Q Hotels is planning to develop and operate a dual-branded Marriott hotel in south Arlington, Texas, off I-20 between the President George Bush Turnpike and The Parks Mall Arlington. Construction will begin in December 2016 with a projected completion in the summer of 2018. The combined SpringHill Suites & TownePlace Suites will serve a high-traffic corridor that includes both business and leisure hotel demand generators.
“Q Hotels is pleased to bring compelling, new lodging options to south Arlington and to deliver a unique offering of full service hotel amenities at select service price points,” said Q Hotels chairman Jags Patel. “By combining two brands into one efficient building, this all-suite property will be able to offer exceptional amenities of approximately 18,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a resort style pool with cabanas, free breakfast, a business center, a lobby bar, banquet services, room service and more.”
“This is exciting news for Arlington,” said Arlington mayor Jeff Williams. “We have long needed to add full service hotel rooms to our city, in particular the southeast portion of Arlington, to further enhance the tourism experience in Arlington, which is truly the sports and entertainment capital of the state. With Q Hotels, not only are we getting a new hotel from a prominent local developer, but we are also getting an upscale facility. This is another example of the dynamic economic development happening in the American Dream City.”
In the new project, Marriott’s all-suites brands will be combined in one building with 230 total units. SpringHill Suites will include 130 suites for traditional hotel guests who typically stay one-to-two nights, while the TownePlace Suites will offer 100 suites designed for extended stay guests. The hotel duo will include a central check-in lobby and shared “back of house” systems.
Outdoor amenities will include an event lawn and amphitheater-style entertaining space. Coupled with a hotel ballroom, these event areas will offer venues for corporate and family events.
Additional resort-style amenities will include an expanded fitness area, steam room, dry sauna and restaurants with a focus on healthy eating.
The south Arlington, 7.4 acre site is located at the geographic center of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, surrounded by the communities of southern Tarrant County. The area is in close proximity to numerous large employers and has six million square feet of operating retail within one mile of the property including the Arlington Highlands Lifestyle Center. Located eight miles south of DFW Airport, this dual-suite hotel will be only 3.5 miles south of the Arlington entertainment area that draws more than six million visitors annually to sports and amusement venues including AT&T Stadium (Dallas Cowboys football), Globe Life Park (Texas Rangers baseball), Lone Star Park (horse racing), Six Flags Over Texas and more.