Tyler Texas Hotel News
April 20, 2017
The new Homewood Suites in Tyler, opened in the Fall of 2016 (Staff photo)
Hotel growth continues in Tyler at an aggressive pace to meet the increasing lodging needs of visitors to the area.
Planned Hotels and Recent Openings
Homewood Suites near SE Loop 323 and Troup Highway, at 3104 Golden Road, offering 113 suites, opened in October of 2016. It was constructed by Hemlata, LLC for $6.5 million. The four-story hotel features 80,529 square feet, and was built by Lodgic Development of Webster.
The City of Tyler issued a building permit on October 21, 2016 for a new Fairfield Inn & Suites, located at 309 West Heritage Drive. The cost of the new hotel is listed at $6,218,849. Fairfield is part of the Marriott chain of lodging properties.
Fairfield Inn & Suites on West Heritage, Tyler, Texas, under construction (Staff photo - March 2017)
A new Hampton Inn & Suites located just off Market Square Boulevard near the Village at Cumberland Park and Gander Mountain opened in the Fall of 2015.
The Hampton features about 107 rooms, and is located in an area featuring the newest shopping and dining venues in Tyler.
Hampton Inn & Suites at The Village at Cumberland Park, Tyler, Texas (Staff photo)
A Marriott Residence Inn opened in early November of 2014, about one block from South Broadway, next to Kohl's, at 350 West Heritage Drive.
A new $2 million LaQuinta Inn & Suites opened in late 2014 at 2552 SSE Loop 323, next to the Staybridge Suites. It is convenient to visitors to the UT-Tyler and Tyler's medical center complex.
In the spring of 2016, the Hampton Inn on Troup Highway transitioned to a Days Inn & Suites.
A New Conference Center for Tyler
In April of 2013, the Tyler City Council approved plans for a new conference center and hotel to be located at the corner of South Broadway Avenue and Toll Loop 49.
The new Marriott Residence Inn at 350 West Heritage Drive, opened Fall of 2014, Tyler, Texas (Staff photo)
On December 10, 2014, the Council voted to enter into two professional service contracts for companies to build, and to operate, the new facility.
On September 14, 2016, the Tyler City Council voted to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Tyler and Champ Hospitality to continue work on the project.. The conference center will be attached to a private hotel; the proposed brand, per the MOU, is Aloft Hotels by Starwood Suites.
The conference center will be located on city-owned property adjacent to the Village at Cumberland Park. The City owns 17.97 acres, a portion of which will be leased to the hotel developer for the project. The site will also feature a 3.25 acre lake.
The conference center could offer 29,000 square feet of meeting space, and the hotel could provide up to 203 rooms.
The budget for the project will not be finalized until the design is complete and bids are obtained; however, it is estimated to be about $48 million. The City’s portion for the conference center project will not exceed $19 million.