LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS 11)--A new hotel project is breaking ground in NuLu.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer along with other city leaders announced construction of the brand new Home 2 Suites by Hilton is officially underway.
Home 2 Suites will sit at the corner of Hancock and Jefferson Streets which is very close to the downtown hospitals and medical centers and project leaders say they're hoping the new hotel will give people with loved ones in the hospital a convenient place to stay.
The new 5-story hotel will bring 100 guest rooms to the NuLu area and provide a walkable option for visitors to Louisville's medical district.
For people with loved ones in the hospital for an extended period of time, the new hotel will include a fitness center, pool and laundry facility.
The Home 2 Suites isn't limited to people visiting the medical district -- it's open to anyone and city leaders say the project is another step in expanding the downtown footprint.
The new hotel is expected to be complete by June 2017.