Wayne County is making way for the new hotel that will be built next to The Maxwell Center.
Monday, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners approved an incentive package for the new Hilton-brand hotel that will be constructed next to The Max.
Wayne County Manager Craig Honeycutt says, under the agreement, the county and city would provide up to 3.11 acres to the developer, BPR Goldsboro, LLC, as well as an incentive grant not to exceed $500,000 for the purpose of constructing and operating 2,500 square feet of conference rooms and a bistro restaurant.
Maxwell Center Manager James Wade says many conventions and large groups have had to bypass the local facility because there was no lodging immediately nearby.
Some groups also are looking for additional breakout rooms from what available in The Maxwell Center.
Ashlin Glatthar, the Director of Visit Goldsboro (Goldsboro-Wayne County Travel and Tourism), says the local area is missing out on revenue and additional taxes without this hotel.
Once construction begins on the new hotel, it is expected to be completed in 18 – 24 months.