• BENCHMARK Expands in Texas with Three New Properties

     
    POSTED February 25, 2019
     

    Photo courtesy of Hotel Contessa

    Photo courtesy of Hotel Contessa

BENCHMARK, a global hospitality company, is expanding into Texas with three new, distinctive properties—Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center in College Station, Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center in Allen, and Hotel Contessa in San Antonio. 

The Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, which opened on the campus of Texas A&M University in August 2018, features a rooftop deck with panoramic views of the campus and the iconic Kyle Field. The property includes 250 guestrooms and 11 suites and features 35,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including an 8,300-square foot ballroom and 22 flexible meeting rooms. 

Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center, which opened in January 2019, is located in Allen just 30 miles from Dallas. It is also the first hotel in the Delta brand designed specifically for meetings. The hotel’s contemporary and refreshing design encompasses 300 guestrooms and suites and 90,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. 

Hotel Contessa, located on San Antonio’s legendary Riverwalk, hosts its outdoor events on a patio and upstairs terrace overlooking the most scenic stretch of the San Antonio river. The hotel offers 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space including 11 meeting rooms, a ballroom, and outdoor patios with stunning views of the Riverwalk and the city. Hotel Contessa also has 265 unique luxury suites.

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) awarded five meeting and event professionals with a $1,000 scholarship as part of its commitment to Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). The scholarship will help its recipients earn their Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification.

 

Arbor Lodging Partners, Chicago-based hotel investment and management company, announced its $135 million acquisition of Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta, Hampton Inn Boston-Norwood,

 

Westin Long Beach is anticipating wrapping up renovations by June. Since beginning in January, renovations have included updating guest rooms and hallways to bring calm and well-being to travelers' experiences. Fresh, cool color palettes are incorporated in the furniture, and guest rooms will include Heavenly Mattresses and 55-inch televisions.