Marriott hotel’s opening on track

Barring any unexpected events, the building of the 4-tale TownePlace Suites by Marriott at White Corridor is on observe and will open up this tumble.

That is the newest phrase from Umesh “U.E.” Patel, White Corridor business proprietor and developer, who is making the additional than $10 million prolonged-keep facility on the western close of Sheridan Highway, just off Interstate 530, Exit 34.

Development started off in April 2021 and was envisioned to acquire about 18 months to develop the resort, Patel claimed.

The rooms will provide visitors with kitchens and other features wanted for a lengthier stay, and Patel mentioned he expects most of his bookings to be out-of-towners, especially people who are doing the job with community businesses.

TownePlace Suites, together with the construction of the three-story Relyance Financial institution headquarters throughout the road, are significantly changing that space of the metropolis, mentioned White Hall Mayor Noel Foster.

The lender opened for enterprise on Tuesday.

Foster said the lodge and the bank are producing a excitement about city, and he believes these assignments will “spur” more enhancement in this region of White Corridor.

“We have worked with Umesh and his management crew in the past,” Foster explained, including they will proceed doing work with the developer in the foreseeable future.

Joe Spadoni, White Corridor Chamber of Commerce president, indicated the resort will improve the group.

“The TownePlace Suites by Marriott will be a excellent addition to White Hall,” Spadoni explained.


Patel opened his initially Subway in Dumas in 1999, but ultimately he turned his attention to White Corridor.

Patel’s current White Corridor industrial investments include things like a Dairy Queen, a Vacation Inn Express, and the soon-to-open White Hall Plaza and TownePlace Suites.

Also, he crafted Colton’s Steak Home and offered it to Daniel Ray previous year. The franchised cafe attracts clients from White Corridor and Pine Bluff, I-530 vacationers and folks from all over Southeast Arkansas.

Patel reported he is dedicated to constructing a far better White Corridor.

  photo  White Hall investor and enterprise owner Umesh “U.E.” Patel poses with his spouse and enterprise lover Nilam Patel. (Special to The Business)