Groundbreaking for Bettendorf hotel

City leaders and hotel management executives gathered for the groundbreaking of a Bettendorf hotel.

On Thursday, October 24, 2013 a group broke ground for a new Hilton Garden Inn being built on Middle Road.

The Hilton will have five stories and 120 rooms. The project, which costs $9 million, will also include a bar and restaurant.

It is estimated that the hotel will be complete by fall of 2014.