ROANOKE, Va. -

Just in time for the Easter weekend, Roanoke's newest hotel is welcoming its first guests.

The new Hampton Inn and Suites is located on Valley View Boulevard near the mall.  

It opened yesterday, and is now hosting overnight guests.

The hotel is the third Hampton property in the Roanoke area, and the 59th in the state.  

"We would love for anyone who's interested to come by and visit us this weekend, and even take a quick tour just to see what we've got," said Natalie Schenider

The new hotel will employ about 30 people.