Suburbs see surge in hotel construction

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The rebounding economy has sparked a boom in hotel construction in the suburbs, adding thousands of new rooms that cater to business travelers on weekdays and tourists on weekends.

As they roll out new corporate campuses and mixed-used developments along Interstate 495 and Route 128, developers are increasingly including a hotel or two in the mix.

Plans were recently unveiled for a new 153-room Hilton Garden Inn in Marlborough just off I-495, while in Hopkinton a developer is pushing a proposal for a new residential and commercial complex that will include an upscale hotel featuring a spa and other amenities.

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