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Giorgio Borlenghi Opens His Second Granduca Hotel, More May Come

AUSTIN – Houston developer Giorgio Borlenghi has opened his second Granduca hotel, in what could become a small chain of high-end hotels. The new Hotel Granduca Austin is a 194-room property on a hillside near the corner of Bee Caves Road and Loop 360. In an interview last year, Borlenghi said his goal is to expand the Granduca brand with ... Read More »

Fertitta Pours Foundation for 36-Story Mixed-Use Tower in Houston

HOUSTON – Tilman Fertitta has poured the foundation for his 36-story mixed-use tower on Loop 610 in the Uptown area of Houston. The 680,000-square-foot project, called The Post Oak, will have 250 hotel rooms, 140,000 SF of office space, 22 apartment units, a Mastro’s Steakhouse, a Willie G’s Seafood, upscale retail and 1,000 parking spaces. The 10-acre project, located on ... Read More »

Houston Area’s First ‘Even’ Wellness Hotel to be Developed

HOUSTON – A 5-story, 135-room “EVEN” branded hotel, which emphasizes wellness, will be built in the Shenandoah community north of Houston, according to Colliers International. Colliers International announced the sale of the 6.4-acre site, a vacant land parcel on Shenandoah Park Drive at David Memorial Drive in Montgomery County. Tom Condon, Jr., and Charles Herder of Colliers International represented the seller.  Kevin Staloch ... Read More »

A Year Before Opening, Houston’s New Convention Hotel Books an Amazing 200,000 Room-Nights

HOUSTON – Boosted by the 2017 Super Bowl, the new 1000-room Marriott Marquis Houston, which will open next year, has booked almost 200,000 room-nights, a phenomenal amount of advance business, a hotel executive says. The downtown hotel, which will be linked by skybridge to the convention center, has booked a sizable number of rooms for the Super Bowl. But the ... Read More »

Hotel ZaZa Under Construction at MetroNational’s Memorial City in Houston

HOUSTON – MetroNational, a Houston-based real estate company, has partnered with Z Resorts to build Hotel ZaZa to Memorial City at the intersection of Interstate 10 and Bunker Hill Road in west Houston. Slated to open in the summer of 2017, the 17-story project will have 159 hotel rooms and 130 apartment units. Kirksey Architecture will oversee the design and ... Read More »

Hotel News Briefs

ALOFT HOTEL TO OPEN IN HISTORIC HOUSE AT IMPERIAL MARKET SUGAR LAND, Texas — A 120-room Aloft hotel will be part of the new Imperial Market, a redevelopment of historic structures in the former Imperial Sugar Refinery near Houston, the Houston Chronicle reports. The historic, eight-story Imperial Sugar Char House was built in 1925. Imperial Market will be an upscale ... Read More »

Historic Stowers Furniture Building in Downtown Houston Being Redeveloped into Aloft Hotel

HOUSTON – The historic Stowers Furniture building in downtown Houston is being redeveloped into a 173-room Aloft hotel. Built in 1913, the 10-story Stowers building is located at 820 Fannin at Walker Street adjacent to the BG Group Place tower. Construction is underway and the Aloft hotel, part of the Starwood Hotels chain, will open next summer, said Houston developer ... Read More »

Starwood Opening Nine Aloft Branded Hotels in Texas

STAMFORD, Conn.– Starwood Hotels announced plans to open nine  Aloft brand hotels in Texas over the next three years. Starwood will add three more hotels in the Houston area, two in Austin, three in Dallas-Fort Worth, and open its first in College Station. In downtown Houston, a 165-room Aloft will open in the redeveloped  Stowers Furniture building, a historic building ... Read More »

Silverwest Buys San Antonio Hotels

SAN ANTONIO – Silverwest Hotels, LLC purchased a select-service hotel portfolio of three hotels totaling 313 rooms in San Antonio. Silverwest Hotels, LLC is a joint venture by Mariner Real Estate Management based in Kansas City; Silverwest Hotel Partners, LLC and an affiliate of Global Endowment Management based in Charlotte, N.C.  The Silverwest joint venture was founded in 2014 by ... Read More »

Atlanta Group Buys Hotel in NW Houston

HOUSTON –Noble Investment Group of Atlanta has acquired the SpringHill Suites Houston Northwest, a new hotel near the site of the former Compaq Campus. Located within the Chasewood Technology Park, just steps from the Hewlett Packard Campuses and Lone Star College – University Park, the newly built property is the second Houston-area hotel in Noble’s portfolio. “Northwest Houston continues to ... Read More »

Houston Firm Buying 149 Hotels from Goldman Sachs Unit for $1.7 Billion

HOUSTON – Moody National REIT I, a Houston-based hotel group, has agreed to buy 149 hotels from a real estate arm of Goldman Sachs for $1.7 billion. The deal represents a huge growth initiative for the Houston REIT, which had a portfolio of only seven hotels at the beginning of 2015. The hotel portfolio includes 14,000 rooms spread across 32 ... Read More »

Extended-Stay Play: Starwood Buys 50 InTown Suite Hotels

GREENWICH, Conn. — Starwood Capital Group has acquired a portfolio of  50 economy extended-stay hotels from Mount Kellett Capital Management LP and its partners, further building upon its InTown Suites brand. This sale includes 6,106 hotel rooms primarily in the Southeast, including desirable markets in Texas, North Carolina, Florida,  Georgia and Alabama. With this acquisition, InTown Suites will become the largest ... Read More »

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