James E. Bruce Convention Center Announces New Hotel
Managing partner of Hopkinsville Investment Partners, Jeff Anderson, had this to say about the project, “We are excited to continue to be a part of the expanding business and tourism sectors within the City of Hopkinsville and the greater Christian County area. The area has provided a great footprint for success over the years at our Holiday Inn Express location, and we look forward to growing that footprint at the new Holiday Inn in conjunction with the Convention Center and Sportsplex.”
The new hotel will complement the new Sportsplex which has recently broken ground and is slated to open in October of 2018.
Convention Center Board Chairman Darrell L. Gustafson stated, “This investment by Hopkinsville Investment Partners has been a long-term goal of the Board of Directors.” He added, “We appreciate the confidence in our market shown by the group through their investment in our community.”
Gustafson also noted, “Providing a full-service hotel will allow for marketing towards multi-day events and foster a new opportunity of growth for the facility. Construction of a 14,800 square foot addition to the Convention Center will commence before the end of the year to accommodate new business generated by the hotel.”
City of Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks applauded the efforts of the Convention Center Board and Hopkinsville Investment Partners and remarked, “We are really excited about this project and what it means for our tourism economy. We believe this project will bolster the already strong performance of the Convention Center as well as deliver an important complement to other planned development near that site.”