Marriott Breaks Ground in Texas

SPRING, TX—Woodbine Development Corp., in partnership with CDC Houston and USAA Real Estate Co., broke ground on Marriott CityPlace at Springwoods Village here. The 10-story, 337-room full-service hotel anchors the eastern end of CityPlace, a 60-acre fully integrated, mixed-use district in Springwoods Village, facing CityPlace Park and next to the public CityPlace Plaza. The property is scheduled to open in November 2018.

Woodbine is the developer and asset manager for the Houston-area hotel. Gensler is the architect and designer, and Austin Commercial is the general contractor. Financing is being provided through a partnership between Commerce Bank and Frost Bank.

King Scovell, managing partner and chief development officer for Woodbine, which also developed the nearby Courtyard by Marriott Springwoods Village and the extended-stay Residence Inn Houston Springwoods Village, said, “This Marriott will not only grow the area’s room count, it will also diversify the mix of accommodations and event space available here, allowing this thriving community to better serve business and leisure travelers.”

Marriott CityPlace at Springwoods Village will be the first full-service hotel within the master-planned community. In addition to Marriott signature elements, such as MClub Lounge, Great Rooms, Great Room Bar and Grab N Go, the hotel also will include a three-meal-a-day restaurant and a tech lounge. The pool, pool bar and outdoor patio and event space will allow travelers to take advantage of the Texas sunshine and fair weather. The hotel also will feature 33,000 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor function space, including a grand ballroom, a junior ballroom, five meeting rooms, a boardroom, a pool bar event space and an expansive outdoor event area.

Marriott CityPlace at Springwoods Village will have an open feel and contemporary design inspired by the paths, forest trails and creeks of the surrounding Springwoods Village community, according to the company. The interiors will feature a mix of stone, tile, wood, metal and textured fabrics in natural tones—paired with upscale furnishings, fixtures and finishes. Nods to the history and nature of the region will be woven throughout.

Public spaces will offer a mix of configurations and seating options for those looking to connect online or to connect with others around them. Meanwhile, the 337 guestrooms will offer lounge furniture and a flexible table/work station setup designed for seamless transitions between work and relaxation.

The design of Marriott CityPlace at Springwoods Village has been developed with the goal of pursuing LEED certification, reflecting Springwoods Village’s commitment to sustainable development and conservation. The community has more than 290 acres of parks and natural corridors that connect to a network of trails. The nearby 150-acre Springwoods Village Nature Preserve has a forest habitat, wetlands and pond, and will eventually become part of the greater 46-mile Spring Creek Greenway.

Springwoods Village is a $10-billion, 2,000-acre, sustainable, master-planned community just south of the Woodlands and 20 miles north of downtown Houston. CityPlace, which will offer 4.4 million sq. ft. of office and retail space within Springwoods Village, is being developed by a master development venture comprising Patrinely Group, USAA Real Estate Co. and CDC Houston.

It is also close to companies like ExxonMobil, Southwestern Energy, American Bureau of Shipping, HP Inc. and CHI St. Luke’s hospital.