McCarthy Breaks Ground on Six-Story Hotel on Nebraska Innovation Campus
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has broken ground on a six-story boutique hotel located on the Nebraska Innovation Campus, an expansive research community designed to facilitate novel partnerships between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and private-sector businesses. Construction is scheduled for completion in fall 2021.
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 (HRTM) 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.
McCarthy recently expanded its Nebraska presence through the construction of a new 15,000-square-foot office building, warehouse and adjacent construction yard in West Omaha. The office includes a state-of-the-art conference facility and collaboration space for demonstrations and hosting students interested in learning about careers in the building trades.
Since 2001, McCarthy’s Omaha team has successfully completed more than $1 billion in construction in Nebraska by pairing intelligent solutions with specialized expertise to build the most complex facilities across a wide variety of market sectors. McCarthy is 100% employee-owned. More information about the company is available online at www.mccarthy.com.