Hotel companies break ground on 4 properties

In the past two weeks, hotel companies have held groundbreaking ceremonies for four properties.

Noble Investment Group broke ground on the Courtyard by Marriott/Element by Westin in Atlanta Tuesday. The 282-room property, scheduled to open mid-2021, will combine the two brands under one roof for the first time.

In New Jersey, construction is underway on a standalone Element by Westin less than 10 miles from New York City. Owned and managed by Briad Lodging Group, the Element by Westin Wood-Ridge will include 125 studios and one-bedroom suites, a rooftop bar, a saline swimming pool, a fitness center and meeting space.

CitizenM began construction on a new 11-story, 315-room hotel in Los Angeles. The company will own and operate the hotel and BLVD Hospitality will co-develop. CitizenM currently has two locations open in New York City and three in development in Boston, San Francisco and Seattle. Globally, it plans on reaching 40 properties open or in development by 2020.

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In Fort Wayne, Ind., Provenance Hotels and local entrepreneur Barbara Bradley Baekgaard broke ground on a 124-room boutique hotel in the city’s downtown area. The hotel will be located near Fort Wayne’s Riverfront Development, phase one of which opens in August, and across the street from The Landing, a shopping, dining and residential development also opening this summer. The property will include a ground-floor food-and-beverage venue, rooftop bar, meeting space and leasable ground-floor retail space. Provenance Hotels will manage the hotel when construction finishes in late 2020.