HOUSTON—Construction has begun on the Courtyard by Marriott in Springwoods Village, 20 miles north of downtown Houston. The hotel is being built on the nearly three acres of land Woodbine Development Corporation and InterMountain Management (IMM) recently purchased from CDC Houston. The property is scheduled to open in second quarter 2016.
Situated on Holzwarth Rd. just south of the Residence Inn by Marriott—slated to open in September 2015—the Courtyard by Marriott will serve the ExxonMobil campus, Southwestern Energy headquarters, CHI St. Luke’s medical campus and other employers in the North Houston area. The hotel will feature 125 guestrooms, including suites; 1,200 sq. ft. of meeting space; a 1,000-sq.-ft. fitness center; 6,300 sq. ft. of outdoor space with a swimming pool, patio, fire pit and an open lawn; and The Bistro, the brand’s signature casual-fast restaurant and a bar.
“We’re pleased to break ground on our second project in Springwoods Village,” said King Scovell, Woodbine’s VP of development. “It’s been exciting to be a part of the dynamic growth of this unique community.”
The new hotel is being co-developed by Woodbine and IMM, which will also manage the hotel, in partnership with USAA Realco. Woodbine is also planning to develop a full-service hotel in CityPlace Springwoods Village. Other members of the Courtyard by Marriott development team include GH2 Hospitality Architects, Walter P. Moore, Precision Engineering, DCI Engineers and Clark Contractors.
“With ExxonMobil’s campus and Southwestern Energy’s headquarters now open for business, Springwoods Village has stimulated a new hotel submarket to serve the expanding employment center in north Harris County,” said Keith Simon, EVP of CDC Houston. “The development of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel is just the next step in our strategy to provide a range of hotel properties at different price points, all within walking distance of work centers, dining, retail and recreation facilities.”
Springwoods Village is a $10-billion, 1,800-acre sustainable master-planned community in Spring, TX, just south of The Woodlands. Located at the confluence of I-45, the Hardy Toll Rd. and the Grand Pkwy., the nature-inspired residential and commercial community will provide housing options, civic facilities, outdoor recreation and a 60-acre CityPlace with office space, shopping, dining and lodging in an urban, walkable environment.