The new hotel is under construction in the Stone Hill Town Center. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
A La Quinta/Hawthorn Suites dual brand hotel concept is currently under construction at Stone Hill Town Center, 1408 Town Center Drive, Pflugerville. Construction is estimated to finish in March 2022. Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, a hotel franchising company, is combining both brands into one project to streamline development and operational costs and appeal to short- and extended-stay guests. The hotel will feature a fitness center, bar, shared lobby and a spacious modern great room. https://development.wyndhamhotels.com/build-dual-brand-la-quinta-hawthorn
Trent joined Community Impact Newspaper as an intern in May 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Texas, Austin in December 2020. In July 2021, he was promoted to Austin Metro reporter. He covers several news beats from education and government to dining, transportation, nonprofits, and healthcare. However, his primary beat is business and development. Before working at CI, Trent wrote for The Daily Texan, UT's daily student newspaper, and worked on many projects of his own for his undergraduate program. In his free time Trent writes poetry, spends time with loved ones, and watches Star Wars for the hundredth time, including other new movies.