The official ground-breaking has taken place for the new Courtyard by Marriott Hotel being constructed next to the Sioux City Convention Center.
The $22 million dollar 151-room hotel will be constructed and owned by Kinseth Hospitality.
Company spokesman Bruce Kinseth says the hotel is part of an overall Convention Center renovation and expansion project:
OC…….demand and marketplace. :22
Kinseth Hospitality took over management of the city’s convention center a few months ago, and Mayor Pro Tem Dan Moore of the City Council says that combined with the new hotel should attract more business:
OC………and events. :13
A new ballroom is part of the renovations in the convention center.
Rick Lecy (Lee’-see) is the general manager of the convention center and the soon to be constructed hotel:
OC…………excellent accommodations. ;17
Dennis Johnson of Ho-Chunk, who is President of the Downtown Partners board, says the new hotel project will be an anchor for existing downtown businesses:
OC……..environment overall. :18
The completion date for the project is the fall of 2019.