Tonight, developers of the old CNH property in East Moline will announce plans to build a hotel, homes and stores as part of the project. The owner of the site, River Eagle Investments, is working with a Chicago-based company, Beitler Real Estate Services, which is calling it "Fountainhead Quad Cities."
East Moline Mayor, John Thodos, says the master plan includes a 220 room Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel. And Beitler has hired architect Helmut Jahn to design it. The mayor thinks it's fantastic news because currently the city doesn't have a hotel.