director Bryan Brightbill of the Williamsburg, Va. developer.”


Check out the rest of the story on the Outer Banks Voice.

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