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Jun. 12, 2014

Rolling Hills Hospitality to Develop 120-Key Hotel at Sharonville Convention Center

By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor

In late May, the city of Sharonville and Rolling Hills Hospitality Group signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a 120-key select service hotel at Sharonville Convention Center.

The $14 million project will be part of the transformation of the city’s Northern Lights Entertainment District and is expected to boost the local economy by attracting more conventions, trade shows and other events. Sharonville has secured more than $200 million in public and private investments to help revitalize the Northern Lights district.

The new hotel will anchor the Sharonville Convention Center, which recently underwent a $25 million expansion and renovation.

“While our event business has grown significantly since the expansion, our convention and tradeshow customers have continually communicated their need for a first class hotel that is attached to our center,” said Jim Downton, the convention center’s executive director, in a statement.

The developers have yet to announce a starting date for construction, which is expected to take 16 months. Bimal Patel, founder of Fort Mitchell, Kent.-based Rolling Hills Hospitality, will oversee development. The firm is also working to secure a national hotel flag.

Rendering: City of Sharonville

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