Zachry Hospitality groundbreaking
January 23, 2017
Zachry Construction is building the new Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Landmark Centre for Zachry Hospitality.
The bulldozers in Northwest San Antonio will be sticking around longer now that Zachry Hospitality has broken ground on its new 203-suite hotel as part of a larger mixed-use development in the submarket.
It has been more than a year since the company closed on the 4.6-acre parcel at the southeast corner of the I-10 and Loop 1604 intersection, and once completed, the Embassy Suites by Hilton development will add another layer to the mix of uses under development around the site.
Although it will be built and managed by Zachry Hospitality, the hotel will be part of the larger footprint for Fulcrum Development's nearly 34-acre Landmark Centre, a mixed-use development that will ultimately include office, restaurant, hotel and conference space.
The future Embassy hotel at 5615 Landmark Parkway will be central to the area's rapidly expanding commercial and entertainment users such as Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Valero Energy Corp.'s (NYSE: VLO) corporate headquarters, the University of Texas at San Antonio, the Shops at La Cantera, Top Golf and The Rim power center.
Construction is expected to take 18 months, with the hotel scheduled for delivery by summer 2018.
Work on the six-story Landmark One office building — on a 5-acre parcel at the core of the mixed-use development's complete footprint — is nearing completion, and it will soon deliver more than 161,350 square feet of Class A commercial office space.
Once completed, the new property will have a full-service restaurant on the ground floor, a state-of-the-art fitness center for tenants and walking paths around the building. It will also be able to leverage surrounding retail amenities and the future hotel's full-service banquet facilities since the hotel and office will one day be connected by a covered walkway.
The new hotel development is one of many moving through the submarket's active construction pipeline, one of the reasons Zachry was attracted to the area in the first place.
“It is exciting to be a part of the continued growth of this part of San Antonio,” Zachry Hospitality Vice President Robert Thrailkill said, adding that the company is excited to be the first hotel developer to invest in the Landmark project. “A number of companies have helped the push the progress along the I-10 corridor, and we see a tremendously bright future for this new property."