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Selections from Recent Issues


Comfort Inn and Suites Euless

Sep 28, 17 -- Mukesh and Meena Patel are planning a Comfort Inn near the intersection of Airport Freeway and State Highway 121. A Special Use Permit application was filed with the City of Euless at the end of August. The hotel would be developed on a vacant, two-acre site and would have around 96 guest rooms. Read more...


SpringHill Suites Sacramento/El Dorado Hills

Sep 20, 17 -- Developers Martin Harmon and Vinal Perkins are planning a hotel with approximately 100 guest rooms within a proposed, 17-acre expansion of the existing Montano de El Dorado shopping center. The Sacramento-area project is currently in the environmental review process. The developers have a SpringHill Suites franchise agreement for the hotel. Read more...


Home2 Suites Steeplechase Business Park

Sep 5, 17 -- KM Hotels of Richmond, Va., is planning a Home2 Suites hotel at the Steeplechase 95 International Business Park, located next to the I-495 beltway near Andrews Air Force Base. The hotel is currently under review by Prince George's County for Detailed Site Plan. The case will go before the Prince George's Planning Commission on September 21 with a recommendation for approval. Read more...


Hampton Inn Cincinnati West

Sep 7, 17 -- An affiliate of Kentucky-based builder Michael Salsman is developing a Hampton Inn off I-74 west of Cincinnati. The approximately two-acre site comprises three parcels each currently developed with a vacant single-family residential structure. Site acquisition was completed in February of this year. Read more...


Hilton Garden Inn | Homewood Suites Broomfield

Aug 25, 17 -- Dakota Legacy Group is planning a dual-brand Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites hotel near the Flatiron Crossing mall north of Denver. Concept plans were submitted to the City of Broomfield earlier this year and city staff anticipates a formal submittal in the coming days. The site is owned by an affiliate Dakota Legacy Group founder Gary Tharaldson. The franchise is held by Kerry W. Boekelheide of KWB Hotel Partners but the plans were submitted by Dakota Legacy Group. Read more...


I-85 Little Rock Road Hotel I

Aug 16, 17 -- Charlotte-based hotel owner Kunal Dave is planning two hotels on the north side of I-85 near Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Dave purchased the 5.4-acre site in late 2015 and filed a rezoning application in June of this year. The two hotels would have a total of 215 guest rooms. Read more...


SpringHill Suites Austin at Anderson Arbor

Sep 27, 17 -- The hotel is being developed by Andy Patel of Pure Lodging Hospitality. Read more...


Holiday Inn Express Murrieta

Aug 1, 17 -- Meadows Asset Management of Newport Beach is planning a Holiday Inn Express hotel adjacent to I-15 north of Temecula. The hotel will be part of a new 6.5-acre commercial center that will include around 26,600 square feet of retail and restaurant space. Plans for the development were approved by the Murrieta Planning Commission on June 28. Read more...


Courtyard Austin North near The Domain

Jul 26, 17 -- Texas Western Hospitality is planning a Marriott Courtyard hotel near The Domain mixed-use development north of Austin. Plans were submitted on July 20. The approximately three-acre site is currently developed with a single-story warehouse.

There are currently Element and Hilton Garden Inn hotels under development in this immediate area. Read more...


AC Hotel at Duke University Medical Center

Jul 19, 17 -- RevPAR Management of Cary, N.C., is planning a 141-room AC Hotel on a vacant parcel at the existing Erwin Terrace retail/office development near Duke University Medical Center. A site plan application for the hotel was submitted at the end of May. Read more...


TownePlace Suites Orlando/Downtown

Jul 12, 17 -- Tampa-based developers Charles Funk and Jeff Meehan are planning to develop a TownePlace Suites hotel near Orlando Regional Medical Center just south of downtown Orlando. The planned hotel is adjacent to a Hampton Inn recently developed by Funk and Meehan's Carlyle Investments. The second hotel is under review for a Planned Development amendment. The site was previously planned for a medical office building. Read more...


Holiday Inn Nashville at The Preserve

Sep 7, 17 -- Rezoning is currently scheduled to be considered by the Metropolitan Planning Commission on September 28, 2017. Read more...


Holiday Inn Express Jamaica

Jun 19, 17 -- Manny Chadha is planning a 200-room Holiday Inn Express near CUNY's York College campus in Jamaica, Queens. Chadha purchased the site about three years ago and has now submitted plans for the hotel. The site is currently developed with a car wash. Read more...


Element Scottsdale at SkySong

Sep 19, 17 -- The project is scheduled to go before the Development Review Board on September 21. Read more...


