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Convention Center Hotel - First Look

March 7, 2019 Written by

Published in Downtown News and Blog

One of downtown’s most highly anticipated projects, the Convention Center Hotel, is slated to break ground later this year and will add to the city skyline when it opens in 2022.
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“The 28-story hotel will feature over 700 rooms, approximately 62,000 square feet of meeting space, a restaurant, lobby bar & lounge, fitness and pool deck with event terrace,” according to Salt Lake County Deputy Mayor Erin Litvack. A hotel operator will be announced later this year.

The Convention Center Hotel will be a boon to local businesses, bars, restaurants and contribute to the overall vibrancy of our city.
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With the addition of the Convention Center Hotel and other planned full-service hotels in the vicinity, downtown is poised to attract more high-spend meetings and convention visitors. “This project strengthens the Salt Lake product offering for meetings, conventions tourism,” said Downtown Alliance Executive Director, Dee Brewer. “The hotel investment will continue to ripple through the city encouraging additional investment in hospitality and other businesses that are an amenity to all and that will enhance the local property and sales tax base.”

Salt Lake County officials are working with Atlanta based Portman Holdings to design and develop the hotel in partnership with St. George based development firm DDRM. The proposed site is located at the southeast plaza corner of the Salt Palace Convention Center. 
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