Hyatt House line of extended stay hotels (not to be confused with the relatively new Hyatt Place across the street from The Whitley) has announced plans to build at 9th and Neches.
Being catty-corner from the Mohawk, steps aways from the music district on Red River, it makes sense that they would want to put something like a hotel in this particular lot, rather than something like condos. However, it just seems crazy to see even MORE hotels coming up when you have so many other hotel projects happening. I mean, the same company is building 2 hotels (300 rooms) literally right across 9th street at 805 Neches.
Admittedly, it’s going to be an improvement of what’s currently there:
Hyatt House has an existing Austin location in the Arboretum. Here’s what we know about what’s proposed for the downtown Hyatt House:
- 901 Neches Street
- .41 Acres of land
- ~17k sf of building
- 189 Rooms
- 139 parking spaces
- 10 stories
I’m a bit surprised by the amount of parking they are contemplating: 139 spaces, for 189 rooms. Since it’s an extended stay style of hotel, I suppose they see a demand for parking, and are investing accordingly. It’s just a bit strange because White Lodging, the owner of Hyatt, recently proposed Aloft on Congress Avenue – a larger hotel just four blocks away, without any parking!
The site plan for Hyatt House has been filed with the city, and a decision regarding the application will be made before 10/20/2014.
Looks like the current owner, Journeyman Austin Holdings, bought the land in April of this year.
Jennifer Contino says
Could you tell me which company built these hotels?
As always thank you keeping us informed! It’s exciting to see some of the dead space between Congress and I-35 get developed. Just curious to know if you have heard anything on the status of Zaza and the Fairmont? It seems like some projects get announced and move forward quickly, a few get announced and then die while some never die but never seem to move foreword? Is there any indications that either of these two projects will break ground anytime soon? I think the towers at 3rd and Colorado and 5th and Colorado were both announced after Zaza. The first project has topped out and the second has already broken ground but there is no movement on Zaza?? Thanks in advance for any insight you can offer.
Dan Keshet says
They’re literally breaking the ground (i.e. concrete) at the Hotel Zaza site today. Just passed by and saw the concrete-breaking machines.