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Batson-Cook completes Hampton Inn near National Infantry Museum, Fort Benning

April 12, 2013 |
BD+C Staff


West Point, Georgia – Batson-Cook recently completed the Hampton Inn on a site adjacent to the National Infantry Museum in Columbus, Georgia.  The firm worked with owner Valley Hospitality and Owner’s Representative Aaron & Clements, Inc., both of Columbus, to provide a convenient lodging for visitors attending events at the museum, graduations on the museum’s parade field, and other events at the adjacent Fort Benning military installation.

“This rewarding project extended the site of the National Infantry Museum, also built by Batson-Cook,” commented Batson-Cook Project Manager Travis Evans.  “Visitors attending functions at Fort Benning, the museum, and the surrounding area now have a first-class lodging option that is both comfortable and convenient.”

The approximately 65,000 square-foot facility contains 102 rooms, 14 of which are studio suites.  An outdoor pool, fitness center, meeting room, and business center provide valuable amenities for guests. Construction was completed in just 12 months.

Ryan Clements, vice president of Aaron & Clements, observed, “Under difficult weather conditions and on a tight site, Batson-Cook has once again demonstrated their commitment to service and quality by delivering an outstanding Hampton Inn facility that fittingly complements their previous work just a short distance to the south at the National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center.”

Bounds & Gillespie Architects, PLLC, of Memphis, Tennessee, mirrored the buildings at Fort Benning in its design of the Hampton Inn.  Some of these aesthetic features include roof barrel tiles, Juliette balconies, and an Arriscraft exterior.  All of these are details which can be found on Fort Benning’s most iconic buildings.

Batson-Cook, founded in 1915, specializes in providing commercial general contracting, preconstruction, construction management, and design-build services to a wide range of clients. The firm has offices in Atlanta and West Point, Georgia, and in Tampa and Jacksonville, Florida. Batson-Cook has brought its dedication to quality construction to nearly every major category of building, including office, multi-family housing, industrial, retail, institutional, healthcare, hospitality, education, and resort facilities.

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