|By Lawrence Budd, Dayton Daily News,
OhioMcClatchy-Tribune Regional News
April 26, 2012--MIAMI TWP., Montgomery County -- Teradata officials are looking forward to the opening of the Hilton Garden Inn, one of two hotels planned at Austin Landing.
The information technology company's headquarters is next to where construction has begun on the hotel-conference center, expected to open in March 2013.
"I envision us using the hotel for when our employees, partners, and customers come to visit us," said Teradata Chief Operating Officer Bruce Langos. "It's going to be great for the companies that have and are coming to Austin Landing."
Schippel Construction, based in Botkins, broke ground April 5 on the project expected to cost as much as $15 million, according to Doug Steinke, a partner in the owners, S & S Management.
The five-story, 151,000-square foot complex is to feature 125 rooms and 175 parking spaces, a restaurant, lounge, indoor pool and a 4,500-square foot conference center for 350 visitors.
Steinke estimated hiring 40 to 50 workers to operate the facility. S & S, based in Sidney, already employs about 230 workers at 12 hotels, mostly along the Interstate 75 corridor between Toledo and Cincinnati, he said.
S & S also has an option from developer RG Properties on land for another hotel at Austin Landing, probably a Residence Inn by Marriott, on the development's east side along Ohio 741, Steinke said. That project hinges on development of a $74-million proton therapy center proposed by the Kettering Health Network on more than 30 acres north of Austin Landing, he said.
By Christmas, a Kroger supermarket will join a Kohl's department store, Teradata and another office building already open at the site A. By next August, a 14-screen Regal cinema and ice rink are expected to anchor a village of restaurants, retail and offices.
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