WSU signs lease deal for new hotel

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PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- If you've had trouble getting a hotel room in Pullman, some relief may be in sight.

Washington State University has signed a lease agreement with an affiliate of Stonebridge Companies for the construction and operation of a hotel adjacent to the Pullman campus.

The company will build a 127-room, Generation 9 Marriot Residence Inn. The hotel is expected to open by the fall of 2013.