NATIONAL REPORT—Hotel projects are shaping up around the country. Hospitality companies are breaking ground and developing ballpark hotels, city spaces and coastal properties. Here’s four to know:
Loews Hotels & Co. Breaks Ground on St. Louis Ballpark Property
Loews Hotels & Co., The Cordish Companies and the St. Louis Cardinals officially broke ground on the $65-million Live! by Loews St. Louis hotel, which will be located inside the second phase of Ballpark Village. The hotel will be the first St. Louis hotel for Loews Hotels & Co. and will be part of Ballpark Village’s $260-million phase two expansion. Ballpark Village, developed by The Cordish Companies and the St. Louis Cardinals, is a mixed-use dining and entertainment district adjacent to Busch Stadium.
The hotel will have 216 guestrooms, including 19 suites and great rooms with outdoor terraces. In addition, the property will have 7,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, food and beverage options, and a fitness facility.
Mr. C Expands to Coconut Grove, FL
From the fourth generation hospitality leaders, brothers Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani, comes Mr. C Coconut Grove. The hotel is scheduled to open this winter.
The property has 100 guestrooms and suites with private outdoor terraces, rooftop Bellini Restaurant and Bar, a rooftop pool, fitness center and spa. In addition, Mr. C Coconut Grove will have a ballroom that can accommodate a seated dinner for approximately 150 guests and cocktail reception for 300 guests, with an additional pre-function space. A covered event space is also available for up to 720 guests.
Tru by Hilton New-Build Underway in Orlando, FL
Hilton and Epelboim Development Group broke ground on a new Tru by Hilton property in Orlando, FL. The 259-room, eight-story hotel will be located on Westwood Blvd. and it is the largest Tru property to be built so far. It is expected to be completed in Q4 2019.
Hotel to Open Within Office Building in Concord, NH
The Hotel Concord, a 38-room boutique hotel, will open in two phases. It is located on the fourth and sixth floors of Capital Commons, a six-story Class A mixed-use building overlooking the Merrimack River and the New Hampshire State House.
The 21 rooms on the fourth floor will be ready for occupancy in August, while 17 rooms on the sixth floor will open in early 2019.
Bravo Zulu Hospitality Group will operate the hotel led by David V. Shamoian.