Construction starts on Crown Point, Indiania Hampton Inn

Timing for the start of the construction of the new Hampton Inn hotel couldn't be better. Good, who serves as president of Good Hospitality Services based in Valparaiso, spoke Wednesday at a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of where the new $12 million hotel will be built. Read The Times of Northwest Indiana story here

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Builders still upbeat on Toronto apartment boom

Builders are betting that Toronto's reputation as the fastest-growing city in North America won't be substantially dented by the coronavirus pandemic. More than 3,000 apartments have been proposed for construction over the past three months, up sharply from the total a year before, and the 13,358 units under construction in the second quarter was near a 40-year high. Read the Bloomberg story here

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TxDOT projects forge ahead in pandemic

Lower traffic volume during the pandemic has allowed the Texas Department of Transportation to accelerate some maintenance work and major projects. One project involves reconstructing the normally busy interchange ramps at Interstate 69 and the 610 West Loop, where TxDOT says it has achieved great success building connector ramps and placing beams. Read the KUHF-AM/KUHF-FM story here

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Proposed luxury hotel would link Dallas sports figures

The owner of the Dallas Stars professional hockey team has presented plans for a six-story luxury hotel to Irving, Texas, city leaders. Sandman Signature Hotel would be part of a mixed-use development by Blue Star Land, headed by Dallas Cowboys football team owner Jerry Jones, according The Dallas Morning News story.

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Hyatt sets 2021 hotel debuts in Atlanta, Savannah

Hyatt Hotels Corporation plans to open new properties in Buckhead and Savannah next year. The properties, Thompson Buckhead and Thompson Savannah, are the first of the brand to enter the Georgia market. Read The Business Journals story here

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Hotel proposal weighed in Hendersonville, NC

A boutique hotel is proposed for downtown Hendersonville, and a neighborhood compatibility meeting is scheduled for next week on the project. Read the Times-News story here

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Finance fears delay hotel plan in Santa Clara, California

Santa Clara has pushed back construction on a giant hotel at the Gateway Crossings mixed-use project, acknowledging the developer’s concerns over the state of the hospitality industry. City leaders also chose on Tuesday to bring forward the development of the project’s housing component, as well as increase how much of that housing will be considered affordable. Read The Business Journals story here

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Pandemic stops hotel-office build in Fayetteville, N.C.

The coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout have caused work to be halted on a downtown office and hotel project over the Hay Street parking deck, a development that is supposed to be a key component of the city’s downtown revitalization efforts. Read The Fayetteville Observer story here

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$40M casino hotel in Wash. state closes in on debut

Workers were putting finishing touches on the new five-story 7 Cedars Hotel. Read the Peninsula Daily News story here

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Renderings provide details of Fla. hotel-condo project

Riverwalk Place is a 50-floor tower going up in Tampa, Florida, and new renderings from the developer provide a glimpse of future amenities. Read The Business Journals story here

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