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Green Light: Hampton Inn and Suites Superior

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.

Construction on the second Hampton Inn location in Duluth CDINDULUTH

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.

Hampton Inn and Suites proposed for Superior

Duluth might not be the only place where Hampton Inn and Suites calls home in the Twin Ports later this year. A new hotel with the hospitality chains name is being proposed by ZMC Hotels for a site in Superior. The hotel would be owned and operated by ZMC Hotels. 

Hampton Inn and Suites was founded in 1984 and is managed by Hilton Worldwide. The company currently has over 1,800 locations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Latin America. There are 20 locations in Wisconsin and 16 locations in Minnesota (including Duluth's very own in Canal Park), with a 17th on the way in Hibbing. The Hampton Inn and Suites being developed in Hibbing will also be owned and managed by ZMC Hotels. 

You might be thinking to yourself that you feel like you've already heard of a Hampton Inn and Suites being proposed in the area recently... Well yes, you're right. You've actually got a really good memory that you should be quite proud of if you do remember that! A few years ago a Hampton Inn and Suites was proposed for a site off Joshua Avenue behind the Stone Ridge Shopping Center in Duluth. Due to neighborhood opposition the plans for that hotel project were eventually tabled. It was also to be development and managed by ZMC Hotels. Part of us believes that due to that hotel not proceeding further, it caused ZMC to look elsewhere in the area for the brand to be represented. There still are rumors swirling that a Hampton Inn and Suites could pop-up somewhere in the Miller Hill Mall area.

The proposed Hampton Inn and Suites in Superior would be located on a 1.5 acre site between Perkins Restaurant and the Richard I. Bong Veterans Center. Part of the development of the project would require a city park to be moved down the block in order to make way for parking.

If all goes according to plan, construction could begin by the end of this summer with an opening targeted for early summer 2015. 

Proposed Hampton Inn and Suites. Image provided by ZMC Hotels.

Proposed Hampton Inn and Suites. Image provided by ZMC Hotels.