The 82-room Best Western Plus Peppertree Nampa Civic Center Inn opened April 19 after starting construction in March 2016.
The hotel is the Spokane-based Santillanes family’s first venture in Idaho with their Peppertree Hospitality Group, but project manager Chase Santillanes said the family might consider a second in Nampa.
“We like where downtown is headed,” he said. “We definitely would entertain that market, maybe a couple years down the road.”
Peppertree Hospitality owns the Best Western Plus in Nampa as well as Best Western Plus properties in Spokane and Omak, Wash., and the Santillanes family previously developed and owned Best Western Plus hotel in Auburn and Liberty Lake, Wash. The Santillanes family also owns the Peppertree office and retail center in downtown Spokane.
The Best Western Plus is located on former parking lot at the west end of the Nampa Civic Center.
“I’ve been calling all the local events letting everyone know we’re open,” said Valerie Santillanes, sales and marketing director at Peppertree.
The Best Western Plus is the first of two new hotels opening in Nampa this year. An 85-room Holiday Inn is expected to open in early June.