NATIONAL REPORT—Hotels are breaking ground, with properties in the works in Texas, Oregon and Florida. Projects include mixed-use developments, athletic-focused hotels and airport locations:
Arlington City Council Approves Transformative Development Project
Arlington continues to build on its economic momentum with a planned $810-million expansion of the Entertainment District, which would add a hotel brand, new convention center, corporate office headquarters, mixed-use residential building, small business co-working and incubator space, and dining, retail and entertainment options.
The Arlington City Council entered into a public-private partnership over a 30-year period to facilitate the development project. The expansion is a continuation of the public-private partnership between the City of Arlington, the Texas Rangers, Loews Hotels & Co and The Cordish Companies. This includes a $550 million, 888-room Loews Arlington Hotel with 1,500 parking spaces. The hotel would be connected to a new Arlington Convention Center, which will offer 216,000 sq. ft. of meeting and outdoor function space.
Life Time Breaks Ground on Athletic Lifestyle Resort
Life Time broke ground on its destination in Beaverton, OR—the company’s first in the state. The groundbreaking took place on the future home of both the athletic resort and co-working destination. This marks the start of the construction project, planned for completion in late 2021. Once open, the athletic resort destination will have a three-story, 140,000-sq.-ft. athletic club with fitness and training areas with cycle, yoga, Pilates and Barre studios, Kids Academy, LifeSpa, LifeCafe, basketball courts, indoor aquatic center and more. Outside, a 40,000-sq.-ft. beach club will have lap and leisure pools, Whirlpools, lounge areas and a bistro. And, located on top of a dedicated parking structure, will be Life Time Work, a 45,000-sq.-ft. shared workspace.
Cambria Hotel Orlando International Airport Begins Construction
The Cambria Hotels brand, franchised by Choice Hotels International Inc. and Green Stay Hospitality LLC, part of Reddy Hotels, Orlando, FL, has started construction on the first Cambria hotel in Orlando at a groundbreaking event at the property’s future location. The Cambria Hotel Orlando International Airport is slated to open in early 2021. The five-story, 106-room Cambria Hotel Orlando International Airport will be close to the airport, Walt Disney World, the Orange County Convention Center and downtown Orlando. The property will have food and beverage outlets, meeting space and a fitness center.