Construction starts on new Richland hotel

RICHLAND, Wash. -- Construction on a new Marriott hotel has started along Columbia Point Drive.

When finished, the new hotel will have 90 rooms.

The extended-stay property is one of four new hotels being built in Richland over the next two years.

More jobs and revenue will come to the Richland area, and tourism will also get a boost.

The city says the hotel is scheduled to open in spring of next year.