Hilton breaks ground on Tru hotel in Meridian By Holly Beech email@example.com Feb 1, 2017 (…) Facebook Twitter Email Hilton is building a Tru hotel in Meridian at 1401 S. Eagle Road. Courtesy of Tru by Hilton Boise West Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Hilton is bringing its line of Tru hotels to Meridian with a new location on Eagle Road. The Meridian Chamber of Commerce officiated a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday at the future hotel site: 1401 S. Eagle Road, just south of Interstate 84.The Tru by Hilton Boise West is slated to have four floors, 92 rooms and a staff of 20 to 25 people, according to a hotel spokeswoman. Construction is planned to start this month, with an open date tentatively scheduled for December or January. Meridian planning staff are still reviewing the application, city planner Caleb Hood said Wednesday. The application will then need to go through the building permit process, but it won't need City Council approval. Tru is a midscale line of Hilton hotels that offers value and a fresh look, according to the hotel's website. About 200 Tru locations are in various stages of development.The Tru design includes a four-zone lobby, called the "Hive," with dedicated space for working, playing, lounging and eating. The hotel offers a 24/7 market, fitness studio and other amenities. The Tru in Meridian will be 43,726 square feet on 1.75 acres, Hood said.Another hotel is under construction in Meridian on North Eagle Road called My Place Hotel. This will be one of the chain's first Idaho locations.Before these two hotel projects, Meridian had not seen a new hotel for several years, Hood said. Most of the city's hotels are along the Eagle Road corridor.The city of Meridian in 2015 sought applications from developers interested in building a hotel and event center in downtown Meridian, but no developers submitted proposals.Several hotels are under construction in the neighboring cities of Boise and Nampa. More from this section Meridian Police arrest spa owner accused of inappropriately touching clients Posted: Feb. 23, 2018 Meridian Police arrest suspect in firearm theft Last updated: Feb. 23, 2018 What's happening in downtown Meridian Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 Going Places Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 Public hearing for Costco development is March 1 Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!