Dallas-based architectural firm Mayse & Associates is preparing to begin construction on a 157-room, high-rise Element Hotel, part of the Marriott family of hotels. It is to be located at Hwy 114 and Meadowbrook Drive within the Irving, Texas, suburb of Las Colinas.
The 105,565-square-foot lifestyle hotel was designed as a 12-story high-rise building on the site of the former Sfuzzi Restaurant. The hotel lobby will have a bar and dining area, along with the back-of-house support spaces. Hotel guestrooms are located on levels 2-11, with an enlarged fitness area located on the second level.
The Element hotel is an extended-stay property with larger than typical guestrooms that contain kitchenettes. There is a communal suite on the 10th and 11th floors that allows group guests to have up to four King Rooms via a layout connecting them to an oversize communal gathering area with large TV and a dining table. Also included in the project is a 12th floor Grand Ballroom that is more than 2,300 square feet, and is attached to a pre-function space with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the north Las Colinas skyline.
The hotel includes a Diversakore framing system using concrete plank flooring on a three-beam system attached to a deep concrete pier foundation. The Diversakore framing system will allow the quick erection of the project once the piers and first-floor foundation is in place. The project is expected to take 100 days to erect the upper 12 floors of the hotel’s primary structure and flooring system.
“The entire project team worked well together to deliver a high-quality set of construction documents for the owner and contractor,” Ron Smith, architect, project team leader and Irving native, said in a statement.
Construction will be performed by Irving-based DDG Construction. The hotel will be owned and operated by Lodgic Hospitality, based in Houston.
Mayse & Associates is a full-service architectural design firm based in Dallas.