IHG breaks ground on two new Atwell Suites hotels

IHG Hotels & Resorts recently broke ground on two new Atwell Suites properties in Henderson, Nev. and Fort Worth, Texas. Both hotels are projected to open in mid-late 2024 and join a rapidly expanding pipeline of 35 additional properties and more than 3,500 rooms in the U.S alone.

Located adjacent to both The Pass Casino and America First Center, Atwell Suites Henderson at the Pass will anchor the ongoing redevelopment of the city’s Water Street district. In addition to 90 guest suites, the hotel will have a pool and fitness center, a bar with small plates available in the evenings and a TV lounge with board games and puzzles. The property will operate under the ownership of DeSimone Companies, a regional real estate developer who oversees several casinos along with the nearby Holiday Inn Express Henderson South – Boulder City hotel.

With 96 guest suites and amenities mirroring the Henderson property, Atwell Suites Fort Worth North is a short drive to both Perot Field Fort Worth Alliance Airport and hundreds of corporate offices within the city’s central business district. The hotel will operate under the ownership of Sequoia Hospitality, a Texas-based developer whose portfolio includes an adjacent Candlewood Suites property in Fort Worth likewise scheduled to break ground later this year.

“The groundbreakings of our newest Atwell Suites hotels are just the latest milestones in an exciting and bright future that will see the brand expand more than tenfold in size in the coming years,” Karen Gilbride, VP global, Atwell Suites, Avid Hotels and Garner hotels at IHG Hotels & Resorts said in a statement. “Both of these markets have emerged in recent years as destinations for business and leisure travel, making them ideal fits for guests seeking great design, productivity, relaxation or a bit of them all. We look forward to working with DeSimone Companies and Sequoia Hospitality respectively on successful builds and openings.”

The groundbreakings in Henderson and Fort Worth are the first in an expected busy year for construction starts among the Atwell Suites pipeline, with the brand expected to begin work on new hotels in Las Vegas, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Cheyenne, Wyo., later in 2023. Additionally, Atwell Suites will open its third U.S. property in Austin this year, following debuts in Miami and Denver in 2022.