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21 C Museum Hotel to Open New Property in Downtown Bentonville, Arkansas

BENTONVILLE, ARK.- 21c Museum Hotels will build a new combination boutique hotel and contemporary art museum in downtown Bentonville, announced Steve Wilson, Founder and Chairman of 21c Museum Hotels. The new hotel is being developed by 21c Museum Hotels and will be modeled on the award-winning 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, which was voted the #1 hotel in the U.S. and #6 in the world in the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2009 Readers’ Choice awards. The estimated cost of the project is $28 million and is anticipated to open in 2012. Investors in the project include a Walton family partnership and Bentonville Revitalization, Inc. Wilson and his wife Laura Lee Brown are philanthropists and arts patrons and founded the flagship property in Louisville in 2006, with the vision of supporting the continued revitalization of downtown Louisville. The critical acclaim and financial success