Construction work resumes on hotel in Medina

Photos by Ginny Kropf: Contractors are back on site for this hotel on Maple Ridge Road, which will be called Cobblestone Inn and Suites.

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 9 December 2020 at 8:31 am

MEDINA – Construction work has resumed on a hotel being built on Maple Ridge Road.

The Wisconsin-based Bri-Mark is the company building the 58-room hotel in the Medina Business Park. The hotel was previously scheduled to open last March, until a work stoppage in December 2019. Then the pandemic hit and construction was not resumed.

“I’m very excited they are back and working,” said Gabrielle Barone, vice president of business development for Orleans Economic Development.

No opening date has been set, she said.

The hotel was 80 percent complete when work stopped.

The new hotel, which will be named Cobblestone Inn and Suites, will be owned by Medina Hospitality.

Cobblestone Suites previously told the Orleans Hub that the company has carved a niche with a “mid-scale product” that isn’t an economy hotel or a “mom and pop” operation.

The company has about 150 hotels open or under construction in small towns. They range in size from 31 to 73 rooms, with 45 being the average.

Cobblestone Suites will be Orleans County’s first branded hotel. The Orleans EDA worked for about five years to bring the project to the community, seeing the hotel as a way to boost tourism revenue and keep visitors in the county longer, which should help local businesses.

Workers load furniture through a window of the hotel. Construction stopped a year and then a restart was slowed by the pandemic.