Pablo Group is delighted to announce the development of a SpringHill Suites by Marriott at 1111 Menomonie Street in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Construction will begin in summer of 2022, with the hotel anticipated to open in 2024.
Pablo Group partner Julia Johnson revealed the plans on Wednesday, stating, “This SpringHill Suites will be a unique hotel option in downtown Eau Claire, offering larger capacity rooms, a pool, and complimentary breakfast at a popular price point.” She explained that Pablo Group has been invested in providing opportunities for hotel guests to stay downtown since 2013, when they helped renovate and reopen the Lismore and Oxbow Hotels. “We believe that staying downtown is the best experience for Eau Claire visitors, providing pedestrian access to shops, food, rivers, art, and attractions.”
The hotel’s suites will offer separate living and sleeping areas to add adaptability and functionality to the guest experience. Each suite will feature signature furniture from West Elm along with free Wi-Fi and Smart TVs. Current plans indicate that, in addition to 128 guest rooms, amenities will include an indoor pool, dedicated meeting space, a 24-hour fitness center, multiple outdoor gathering spaces, and on-site parking. Design and architecture will be overseen by Travis Schroeder, Pablo Group’s Architect. Market and Johnson will be the project’s general contractor.
Pablo Group’s Director of Experiences Rita Dorsey added, “Pablo Group is excited by the close proximity to UWEC and CVTC, and we look forward to offering business travelers, casual travelers, and Marriott Bonvoy members a downtown hospitality location.”
Plans are also in development to build & operate a restaurant on the banks of the Chippewa River. Pablo Group’s Director of Research & Development Jennifer Fesenmaier mentioned that the introduction of a hotel and riverfront restaurant to this area of downtown “will give visitors & residents unique access to some of the city’s most scenic views and will improve walkability to nearby nature trails and bike routes.”
The City of Eau Claire’s Economic Development Manager Aaron White agreed, expressing that “We are very excited about the Pablo Group’s plans for a new hotel and restaurant on Menomonie St. This exciting project will bring new investment and services to an area that is undergoing a tremendous revitalization with the County Materials Complex moving forward.”
Situated near the state-of-the-art County Materials Complex, the hotel is sure to attract concertgoers, sports teams, and leisure seekers alike. Kimera Way, president of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, said the Pablo Group’s vision and support is a perfect complement to the County Materials Complex.
“Thanks to the amazing support of our alumni, the entire community will benefit from the construction of the Sonnentag Event Center and the John and Carolyn Sonnentag Fieldhouse,” Way said. “And thanks to our alumni and the leaders of the Pablo Group, a wonderful hotel will be added to a site that will become a busy, thriving, vital part of Eau Claire.”