(Richmond, IN)--Plans advanced Thursday night for a new hotel on Richmond’s east side. The Fairfield Inn by Marriott was approved for variances at a site just east of the RecPlex and south of Berry Plastics off Commerce Drive. The new hotel will be slightly bigger than the one that currently exist on U.S. 40 just across the state line. The building will be four stories tall and have 89 rooms. Plans call for the old Fairfield Inn to be marketed to a different company. There’s no word yet on a projected opening date for the new hotel.