Within the next 4-8 weeks, construction should begin on a new Towneplace Suites by Marriott hotel here in Huntington, WV. It's the latest addition to the city's Kinetic Park area. Many insiders were expecting the H&W Hotel Brokerage to build a Fairfield Inn in the location off of the Hal Greer Blvd. exit of Interstate-64, but the firm felt an extended stay facility such as Towneplace Suites was a better fit partly due to Marshall University, St. Mary's Medical Center and Cabell Huntington Hospital. Currently, the area doesn't have a hotel which markets to guests who schedule a prolonged visit. If you haven't been a guest at a Towneplace Suites (I stayed at one in Knoxville), they are very nice with a kitchen in each room. Plus, the room's are larger than the average hotel room and have FREE high-speed internet. In my opinion, hotels that still require you to visit their "business center" for internet access should be demolished. At the Museum Ball a few weeks ago, I spoke with Dr. Allan Chamberlain. He and the Huntington Municipal Development Authority should close a deal soon for Dr. Chamberlain to start on a new office building on the upper level of Kinetic Park. Currently, his offices are in the St. Mary's Medical Center. On the upper level on Kinetic Park, you'll find the offices for Sullivan-Webb (accounting) and Huntington Dermatology Inc.