By Wes Grunden | Sonoran News
Carefree Town Council approved a new contract for Ray Villafane/Villafane Studios for next year’s Pumpkin Festival and took the first step to bring a Hampton Inn to downtown Carefree. At the February 5 meeting, the Council agreed to increase Villafane’s contract from last year’s $100,000 to $125,000.
The same group of investors put forward, and then withdrew, a plan to bring a Hampton Inn to Cave Creek appeared before the Carefree Council with plans to put a Hampton right across from the sundial. The group, operating under a new LLC, Carefree Hospitality 97, LLC, showed preliminary plans for the property for a hotel with just under 100 guest rooms.