Hotel Remains Unfinished, Supply Chain Issues Says Owner - TribPapers

Hotel Remains Unfinished, Supply Chain Issues Says Owner

Woodfin hotel still uncompleted after five years. Photo by Clint Parker.

Woodfin – The owner of an unfinished hotel in Woodfin, which began construction in 2018 with a permit pulled for the project in 2017, said the building remains incomplete due to the inability to get materials. The building is located at 4 Reynolds Mountain Blvd, off of the Weaverville Hwy.

“There isn’t a whole lot of information I can give you right now,” Ted Simaan of Midstate Hospitality Group of Summerfield, North Carolina, the company that owns the hotel, told the Tribune last week. Asked if the company plans on completing the hotel, Simaan said, “Yes, of course.” Asked what the hold up on finishing the project has been, he said, “Hold up, material. It’s delayed us quite a bit.” 

When the Tribune spoke to Simaan, he said he was currently on the site but did not give the Tribune a date when they hoped to complete the project.

According to the property card on file with Buncombe County, while the property’s worth remained unchanged over the last year at $406,000, the building’s worth went from $1.71 million in value last year to $4.9 million this year.

Construction on the five-year-old, four-story hotel has been moving at a snail’s pace. In September of last year, the Tribune received an email from Woodfin resident Jeff Feist about the uncompleted hotel, and at the time, he told the Tribune, Simaan “…said that his company is experiencing many supply chain delays in getting the materials that they need for the project. As an example, the air conditioning units have a 12-week delay (as of today). He had hoped that the construction would be finalized by December 31, 2021.”

“Based on what he told me, it will likely be the fall of 2022 before this hotel opens,” said Feist. “It’s important for our town to prepare for this new wave attraction coming to town…clean up and build out the hotel so that the town can collect taxes on the tourists to help pay back the millions we’ve borrowed.”