According to a release issued Friday (Jan. 3) by JEM Development, construction is set to begin soon on a 71-room hotel in downtown Yakima.
The new property, to be built at Third Street and Yakima Avenue, will be a Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton. It will replace the former Yakima Mall food court and be attached to City Place business center.

Besides 71 rooms, the hotel will offer a number of amenities, including complimentary continental breakfast, an exercise room, business center, pool and underground parking.

Construction is expected to begin early this year with a completion date yet to be determined.