McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has broken ground on a six-story boutique hotel on the Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska, an expansive research community designed to facilitate novel partnerships between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and private-sector businesses.
Developed by Goldenrod Companies, the $23 million, 154-room hotel will be a Marriott Tribute Portfolio property. This Marriott collection of independent boutique hotels embraces the unique character and personality of each property’s surroundings. The hotel’s rustic, upscale design aesthetic will celebrate the State of Nebraska, the University and the spectators across the state.
A 10,000-square-foot portion of the hotel’s first level will be designated as educational and amenity spaces for use by students of the University of Nebraska’s hospitality, tourism and restaurant management program. Specialized areas will include an instructional kitchen, classrooms, a student lounge, a conference room and faculty offices.
Other hotel amenities include a full-service restaurant, rooftop bar, coffee shop,fitness center, walk-up food window and a private dining area known as the Founders Room on the top floor.
Designed by DLR Group, the hotel will feature a brick-and-metal panel façade. It will be constructed adjacent to the Rise Building, a 75,000-square-foot business incubator that houses several start-up and private businesses. It will also be located across the street from the campus’ north Innovation Commons building.
Construction is scheduled for completion in fall 2021.