Hotel development accelerates in Texas and California


NATIONAL REPORT — Development activity is on the rise in Texas and California. North of Houston, along a San Antonio boardwalk and in a southern Silicone Valley neighborhood, here are some ongoing hotel projects:

Construction begins on the North Houston Hotel

Construction of the Hyatt House Metropark Shenandoah / The Woodlands has started. The extended stay hotel is located in the Metropark Square mixed-use development in Shenandoah, Texas. The 5-story, 148-room hotel is slated to open in November 2020. The developer of the hotel is Sam Moon Group; the contractor is VCC and the architect is type Six. The main lender of the project is Veritex Community Bank and the Bedrock Group has raised EB-5 funds for the construction of the Hyatt House Metropark Shenandoah / The Woodlands. Joining a range of dining, retail and entertainment offerings, Hyatt House Metropark Shenandoah / The Woodlands will feature residential-inspired studios, one and two bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and separate living rooms, a bathroom fitness, swimming pool and dining options.

Harris Bay Reveals Opportunity Zone Riverwalk Hotel Investment

Harris Bay unveiled the Artista Hotel, a lifestyle and art-driven boutique hotel along the San Antonio Riverwalk. The hotel site was purchased at the end of April and will be transformed into a new 112-room boutique hotel with a focus on celebrating the contributions of the creative community. The hotel will have handcrafted pieces such as furniture, ceramics, murals, audio and visual screens. Creo, a San Antonio-based architectural firm, will be the lead designer on the project and explore design and program features, including dorms replacing some of the traditional suites.

Granada Hotel & Spa innovates in California

KTGY Architecture + Planning has opened the Granada Hotel & Spa, a new four-story boutique hotel with 60 rooms in Morgan Hill, California. The Granada Hotel & Spa would be the first hotel to open in the downtown area and is expected to open in summer 2021. The new mixed-use destination hotel and spa will include a market hall, restaurant, bar vintage wine shop, flower shop, banquet hall, spa, fitness center, pool and valet parking.


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