Laramie, Wy – Agreements have been signed to begin construction of a hotel and conference center at the University of Wyoming. The site will be at the corner of 22nd and Grand next to the U-W football stadium. The site will also include retail stores and restaurants. U-W Vice President for Budget and Planning Phil Harris says the project has been in the works for about eight years. He says it will allow U-W to finally bring top conferences to the campus. Harris says construction will begin next year and the project should take about a year to complete.