Courtyard Corpus Christi Downtown

Jun 5, 17 -- Local hotel owner/developer Raju Bhagat is planning a Marriott Courtyard hotel fronting Shoreline Drive in downtown Corpus Christi. The intended site is currently developed with an exterior corridor hotel built in the 1960s.

Bhagat and partner Ajit David recently developed a SpringHill Suites in Corpus Christi and currently have Aloft, Residence Inn and Tru hotels under development there. Read more...


Canopy Savannah Historic District

May 25, 17 -- North Point Hospitality Group is planning a Canopy by Hilton on the western edge of the Savannah Historic District. An application for Certificate of Appropriateness was filed on May 17.

The intended site was purchased by North Point in 2014 and is currently developed with a vacant auto service garage. Read more...


Southside CityCentre Hotel

May 18, 17 -- Miami developer Kevin Reilly is planning a multi-tower, mixed-use development on 3.3 acres in downtown Fort Lauderdale south of the Tarpon River. The project would comprise three towers containing around 312,000 square feet of office space, 52,000 square feet of retail, 879 residential units and a 330-room hotel. The hotel and 207,000 square feet of office space would occupy a 36-story tower at the south end of the site. The two remaining towers are each 43 stories. Plans were submitted to the City of Fort Lauderdale in April. Read more...


La Quinta Inn & Suites Orlando I-Drive

May 2, 17 -- Riviera Point Development Group is planning to develop two hotels on 3.3 acres near Sea World. Plans were approved by the Orange County Development Review Committee on April 26. The La Quinta Inn is planned as the first phase. Read more...


Oak Lawn/Uptown Hotel

Apr 24, 17 -- Dallas-based Alamo Manhattan Properties is planning a 220-room hotel in the Oak Lawn neighborhood. On April 4, the Dallas City Plan Commission granted Planned Development Subdistrict approval for the project.

The intended site comprises three quarters of an acre and is currently developed with a 13-unit condominium complex and a single family home. The single-family property and one of the condo units are owned by Greenway Investment Co., an affiliate of Alamo Manhattan Properties. The developer intends to purchase the remaining condo units from individual owners. Read more...


Vib Best Western

Apr 13, 17 -- KNM Development Group is planning a 101-room Best Western Vib hotel and an attached, above-grade parking garage near FedEx Forum in downtown Memphis. On May 11, the project will be considered by the Memphis/Shelby County Land Use Control Board for Special Use Permit approval. Read more...


Sweetwater Hotel

Apr 7, 17 -- A partnership led by local developer Antonio Gonzalez is planning a 120-room hotel on close to an acre of vacant industrial-zoned land near the Miami International Mall. The first reading of a proposed rezoning was approved by the Sweetwater City Commission on April 3. A second reading is scheduled for May 8. Read more...


Hampton Inn & Suites Howell

Mar 30, 17 -- Namou Hotel Group is planning a 101-room Hampton Inn next to I-96 between Detroit and Lansing. The project is under review by Genoa Township for site plan approval. Read more...


Home2 Suites Lawrenceville

Mar 24, 17 -- Peachtree Hotel Group is planning a Home2 Suites near the Sugarloaf Mills shopping mall north of Atlanta. A petition to rezone the site is under consideration by Gwinnett County. To the south of this site are Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites hotels owned by other entities. Read more...


Four Points by Sheraton Sarasota

Mar 13, 17 -- California-based developer Daniel Singh is planning to convert an exterior corridor Baymont Inn to an interior corridor Four Points by Sheraton. The existing hotel comprises two detached buildings constructed in 1967 and 1976, respectively. The older, two-story building would be expanded to three stories and the newer, three-story western building would be increased to five stories. New construction would total around 10,000 square feet. The number of guest rooms will remain at 99. The project is under review for conditional use and site plan approval. Read more...


Home2 Suites Daytona Beach

Jul 19, 17 -- The project is in the permitting phase. Read more...


Opera II Hotel

Feb 28, 17 -- Empire Hotel Group is planning a nine-story hotel adjacent to the company's Opera House Hotel in the South Bronx. Plans submitted in early February show a total of 31 guest rooms and no food or beverage facilities. The ground floor will have 760 square feet of community facility space. The site is currently developed with a three-story commercial/residential building. Read more...


Hyatt Place St. Louis Downtown

Sep 8, 17 -- The developer doesn't have a definite start date at this time. Read more...


