ZMC Hotels is working on expanding its hotel portfolio. Plans are in motion to build a new Hampton Inn & Suites in Hibbing, Minnesota. The hotel is projected to have 80 rooms and three floors. We anticipate construction to start next May with an opening in 2015.
Hibbing is a town of 17,000 located about 75 miles northwest of Duluth in an area known as the Iron Range for its extensive iron ore mines. ZMC envisions this new hotel will be the crown jewel of hotels on the Iron Range.
Hibbing is known as the Iron Capital of the World and has the largest open pit iron ore mine. It is the home of the Greyhound Bus Museum, and more exciting, the Bob Dylan Collection and Exhibit. Along with Bob Dylan, Hibbing is the former home to retired NBA player Kevin McHale, attorney Vincent Bugliosi who prosecuted Charles Manson, former baseball player Roger Maris, Gary Puckett of the Union Gap, and international businessman and philanthropist Jeno Paulucci.