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Cathy Jett is the business editor at The Free Lance-Star, and specializes in covering the area's retail scene. You can email her at

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Eagle Village hotel has begun hiring

The Hyatt Place hotel in Eagle Village has begun hiring, and will open early next year.

“To date, we have hired 16 [full-time equivalent positions, or FTE’s] and will be hiring another 5 FTE’s in the near future,” said Jeff Rountree, CEO of the University of Mary Washington’s private real estate foundation and president of Eagle Property Holdings.

Two part-time positions have been posted as well, he said.

Rountree said that is’s unclear how many employees will be needed after that because it will depend upon how much business the hotel gets.

All hiring is done through Interstate Hotels and Resorts. To apply, go to