W&A Engineering is excited to feature the SpringHill Suites Hotel under construction on 220 South Hull Street in downtown Athens. A longtime Athens hotelier, Benson Hospitality Group, is the developer behind the proposed 8-story structure that will include 200 beds, a parking structure, a fitness center, meeting space, and dining areas. W&A successfully executed a zoning action for the site on behalf of the Benson Group in 2015 and remained on the project team to complete the survey, civil design, and overall permitting for the project.
SpringHill Suites broke ground in October of 2016 with construction likely continuing through 2017.
“We were very excited to have been selected to work on the SpringHill project for the Bensons, they are a great company and a huge supporter of our community. The site was challenging, as are most of the infill sites, but we were able to work with the architectural team to come up with creative design solutions that worked for the owner, the contractor, and the budget.” -Jon Williams, President/CEO of W&A Engineering
Benson’s Hospitality Group owns and manages four other properties in the Athens area.
Athens-Clarke County, GA
- Site Design
- Land Surveying
- Civil Design
“Benson Hospitality Group has made use of the professional services provided by W&A Engineering on several occasions but most recently on our new 200 room Marriott SpringHill Suites Hotel. The project presented several unique challenges not just from a topographical standpoint but also from a compliance one. W&A Engineering provided not only superior plans in a timely manner but also very valuable consulting and guidance. They have kept our best interest at the forefront and we consider them a very valuable member of our design and construction team! We look forward to working with them again in the future.” -David Dukes, CEO of Benson Hospitality