The Wall Street Journal, naturally, has the jump on news of a new hotel the Walton family plans for Bentonville to complement the coming Crystal Bridges museum.
A Walton family investment arm and partner 21c Museum Hotel of Louisville, Ky., are scheduled to disclose Tuesday that they will construct a $28 million, 130-room hotel near Bentonville’s downtown square that will open by 2012.
The hotel is one of a handful that operator 21c is modeling after the original 90-room 21c Museum Hotel that it opened in downtown Louisville in 2006.
In an unusual twist, the hotel will be designed to complement the $150 million Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art that is under construction nearby.
UPDATE: On jump, long news release on hotel.