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Hilton Garden Inn to be built near mall, new stadium

LAWRENCEVILLE - A six-story hotel on Financial Center Way, part of a large complex that will include a conference center, offices and restaurants, has received permission to begin construction.

Panorama Hospitality will be building the Hilton Garden Inn on the street near the Mall of Georgia, across Interstate 85 from where the new Gwinnett Braves AAA stadium will be constructed in time for opening day next spring.

Matthew Zieg, a civil engineer on the hotel project, said he expected that building to be ready by the fall of next year.

Previously, developers said they had not known about the stadium when they decided to put two six-story hotels on Financial Center Way's 3100 block, but that they were excited by the additional source of guests.

The entire complex will be built on nearly nine acres and will have a 20,000-square-foot conference center, two restaurants and 15,000 square feet of office space.

"The Mall of Georgia's a great area to build anything," Zieg said. "It's probably a little more upscale than what's around there. It's another upscale option, hotel-wise."

The Hilton Garden Inn will have 103 rooms, meeting rooms and an indoor pool, he said. The project received a development permit April 17. It is about a mile from the Mall of Georgia and backs up to the F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center.