PLEASANT GROVE — Work has begun at the southeast quadrant of I-15 and Pleasant Grove Boulevard on Utah Valley's first Embassy Suites and adjoining convention center.

The project is an all-suite, multimillion-dollar project with more than 100,000 square feet of meeting space and is expected to open its doors in the fall of 2009.

The hotel will be nine stories and have approximately 300 guest suites along with the large convention center. The development will be managed by John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts.

Hammons also recently announced plans to build two more hotels near the same Pleasant Grove development within the next two years. The brands for the additional hotels will be announced at a later date.