A group of key personnel gathered Friday, October 18 for groundbreaking ceremonies at the new Spokane, WA, convention hotel project developed by Walt and Karen Worthy.
The hotel, which has yet to be named, will open in July 2015. The 15 story facility will have 722 guest rooms and will connect via skywalk to the Spokane Convention Center (the second hotel to directly connect to the CC). Additionally, the hotel will feature 60,000 sf of meeting space, which includes an 18,000 sf ballroom.
The Worthys own The Davenport Hotel Collection in Spokane, which includes the historic Davenport Hotel, Davenport Hotel Tower and Hotel Lusso.
Craig Woodard, project architect, Brick and Mortar Architecture; Dan Zimmerer, Director of Rooms, The Davenport Hotel Collection; Cheryl Kilday, President & CEO, Visit Spokane; Louise Everett, Director of Finance, The Davenport Hotel Collection; Karen Worthy, Owner/Developer, The Davenport Hotel Collection; Kelli Groves, Director of Human Resources, The Davenport Hotel Collection; Greg Werry, Director of Food & Beverage, The Davenport Hotel Collection; Mayor David Condon, Spokane; Keith Backsen, Vice President & Director of Sales, Visit Spokane; Lynnelle Caudill, Managing Director, The Davenport Hotel Collection; Ron Hansen, Construction Superintendent, Worthy Enterprises; Matt Jensen, Director of Marketing, The Davenport Hotel Collection.
About Visit Spokane
Visit Spokane generates economic growth for Spokane County by successfully marketing the Spokane Region as the destination for conventions and leisure travelers from around the world. The proof is in: Visitors to Spokane County spent an estimated $870 million in 2012, providing jobs for nearly 9,820 residents in the region and generating $60.9 million in non-resident tax dollars collected in Spokane County.*
*Figures provided by Dean Runyan Associates report for the year ending 2012.