Opening of a new hotel, south of I-80

Groundwork is underway on a new hotel south of Horse Lake, not far from the D&N Event Center.

The official groundbreaking ceremony took place on Tuesday afternoon at the site. The location is just east of the Quality Inn and the Kubota dealership, a few blocks from Jeffers/US Highway 83.

The hotel will rise on four floors and will have 123 rooms. It will be a unique combination of two hotels called Avid-Candlewood Suites.

The resort will have a fitness center, open lobby, outdoor gazebo and outdoor barbecue area.

A drawing of the combined hotels. The entrance is right of center. (of the NGC group)

Avid is a relatively new hotel line, launched in 2017. Avid Hotels are located internationally, catering to business or casual travelers staying for short periods and looking to save money, the company says.

The Candlewood Suites chain was launched in 1995 and has 342 properties worldwide. They are intended for travelers on extended stays.

Both hotel chains belong to the InterContinental Hotels group.

The project is led by REV Development and New Generation Construction, the companies building a new four-story mixed-use commercial and residential building and renovating the District 177 Mall.

Mike Works is co-owner of REV Development. Tad Haneborg of the D&N Event Center is co-owner of the hotel project.

As the Newsletter reported in the June 29 print edition, preliminary earthworks have been underway for 4-6 weeks. Haneborg expects the insoles to be installed soon. He said the resort could open late next year.

Further developments are planned in the surrounding area. For one thing, Haneborg is working on a plan to double the size of the D&N center.

He said the hotel took a long time to come. Planning began in 2015.

New streets – East Eugene and Sitting Bull Road – as well as utility lines to serve the area were installed in 2019 with the proceeds of tax increase funding. Haneborg said COVID-19 halted development soon after, and he was happy to see it take shape.

Launching the ceremonial ground were, left to right: Tanner Letcher, Project Manager, NGC Group Inc., Shawn Adamek, Architectural Partner, Architectural Innovations, Gary Person, President/CEO of North Platte Chamber and Development, Mike Works, Owner, REV Development, Mayor of North Platte, Brandon Kelliher, Layne Groseth, Acting City Administrator, Tad Haneborg, Partner, Higley LLC., and Josh Harm, Senior Vice President, Business Banking, NebraskaLand Bank. (photo by Cassie Condon, North Platte Chamber)

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