News for the Hospitality Executive
.The City of Bemidji, Minnesota
Seeking a Request for Proposals
for a Hotel Partner to Develop and Operate a 120-room
Full-service, Quality-branded Convention Center Hotel
|September 30, 2008 -
The City of Bemidji is seeking a Request for Proposals for the following:
The Bemidji Regional Event Center will be the hub of social, cultural and
recreational events in north-central Minnesota. It will serve the broader
regional community, and will have an estimated $13 million annual impact
on the economy of north-central Minnesota. Click here to go to the
Management - / Owner's Representative for the BREC Project (See
also attached Questions & Answers from the meeting on 9/11/08)
Partner- The project will be a 120-room or greater, full-service, quality-branded
Services - Lake Bemidji South Shore Development.
The Events Center will be a multi-purpose building with the following components:
Over the long-term, the economic benefits of the events center and redevelopment
of the south shore will be significant.
Direct and indirect spending impacts are estimated at $7.5 million to $13.1
Construction of the facility will employ an average of 150 to 200 workers
over a two-year period.
Long-term employment of between 126 and 219 full and part-time workers
will contribute an estimated $3.3 million to $5.8 million annually in additional
Additional sales tax revenues should be from $326,000 to $599,000 annually.
A new arena will secure the future of the Bemidji State University hockey
program, which contributes an estimated $4.1 million annually to the local
Completion of the Paul Bunyan Trail, stretching from Brainerd to Bemidji,
will be another attractive amenity to draw tourists and visitors to northern
A 4000-seat arena with 25 event suites, club seating and lounge to not
only accommodate Bemidji State University's Division I hockey programs,
but also provide an attractive venue for trade shows, concerts, convocations
and other events.
A lakeside conference facility with an adjacent privately funded hotel.
More information can be found at the City of Bemidji’s (Minnesota)
Conventions, Sports and Leisure International
1907 East Wayzata Boulevard
Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: (952) 476-5900 Ext. 211
Fax: (952) 476-0005
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