Marriott International said Thursday that it will break ground this summer for a 98-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott and an 85-room TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Vernal.

The master plan for the area that the two hotels will occupy also includes future retail and restaurant development. The hotels will offer a total of about 1,700 square feet of meeting-room space.

The hotels will be owned by Vernal Valley Lodging Associates LLC and will be operated under a license agreement from Marriott International. The two hotels will be managed by Zions Hospitality Management Services of Provo.

Marc Bingham is principal of the project. The Bingham family owns other lodging properties and other real-estate holdings in four states, including Utah, through a private equity firm, Bingham Family Alaska, based in Orem. The Bingham family also holds commercial real estate in Utah and Arizona through M&G Bingham LLC. Michael C. Bingham is its managing partner based out of Springville.