The Peppertree Nampa Civic Center Inn, located next to the Civic Center, will hold its grand opening event 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at 205 3rd St. S., Nampa.“It’s very satisfying to see a project, that was conceived 17 years ago, be completed,” Mayor Bob Henry said today.A Best Western Plus hotel near the Civic Center has long been a desire to help attract multi-day conferences and better service special occasion events such as weddings.“This is an excellent example of how a private/public partnership can work,” Henry said. “The state-of-the-art, multi-story hotel is a win-win for Nampa taxpayers with a former piece of non-taxed property now moving to the tax rolls.”In the fall of 2015, the Nampa City Council unanimously approved a land swap agreement with the Spokane-based company to exchange a building located in downtown Nampa. The city received a building of approximately 4,000 square feet located at 11 – 13th Avenue South in exchange for approximately 38,905 square feet of land in the west end of the Civic Center parking lot.Nampa Economic Development Director Beth Ineck pursued the $5 million project on behalf of the city. “This has been a great partnership to bring the Peppertree Inn Best Western Plus to downtown Nampa,” Ineck said. “We look forward to being able to attract more multi-day functions at the Civic Center with this great new facility to complement our convention center.”The hotel includes 82 non-smoking rooms, a 24-hour pool and spa, a full-service bar and complimentary breakfast. This is the first of three new hotels planned in Nampa to open.“On behalf of the Peppertree family we just want to thank the Nampa community for welcoming our family with open arms,” Peppertree Hospitality Group Vice President Chase Santillanes said. “We want to return the favor by inviting everybody to our grand opening that will include hotel tours, drinks and cake.”The grand opening begins at 4:30 p.m. and wraps up at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
PICTURED ABOVE: Jesse Morales is the general manager for the Peppertree Nampa Civic Center Inn hotel located next to the Nampa Civic Center.