A view of the proposed hotel off of Bendigo Blvd, near the Nike Outlet Mall. Photo Courtesy of the City of North Bend.

North Bend looks at new hotel development

The City of North Bend is considering the construction of a new 5-story hotel off of Bendigo Blvd, after going through project expectations and zoning laws at the council’s work study meeting Aug. 24.

The hotel, which would be split between Hawthorn and La Quinta, would have 121 rooms, a pool and an exercise room. The hotel would also provide a rooftop bar and conference room that would be available to the general public and hotel guests.

“My husband and I started spending a lot of time in North Bend 15 years ago, and just thought man we wish someone would build a hotel here,” project manger Chelsea Stevens said.

30 of the hotel rooms would be managed by Hathorwe and would be suites designed for long term stays. 91 rooms would be managed by La Quinta for short term stays. The hotel would sit in the same parking lot as the Nike Outlet Mall.

“It’s never ending, the people coming to North Bend that need a place to stay,” Councilmember Heather Koellen said of the project.

The hotel will be run by Wyndham Hotels and constructed by Seaver Franks architecture.

The hotel is expected to generate between 25 to 30 jobs, excluding the staff needed to run the rooftop bar. Alan Ames, a senior construction manager for Wyndham, said all positions would be hired locally.

Ames also said the hotel would incorporate art and food through local artists and restaurants. Councilmember Chris Garcia praised the new hotel for the benefit it would bring to the community and local businesses.

“We’re attempting to provide an amenity that will benefit our town tremendously,” he said.

The project is in the beginning stages and still has three months of permitting followed by an additional three months of design prior to construction. The hotel is hoping to break ground in the Spring of 2022, with construction taking between 12 to 18 months.

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