Cheyenne Mayor Patrick Collins says his yearslong dream about a large hotel being built downtown might come true.

Collins in his Mayor's Minute column Friday said a hotel group from Nebraska has acquired property downtown and has preliminary plans to build a Hilton Garden Inn.

"Having 100 or more folks in our downtown area each night will really help support Cheyenne’s economy," he said.

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Collins last February said a group was looking to build a 120-room, high-end hotel at the corner of W. 17th Street and Pioneer Avenue, just north of the Rib & Chop House, but city spokeswoman Cathyleen Rice says it's her understanding that "some of the people who were partners at that time have backed out from that plan."

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"I’m not sure if the gentlemen from Nebraska are the same people who own the property by Rib & Chop," she told KGAB Radio.

While Cheyenne does have a Hilton hotel, the Tru by Hilton at 423 W. Fox Farm Road, Laramie and Casper are the only cities in the state that have Hilton Garden Inns.

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