US corporations Opwest Companions and Iridius Capital are collaborating to show a part of an iconic skyscraper in Tucson, Arizona, into town’s first soft-branded way of life lodge.
The challenge companions are changing the primary 9 flooring of the One South Church constructing into The Leo Kent, a Marriott Tribute Portfolio Resort, whereas the higher flooring of the tower have been upgraded and can proceed to perform as workplace area.
Scheduled to open in January 2023, the lodge will function 145 rooms, a health centre and performance corridor, the St. Cruz – an informal eating restaurant that gives to-go choices, together with an elevated bar and lounge.
Guestrooms will function native influences paired with fashionable conveniences resembling high-speed wi-fi and ample workspace. Additional enterprise facilities will embody versatile assembly rooms with over 1,500 sq ft of area.
Tyler Kent, founder and managing principal of developer Opwest Companions, commented: “One South Church is actually a mixed-use challenge, consisting of a boutique lodge with a restaurant, workplace area and the adjoining residential flats throughout the similar campus.
“Because the tallest and most recognisable construction in Tucson, we wish this constructing to be a centre of gravity for downtown. The Leo Kent might be a spot the place you possibly can keep, loosen up, play and escape the day by day grind, with a enjoyable but subtle vibe. The realm has an plain vitality and our objective is to create a brand new way of life vacation spot for downtown Tucson that doesn’t at the moment exist out there.”
Long run enhance
He continued: “This challenge wouldn’t have been attainable with out the assistance and help from the Rio Nuevo District Board and the Metropolis of Tucson. We’re excited to carry this imaginative and prescient to life, to execute a challenge that can generate important long-term financial affect for the Metropolis of Tucson.”
Tucson mayor Regina Romero added: “The Leo Kent, a Marriott Tribute Portfolio Resort, represents one other main funding in downtown Tucson’s infrastructure. The opening of the Leo Kent means new jobs, a rise in lodge capability, and the potential for a better financial affect throughout our restaurant, retail, and leisure sectors. Hospitality and leisure jobs have already returned to pre-pandemic ranges, and that is nice information as we put together for 2023.”