Salt Lake City convention center to get 616,000-square-foot hotel

Published on : Tuesday, April 9, 2019

A 28-story hotel will be built into the southeast corner of the Salt Lake Palace Convention Center. The project is pegged at U.S. dollars 337 million. The 616,000-square-foot (57,000-square-meter) hotel will have about 725 guest rooms.




The building is also planned to have a 25,852-square-foot (2,401-square-meter) ballroom, several meeting rooms, a rooftop garden area, a restaurant and corner market. The main entrance will be sandwiched between massive digital billboards, including a three-story-tall screen on the side of the tower. Its design would complement the center.





As per John Portman and Associates, one of the project’s developers, the economic vision will be complemented by an elegant urban and architectural design that is compatible with the surrounding buildings while sensitive to becoming a new urban marker and presence on the skyline.




City planners are reviewing the developers’ application for the 335-foot (102-meter) tower. A site-design review is required on buildings planned taller than 120 feet (37 meters).




A convention hotel would help to attract more events. Economic-development officials have been trying to open a convention hotel since decades. In the current deal, officials have promised up to U.S. dollars 75 million in post-construction tax rebates over 20 years to Portman and Ivins-based DDRM firms.




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