Groundbreaking for new hotel slated for Jan. 31

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Rendering of new hotel

Rendering of new hotel

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Brighter Vision Group, LP will officially break ground on the Sleep Inn / MainStay Suites – Portsmouth on January 31, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. To commemorate the development milestone, a groundbreaking ceremony will be hosted at the construction site at the corners of 2nd Street, 3rd Street, and Washington Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662.

The 77 – room hotel is expected to open in the Fall of 2020. The groundbreaking is open to the public. The hotel will be conveniently located along the Ohio River near Shawnee State University, the historical Boneyfiddle area, and in the heart of the City of Portsmouth, making it an ideal destination for business and leisure travelers alike visiting the area.

The Sleep Inn/MainStay Suites – Portsmouth will also feature a myriad of guest-focused amenities, including premium bedding, meeting rooms, extended-stay suites, complimentary hot breakfast, fitness center, and much more. The Sleep Inn / MainStay Suites – Portsmouth is owned by Brighter Vision Group, LP of Portsmouth and managed by Nivea Hospitality and Classic Management Solutions.

“We are very excited to bring this hotel to Portsmouth,” said Ed Newsome, Co-Developer of the site. “My Business Partner, Robert Schlabach, and I have studied this market extensively and believe the timing is right to build. We are very optimistic about the culture and developments associated with this area and look forward to joining the resurgence of our area.”

The hotel will participate in the award-winning Choice Privileges loyalty rewards program. Choice Privileges membership is free and offers fast rewards and exclusive member rates for those who book directly at Members can earn and redeem points towards free nights, airline miles, and more while staying at any participating Choice-branded hotels.

Sleep Inn ® Dream Better Here ® Every Sleep Inn hotel offers a simply stylish stay that’s designed to help our guests Dream Better Here. You’ll find fresh, nature-inspired design elements that are modern but timeless, that create a relaxed and serene environment. A new-construction brand, every Sleep Inn hotel is built with a specific vision in mind—to be a sanctuary for travelers as well as an efficient property to build, operate, and maintain.

Franchised by global lodging leader Choice Hotels, Sleep Inn properties boast strong product consistency and an established presence in the midscale hotel segment with more than 570 Sleep Inn properties open or in the pipeline worldwide. All Sleep Inn hotels include free Wi-Fi, a complimentary Morning Medley breakfast buffet with plenty of hot and cold options, a swimming pool and/or fitness center.

For more information, visit About MainStay Suites The MainStay Suites ® brand is an extended hotel option that allows guests to live like home whether they’re away for a week or a month. Each MainStay ® property offers a unique and distinctive experience for customers at an affordable price.

Travelers can maintain their lifestyle during their stay with attractive amenities including residential-style suites, free high-speed internet access, free continental breakfast, a fitness center, and weekly housekeeping and guest laundry services. To learn more, visit

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