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Former Roses property in Thomasville to be transformed into hotel

Former Roses building in Thomasville to be transformed into hotel.jpg
Former Roses building in Thomasville to be transformed into hotel.jpg
Posted at 4:30 PM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 14:20:08-04

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) - A well-known property in Thomasville has a new developer. 

After months of debating the board has decided to move forward with a Marriot hotel for the former Roses property and work with locally owned Southern Lodging as the new developer.

Their decision was influenced by the amount of jobs, total investment and business plans of the developers.

During the meeting last Friday they decided in a three to one vote that Southern Lodging would best complement downtown Thomasville.

The hotel will stand on the corner of Dawson and Remington which was the site of the Roses building before it was demolished last summer.

Shelly Zorn, Executive Director of Payroll Development Authority says when it came time to vote they considered the communities input from every meeting prior.

"The board took the decision very seriously, and they did consider job creation, total investment, what does it look like... is it in keeping with Thomasville," said Zorn. "All those factors were very important, but then eventually you have to ask the financial questions, too."

Zorn says on Thursday they will discuss a master plan for the Marriot hotel in a closed meeting.