HFF Secures $28.2M Construction Financing for Embassy Suites in Amarillo

by Haisten Willis

AMARILLO, TEXAS — HFF has secured $28.2 million in construction financing to develop a 225-room Embassy Suites hotel to anchor the Civic Center redevelopment in Amarillo. HFF worked on behalf of the developer, NewcrestImage, to secure the financing through Southwest Bank, the largest locally owned bank in Fort Worth. Located at the intersection of 6th Avenue and Buchanan Street, the 200,000-square-foot Embassy Suites hotel will be part of planned improvements in downtown Amarillo surrounding Amarillo’s Civic Center, a multi-purpose convention center that will also include retail, a parking garage and an entertainment venue/ballpark. Amarillo is the 14th-largest city in Texas and the largest city in the Texas Panhandle. The all-suite, Hilton-branded hotel will feature 30,000 square feet of meeting and function space, 300 parking spots in an adjacent garage, lounge and lobby bar, pool, fitness center and full-service restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel is expected to be complete in 2017. Travis Anderson and Jim Curtin led the HFF debt placement team representing the borrower.

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