Benchmark, a global hospitality company, added another Texas property to its portfolio with the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center. Under construction on the historic Texas A&M University campus in College Station, the new eight-story facility will offer 250 guestrooms and suites, a formal restaurant, a two-story bar and lounge, a gym and a business center. The hotel overlooks Kyle Field, site of numerous events and sports competitions, including games for the Texas “Aggies” football team. Alex Cabañas, CEO of Benchmark, made the announcement.
“Whoop! That’s Aggie for how excited I am to welcome this incredible project into Benchmark’s portfolio,” Cabañas said in a statement. “As a Texas A&M graduate, class of 1998, it is a privilege to work with a world-class university that means so much to me, and to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience on the campus and within the Bryan/College Station community and the region.”
Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center will be situated in a glass tower encompassing a total of 252,500 square feet, with 35,000 square feet of meeting and event space that includes a 8,300-square foot ballroom accommodating up to 1,000 guests. Twenty-two meeting rooms will accommodate presentations, board meetings, private dinners and receptions. The 1,400-car garage will be connected to the hotel by a covered bridgeway.
The property’s accommodations will include 250 guestrooms, two penthouses and 11 suites. The rooms will be decorated in Texas A&M’s colors of maroon and white with soft accents of gray. Historic photos of the events at Kyle Field will be positioned throughout the property as well, and the hotel's suites will overlook the property's Pool Terrace and its swimming pool, fitness center, restaurant and bar.
Dining options will include a restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; a casual bistro serving drinks and light refreshments; a patio restaurant; a bar on two levels opening onto a terrace on each floor; and a pool bar.
The conference space is designed to meet the exacting standards of IACC, formerly known as the International Association of Conference Centers, providing a productive learning environment with ergonomic furniture, audiovisual equipment and built-in technology throughout the center. The Texas A&M conference center and hotel will be available for use by the growing number of companies in the area, and will also serve former students, football fans and visitors to the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library, located on the Texas A&M University campus.