POSTED: Monday, April 29, 2013 - 7:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 29, 2013 - 7:14pm
Longview, TX (Longview News-Journal) — A hospitality company with deep Longview roots is embarking on what could be its biggest-ever hotel development in the city.
NewcrestImage, the Frisco-based successor of Image Hospitality of Longview, is planning to invest an undisclosed sum developing a full-service hotel and conference center in fast-growing northeast Longview.
The company said it would break ground within six months for construction of a Hilton Garden Inn with up to 135 guest rooms and a 10,000-square-foot conference center. The hotel would have frontage on Hawkins Parkway and Fourth Street at the northwest corner of a planned extension of Fourth north across Hawkins.
“We plan on being the destination hotel in the city,” said Mital Patel, managing partner of Newcrest Image. “We’ll be probably the only full-service hotel in the city.”
In addition to a full restaurant and room service, the planned Hilton Garden Inn would offer an indoor pool, fitness center and outdoor patios, he said. The conference center would include a 9,000-square-foot ballroom and several breakout rooms.
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