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Skender Breaks Ground on 14-Story Hyatt House Hotel in Chicago’s Fulton Market

CHICAGO — Construction firm Skender has broken ground on a 14-story Hyatt House hotel in Chicago’s Fulton Market district. The 167,000-square-foot, 200-room development is located at 105 N. May St. The Hyatt House will be the first hotel in the Fulton Market district to cater to extended-stay corporate travelers. Amenities will include an indoor pool, green roof, fitness center and bar and lounge. Sterling Bay is the project developer, and Eckenhoff Saunders Architects is the architect. …

Margaritaville Holdings to Build $300M Hotel in Times Square

NEW YORK CITY — Margaritaville Holdings has unveiled its plans for a 29-story Margaritaville resort in the heart of Manhattan’s Times Square. Development costs are estimated at $300 million. Located at 560 Seventh Ave., the property will feature a 234-room hotel, several Margaritaville-branded food and beverage concepts, a rooftop bar, pool, spa/lounge and retail space. The project is slated for completion in late 2020. International Meal Company will operate the food and beverage …

HFF Secures $23.3M in Acquisition Financing for Two Hotels in Metro Dallas

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS — HFF has secured approximately $23.3 million in acquisition financing for two hotels in Grapevine, a suburb of Dallas located near Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport. The 94-room Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas-DFW Airport North-Grapevine was built in 2000 and the 96-room Comfort Suites DFW Airport North Grapevine was completed in 2005. Both hotels feature a business center, fitness center, meeting rooms and a pool. Pete Felhman of HFF led the debt placement team …

Aztec Group Arranges $21.3M Construction Loan for AC Marriott Hotel in Midtown Miami

MIAMI — Aztec Group Inc. has arranged a $21.3 million construction loan for the development of the AC Marriott Hotel in Midtown Miami. Boaz Ashbel of Aztec Group arranged the loan through Florida Community Bank NA on behalf of the project developer, Midtown Lodging 2 LLC. The 153-room hotel will be located at the corner of N.E. 34th Street and Biscayne Boulevard and will feature a modern glass façade. Hotel amenities will include a restaurant and bar/lounge, business center, fitness center, …

MCR Buys Marriott-Branded Hotel Near Richmond for $10.9M

GLEN ALLEN, VA. — MCR has acquired the 136-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott Richmond North Glen Allen for $10.9 million. The hotel is located at the intersection of Interstates 295 and 95 in Glen Allen, roughly 13 miles north of Richmond. The hotel features an indoor pool, fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi, 300 square feet of meeting space, a 24-hour business center and a 24-hour market. MCR is the seventh largest hotel owner-operator in the country and has invested in and developed 102 …

Embassy Suites by Hilton Opens in Noblesville, Indiana

NOBLESVILLE, IND. — Embassy Suites by Hilton has opened in Noblesville, just north of Indianapolis. Owned and managed by Sun Development and Management, the hotel features 198 suites and more than 29,000 square feet of meeting space. Each suite includes complimentary Wi-Fi, a large high-definition television, sofa bed, microwave, mini refrigerator, coffeemaker and workspace. The Local Kitchen and Tap is the property’s on-site restaurant. Additional amenities include a fitness center, …

Crystal Investment Property Negotiates Sale of Super 8 Hotel in Port Angeles, Washington

PORT ANGELES, WASH. - Crystal Investment Property (CIP) has brokered the sale of a Super 8 hotel located at 2104 E. First St. in Port Angeles. An undisclosed buyer acquired the 63-key hotel. The fully staffed, turn-key hotel features a large lot with ample truck and RV parking. Joseph Kennedy of CIP represented the buyer and undisclosed seller in the sale. The acquisition price was not

Strategic Property Partners to Develop 173-Room EDITION Hotel Within $3B Water Street Tampa Project

TAMPA, FLA. — Strategic Property Partners LLC (SPP) has unveiled plans to develop a 173-room EDITION hotel in Tampa. The hotel will be part of a 26-story tower in the heart of Water Street Tampa, a $3 billion mixed-use development from SPP. EDITION is a modern luxury brand that Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) launched in fall 2013. There are currently EDITION hotels in New York, Miami, London and China, with seven new properties scheduled to open this year. The Tampa EDITION will …

Suburban Capital to Develop $26.3M Hyatt Place Hotel in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. — Virginia Beach-based Suburban Capital Inc. has unveiled plans to build a 127-room Hyatt-branded hotel in Virginia Beach. Hyatt Place at Pembroke Park will be located at 281 Independence Blvd. and will serve as a catalyst for the redevelopment of the 14-acre Pembroke Park into a higher density mixed-use development, according to the project’s developers. The Virginia Beach Development Authority has approved an Economic Development Investment Program Grant in the amount …

Hilton Grand Vacations, Strand Capital to Develop New Hotel in Downtown Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (HGV), in a joint venture with Strand Capital Group LLC, has unveiled plans to build a new hotel in downtown Charleston. The hotel will be located at 475 E. Bay St., within walking distance of The Battery and the South Carolina Aquarium, as well as the city’s dining, shopping and entertainment options. The hotel, dubbed Liberty Place Charleston by Hilton Club, will be HGV’s first property in the historic city. HGV will invest $10 million in …