Cambria Debuts in Houston; More Lone Star Openings…

NATIONAL REPORT—Hotels are setting up shop in the Lone Star State, including the arrival of the first Cambria in Houston. See what’s new:

Cambria Opens First Houston Hotel

Cambria Hotels marked its official arrival to Texas’ largest city with the grand opening of the Cambria Hotel Houston Downtown Convention Center.

Inspiration for the 21-story, 226-room hotel—an adaptive-reuse of the Great Southwest Building, originally known as the Petroleum Building—was drawn from Houston’s history and culture. The property has Art Deco details, including stone carvings from the original 1920s building; custom artwork highlighting the city’s oil industry roots, cowboy culture and NASA influence; and modern furnishings.

During the opening ceremony for the property, a $7,000 check was presented by Cambria to Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, which provides highly specialized and rigorous training in creative writing, dance, music, theatre and visual arts to Houston students.

Houston Welcomes New Courtyard

Courtyard by Marriott Houston Heights/I-10 has opened.

Located at 3220 Katy Freeway, the 147-room hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Rise Management Inc. and managed by LBA Hospitality of Dothan, AL.

The eight-story hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, gated parking garage and guest laundry, and offers 950 sq. ft. of meeting space to accommodate functions of up to 130 people.

A&M Hotels and Strand Hospitality Open Aloft Dallas Euless

The Aloft Dallas Euless recently opened its doors in Texas. The 132-room hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by A&M Hotels and managed by Strand Hospitality of Myrtle Beach, SC.

Located in the center of Glade Parks Town Center, eight miles from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the Aloft Dallas Euless is close to Six Flags Over Texas, AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Field. The five-story hotel is nearby to numerous shopping, dining and entertainment options, including Dave & Busters, which is located steps away.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Debuts in McKinney, TX

The SpringHill Suites Dallas McKinney/Allen has opened in McKinney, TX. The 125-suite hotel operates as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Atlantic Hotels Group of Dallas.

The new hotel offers a little extra space with suites larger than a typical hotel room. Separate living, working and sleeping spaces provide guests with flexibility and functionality.

The property is close to Eldorado Plaza, the Heard Museum, Tupps Brewery and historic downtown McKinney.