Friday March 29th, 2013 - 9:37AM
PLANO, TX—Granite Properties, a privately held commercial real estate investment and management company, has broken ground on a speculative office tower and the 299-key Hilton Granite Park conference hotel here. The two new structures are part of an existing 90-acre mixed-use development.
Both projects, slated for completion mid-2014, are designed by BOKA Powell architects. Woodbine Development Corporation has been engaged as the hotel development consultant. Austin Commercial is the general contractor for the hotel and Balfour Beatty Construction is the general contractor for the office tower.
The 262,500-sq.-ft. Hilton Granite Park conference hotel includes 299 luxury rooms and 35,000 sq. ft. of conference space, a full-service restaurant, retail shop, a fitness center and outdoor pool and lounge. The lobby includes a bar area and a multi-purpose technology lounge.
According to the company, the hotel’s interior design blends the region’s agrarian history with modern amenities that will appeal to business travelers. The guestrooms and bathrooms incorporate upscale finishes and lighting, with stone countertops, custom sinks, lighted mirrors and a mosaic back-lit tile. A pedestrian boardwalk along the waterfront connects the hotel to its conference center and surrounding office buildings.