Expected to jump-start development, hotel breaks ground in Buda

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A Fairfield Inn & Suites will open at 1240 Cabela’s Drive, Buda, next summer. A groundbreaking ceremony, hosted by the Buda Area Chamber of Commerce, was held July 15 at the site of the future 92-unit hotel.

A Marriott product, the Fairfield Inn & Suites will be four stories tall and comprise amenities such as an indoor swimming pool, indoor hot tub and meeting space.

Prayes Majmudar—principal investor with Seva Hospitality, the Dallas-based company that owns the hotel—said Buda was chosen as the site of Seva Hospitality’s newest hotel because of its strong leisure economy. Majmudar said recreational events such as the Buda Wiener Dog Races and Fajita Fiesta draw visitors in addition to shopping at Cabela’s.

“It’s sort of the hidden gem of Central Texas,” Majmudar said of Buda.

City planners created a planned unit development, or PUD, where the hotel will be built. The PUD facilitates more creative development than the original code would allow for, Planning Director Chance Sparks said. An additional 7 acres of the PUD is available to be developed into retail, commercial and office space, said Ann Miller, executive director of the Buda Economic Development Corp.

“This high-traffic and growth corridor is expected to undergo a transformation in the next few years with the ground breaking on the Fairfield being just the beginning,” Miller said. “Our organization is honored to have played a part in this hotel project and the future development of the area.”

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The Central Austin editor since 2016, JJ covers city government and other topics of community interest—when he's not editing the work of his prolific writers. He began his tenure at Community Impact Newspaper as the reporter for its San Marcos | Buda | Kyle edition covering local government and public education. The Laredo, Texas native is also a web developer whose mission is to make the internet a friendly place for finding objective and engaging news content.
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