Companies break ground on hotels in 4 states

Two weeks after breaking ground on three hotels, My Place Hotels of America began work on a fourth hotel in Avondale, Ariz. Photo credit: My Place Hotels of America

Hotel companies have broken ground on hotels in Wisconsin, Arizona, Tennessee and New York recently.


Hawkeye Hotels and JR Hospitality have begun work on three new hotels on the same block in downtown Milwaukee. The companies are constructing two buildings, one to contain a 115-guestroom Home2 Suites by Hilton and a 100-guestroom Tru by Hilton, and another to house a 116-guestroom Holiday Inn Express. Each of these hotels will represent a first for their brand in downtown Milwaukee. The two Hilton hotels will share a fitness center and an indoor pool and the IHG property will include a fitness center and business center. Earlier this month, these same two companies began construction on a different dual-branded Tru by Hilton/Home2 Suites hotel in Minneapolis.


My Place Hotels of America has begun work on its first Arizona hotel, which is located in Avondale. MP Avondale, the property’s developer, has hired Haydon Building Corporation as general contractor.  My Place Avondale, expected to open early next year, will stand four stories high and offer 63 guestrooms. It will feature a few differences from the typical My Place hotel, including a new exterior design, as well as an outdoor pool and fitness center. Earlier this month, My Place Hotels conducted a 36-hour tour where they broke ground on three other hotels in Shakopee, Minn.; Plainfield, Ind.; and Overland Park, Kan.


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Noble Investment Group has broken ground on a 175-guestroom Element by Westin in Nashville. Expected to open in 2020, the hotel will be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified and include an outdoor terrace with an infinity pool and street-level retail and dining. The hotel is to be part of a 19-acre mixed-use development called oneC1TY, which will consist of more than 1 million square feet of office space, 100,000 square feet of retail and 600 multifamily units.

New York

Cobblestone Hotels broke ground on its first New York hotel in Medina, N.Y. The 58-room hotel, owned by Medina Hospitality, will feature the brand’s usual amenities, including a convenience store, guest laundry facility and fitness room.