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May 9, 2016

Zachry Construction will begin building new hotel in September

Zachry Construction's Building Division will begin constructing the hotel by September of 2016.

Zachry Hospitality will add a brand new hotel to its continually expanding portfolio with the land acquisition and proposed development of a brand-new Embassy Suites hotel and conference center on San Antonio’s Northwest side.

The land procurement, which closed in December of 2015, is located at the southeast corner of IH-10W at Loop 1604 and is part of the 32-acre mixed-use development, Landmark Centre. The Fulcrum Development-owned center will include office and retail space, restaurants and hotels, including the new 203-room Embassy Suites.

“Surrounded by more than 600,000 square feet of corporate headquarters for several major businesses, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, La Cantera Mall and the University of Texas at San Antonio, this was a prime location and a stellar expansion opportunity for us,” said Rene Garcia, vice president of development for Zachry Hospitality.

Zachry’s Building Division will begin construction on the hotel by September of this year, Garcia noted, with expectation to be open for business in the first quarter of 2018. While the 8-story design will adhere to the franchise brand standards, it will include enough updates to be considered a prototypical Embassy Suites. The most significant changes will include modifications to some of the more recognizable design elements associated with the brand, including the signature atrium and feature an outdoor pool and expanded meeting spaces.

“This prototypical design will allow us to best serve the local market,” explained Garcia.

“Particularly with the increased meeting and event space and the outdoor pool area, those enhanced amenities will cater not just to business travelers and meeting planners, but to the leisure market as well. Beyond hosting conferences, we’re hoping to become a top venue for family events like weddings and reunions.”

Garcia attributes the organization’s continued success and steady growth to the unique relationship between Zachry Hospitality and Zachry’s Building Division.

“The biggest risks for a developer are cost and schedule,” said Garcia. “It’s such an advantage to be able to move forward with confidence knowing that our construction partner cares about our success because we have mutual goals. We’re treated like a customer but there’s an added understanding that we are all part of the Zachry team. We’re very proud that, in essence, our relationship and track record embody the Zachry core value, ‘Together We Can Do Great Things.’

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