Home2 Suites Opens 99-Suite Hotel in McAllen, Texas

MCALLEN, TEXAS — Home2 Suites by Hilton has opened a 99-suite location in the McAllen, a city in south Texas near the Mexico border. Amenities include a combined laundry and fitness area, outdoor pool and meeting/event space that can accommodate up to 100 guests. Perspective Hospitality Management Services will manage the property, which is located at 525 S. Ware Road, approximately three miles from McAllen-Miller International Airport.

March 29, 2017

Penn National Gaming to Acquire Two Casinos in North Mississippi for $44M

ROBINSONVILLE, MISS. — Penn National Gaming Inc., a Pennsylvania-based racetrack and casino operator, has entered into a deal to acquire Bally’s Casino Tunica and Resorts Casino Tunica for $44 million in cash, according to the Memphis Business Journal. Bally’s Casino Tunica features a 40,000-square-foot casino and a 238-room hotel; Resorts Casino Tunica features a 35,000-square-foot casino and a 201-room hotel. Both properties are located in Robinsonville, Miss., approximately 30 miles..

March 29, 2017

Union Investment Buys Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Seattle for $90M

SEATTLE — Union Investment has purchased the 222-room Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Seattle for $90 million. The hotel is located at 1821 Boren Ave. This is the Hamburg-based real estate investment manager’s first acquisition on the West Coast.

March 29, 2017

$12M Hampton Inn Opens in Wentzville, Missouri

WENTZVILLE, MO. — Hampton Inn St. Louis Wentzville has opened near St. Louis. The $12 million hotel features 64,000 square feet and 109 rooms. The hotel is located at 150 Wentzville Bluffs Drive in the new Wentzville Bluffs development. Amenities include a fitness center, indoor pool, meeting rooms and outdoor grill area. Midas Hospitality is managing the hotel. MC Hotel Construction, the sister company of Midas, was the general contractor.

March 29, 2017

WaterWalk Breaks Ground on Hybrid Extended-Stay Hotel, Apartment Project in Irving

IRVING, TEXAS — WaterWalk Hotel Apartments has broken ground on WaterWalk Las Colinas, located adjacent to DFW Airport at George Bush Turnpike and West Royal Lane in Irving. WaterWalk Las Colinas will feature 153 units across two buildings and is expected to open by Memorial Day of 2018. The franchised property is owned by a group of investors based in Wichita, Kan., and led by Allan Dunne, owner and manager of Dunne Investments and Dunne Property Co. The Law Company is the general contractor..

March 28, 2017

Arden Group Acquires Sheraton Hotel in Atlanta, Plans $7M in Renovations

ATLANTA — Arden Group, through its affiliate Arden Real Estate Partners II, has acquired the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel for an undisclosed price. The recently renovated, 763-room hotel includes over 100,000 square feet of event and meeting space, as well as an indoor-outdoor swimming pool, garden courtyard with retractable glass roof, fitness center, business center and two restaurants. Arden plans to invest $7 million in renovations to the hotel, which will add to the $15 million that the..

March 28, 2017

Rockies Lodging Capital Buys Two Hotels in Fort Collins

FORT COLLINS, COLO. — Rockies Lodging Capital has purchased two hotels in Fort Collins for an undisclosed sum. The hotels include the 113-room Residence Inn and the 112-room Courtyard located at 1127 and 1200 Oakridge Drive, respectively. The properties are situated in the center of Fort Collins' main commercial corridor. CBRE Hotels’ Mark Darrington and Larry Kaplan represented the seller, Southwest Value Partners, in this transaction.

March 27, 2017

Pacifica Host Hotels Divests Best Western Plus Otay Valley in San Diego

SAN DIEGO — Pacifica Host Hotels has sold its 118-room Best Western Plus Otay Valley in the San Diego submarket of Chula Vista to a California-based hotel ownership group. The price was not disclosed. The hotel will retain the Best Western branding. The new owner plans to renovate the hotel. Leigh-Anne Ashton, Bruce Holmes and Harry Hashim of HotelBrokerOne represented both parties. The transaction involved a 1031 exchange.

March 27, 2017

Hilton Opens 207-Suite Hotel in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Hilton Hotels and Resorts has opened Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans French Quarter, a four-story, 207-suite property located at 317 N. Rampart St. in New Orleans. The hotel offers a 24-hour fitness center, pool, kitchen and grill area and 1,500 square feet of meeting space, as well as 12 balcony suites with full kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas.

March 27, 2017

Urban Commons Unveils Plans for $250M Mixed-Use Development in Long Beach, Calif.

LONG BEACH, CALIF. — Urban Commons has unveiled plans for a $250 million mixed-use development surrounding the Queen Mary, a retired cruise ship docked in Long Beach, Calif. The 700,000-square-foot project  — designed by Gensler and titled Queen Mary Island — will include a main lobby plaza; 2,400-foot boardwalk alongside marinas, eclectic retail shops, cafes and bars; 200-room hotel; and outdoor amphitheater. Urban Commons assumed the master lease of the ship in April of last..

March 23, 2017