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The Current Iowa hotel will transform the former Putnam Building at 2nd and Main streets in Davenport. It will be a 78-room art-inspired, boutique hotel.

Kevin E. Schmidt

The Current Iowa, the newest downtown Davenport luxury hotel by Restoration St. Louis, will begin hiring soon ahead of the July 5 opening.

The hotel, part of Marriott's luxury Autograph Collection, will hold a job fair from 2-7 p.m. May 3 in the Bettendorf Room of the nearby Hotel Blackhawk. The two sister hotels are projects of developers Amrit and Amy Gill, owners of Restoration St. Louis.

Harry Lunt, senior vice president for Innkeeper Hospitality Services LLC, which manages Restoration St. Louis' hotel and restaurant portfolio, said about 75 positions will be available at the new hip, art-inspired hotel and its two restaurants.

The jobs will range from housekeepers to cooks, guest services, servers, bartenders, supervisors, managers, shuttle drivers and valet attendants.

The Current, located in the historic Putnam Building, is part of Restoration St. Louis' City Square redevelopment. The hotel is a $33 million investment and a key part of the $60 million City Square.

The hotel will be owned and managed by Innkeeper Hospitality Services LLC of St. Louis. It will have 78 rooms, including 30 suites, and two floors of modern luxury apartments.

Lunt said the project will include the Quad-Cities' first rooftop restaurant, known as Up, as well as a Baja Mexican restaurant, Viva.

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