October 21, 2020 – West Bend, WI – There was a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning for the new West Bend Marriott TownePlace Suites and Water Street Suites, the two projects on Water Street and S. Forest Avenue.
The new 68-room extended stay hotel is under construction in the former Gehl Company manufacturing site.
Iowa-based Kinseth Hospitality Companies and locally owned American Companies have teamed up on the project. The two firms were also part of the development team for the Hampton Inn and Suites on 18th Avenue in West Bend; it has been managed by Kinseth since opening in 2008.
American Companies President Kraig Sadownikow said, “Bringing Marriott is exciting to have the two top hotel brands in our hometown. This development is really exciting to see.”
A portion of the hotel and office property site is formerly home to Gehl Company’s manufacturing facility.
Kinseth Hospitality Companies and American Companies will manage the new hotel and 16,000-square-foot neighboring multi-tenant commercial office building.
The site was considered by other developers in the past, primarily for apartment buildings and commercial office space.
“We knew this site had high potential for redevelopment and are pleased to present the first hotel located in downtown West Bend,” said Sadownikow. “This is the type of project will enhance the community and attract new visitors and businesses.”
Approximately 7,000-square-feet of Class A office space is available for lease within the new office building.
For details contact Adam Williquette of American Commercial Real Estate at (262) 424-3217.