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An extended-stay hotel chain is looking at this possible site in Oakwood
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Candlewood Suites, an extended-stay hotel chain, is seeking to build a 5-story, 87-room hotel in Oakwood near Mundy Mill Road and Interstate 985. - photo by Jeff Gill

Candlewood Suites, an extended-stay hotel chain, is seeking to build a 5-story, 87-room hotel in Oakwood.

The 52,593-square-foot building would be at 3783 Mundy Mill Drive, behind Best Western Plus Lake Lanier Gainesville Hotel & Suites and near Mundy Mill Road and Interstate 985.

Detroit Lender LLC, the Buford-based property owner, couldn’t be reached for comment Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Candlewood’s website bills itself as having a “more casual kind of longer stay,” with rooms that have full kitchens and areas where customers can stock up on breakfast items, beverages, snacks and frozen entrées.

The project is set to go before the Oakwood Planning Commission Tuesday, Jan. 21. Detroit Lender is seeking to rezone five properties off Mundy Mill Drive and Oakwood Road for the project.

If approved, Candlewood would be Oakwood’s first new hotel in years. The Best Western took over the former Country Inn & Suites in 2012.


Oakwood City Council

What: Proposed rezoning for Candlewood Suites hotel

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21

Where: Oakwood City Hall, 4035 Walnut Circle

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