For Immediate Release: August 29, 2022
After recommendation from Everything Sartell, the Convention & Visitors Bureau and Economic Development advisory committee, the City Council approved and engaged HVS Group for a comprehensive hotel study on June 13th, 2022.
Since then, HVS Group has been interviewing and analyzing data from the Greater St. Cloud Area to determine the demand for an additional hotel within the City of Sartell. This has included large employers, healthcare facilities, and multiple athletic club associations that facilitate tournaments. The City Council is excited to release and approve the Final Hotel Study Report, as provided by HVS Group, which calls for a 70-90 room all-suite, upscale limited-service, chain-affiliated hotel. This type of hotel would be similar to a SpringHill Suites by Marriott or Atwell Suites by IHG.
Per the report, the City has seen an overall 11% increase in demand for the group and leisure markets for hotels, primarily due to the addition of Scheels Arena and the continued growth in amenities of the City’s regional parks, such as Pinecone Central Park, St. Cloud Orthopedics Field, and Sauk River Regional Park.
The City is looking forward to working with interested developers in finding a suitable location within the community that will provide additional access to long-term and short-term hotel stays for our visitors, workers, and tournament participants. The goal is for a hotel to open within Sartell by June of 2024.
For more information on the project, please contact the City of Sartell at 320-253-2171 or the Engagement Director, Nikki Sweeter, at Nikki.firstname.lastname@example.org