Some good news, I've been keeping track of the Blanchard & Calhoun Commercial website for the last several months and they have just added the Carolina Beach Hampton Inn to their hospitality project's list. They state that the hotel is projected to open in July 2013.
You can view more illustrations/drawings of the hotel at our earlier blog post. (Carolina Beach Hampton Inn)
Here's their write-up from the developer's website:
A 106-room select service Hampton Inn & Suites that is currently under development and projected to open in July 2013. The hotel will provide a full service breakfast, ample meeting space, outdoor pool with sundeck, fitness center, business center, guest laundry room, and beach access.
Located at the northern end of Pleasure Island on the shores of a scenic, family-friendly North Carolina beach.