Ground was broken Tuesday for a new hotel and hospitality center in Wareham. The 50 thousand square foot, 4 story, Marriott brand hotel is located on Rt. 28 near the junction of I-195 as part of the Rosebrook Place Development.

The hotel will have 90 guest rooms and a 300 seat function facility and is a joint venture between cranberry growers A D Makepeace and Westport based LaFrance Hospitality Company who will operate the hotel.

The project is expected to create 35 temporary construction jobs and 50 full and part time ongoing hotel positions.