Valencia Group Adds Two Hotels to Portfolio
Thursday January 9th, 2014 - 11:13AM BP
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SAN ANTONIO, TX—Valencia Group has grown its portfolio from three properties and two brands to five hotels and three brands this winter with the addition of Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO, and Lone Star Court in Austin, TX.
Sorella, Italian for sister, is positioned as the “precocious sibling” to the Valencia brand, which includes Hotel Valencia Riverwalk here and Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, CA, according to the company. Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza is the first expansion of the Hotel Sorella concept, which launched in Houston in 2009 with Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE.
The hotel, located at Country Club Plaza, which was inspired by the architecture of Seville, Spain, is designed to evoke the luxury and romance of a Mediterranean villa, while meshing both classic and contemporary elements. It has 132 guestrooms with nine suites, including a presidential suite. A complimentary European breakfast will be served daily, and WiFi will be available throughout the property and accommodations at no charge. Dining options include Rosso restaurant and Bar Rosso, and amenities include a rooftop pool terrace, complete with cabanas and fire pits. It will also offer approximately 5,700 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and event space.
Lone Star Court in Austin, TX, is a 123-room brand flagship conceived with a “ranch-tech” vibe designed to appeal to both business and leisure travelers, according to the company. Lone Star Court will feature live music by an outdoor fire pit, a dipping pool reminiscent of a swimming hole and an onsite food trailer court. The property will also have approximately 2,000 sq. ft. of interior meeting space, a 1,600-sq.-ft. covered pavilion and an adjacent, 1,800-sq.-ft. lawn.
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