Four New Hotels Being Built In B/CS

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*10 P.M. Update*

Hotels are pretty much booked up for Texas A&M's Parents' Weekend.

But soon visitors will have more choices when staying in the area.

Another hotel building boom is on the horizon in Bryan and College Station.

Four hotels are under construction and more could be on the way.

Signs of a growing community are all over Aggieland these days.

From Bryan to College Station new hotels are springing up.

And within a year and half's time that will mean 350 to 400 more rooms as the Home2Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Staybridge and Value Place open up.

Texas A&M is even looking into a proposed hotel at what would be called Campus Point.

Bob Tysarczyk is in town for Parents' Weekend.

His daughter Cassie plays for the Aggie Softball Team and is getting her senior ring.

"Some of the friends that we are on the parents for the softball have to stay as far as Brenham so the hotels that they are going to be able to build will be able to accommodate us and we won't have to travel so far to come watch our daughters play and parents weekend," said Tysarczyk.

He's staying at the Best Western Atrea in Bryan that's sold out like most places this weekend.

Raelyn Skelton is the Assistant General Manager.

"Something's always going on and we have an excellent sales department that comes in. We have something going on, College Station and Bryan usually keep us pretty busy," said Skelton.

The Bryan / College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau says Texas A&M's switch to the SEC and the Johnny Manziel Heisman hype are bringing more visitors and that's attracting hotel companies to build here.

"Currently since we've seen an increase in visitors and the community not only during football season but now in the spring. We're seeing that continue right on through hotels and developers want to build here," said Holli Conley, Manager of Communications & Public Relations for the B/CS Convention and Visitors Bureau.

A building blitz with now signs of slowing.

Local hotels say the typically slow months of January and February were record-breaking months this year.

There are currently around 3,400 hotel and motel rooms in the B/CS area.

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It's a busy Friday with Parents' Weekend at A&M and lots of activities going on.

If you've ever stayed at a hotel during some parts of the year it can be hard to find a place to stay. Just about everyone in town is sold out this weekend.

Many of people coming for the weekend need a place to stay and the hotels around town are pretty booked up.

But there will soon be more options in the near future.

There are several new hotels being built in our area.

The four new hotels include a Home 2 Suites by Applebee's, Hilton Garden Inn on East University Drive,Staybridge by Panera Bread and even Value Place by the new Chick's Gas Station in Bryan.

The new hotels will bring between 350 to 400 more hotel rooms to town with some opening very soon. While two are just starting construction.

It will mean more options for people and the Bryan / College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau says they should all be open within 18 months and more are expected to come.

"The SEC helped. The publicity we got from Johnny Football helped, but we're not only seeing an increase in visitors in the fall football season we're seeing it all year round . Our hotels are reporting to us that they've had record breaking years this January and February which historically have been slow months for us," said Holli Conley, Director of Communications for the Bryan / College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau.

And there are talks of another two to three hotels and even Texas A&M opening their own hotel some day but nothing formal just yet.

Right now there are about 3,400 rooms in the Bryan / College Station area.