I know there has been a lot of talk that Starwood might bring their Aloft boutique hotel to Fort Worth. According to the Dallas Business Journal and developer Richard Garvey it is a done deal! Read on...
"The style of the aLoft hotel matches the design of our development and the landscape of the Cultural District," said Richard Garvey, Museum Place Development Group president and co-developer.
(Fort Worth) - Champ Hospitality in Carrollton will develop a 140-room aloft hotel as part of Fort Worth's upscale Museum Place development. The aloft hotel, a Starwood Hotels and Resorts property, will be built between Camp Bowie Boulevard and Seventh Street, with the main entrance on Arch Adams. Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring 2008, with opening set for fall 2009. Museum Place Development Group has also negotiated a lease contract with Eddie V's Edgewater Grille for the development. The new restaurant will occupy 10,000 square feet at the corner of Seventh Street and Bailey Avenue. Museum Place Development Group broke ground on Museum Place by demolishing a former Texaco building at Seventh and Camp Bowie. The $200 million development, located at the convergence of Seventh Street, Camp Bowie Boulevard, Bailey Avenue and University Drive, will span 11 acres. It will include 200,000 square feet of specialty retail and dining; 500,000 square feet of residential development, or more than 500 units; and 130,000 square feet of Class A office space.
[Dallas Business Journal]