Two Dual-Brand Projects Break Ground

NATIONAL REPORT—G6 Hospitality has begun development of its new-build in Austin, TX, and Concord Hospitality broke ground on a dual-branded hotel in Greater Boston. Here are the details:

New-Build Project in Texas

G6 Hospitality, known for its economy lodging brands, Motel 6 and Studio 6 in the U.S. and Canada, broke ground on a new-construction in Austin, TX, in partnership with HKV Hospitality LLC. The project will include the Studio 6 and Motel 6 brand offerings in the same location and is currently slated for completion in early 2019.

“As we break ground on this new venture, we look forward to seeing the success Vijay [Patel, president of HKV Hospitality] will have with his first dual-brand property, which is situated on a major artery connecting travelers easily to the downtown Austin area,” said Rob Palleschi, chief development officer, G6 Hospitality, during the ceremony. “This combined Motel 6/Studio 6 property will provide a fresh and inviting lodging option for guests visiting Austin. As our brand continues to grow and evolve both domestically and internationally, we are confident this new concept will offer a unique lodging option to meet the needs of travelers looking for a short-term or extended stay.”

Located outside downtown Austin approximately three miles from the airport, the new Motel 6/Studio 6 property will consist of four floors with 98 total rooms and enhanced architecture, along with a large social area. Design elements of the guestrooms include wood-effect flooring, flat-screen televisions, pedestal beds, granite bathroom countertops and a bold color scheme.

Additionally, this property will offer fully equipped kitchens with a microwave, refrigerator and cookware, guest laundry, expanded cable, WiFi and parking.

Concord Breaks Ground in Boston

Concord Hospitality Enterprises has broken ground on its first property in the Greater Boston area, the dual-branded Homewood Suites and Hampton Inn – Woburn, MA. Working with partners Madison Properties and Whitman Peterson, Concord is the lead developer and will manage the property. Group One Partners will serve as the project architect, with Callahan Construction as the general contractor.

Upon completion in late 2019, the dual-branded property will have 235 guestrooms. The Homewood Suites will include 103 fully equipped suites with kitchens for long-term guests, along with separate living and sleeping areas. The Hampton Inn will have 132 guestrooms, offering the latest upgrades for value-conscious and quality-driven travelers. The hotel will share some amenities including an indoor pool, exercise room and 602 sq. ft. of meeting space.

“Woburn Landing is a significant project both in terms of the economic impact and the opportunities it will offer residents and visitors alike,” said Mark Laport, president and CEO of Concord Hospitality. “We are proud to work with our valued partners to bring this new dual-branded hotel to the Boston area, and we look forward to seeing the project come to life.”