Staybridge Suites Holland

Feb 13, 17 -- Farmington Hills-based Asmar Holdings is planning two hotels on a vacant site in Holland, Mich. The first hotel, planned as a 102-room Staybridge Suites, received special use approval from the Holland Planning Commission on February 7. The second hotel has no indicated brand and will require separate approval.

Asmar recently opened a Holiday Inn Express in Farmington Hills and is nearing completion for a Staybridge Suites in Ann Arbor. Read more...


TownePlace Suites Cincinnati Downtown

Aug 3, 17 -- The developer plans to start construction in early 2018 and open one year after that. Read more...


Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Downtown

Feb 2, 17 -- Local hotel developers Oscan, Paul and David Pong are planning an addition to their 199-room Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Downtown. The project would add around 43 new guest rooms and remove nine rooms, for a new total of 233 rooms. Most of the new rooms will be located in a three-story addition above the single-story section of the building at the southeast corner of the property. Exterior improvements will be made to the rest of the building, including the construction of a new parapet around the perimeter to hide the existing metal mansard and bring the facade into conformity with more recent Hampton Inns prototypes. Read more...


West 39th Street Hotel

Jan 19, 17 -- Fortuna Realty Group is planning a 300-room hotel on the site of a five-story commercial building on West 39th Street between 5th and 6th avenues. Fortuna purchased the property in May 2016 and submitted plans for the hotel at the end of December. Amenities will include a guest spa, meeting rooms, ground floor restaurant, second floor terrace bar and a rooftop bar.

Fortuna currently has two other hotels under development near this location: one on West 38th Street and another on 6th Avenue close to West 45th Street. Read more...


TownePlace Suites Innovate Corp Center

Jan 10, 17 -- A partnership led by Cosme Fagundo is planning a TownePlace Suites hotel at Innovate Corporate Center, a new, 14-acre office complex located just south of Sleep Train Arena. Plans for the complex were recommended for approval by the Sacramento Planning Commission on November 17, 2016, and will go before the city council for final approval on January 17.

Fagundo is a locally based investor and owner of McDonald's restaurants. Read more...


SoMa 5th Street Hotel

Jan 5, 17 -- Southern California-based developer Virendra J. Nathu has proposed a 197-room hotel on a quarter of an acre near the intersection of 5th Street and I-80 in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood. San Francisco planning staff completed a preliminary review of the project in early December. Hotel amenities would include a lobby bar, breakfast room, fitness room and small meeting room. The building would include 4,045 square feet of retail space and fourteen parking spaces below grade with access from Hulbert Alley.

The site is currently occupied by a two-story industrial building, a donut shop and a surface parking lot. Nathu purchased the site in June 2016. Read more...


Ventura Boulevard Hotel

Dec 20, 16 -- An entity led by local businessman Kamyar Marouni is planning a 200-room hotel fronting the Ventura Freeway just east of the Warner Center. Preliminary plans were presented to the Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council Board on December 15. The site is currently developed with a vacant restaurant building. The proposed hotel would include a 3,200 square-foot, ground floor restaurant and a 8,200 square-foot banquet room. Read more...


Westlake Village Inn

Dec 15, 16 -- The owner of the Westlake Village Inn is planning an expansion that would add 16 new guest rooms, a yoga pavilion, salon, administrative facilities and a new spa in several new one- and two-story buildings. The addition would comprise 19,125 square feet of floor area and would also include a new swimming pool and landscape improvements. The project is currently under review by the City of Westlake Village. A public hearing is likely to take place in early 2017.

The 16-acre resort complex currently comprises several detached guest room buildings, two separate restaurants, a nightclub/event facility, 10 tennis courts and a small vineyard. The property was originally developed in the 1960s and was formerly known as the Westlake Inn and Motor Hotel. Read more...


Candlewood Suites Franklin

Aug 4, 17 -- The hotel is under construction. Read more...


Tru by Hilton RDU Airport

Sep 27, 17 -- The hotel is under construction with plans to open mid-2018. Read more...


Cambria Hotel Sarasota

Nov 15, 16 -- Agents for Choice Hotels have submitted preliminary plans for development of a 118-room Cambria Hotel two blocks east of the Sarasota bay front. The plans were submitted in late October and remain in the technical review phase. The proposed site is made up of two parcels with a total of around 29,000 square feet. Existing structures include three small residential buildings. The drawings for the hotel show a five-story building with 59 parking spaces on the first level. Read more...


