Checking in: The island’s room boom continues. Hotelier Sam Ghandi confirms his family is planning a 90- to 100-room Best Western at 8502 Seawall Blvd.

Plans to build the new hotel come just as the Ghandi family prepares for the July 15 opening of Days Inn & Suites, under way at 8711 Stewart Road. The Ghandis also own La Quinta Inn and Suites, 8710 Seawall; Holiday Inn Express, 8628 Seawall Blvd.; and Travel Lodge, 3924 Ave. U.

Laura Elder is a reporter for The Daily News. Biz Buzz appears Tuesdays and Thursdays. Email your tips and suggestions to

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