Eau Claire (WQOW) - Eau Claire will soon be home to another hotel.
A new Candlewood Hotel and Suites is coming to Eau Claire's south side, located at 4937 Bullis Farm Road. The 81-suites hotel will be located just across the street from Johnny's Steakhouse.
Visit Eau Claire said the city needs more rooms to make up for the loss of rooms from The Plaza demolition and UW-Eau Claire using rooms for student housing. Apart from the hotels, the city said an office building and a mixed-use apartment and retail space building is going up within a few blocks.
Visit Eau Claire said the development is just one example of Eau Claire's growth.
"There's been a pent up demand for downtown when we had no hotel rooms down here. And the resurgence of downtown definitely is something that's increasing our overall market. But, when that happens, not everybody can stay downtown," said Linda John, with Visit Eau Claire. "There is that spill over effect. There's great things going on in the mall area, as well. It really does make a lot of sense for there to be more rooms in that part of town."
Candlewood Hotel and Suites will open fall of 2018.
Posted Oct. 4, 2017 at 9:32 a.m.:
Eau Claire (WQOW) - A new hotel is coming to Eau Claire's south side.
Larson Companies announced it will build an 81-room Candlewood Suites Hotel, located at 4937 Bullis Farm Road in Eau Claire near the former Globe University which is now called Broadview University.
In a press release, Larson Companies stated the $8 million building is expected to open in the fall of 2018 and employ about 35 people ranging from hourly to management positions.
Other special amenities include the Outdoor Gazebo Grill, The Candlewood Cupboard, free guest laundry, a gym and complementary Wi-Fi for guests.