By Jill Nagy
Construction of a Homewood Suites by Hilton facility has started on South Broadway in Saratoga Springs.
The hotel will be at the former site of the Weathervane, about one and a half miles south of downtown Saratoga Springs and across from Spa State Park.
Workers were pouring concrete for the building’s footings in June. A tentative opening in late spring 2017 is anticipated.
Gilbane Construction out of Albany is the general contractor for the project.
According to Brian Straughter, president of Turf Hotels, the company building the new hotel, the cost of the project is “always more than what you want it to be,” and will probably be more than $20 million.