Hotel Development Heats Up in Texas and California

NATIONAL REPORT—Development activity is on the rise in both Texas and California. In North Houston, along a San Antonio boardwalk and in a southern Silicone Valley neighborhood, here’s some hotel projects in the works:

Construction Begins for North Houston Hotel

Construction has begun for Hyatt House Metropark Shenandoah/The Woodlands. The extended-stay hotel is located at the Metropark Square mixed-use development in Shenandoah, TX. The 5-story, 148-room hotel is slated to open in November 2020. The hotel developer is Sam Moon Group; contractor is VCC and architect is Type Six. The senior lender for the project is Veritex Community Bank and Bedrock Group raised EB-5 Funds for the construction of the Hyatt House Metropark Shenandoah/The Woodlands. Joining a slate of restaurant, retail and entertainment offerings, Hyatt House Metropark Shenandoah/The Woodlands will have residentially inspired studios, one- and two-  bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and separate living guestrooms, a fitness room, pool and food and beverage options.

Harris Bay Reveals Opportunity Zone Boutique Riverwalk Hotel Investment

Harris Bay has revealed the Artista Hotel, a lifestyle and art-centric boutique hotel along the San Antonio Riverwalk. The hotel site was purchased in late 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 artisan crafted pieces like furniture, ceramics, murals, audio and visual displays. Creo, a San Antonio based architectural firm, will be the lead designer on the project and will be exploring  design and program features including bunkrooms replacing some of the traditional suites.

Granada Hotel & Spa Breaks Ground in California

KTGY Architecture + Planning has broken ground on the Granada Hotel & Spa, a new four-story, boutique hotel with 60 guestrooms in Morgan Hill, CA. The Granada Hotel & Spa would be the first hotel to open in the downtown neighborhood and is slated to open in summer of 2021. The new, mixed-use destination hotel and spa will have a market hall, restaurant, vintage wine bar, flower shop, banquet hall, spa facilities, fitness center, pool and valet service.

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