CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- A new hotel is now officially open in Clarksville.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday afternoon at the Home2 Suites by Hilton on Leisure Way in Clarksville. That's near I-65, between Veterans Parkway and Lewis and Clark Parkway.

The hotel features 105 suites. Each one has a fully equipped kitchen and a living room area.

Officials say the new hotel employs about 17 people full-time.

Hilton's Home2 Suites hotel in Clarksville

Hilton says it decided to open a new hotel in Clarksville because of the booming economy in southern Indiana.

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