After a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning, construction on the Mystic Lake Hotel Tower and Convention Center in Minnesota is underway. Designed by Denver based Architecture and Design Firm WORTHGROUP, the twelve-story hotel tower will make Mystic Lake the second-largest hotel in the Twin Cities. The adjoining convention center will include 70,000 square feet of event and meeting space. The program includes two ballrooms, several breakout meeting rooms and a three-story glass atrium. The project is expected to create 400 jobs through the construction phase and 100 permanent jobs within the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

With construction beginning this week, the hotel and convention center is slated for completion by New Year’s Eve 2017.