La Quinta Inn San Antonio NE

Oct 17, 16 -- Rupesh Patel is planning a La Quinta Inn near the intersection of I-35 and I-410 in northeast San Antonio. The local hotel operator recently filed an application to rezone a vacant, 13-acre site fronting I-35 to allow for the planned hotel as well as future retail, restaurant and medical office space. On November 1, the proposed rezoning was recommended for approval by the San Antonio Zoning Commission. The case is scheduled to be heard by the city council on December 1. Read more...


Hampton Inn & Suites Rancho Cucamonga

Nov 2, 16 -- The City of Rancho Cucamonga is reviewing plans for a 108-room Hampton Inn proposed for a 1.4-acre site currently developed with a Carrows Restaurant. A public hearing for the project will take place in the latter part of November. Applicant Shahin Shaath is the owner of the restaurant as well as several ARCO am/pm locations. Preliminary meetings on the project were joined by a representative of Twenty Four Seven Hotels. Read more...


SpringHill Suites Chambersburg

Oct 19, 16 -- Areya Management is planning a SpringHill Suites hotel on a vacant site off I-81 in Southern Pennsylvania. Areya purchased the site in September after securing subdivision approval the previous month. Development plans have yet to be submitted. Read more...


Hampton Inn New Orleans Marigny

Sep 18, 17 -- We are unable to determine construction status at this time. Read more...


Habita LA Arts District Hotel

Oct 5, 16 -- Mexico City-based Grupo Habita is planning to convert a turn-of-the-century, Los Angeles Arts District warehouse to a 66-unit hotel. Plans for the 44,600 square-foot building include 5,400 square feet of ground floor restaurant and retail space. A planning application filed with the City of Los Angeles at the end of September describes the project as a condominium-hotel.

Grupo Habita currently operates a dozen hotels throughout Mexico. Its two existing U.S. locations are the 56-room Hotel Americano Chelsea in New York and The Robey Chicago, a 69-room hotel now being created in a historic Wicker Park office building. Read more...


Hilton Garden Inn Bakers Crossing

Sep 29, 16 -- Forza Group of Pennsylvania is planning a 99-room Hilton Garden Inn in the first phase of the company's Bakers Crossing mixed-use development, located on eight acres along Nashville Pike south of Galatin. In late September, the Gallatin Planning Commission recommended approval of the Bakers Crossing Phase 1 Final Master Development Plan. The hotel will include an internal, first floor restaurant on the south side of the building. A single-story kitchen facility is located on the south side of the hotel, and the kitchen is a single-story conference center building with 9,850 square feet of meeting space.

The Bakers Crossing site plan indicates plans for a second hotel in a future phase. Forza has advised city officials that it intends to start construction for the first hotel in 2017 and the second in 2019. Read more...


Haverhill Hotel

Sep 26, 16 -- Giri Hotels of Qunicy, Mass., is planning to redevelop the site of its Best Western Merrimack Valley hotel, located adjacent to I-495 about 30 miles north of Boston. An application for the project was recently submitted to the City of Haverhill.

The existing hotel comprises three, two- and three-story guest room wings with a total of 126 guest rooms. The proposed project would demolish the eastern and southern wings and expand the remaining, two-story building to create a single, five-story hotel. The remainder of the 2.4-acre site would be developed with a new building containing 6,600 square feet of retail and 3,000 square feet of restaurant space. Read more...


Home2 Suites | Tru by Hilton Kennesaw

Apr 11, 17 -- The developer doesn't have a definitive start date for construction. Read more...


SpringHill Suites Truckee - Coburn Crossing

Feb 22, 17 -- In January, the project was approved by the Truckee Town Council. Read more...


Holiday Inn Express Lake Worth

Sep 6, 16 -- Local developer Hardial Sibia is planning a Holiday Inn Express hotel on part of a vacant, 7.3-acre site near the intersection of I-95 and 10th Avenue. A 158-unit apartment building is proposed on the remainder of the site. The project is currently under review for site plan and use permit approval.

Sibia is currently nearing completion of a Holiday Inn Express in Boynton Beach. Read more...


Hotel North San Jose

Mar 23, 17 -- Plans for this project remain under review. As of this writing, no hearing date has been set for this project. Read more...


Tru by Hilton Coppell - DFW

Aug 8, 16 -- Hitesh Jariwala of Pegasus Hotel Group is planning a 127-room Tru by Hilton hotel off I-635 near DFW Airport. The hotel is planned as part of a new 8.2-acre complex that will also include a second hotel and two office buildings. In June, the Coppell City Council approved rezoning and a conceptual site plan for this new complex. The brand of the second hotel is not indicated. Read more...

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