Construction of Sheboygan County's first Hilton brand hotel may be complete in time for next fall's Ryder Cup | Streetwise

AnnMarie Hilton
Sheboygan Press

SHEBOYGAN - Planned to be situated south of Goodwill and east of Walmart, a Hampton Inn is coming to Greenwing Drive in Sheboygan.

According to the development newsletter published by the city, the hotel will be four stories tall and have 95 rooms. Construction is forecast to be completed by fall of 2020, hopefully in time for the Ryder Cup, in late September.

"We know that there is a need," said Chad Pelishek, director of planning and development for the city of Sheboygan.

Though, the need for a hotel from the Hilton brand stretched beyond next fall's Ryder Cup.

Pelishek said national events like that drive a demand for hotels, but corporate travel also creates a more sustaining need. People who travel for work or with regularity for another reason often have loyalty to one hotel brand to accumulate points or other perks.

Sheboygan County currently doesn't have a hotel from the Hilton brand, forcing travelers who prefer that brand to stay in neighboring areas like Fond du Lac or Manitowoc. 

"People want that brand," Pelishek said.

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott is working on its Sheboygan four-story, 108-unit hotel as seen, Wednesday, October 30, 2019, in Sheboygan, Wis. The facility, which will be visible from Interstate 43 is expected to open in 2020.

That same reasoning can be applied to the Fairfield Inn and Suites on South Taylor Drive that was started at the beginning of the year. Pelishek said the Marriott brand was missing from the Sheboygan market.

The Hampton Inn project is estimated to cost $5,600,000, the newsletter said. 

Given the early stages of the process, the developers didn't have more details to provide, according to a representative from Hilton.

Pelishek said the developers have already started to pull permits.

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Reach AnnMarie Hilton at ahilton@gannett.com. Follow her on Twitter at @hilton_annmarie. She is not related to the owners of the Hilton hotel brand, but a brand representative complimented her on her last name while reporting this story.