Harrisburg's newest hotel is joint Venture between SARAA and Shaner Hotels

Officials of Shaner Hotels, an award winning, international hotel owner, operator and developer, have broken ground on the 120-room Fairfield Inn & Suites Harrisburg, the companies said.

Located at the Harrisburg International Airport (HIA) Airport, the four-story hotel is owned by Shaner Hotels on land leased from the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority (SARAA), a joint-municipal authority that operates four regional airports. The property will be managed by Shaner and was financed by Kish Bank based in State College, Pa.

Located adjacent to the Harrisburg International Airport (HIA), the site is just steps from the Middletown business community and Penn State Harrisburg Campus.

HIA serves central Pennsylvania, making it the state´s third busiest airport. All major airlines have hub locations at the airport, including non-stop international flights to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Additionally, FedEx and UPS have extensive facilities at the airport, which also serves as a take-off/landing practice runway for Air Force One.