Published on : Monday, January 11, 2021
The construction of a four-story Hampton Inn hotel is scheduled to begin in April.
The 86-room, 48,000-square-foot hotel is designed in a Spanish architectural style and is expected to be completed by summer 2022.
Like most other Hampton Inn hotels in the Hilton brand, the development will be a 3-star-rated hotel targeted mostly toward people traveling to Concord for business.
The architect who designed the building said Thursday the hotel — with mission-tile roofs and outlooker beams — will mirror the Spanish-colonial character of the nearby Todos Santos Plaza, an open community green space on Willow Pass Boulevard.
At a meeting Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved a land-use change to support the development.
The planning officials said at the meeting that the hotel will try to attract short-term business travelers with amenities such as in-house dining services and a fitness facility.
Although it has 86 rooms, the building will come with only 76 parking spaces (four for electrical vehicles), an element council members said they would want to revisit in the coming years.
Councilwoman Laura Hoffmeister also worried aloud that the development would be completed as promised, referencing past projects that had been billed as nicer hotels but wound up as motels after a change in land ownership.
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