Nick Castaneda said construction delays mean The Kindler Hotel he's developing at 11th and P streets will not be ready to open until mid-to-late August.
Because of that, Castaneda said he will delay for a year his plan to offer long-term exclusive memberships for rooms on Nebraska home football game weekends.
Castaneda, who is developing the 49-room boutique hotel with his wife, Brooke, had
announced in August that he planned to sell five-year memberships to people that would guarantee them rooms at the hotel for every Husker home game weekend.
Because of the cost of the memberships, estimated at $50,000-$75,000, Casteneda said he expected potential buyers would want to be able to walk through the hotel and see the rooms before committing to buying a membership.
He had hoped to have the first phase of the hotel open this spring and a second phase that includes some of the hotel rooms, a fitness center and business center on the second floor of the neighboring Commercial Club building, open by summer.
The later-than-expected opening means there would be little chance for people to see the hotel before buying a membership for this season, so he said he won't start the membership program until 2020.
Because of that, he said rooms will now be available to the public for home football Saturdays this season.
What's going up in Lincoln
Nebraska Innovation Campus hotel
An architectural rendering shows a six-story hotel proposed for 21st Street and Transformation Drive on Nebraska Innovation Campus.
Construction continues on the Olsson building in the Haymarket on Wednesday, July 10.
The Kindler Hotel
Lincoln, NE - 6/25/2019 - The Kindler Hotel, 216 N 11th Street, on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. GWYNETH ROBERTS, Journal Star
This rendering shows what the Eastmont campus at 6315 O St. will look like after its planned $50 million expansion.
Lincoln Children's Zoo final preview
The new Wild Kingdom Theater is part of the expanded Lincoln Children's Zoo that opened in May.
The Stack Lofts 4.4
The Stack includes 27 market-rate apartments -- three two-bedroom units, 20 one-bedroom units and four studios, some with balcony access.
Ninth & O development
New renderings show a preliminary design for a hotel on the southeast corner of Ninth and O streets.
Plans for Canopy Park include three buildings in a U shape, with a courtyard opening south toward where the city plans a 10-acre west park.
Prison Open House
The new, 160-bed women's unit at the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln was built to be a therapeutic space. It features earth tones, natural lighting and wood throughout the building.
Wilderness Nature Camp
The Lincoln Parks Foundation is raising money to build a new Wilderness Nature Camp building at Pioneers Park Nature Center.
Mourning Hope exterior drawing
Mourning Hope will relocate to South Folsom Street next to the Willard Community Center as soon as construction on its new facility is complete.
Great Plains Beef
This rendering shows Great Plains Beef's planned new administration building at 84th Street and Havelock Avenue.
The redeveloper of the shopping center at University Place hopes to have its first apartments available for lease later this year.
Work is underway in February on Telegraph Flats, the first large-scale residential project in the Telegraph District.
Bryan East renovation
Construction on a two-story addition to Bryan East Campus got underway in early February. The $47 million project will be done in several phases and take approximately three years to complete.
An architect's rendering shows what the new Nebraska Cattleman's building will look like when completed.
Fire station construction
Fire Station 15 under construction at 6601 Pine Lake Road in December.
University Lutheran Chapel
Construction crews work on renovating the University Lutheran Chapel in late October.
Black Hills HQ
A rendering shows Black Hills Energy's new Lincoln headquarters building to be built in south Lincoln.
Construction in the Hub area of the Rise building on the Nebraska Innovation Campus in October.
Nebraska gymnastics training facility
Nebraska's new gymnastics training facility will provide nearly 35,000 square feet of practice space.
Scheels Grand Opening,
The Ferris wheel at the Scheels grand opening on Sept. 27, 2018.
The Knolls Retirement Community in Lincoln opened its first phase in 2018.
Particle board protects walls, doorways and flooring as the southwest corner on the first floor of the Capitol is converted into a hard-hat construction zone in late August.
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