In two years time the Twin Ports will go from one Hampton Inn and Suites hotel to three. Plans for a third hotel, this time in Superior, were recently confirmed by Oliver Companies which plans to begin construction on the 4 story, 83 room hotel this Spring.
This isn't the first time that a Hampton Inn and Suites has been planned for Superior. Back in 2013 ZMC Hotels was proposing to build a Hampton Inn and Suites near the Richard I Bong Historical Center on Second Avenue East. The plans fell through when opposition stirred from area residents, rising construction costs, and the purchase of ZMC Hotels by another company.
The site where Oliver Companies will construction the new Hampton Inn and Suites is still on Second Street East this time however it is located directly next to the Holiday Inn Express where a Days Inn once stood. Oliver Companies originally planned to construct a Fairfield Inn and Suites on the site.
Hampton Inn currently has a 103 room hotel on the shores of Lake Superior in Duluth's Canal Park. This summer a second Duluth location will open across from Texas Roadhouse in Duluth Heights off Mall Drive. That hotel will be four stories and will feature 91 rooms, slightly larger than the hotel planned for Superior.
If construction begins this Spring as according to plan the Superior Hampton Inn and Suites would open by May 2017.