Construction begins on 21c Museum Hotel near Crystal Bridges
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Operators of an upscale hotel have begun construction in Bentonville, where the property will complement the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Louisville, Ky.-based 21c Museum Hotels broke ground Tuesday at a site near the museum. The hotel is expected to open in about a year.
Crystal Bridges held its opening last month, showing off paintings and sculptures acquired by Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton, whose multi-billion-dollar fortune bankrolled the museum.
The hotel will have 104 rooms and a 125-seat restaurant. It will be decorated as a museum itself, featuring various artworks in its public areas.
The hotel will be a feature in the downtown arts corridor in downtown Bentonville, which is walking distance from Crystal Bridges.
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