MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) -- Construction has been delayed on the first new hotel in Myrtle Beach in four years.
The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported (http://bit.ly/1a74ycR ) that crews had planned to start work on a 14-story Homewood Suites Oceanfront Resort and Conference Center earlier this month.
Sonship Hospitality president Buddy Lindsay says the schedule was too tight for the $25 million complex.
Construction is now scheduled to begin Sept. 1. Opening is expected Dec. 1, 2014.
The hotel will share some amenities with the neighboring Hampton Inn and Suites, which Sonship Hospitality also owns.
It will have 100 suites all with kitchens and private balconies. It also will have a 300-seat conference center, three pools, a fire pit, fitness center, a Pilates-aerobics room for women and a restaurant serving sandwiches and snacks.