Downtown dual-branded hotel set to open

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American Liberty Hospitality will open a Hampton Inn / Homewood Suites hotel ‘ at 710 Crawford at Capitol. Linbeck Group is handling construction. Photo taken on Feb.

24, 2016. American Liberty Hospitality will open a Hampton Inn / Homewood Suites hotel ‘ at 710 Crawford at Capitol. Linbeck Group is handling construction. Photo taken on Feb.

24, 2016.

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American Liberty Hospitality will open a Hampton Inn / Homewood Suites hotel ‘ at 710 Crawford at Capitol. Linbeck Group is handling construction. Photo taken on June 1, 2015. American Liberty Hospitality will open a Hampton Inn / Homewood Suites hotel ‘ at 710 Crawford at Capitol.

Linbeck Group is handling construction. Photo taken on June 1, 2015.

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American Liberty Hospitality will open a Hampton Inn / Homewood Suites hotel ‘ at 710 Crawford at Capitol. Linbeck Group is handling construction. Photo taken on June 4, 2014. American Liberty Hospitality will open a Hampton Inn / Homewood Suites hotel ‘ at 710 Crawford at Capitol. Linbeck Group is handling construction. Photo taken on June 4, 2014.

Downtown dual-branded hotel set to open

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American Liberty Hospitality1 plans to open its 14-story downtown hotel just under the buzzer for the NCAA Final Four basketball championship. The 300-room dual-branded Hampton Inn2/Homewood Suites at 710 Crawford at Capitol is set to open Thursday. The mid-priced hotel near the George R.

Brown Convention Center3 is the Hilton chain’s first dual-branded hotel in Houston.

“This opening marks a milestone and we are pleased to partner with Hilton Worldwide4 to be part of the industry-first dual-branded Hilton concept in downtown Houston,” Nick Massad5, president, American Liberty Hospitality, said in an announcement.

Linbeck Group6 has been working to finish construction in time for the men’s college basketball tournament, which starts on April 2 at NRG Stadium. The mix consists of 173 Hampton Inn rooms and 127 suites under the Homewood Suites flag. Both brands will offer complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi and fitness centers. They’ll share the same elevators and check-in desk. Typical rates for rooms at the Hampton Inn range from $125 to $185 a night, while suites at the Homewood Suites go for $126 to $214.

The prices are a bit higher during peak periods such as the tournament, according to a spokeswoman for American Liberty Hospitality. Developers have been adding hotels to downtown Houston in advance of the 2017 Super Bowl, which will be played here. Downtown is expected to total more than 7,700 rooms in 24 hotels by late 2016, according to Central Houston.

Among the developments are the 1,000-room Marriott Marquis by the convention center, the 172-room Aloft hotel7 redevelopment of the historic Stowers Building, and the 225-room Hotel Alessandra at Fannin and Dallas. The 215-room Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Hotel8 redevelopment of the Savoy Hotel recently opened. Houston-based American Liberty Hospitality also owns and operates the Embassy Suites Houston Downtown, The Sam Houston Curio Collection by Hilton, and 10 other hotels in the Houston area.

References

  1. ^ American Liberty Hospitality (www.chron.com)
  2. ^ Hampton Inn (www.chron.com)
  3. ^ George R.

    Brown Convention Center (www.chron.com)

  4. ^ Hilton Worldwide (www.chron.com)
  5. ^ Nick Massad (www.chron.com)
  6. ^ Linbeck Group (www.chron.com)
  7. ^ Aloft hotel (www.chron.com)
  8. ^ Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Hotel (www.chron.com)

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