Three new boutique hotels set to open in B/CS soon
Right now, Bryan/College Station is in the middle of a huge hotel boom.
Wednesday morning, at the George Bush Presidential Library, inside a small room, there was talk of big changes
Royce Hickman, the President and CEO of the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce, says, "There are a lot of things happening in our community and things are changing as we grow."
The hotels that are popping up practically everywhere you look were a big topic of conversation.
Shannon Overby with the Bryan College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau says, "We'll have a 30% increase of hotel inventory. We'll have over 6,000 hotel rooms by the end of 2017."
Some will be names you've heard of before.
Overby adds, "Sleep Inn, Candlewood. Then we've got a brand new Embassy Suites going up that every time I drive by on University I see walls going up."
Others are one-of-a-kind boutique hotels, starting with Cavalry Court, which is set to open near University and College on November 1st.
Lydia Godfrey, the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Valencia Group, says, "We're paying tribute to Parsons Mounted Cavalry and the Corps of Cadets, so you'll see military themes throughout the hotel."
The George will be right next door. That hotel is expected to open on January 1st.
Godfrey says, "It's named after the famous Georges of the world. Also paying honor to our own H.W. Bush here locally and George Mitchell as well through A&M.
It'll have 162 rooms and a whiskey bar called 1791.
Godfrey says, "1791 was the year of the whiskey tax rebellion under the leadership of George Washington. Kind of bringing in some more Georges in there. Then we also have a restaurant named Poppy. Poppy is what George H.W. Bush's grandchildren currently call him."
A third boutique hotel is going in Traditions. It is set to open in March and it's called The Stella.
The Stella General Manager, Peggy Trott, says, "We have 176 rooms, 23 of which are suites. We'll have a restaurant, two bars, two swimming pools with cabanas."
All of the hotels will also have meeting space.
One of the new events coming to BCS that will help fill those hotel rooms will certainly make Harry Potter fans happy. The Southwest Regional Quidditch championships will be played at Veterans Park in February.