With the opening of a new 132-room Hilton Garden Inn, Boise now has four new downtown hotels.
The Hilton Garden, which opened July 26 and Front and 13th streets, joins the 113-room Inn at 500 Capitol, which opened January 2017; the 150-room Hyatt Place, which opened May 2017; and the 185-room Residence Inn Boise Downtown City Center, which opened in November 2017.
The four are the first new downtown Boise hotels built since 2007. All have opened within blocks of the Boise Centre. They have added 580 rooms to the existing stock of 1,157 rooms at downtown hotels between Broadway and the Red Lion Boise Downtowner at Fairview Avenue and 18th Street.
A 138-room Home2 Suites by Hilton is planned for Front and Sixth streets.
The Hilton Garden Inn is the third component opening at Pioneer Crossing, a 5.02-acre, $60 million joint development by Gardner Company’s Boise office and Ball Ventures of Idaho Falls on a block bounded by Myrtle, Front, 11th and 13th streets on former Union Pacific Railroad property long known as Parcel B. B&T Hospitality Management of Idaho Falls is the operator.
The hotel follows the July 16 opening of Panera Bread at Myrtle and 11th streets and the April opening of a building that includes an 829-space parking garage and the offices of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Boise Valley Economic Partnership and Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Pioneer’s five-story, 120,000-square-foot office building started construction in May at Myrtle and 13th streets.
The Hilton Garden Inn has a restaurant and 4,000 square feet of meeting space.
“We are getting a lot of bookings from corporate travelers and folks coming for the Boise State Football games,” said Angie Mago, B&T Hospitality’s corporate director of sales and marketing.