Aug. 11, 2015

New 152-Room Hyatt Hotel Announced for Downtown Boise

by Admin

PEG Development, in conjunction with Rafanelli & Nehas, released plans for a 152-room hotel set to be located at 1024 W. Bannock St. in downtown Boise called Hyatt Place. The project is expected to take 13 months and is anticipating a November groundbreaking. 

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Mar. 6, 2015

10-Story Premier Hotel Planned for Corner of Broad and Capitol

by Pennbridge Capital

Pennbridge Capital has announced the development of a 10-story, 180-room hotel on the corner of Broad Street and Capitol Boulevard. The hotel has proposed a modern design, featuring suite-style rooms with fully equipped kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas. The hotel will host long and short-term guests seeking a viable location to rest, work and play. 

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Apr. 12, 2015

Gardner’s next big idea for Downtown Boise: A big hotel. And maybe a soccer stadium.

A lot of dominoes fell into place over the past two years to make the Gardner Co.’s new Downtown Boise project possible. First, the economy has been recovering from the Great Recession. Gardner finished the Eighth & Main building, Idaho’s tallest structure, early last year.

A few months later, the Utah-based developer started construction of City Center Plaza, a project whose plans include office, restaurant, meeting and parking space, an underground bus station and an expansion of Boise Centre, the Greater Boise Auditorium District’s convention venue.

Now, Gardner COO Tommy Ahlquist has fixed his eye on Parcel B, the five acres immediately west of the JUMP lot. Ahlquist said he’s sure Gardner will build a 300-room, full-service hotel on Parcel B.The other thing he wants, but is less sure of, might be more impressive: a stadium with up to 5,000 seats that would be the home field for a future Boise minor league soccer team.  

Mar. 12, 2015

$25M boutique hotel announced for Downtown Boise

by Inn at 500 Capitol

A design review application for a $25 million dollar independent boutique hotel on the southeast corner of Capitol and Myrtle in Downtown Boise was submitted this week by ​Obie Development Partners, a Eugene, Oregon-based company.  Obie’s focus is on creating boutique, thoughtful and community-oriented developments with strong attention to detail and the complete guest experience.

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Sep. 23, 2015

New Hotel Coming to Nampa

by Admin

Peppertree Hospitality, operating under the Best Western Plus brand and based in Spokane, Wash., announced today that it intends to make a $5 million investment in a new 81-room hotel adjacent to the Nampa Civic Center.  The project is slated for completion in October 2016.

“This will be a state-of-the art multi-story hotel coming to Downtown Nampa that will complement and add excitement to Downtown Nampa. It’s also great to see new buildings in Downtown Nampa that aren’t city owned,” Henry said. “This new $5 million hotel will be on the tax rolls, and it will be beneficial for the Civic Center. It’s been a goal for a long time to have a hotel adjacent to the Nampa Civic Center to attract groups looking for convention space and nearby hotel."

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Jun. 10, 2015

Downtown Boise’s Olympic Hotel Reopens Doors as Olympic Venue

Olympic Venue, formerly the Olympic Hotel, will open its doors to the public for the first time in decades. The special-events space in downtown Boise has undergone an impressive renovation including an added back patio and elevator, new windows, reclaimed wooden tables and supports and a full restoration of the iconic Olympic Hotel sign. 

Mar. 27, 2015

Forbes Travel: 5 Things We Love About Idaho

If you’re an Instagram user, it would be in your best interest to follow @visitidaho. The state’s official travel resource posts some amazing images of everything from its 50-mile Snake River Canyon to its powder-filled terrain. But in the event that “liking” a photo or two feels more like a tease, planning a trip to the 14th largest state in the union (with a population of 1.6 million) should be your next move.

During our most recent whirlwind tour, we visited the capital city of Boise and also spent some time in Central Idaho’s small town of McCall. Here are our top five must-do activities in the northwestern sector of the United States — don’t forget your iPhone.