I agree Imby, regarding the Embassy Suites and so many of todays hotel chains. Though, I do think the AC Marriott and Accompanying Milagro Apts design
is more specific to it's location, and will translate into an attractive addition for that site.
I think that much of what is built these days is based on ordering materials in bulk, in order to take advantage of cost breaks from the manufacturer, and of course,
the usual economics of branding for franchising purposes. Hotel chain X in St. Louis looks the same as Hotel chain Y in San Diego. Hyatt Place, as with many, seems
to do their expanding in multiples at the same time. Say from New York CSA's to California CSA's, they will suddenly add twelve new locations for the year. All will look exactly
the same in design and massing, often even down to the finish materials such as the dread stucco. The only variation, if any, will sometimes be the color palette chosen.
I have noticed that many Downtown locations will however often use varying finish materials, along with a specific palette of colors. Also in downtowns, if the traffic model
demands a larger property than the suburban model, a much larger and varied design will often be used. City's such as Denver will have a much different design for it's
downtown Hyatt Place vs. say the Hyatt Place in a suburb such as Aurora. Also, the Downtown Denver Hyatt Place will be perhaps significantly different thatnsay the
Hyatt Place in Downtown San Francisco or Seattle.
I understand the corporate reasoning behind the "branding". The multi-national mega brands such as Marriott, will have a long list of varying brands under it's corporate
umbrella. With certain brands such as Courtyard, you will find a repetitive design anywhere and everywhere. However, with it's more upscale brands
such as Ritz Carlton, the designs typically vary from city to city. I can live with the usual number of economy to mid level chain offerings, as long as a city,
particularly downtown, is adding a healthy amount of boutique situations. In Salt Lake City, as with any booming city, one expects the follow up of a spate of mid-level
national chains, However, there has been and continues to be a number of more specialized offerings going up also. From the very large, such as the Ultra Lux "Grand",
to the mid-sized boutique "Monaco". This year "The Regent" is slated to begin construction. It will be an important addition to the CBD, in that it helps to balance out the
national hotel chain franchises that pop up wherever the economy is growing rapidly. I especially like the mode of development where the boutique hotel is mixed with
a number of residential offerings. This type of project seems to be gaining a lot of steam nationally. An example of this would be the Downtown Salt Lake project below.
Downtown - The Regent Hotel - Luxurious Boutique Hotel Coming To The New Regent Street
Originally Posted by orlando
I just got some awesome news about the regent street hotel. I emailed the rep from cushman wakefield.
He said there are no funding problems and construction is expected to start in the spring.
It was predicted by many that with the development of the spectacular multi-billion
Originally Posted by asies1981
I too have been told that construction should start this spring, the Regent will be a nice addition to the city.
dollar City Creek Center, exciting and diverse projects would soon spring
up throughout the Downtown District. A new world class Performing
Arts Center/Theater, 111 Tower and a revived Regent St. continue their
hectic construction schedule to the block immediately south of City Creek.
The excitement continues to build throughout Downtown as dozens of
large and small projects progress through their proposals and
beginning construction phases. Newly announced is this beautiful
boutique hotel tower, which is now accelerating through the approval
Well, it looks like the Regent Hotel is officially set for construction:
New Regent Street Hotel planned for Downtown Salt Lake
Jason Lee, Deseret News
Artist rendering of proposed Regent Street Hotel currently under development on 45 E. 200 South in downtown Salt Lake City. The mixed-use, 20-plus story property will include small
retail on the main floor, up to 190 hotel rooms and residential condominiums on the upper floors. The $100 million project is scheduled for completion in spring 2018.
(Cushman & Wakefield Commerce)
A worker in a backhoe levels ground for the new Regent Street Hotel in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. (Ravell Call, Deseret News)
The Regent Street Hotel - 45 E 200 S Downtown Salt Lake City
190 hotel rooms and 36 Residential Units with restaurant and lobby 20 story tall with a pavilion for a roof deck.
Planning Commission - Conditional Design Review
The Regent Street Hotel is a proposed 330 foot tower with 20 full stories topped by a roof deck and lounge. The top of the 20th floor will be 298 feet; the top of the
enclosed portion of the roof deck lounge will be 311.5 feet. The final 18.5 feet is reserved for potential mechanical needs. The program includes 3 stories of public, meeting and amenity space,
40,490 SF in total. Above the public space and amenities are 9 floors of hotel guestrooms, 105,660 SF total, with 190 guestrooms. Above the hotel are 8 levels of condos with 93,920 SF of built
space and 36 dwelling units. The roof deck has 4,000 SF in enclosed space, 6,290 SF in deck and open space, and 1,450 SF in mechanical space. The proposed project has 251,810 SF total
above grade. The project will lease 133 parking stalls from surrounding parking garages for the hotel component. Each dwelling unit will have 1 parking spot on site below grade.