NATIONAL REPORT—From the West Coast to the South, properties are underway in cities across the U.S. Here’s some developments to watch:
Moxy to Debut in Portland, OR
Graves Hospitality (GH) has broken ground on the Moxy Portland. The 12-story, 197-room hotel, targeted to open in the summer of 2020, is developed, owned and operated by the company in partnership with KCB Real Estate and with funding by clients of Washington Capital Management, a local company. The design and build is a collaboration between DLR Group, Howard S. Wright Construction and Urban Resources Inc.
Moxy Portland will have all-day retail, a full-service bar (which doubles as the check-in desk) and a game room. Design for the new hotel reinforces the locality’s distinguishing characteristics, incorporating food stalls and a street-level bar scene.
Hollywood Hotel Underway
Oxford Capital Group and Oxford Hotels & Resorts plan for The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood, a 220-room lifestyle hotel in Los Angeles.
Construction of the property is progressing after successfully negotiating the relocation of previous tenants. The prior building was demolished in September 2017 and excavation completed in November 2017. So far this year, the concrete foundation and podium were completed in May and the steel structure was completed with the building’s topping off in July. Oxford plans to complete the building envelope in January, setting the stage for a spring 2019 opening.
The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood’s exteriors are designed by Los Angeles-based Steinberg Hart and its interiors are designed by The Gettys Group of Chicago. Local artists are engaged to create playful “interactive” moments throughout the property, including oversized metallic sculptures and dichroic glass installations. In addition, the hotel will have a courtyard, pool, indoor and outdoor bars and rooftop venues.
Cambria Expands in Texas
Choice Hotels International Inc. has signed an agreement with Kiran “Kenny” Bhakta of KB Hotels LLC, to develop the new Cambria Hotel Waco University Riverfront in Waco, TX.
Slated to open in 2020, the four-story, 135-room hotel will have the following:
- Spa-style bathrooms with Bluetooth mirrors
- Guestrooms complete with modern fixtures, abundant lighting and plush bedding
- Nearly 8,000 sq. ft. of multifunction meeting space, including separate banquet, board and wine rooms
- Fitness center
- Outdoor patio, pool and courtyard
- On-site dining with freshly made food, local craft beer, wine, specialty cocktails and small bites, along with a coffee and juice bar
- Locally inspired design
Texas-Inspired Property to Open
Valencia Group’s Texican Court, a 152-room retro-inspired motor court concept, opens in Irving’s Las Colinas Urban Center next month in Irving, TX.
Texican Court will have retro-inspired rooms, 3,500 sq. ft. of indoor meeting and event space, three distinct courtyards, a circular-styled pool, large wood-burning fire pits, rocking chairs, live music and the Two Mules Cantina restaurant. The blend of colors, fabrics, textures, sights and sounds was developed by architecture and design firm Rottet Studio.