Bath hotel aims for September opening

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BATH — The city’s newest hotel is expected to be ready for business at the end of September.

The 86-room Residence Inn Bath is owned and being developed by Bathres LLC, according to Tricia Lanigan of Ocean Properties, which is handling marketing for the 139 Richardson St. project.

About 40 percent of construction is complete, Lanigan said in an email Monday.

“Residence Inn Bath is a brand new, all-suite extended-stay hotel that will offer guests upscale accommodations and a convenient location,” she said, adding that the facility “provides everything guests need to thrive on long or short stays.

“The all-suite Residence Inn features upscale, spacious suites with full kitchens and room to eat, work and relax,” Lanigan added. “Guests can enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, evening socials and grocery delivery service.”

The Residence Inn stands just off U.S. Route 1, on the site of the former Shipyard Inn, which was previously a Holiday Inn. The original 1975 structure had 141 guest rooms.

Both the Planning Board and City Council a year ago supported a contract zone for the project because Bathres needed height and setback modifications.

Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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The Residence Inn in Bath is expected to open in late September.

A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001, and currently handles Bath, Topsham, Cumberland, and North Yarmouth. He and his wife, Lauren, live in the Portland area, and Alex recently released his third album of original music.