A new hotel will soon be built on the former site of a Quad Cities landmark. This week, Frontier Hospitality Group announced plans for the corner of Spruce Hills Drive and I-74 in Bettendorf - once the site of Jumer's Castle Lodge and The Lodge.
CEO and Co-owner, Dan Huber, says Frontier plans to use 2 1/2 acres of the 10 acre site, and build a Home 2 Suites by Hilton Hotel. The four story building will have 107 suites, mainly aimed at what's called "extended stay" guests.
"Extended stays come in a lot of different forms. It might be folks working on a construction project, and they maybe reside elsewhere and are just living in our community for a short time. There's folks who are relocating to the area and maybe in between houses."
Huber says his company began working with the property owner, Russell Construction, about a year and-a- half ago - deciding what brand hotel to build, doing a feasibility study, finding financing, and working with the city.
Construction on the 14 million dollar hotel will probably start in July, and the the new Home 2 Suites should open in the summer of next year.
Earlier this year, Frontier announced plans to build a Cambria Hotel in Bettendorf, at the new TBK Bank Sports Complex. It owns a Holiday Inn Express at the Quad City Airport and the Steeplegate Inn, in Davenport, plus hotels in Dubuque (Best Western Plus) and East Peoria (Holiday Inn Express).