NATIONAL REPORT—Developments are underway across the country, bringing new life into cities. From mixed-use properties to dual-brands, here are some projects shaping up:
Mixed-Use Development to Bolster Indiana Culture, Economy
White Lodging has a $350-million plan to transform the site of the Radisson Hotel and Star Plaza Theatre into The Farm at Crossroad Commons in Merrillville, IN. The 40-acre mixed-use redevelopment will support local and regional tourism and economic development through unique-to-the-region offerings.
The Farm at Crossroad Commons’ centerpiece is a working education-based farm and greenhouse, a visitor’s center and indoor-outdoor meeting and event center with more than 104,500 sq. ft. of flexible space. Supporting these centerpiece elements will be four hotels, a microbrewery, distillery, two restaurants, an art gallery and a 100,000-sq.-ft. office building, among other features.
The investment is expected to create more than 1,000 direct and indirect jobs with more than $65 million in annual salaries, in addition to more than 600 construction jobs during the three-year project. Over 10 years, the development will create nearly $100 million in new local, regional and state tax revenues.
The Rose Hotel to Open in Chicago Next Month
Rosemont’s first boutique hotel, The Rose Hotel Chicago/O’Hare, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, will open its doors next month. The hotel is proximate to O’Hare International Airport.
The hotel has 165 guestrooms and suites, all curated through the contributions of DLR, Getty’s Group and Janko Group. The Rose Hotel has 6,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including pre-function areas, an intimate outdoor patio and eight dynamic meeting venues, along with F&B options.
Dual-Brand Underway in Austin, TX
Marriott International Inc. will open two hotels in Austin, the dual-branded AC Hotel Austin and The Otis Hotel, an Autograph Collection hotel. Developed by White Lodging, the dual-branded complex is set to open in Q4 2019.
The two hotels bring 347 rooms to the city; 191 rooms including 29 suites at The Otis Hotel and 156 rooms including two suites at AC Hotel Austin. White Lodging is also currently under construction on the new 613-room Marriott in downtown Austin, close to the Austin Convention Center.
Guests of The Otis Hotel will have access to the 4,000-sq.-ft. rooftop deck, complete with an outdoor pool, cabanas, a bar and terrace. The hotel will also offer a full-service restaurant and bar on the first level. In addition, The Otis Hotel and AC Hotel Austin have more than 7,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space.
Delano Develops First in California
Sbe has entered a partnership with investment and development company TMC Group and Managing Partner Philip Bates to bring the Delano brand to California’s Indian Wells.
Delano Hotel & Residences Indian Wells will mark the first iteration for the brand in California and the first Delano with a residential component in the U.S. Set to open in 2020, the project will include 154 rooms, 54 Delano-branded residential condominium units and sbe’s culinary Katsuya and Skybar brands.
Integrated design firm WATG is overseeing the architecture and landscape design of the project in partnership with Dakota Development, a division of sbe.
Radisson Red in Portland, OR to Feature Local Art, Bites
Radisson Red is set to open its second U.S. hotel in downtown Portland, OR, next month. This follows the 2016 opening of Red in Minneapolis. Radisson Red Portland Downtown’s 180 guestrooms and various communal spaces will have curated art pieces created by local Portland artists. There’s also a bar and restaurant with local beer and wine along with a fitness center.