BETTENDORF — Frontier Hospitality Group has announced plans to develop and operate a new Home2Suites by Hilton Hotel at the former Jumer’s Castle Lodge site in Bettendorf.
The 107-room Hilton branded, extended-stay hotel is planned at Interstate 74 and Spruce Hills Drive. Davenport-based Russell is the contractor.
Frontier CEO and co-owner Dan Huber said the four-story Home2 Suites hotel, to be built at 900 Spruce Hills Drive, Bettendorf, will offer suite-style rooms with kitchens and interchangeable furniture arrangements.
The $14 million project also will feature a pool, outdoor patios, a fitness center and a 4,200-square-foot community space called the “Oasis” with communal and individual work zones.
Huber said construction will begin in July with the hotel opening next summer. He expects 100 construction jobs and more than 30 permanent jobs will be created.
This is Frontier Hospital Group’s first project with Hilton.
Bart Baker, co-owner of Frontier Hospitality Group, said the firm is in a growth mode.
“Jim Russell and Russell Construction have been great partners with us on multiple projects,” said Huber. “This opportunity has a lot of what we look for in a project — a strong brand, in a visible and proven location, with great partners in the City of Bettendorf, Russell and Hilton International.”
The proposed hotel is the second project Frontier recently announced in Bettendorf. The Cambria Hotel Bettendorf is being built near the new TBK Bank Sports Complex. The group also developed the Holiday Inn Express in Moline and Davenport’s Best Western Plus Steeplegate Inn, plus hotels in Peoria and Dubuque.