Sioux Falls city officials today announced that Fairway Suites, LLC, has been selected to develop a hotel on the southeast side of Elmwood Golf Course.

Late last year, the City announced it would make property available to support a hotel development in that area. In January, the City received a proposal, and it was then reviewed by an evaluation committee.

The City and Fairway Suites, LLC, now will begin negotiations on a lease agreement for the proposed site. A final agreement would then need to be approved before a project could proceed.

Brian Burton is Chief Operating Officer for Fairway Suites, LLC.

“We are very pleased to be working with the City of Sioux Falls to develop a hotel on the Elmwood site.  With the opening of the new Denny Sanford PREMIER Center and efforts focused on the redevelopment of the surrounding area, we feel that the long-term outlook for the location is very promising. We look forward to being an integral part of the City’s vision for this area, and we are very excited to become part of the Sioux Falls community.”

Darrin Smith, Director of Community Development,

“This is just the beginning, and there is much more to come.”